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Old 02-08-2004, 03:49 PM   #1
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Nvidia Card stopped working after update.


Okay. Here is my problem. I have a Nvidia GForce4 Ti 4200 graphics card that I got to work on my Slackware 9.1 machine.

But the problems starts when I run Swaret with the version set to current and the exclude kernel remove so that it would update everything. The update went smoothly untill I restarted the computer and when it tried to autostart XSession it gave and error message that said the Nvidia Kernel fail to start. It then proceeded to say I could start XF86Config but all it done when I hit enter was flash the screen and give me that same error message. When I looked at the error report it says.

XFree86 version 4.3.0
X Protocol version 11 Revision 0 Release 6.6
Linux 2.4.20 i686

Fail to initiate Nvidia Kernel Module!


That isnt exactly what it looks like but that sums up what it says.

After I exit out of that I cant do anything. I cant startx, edit xfree, login, reboot, or anything.

Please help.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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what did you update ?

anyways, you should be able to edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file to say Driver "nv" instead of Driver "nvidia" just to get back into the GUI, and if you can't figure out the problem, then worse case scenerio, just type :
./NVIDIA-.x.x.x..run --uninstall
and then re-install
./NVIDIA-x.x..x..run

of course replace x's with the proper file name ...

ps. you'll probably get a more detailed error in /var/log/XFree86.0.log file
 
Old 02-08-2004, 05:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply but being that I had just installed slackware I decided that it would be best to just reinstall and go about things a different way.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 05:55 PM   #4
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just a thought, but i would just like to say to you
that i wouldn't get used to just formatting your box
everytime you have a problem ;-)
you won't learn anything that way ...
 
Old 02-10-2004, 09:10 PM   #5
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I dont really want to reformat, but I couldnt do anything and was in an urgent situation. Also if I would of been more into the customization process I would have waited longer. But I will head you advice and stay away from reformatting.


Thanks
 
Old 02-10-2004, 10:34 PM   #6
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Well, ok, you reformated but next time!

Try hitting ctrl+alt+f2 or f3 or f4 to log into a different virtual terminal as root during the time the dialog box is displaying your error message. Often you can just work from a different terminal when the x server becomes unresponsive.

I then recomend that you read the Nvidia man pages as they have exact instructions on installing these drivers. After it installs the drivers, it tells you the location of the man pages.

Last edited by GreggBz; 02-11-2004 at 12:10 PM.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 05:52 PM   #7
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Hey! Thanks GreggBZ. I tried that when I read your message and that would of solved my problem, so next time I will remember that. I think I knew what was causing the problem I just couldnt get a terminal prompt to do anything.

Thanks for your help.
 
  


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