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Old 01-28-2007, 11:45 PM   #1
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Graphics Card Problem


I using Mandriva Linux 2007 free edition on my PC. I have some minor problem here which is when i moved the screen, it appeared some shadow around it. I using GeForce 7100Gs. I don"t know which driver should i use. Please shows sone guideline to me. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 01:36 AM   #2
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when i moved the screen, it appeared some shadow around it.
... sorry, you moved the screen? Your monitor screen? A window? What?

The open source driver for your card is called "nv".
To enable 3D support you need the proprietary nvidia drivers.
http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/nvidiainst.html
... or urpmi nvidia

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Old 02-01-2007, 03:01 AM   #3
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I not sure waht you talking. Could you please me more specify ? I using Geforce 7100 GS and my OS is Mandriva Linux 2007 x86_64 bit. Please help me on this .

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 03:21 AM   #4
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I have read the read me file you send it to me as below.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ppendix-a.html

In the list, i found out that my card is not supported. I don"t know waht is mean.

Question 2:
I also don"t know why i need to install the kernel interface.


Please explain to a newbie. Thanks for your help.
Please forgive my stupidness.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 01:44 AM   #5
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I not sure what you talking. Could you please be more specific ?
... sure - you said that things went wrong when you moved your screen. This could mean any number of things, so I don't know what you are trying to tell me.
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In the list, i found out that my card is not supported. I don"t know waht is mean.
That's OK - the list is quite old.
I posted the howto because it is the official mandrivia one. In the absence of anything concrete about what you have done with your card and drivers etc, it seemed a good stop-gap.

nVidia cards will work with the vesa driver, but not well. There are two other drivers for nvidia cards. These are called "nv" and "nvidia" respectively.

The "nv" driver is open source, and is provided with your distribution. You need only enter the letters "nv" as your videocard driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf (which you open with a text editor).

Have you tried this?

The "nvidia" driver is closed-source and available in a tarball from the nvidia website. Alternatively you may be able to install it via "dpkg kmod-nvidia" or similar. If there is a prepackaged version for mandrivia you should use it.

The howto gives instructions for using the nvidia driver with mandrivia. You have to read them all the way through. Note: these days, all nvidia cards are supported by the same driver package.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 03:06 AM   #6
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Graphics Card Problem

I have did as you asked. Below is my xorg.conf

Quote:
# File generated by XFdrake (rev 62599)

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# font server independent of the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"

# minimal fonts to allow X to run without xfs
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Load "dri" # direct rendering
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
HorizSync 31.5-55
VertRefresh 40-70

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "nv"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
EndSubsec

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
My problem is still exits. Thanks for your patient.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 09:12 PM   #7
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My problem is still exits.
After restarting X? what was the problem again?
 
Old 02-03-2007, 12:59 AM   #8
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I already restart the x server
 
Old 02-03-2007, 04:28 PM   #9
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Have you tried using the nvidia driver?

Tell me what the problem actually is please!
All I've got to go on is that you move the screen (whatever that's supposed to mean) and you get a shadow around it (whatever that is supposed to mean!)

What is this "screen" you are moving?
How are you moving it?
What did you expect to happen?

Note: the word "screen" refers to the front part of your monitor which displays pictures. It also refers to a section in the xorg.conf file which tells X how to draw pictures on the physical screen.

Perhaps you are referring to windows?
When you drag (move) a window you get a shadow around it?
Windows are supposed to have shadows... it makes them stand out against the desktop. Presumably this is not what you mean? Perhaps you refer to a great black space left behind when a window is dragged? But you see, unless you tell me I'm only guessing.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 08:24 PM   #10
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The screen is refers to the konqueror or mozillad firefox screen. I have try to use Geforce 7 series, nv and nvidia 128 driver but this problem also cannot be solved. Thanks for your patient simon bridge.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 05:39 PM   #11
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OK - Konqueror is a file-manager/web-browser/file-viewer for KDE. It works inside windows which open on the desktop on your monitor screen. So I guess the problem is something to do with your windows.

So you open a konqueror window, and you try to drag it to someplace else on the screen. What happens?
 
Old 02-05-2007, 08:06 PM   #12
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I don't understand what u mean. Sorry for my sutpidness.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 05:11 AM   #13
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The screen is refers to the konqueror or mozillad firefox screen.
... I am trying to make sense out of this statement.

There is a computer monitor sitting in front of you.
In front of the monitor, there is a space for displaying pictures. This is called a "screen".
Inside the screen, you can see the workspace part of the computers GUI.
The part of the GUI which everything goes on top of is called a "desktop". KDE stands for "Kool Desktop Environment"... get it?
When you open a folder from your desktop (like the home folder), you will see a window open up on your desktop. The window is controlled by a program called "konqueror" whose job is to manage files, display the content of files, and browse web pages. When you open your home folder, for eg, you see a window with a bunch of icons in it. In this case, konqueror is acting as a file manager.

Each window you open is like a little screen, only with a title and some toolbars and some decorations around the outside.

These windows can be minimized, maximized, resized, and moved around.

Moving a window around with a mouse is called "dragging".

So - what happens when you drag a window?
What is the problem??

You have stated that when you move a screen, you get a shadow.
You have told me that the "screen" refers to konqueror or mozilla.
I am guessing you mean the windows that konqueror or mozilla use when they are running. But that is a guess only - you haven't actually told me! You also haven't told me what you mean by "shadow". I have been asking for this information since post #2. Without this information, nobody can help you.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 05:54 AM   #14
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Also... have a read of:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=525989
 
Old 02-07-2007, 01:36 AM   #15
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It appears some shadow around the Konqueror
 
  


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