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Old 12-19-2003, 04:11 PM   #1
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MSI GFORCE FX5200 128mb nvidia-Display Problem


Hi All LIONUXIONS,

I am new to use LINUX RH 9.

I have a P4 2.4 G 512MB DDR System.
My frnd installed RH9.

But the LINUX OS Boots up like DOS MODE.
Not in Graphics Mode.

I have A MSI GFORCE FX5200-nvidia 128MB VGA Card.
I can use it finely in WIN XP Mode.

When I TRIED "startx" in ROOT PROMPT, the display rtying to come up but fails...happens continously...

I would like to know How to reconfigure this DRIVER Setting in PROMPT Mode ?

And How to chnge the Default Boot OS to WIN XP if I dont select OS Optin ( LIN/WIN) wihtin the time given during BOOTUP ?

And I have tried # mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/fd0 - to access floppy drive but it is asking for FILESYSTEM ?

How can I access FD&CD Drives ?

I am starting from scratch so please give me step by step guide.


Rgds

Sunil

sunil_almnthat@yahoo.com
 
Old 12-19-2003, 04:13 PM   #2
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Hi, Sunil-

Grab the nVidia drivers from the nVidia site: www.nvidia.com and install them. You may have to play with the /etc/XF86Config file a little, just read the docs.

I have almost the exact same card, and it works great (if configured properly)
 
Old 12-19-2003, 06:03 PM   #3
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I have a similar Nvidia card and have no problems. Follow nvidia's instructions and you should be fine! If you have any questions, search these forums for 'nvidia' - many people have asked about nvidia cards before.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 07:08 PM   #4
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Re: MSI GFORCE FX5200 128mb nvidia-Display Problem

Quote:
Originally posted by sunil1978
But the LINUX OS Boots up like DOS MODE.
Not in Graphics Mode.
once you get the nvidia drivers installed properly, edit /etc/inittab - the first line that is not commented out is more than likely "run-level=3" (or something like that). change 3 to 5 to boot up in x. Be warned that if you cannot "startx" properly and you change to run level 5, you're going to have a hard time doing *anything* depending on how x fails.

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When I TRIED "startx" in ROOT PROMPT, the display rtying to come up but fails...happens continously...
like the others said, download and install the drivers. It's *very* easy with the new drivers - make sure you download the "README.TXT" file from the driver page - save it in the same place as your driver for easy access in text mode.
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I would like to know How to reconfigure this DRIVER Setting in PROMPT Mode ?

all in the docs - you pretty much will just run "sh driver_file.run" (something like that - it's in the doc).
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And How to chnge the Default Boot OS to WIN XP if I dont select OS Optin ( LIN/WIN) wihtin the time given during BOOTUP ?

What boot loader are you using? Grub?
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And I have tried # mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/fd0 - to access floppy drive but it is asking for FILESYSTEM ?

How can I access FD&CD Drives ?
type "man mount" at a prompt... you need to specify the type of disk you're using... information is stored differently if the disk was formatted in DOS or Linux or some other file system.

You shouldn't have to do that for the CDROM. Under RH9, you should be able to just "mount /dev/cdrom" and then you access it through /mnt/cdrom

Last edited by BrianK; 12-19-2003 at 07:09 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 03:53 AM   #5
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Yes I am using GRUB Boot Loader.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 04:01 PM   #6
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Sunil, after you have booted up and you have logged in as root, type....

cd /
cd /etc/X11/
vi XF86Config

Scroll down until you reach the Device section. Hitting the " i " key will allow to make changes to the file. Hit "escape" when you are done. Then hold down "shift" (make sure caps are not on) and hit "z" 2 times. That will save the file.
Make these changes to the device section.......

Driver "nv"
to
Driver "vessa"

After the changes are done and the file is saved start the X server.

This should get X to come up but not with the Nvidia driver yet. Just change "vessa" to "nvidia" when you have installed the nvidia driver.

Last edited by Phorem; 12-20-2003 at 04:14 PM.
 
  


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