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I have tried to install the video card. It is not working. When I strat the PC it is telling me there is no X server running. What have I done wrong? I went the nvidia web site and installed the driver as directed. Please help!
Sorry....been dealing with several different issues with getting this PC set up. Here is what I am working with...
distro opensuse 10.3
DELL Dimension 8100 desktop, p4 cpu, 1G ram, 320G HD
uninstalled - Wireless card - NETGEAR WG311v3
I had A Trident TGUI 9660 video card.
And look also at the modprobe output for errors. Check if there's any error message related to the nvidia driver. If it did not load, that error will tell us why. If it did load, you should see it in the output of
If that's the case, log out and log back in as your regular user, use
And post here any error message spitted by startx. Also, post your /var/log/Xorg.0.log in pastebin.com and leave us a link here, so we can review it for errors.
I don't think I installed the Leagacy Drivers. Is this very difficult to do from the command line? I am not very skilled in working from the command line. I am a Linux novice. This is my first attempt to build a Linux PC. Any pointers?
The PC that I am installing this card in is not online. I have Windows PC that I have online and can respond to you with. Since I am new to Linux I am not very knowledgable in working from the command line. Since this machine is not picking up the nvidia card, I do not have a GUI to work in. I can hook the Linux machine to the internet, but I do not know how to work in the cammand to get online.
I can take the nvidia card out and put the old card back in. I should be able to get online and work from the GUI to download the legacy drivers. Unless you can point me in the right direction to do this from the command line.
I have reinstalled the Trident video card and will get the Linux machine hooked up the internet. I will than be able to follow to the directions in the link to download the legacy drivers. I will let you know how that turns out.
Here is the output of modprobe nvidia...
FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/188.8.131.52-31-default/weak-updates/nvidia.ko): no such device
What have I done wrong?
This means that this driver is not correct for your hardware. Let us know which nVidia video card do you own, exactly. There are three branches of the nVidia drivers currently. You might need either of the three branches, depending on your concrete card.
If you don't know which model is, paste the output of "lspci | grep -i vga" as root here.
Also, as someone above said, you should be able to open X if you use Driver "vesa" on your xorg.conf. No need to change video card.
I don't think I installed the Leagacy Drivers. Is this very difficult to do from the command line?
From the output it looked like you might have installed the legacy driver.
Is it difficult? If you have to ask it probably is. I think you're better off getting internet on that pc by some means, and then just following the wiki.