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Old 05-10-2003, 03:41 PM   #1
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Geforce4 TI4400 PROBLEMS BIGTIME!


ok heres the deal right

I installed redhat linux 7.3 and the the generic Geforce4 driver isnt working I dont have the drivers for the card because all I can do is log in as root user and cant startX I dont even know what linux version of the drivers I need I run an AMD XP 2000+ on an MSI board the CDs are bought I didnt download and burn them

so my graphical disply doesnt come up...

I dont know how I would put the drivers in and initialze them this is only my second try with linux the same thing happend last time:\



I also cant reformat I dont know how to reinstall linux again and im sure that would be a msitake if I could so if I dont get help I lose a perfectly good 80 GIG

after I log in and type startx

I get a message saying no screens found it also said screen found but no usable configuration SOMBODY PLEASE HELP

this is the third forum I have been to

The card is a PNY Geforce4 TI400

god im a noob so make this as simple in as complete steps as possibe.....thank you

almost forgot I have been into XF86Config and I cant seem to find any settings that work I think I have tried them all...

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Old 05-10-2003, 04:20 PM   #2
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Try editing your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 with vi or emacs and set the display driver to "nv". Once you can get into X then go to Nvidia and download the relevant linux driver.

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Old 05-10-2003, 04:25 PM   #3
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run Xconfigurator
 
Old 05-10-2003, 04:41 PM   #4
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ok linux is now working now all I have to do is get online with it and install the card driver :\ any help?

I went through Xconfigurator thnx dorian33!
 
Old 05-10-2003, 05:00 PM   #5
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Okay first you need to download the latest drivers from nvidia(0), their are some instructions on nvidia's page. Their is also a forum(1) that nvidia has set up to help things along, I use to have an nvidia card and I found it very useful.

0 - http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=li..._ia32_1.0-4363

1 - http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/foru...?s=&forumid=14
 
Old 05-10-2003, 07:40 PM   #6
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wait wait wait im on linux now btw

where do I type in sh NVIDIA-linux-x86-1.0-4363.run?

I says type it in to install but it doesnt say where...
 
Old 05-11-2003, 03:15 AM   #7
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You should type it in a command prompt at the directory that 'NVIDIA-linux-x86-1.0-4363.run', is located in; this should be the name of the file you downloaded but if the numbers are slightly different just match the file name. Also, you probably need to be root as well. To become root if you are logged in as a regular user just type 'su' and then type your root password.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 12:33 PM   #8
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ok I logged in as root and did all that it says error I unable to find the system ld please make sure you have the package binutils installed.

if you do have binutils installed then please check that ld is in your path...

is binutils somthing I have to download and install ?

if so can I get a link where to get it also some instructions on how to install it...

I am not used to these file formats and stuff...

its wierd I cant seem to install or open any programs I download...
 
Old 05-11-2003, 05:43 PM   #9
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Binutils should have came with your distro, are you sure the install and everything went okay? I'm somewhat new my self so I can't tell you too much, I did find the website(0) for Binutils but it might already be installed and something else could be going on... You said you had problems installing other software as well? Also, why are you still running 7.3?

0 - http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/

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Old 05-11-2003, 06:14 PM   #10
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I downloaded it and extracted it but I cant seem to be able to get it to run what do you mean why am I dont know how to download RH 9 and install it from the PC it was hard enough to get this to work why would I want to mess with it I will update after I get used to this op system it is now my main one and I am stuck in 640x480 with shizzy color...

it sux this way ALSO I switched to KDe desktop and dont knwo how to switch back now...|}NVM sloved this problem on my own{|

uhhh yeah I donwloaded binutils and extracted it from the command line but it wouldent let me install... it said CC wasnt configured right...


umm why is it I am having so many problems?
I mean jesus I was todl this is hard to setup but not only is it hard it just plain sux!

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Old 05-11-2003, 10:13 PM   #11
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It's not suppose to be this hard... Try making a post in the software section about binutils missing and the other weird problems your are having, maybe some one can help you out on that but I am starting to get lost as well (sorry ). I can give you links to download(0) the iso files for redhat 9 & the download howto(1) if you would like, if RedHat's site is slow or busy you can also try a mirror site(2)... As far as switching back to gnome, I have provided a link(3).

0 - http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/9/en/iso/i386/

1 - http://www.redhat.com/download/howto_download.html

2 - http://www.redhat.com/download/mirror.html

3 - http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/changeman.html
 
Old 05-12-2003, 12:10 AM   #12
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I got it changed back to Gnome... why is no one else will help me not even at Nvidias forum...
 
Old 05-12-2003, 11:05 AM   #13
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Quick question, what is your motherboard? Because if it's new enough your kernel might not support the chipset correctly which could be causing problems as well. None the less the fix all might be to upgrade to redhat 9 *shrug*. I can still help you out with what ever knowledge I have, I know how much it sux to be stuck in a corner.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 12:23 PM   #14
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its fixed!

I have no sound yet but hey at least I can see all of my screen!

yay linux is sooo much better this way

thanx alot for all of your help

I should prolly just buy a new sound card I dont think the one I have no is linux supported so....I guess I will be getting a audigy

I have been told they are linux compatable

well I guess I will find out...


NVM I NOW HAVE SOUND TOO

I didnt even have to install the driver...thats kinda wierd all I had to do was download it and now I have sound

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Old 05-12-2003, 01:58 PM   #15
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What did you do, just out of curiosity...
 
  


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