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Old 01-19-2003, 07:37 PM   #1
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Question problems with the xconfig with a NVidia Geforce 2 Go


I have a

Dell Inspiron 8200
64mb of RAM
15 inch monitor
p4 1.2 GHZ
NVidia Geforce 2 Go

When I boot Linux Red Hat 7.2 (using GRUB btw) I can not see the GUI interface. I get vertical lines of color that are twitching and flashing. how do I fix this?

I do not know how to mount anything, or well....I donít know any commands for the command line.

I do have the drivers for the video card, well I think I do. They are on cd.

Any help would be appreciative.


Thanks,
Twitch
 
Old 01-19-2003, 09:08 PM   #2
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How did you get this system with only 64 MB of RAM? I didn't think they even sold it that way.

Anyway, I have the same system and was able to get RedHat 7.3 running with no problems. You will need to download the drivers from Nvidia.com. The drivers are proprietary and therefore will not be included in any distribution.

By the way, which 15" display did you get? (UXGA, SXGA, or XGA) I believe that the XGA is the 1024x768 res, the SXGA is the 1400x1050, and the UXGA is the 1600x1200. You will need some modeline information in order to get the 1400x1050 one running correctly. I still have my old XF86Config file for this if this is the case.
 
Old 01-19-2003, 10:43 PM   #3
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128 mb sorry


i have 1600x1200 res
 
Old 01-20-2003, 01:53 AM   #4
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Then download the kernel and GLX rpms from nvidia and compile the kernel one, then install both. You should have some minor changes in the XF86Config file and you should be up and running.
 
Old 01-20-2003, 12:15 PM   #5
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i dont know how to install them. they are on cdrom.
 
Old 01-20-2003, 07:39 PM   #6
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If you mean the CD-ROM that came from Dell, then these are the Windows version of the drivers and are useless to linux.

You will need to go to nvidia.com and download the following;

http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_4...-4191.i386.rpm

http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_4...0-4191.src.rpm

You will need to compile the NVIDIA_kernel one by the following commands.
Code:
rpmbuild --rebuild NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.src.rpm
cd /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.i386.rpm
cd -
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm
The "cd -" should take you back to where you downloaded the rpms if that was where you were when you ran the rpmbuild command.

When you go to build the kernel part, it may tell you that you need more rpm's in order to compile. For instance you will need the kernel-source, and may need other -devel rpms. You can find these on the redhat cds.
 
Old 01-20-2003, 07:52 PM   #7
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Membrax posted a really great description of how to get the drivers installed. I tried a million different ways and none worked except for how he described it. I reccomend that you read it, and cut and paste his commands to get them running. Good luck

The thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...491#post196491
 
  


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