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Old 07-18-2005, 02:12 AM   #1
dark_prancer
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Unhappy nvidia driver - xorg.conf screen error


hey there,
I just installed nvidia drivers on FC4 following the tutorial: "Installing new accelerated nvidia drivers in 5 easy steps". I used this howto with FC3 and it worked without a problem.

After editing xorg.conf as instructed I get error at X Server startup saying it can't find a screen.
The bits of the config file look like this...

PHP Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    
Identifier     "Default Layout"
    
Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    
"Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    
InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section 
"Module"
    
Load  "dbe"
    
Load  "extmod"
    
Load  "fbdevhw"
    
Load  "glx"    ##I inserted this... deleted Load "dri"##
    
Load  "record"
    
Load  "freetype"
    
Load  "type1"
EndSection

Section 
"Monitor"
    
Identifier   "Monitor0"
    
VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
    
ModelName    "PHILIPS 109B"
    
DisplaySize  360    270
    HorizSync    30.0 
97.0
    VertRefresh  50.0 
160.0
    Option        
"dpms"
EndSection

Section 
"Device"
    
Identifier  "Videocard0"
    
Driver      "nvidia"    ##changed from "nv"##                    
    
VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
    
BoardName   "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
EndSection

Section 
"Screen"
    
Identifier "Screen0"  ##I tried changing this to "Videocard0" coz I had to last time but it didn't work##
    
Device     "Videocard0"
    
Monitor    "Monitor0"
    
DefaultDepth     24
    SubSection 
"Display"
        
Viewport   0 0
        Depth     16
        Modes    
"800x600" "640x480"
    
EndSubSection
    SubSection 
"Display"
        
Viewport   0 0
        Depth     24
        Modes    
"1400x1050" "1280x960" "1280x800" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    
EndSubSection
EndSection 
Is there some glaring error that I have missed?
Thanx in advance.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 05:13 AM   #2
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One mistake I made was using Kwrite to edit the conf file and the "" marks in Kwrite weren't recognized by the system and I had to use vi to correct my stuff-up

otherwise I cant see anything, having only just done this last week.

floppy
 
  


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