LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 06-01-2007, 10:03 PM   #1
tarheel92x
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Southeast USA
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 110

Rep: Reputation: 15
nvidia driver and Fedora 7 - not working


Fedora 7
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9755-pkg1.run driver
kernel-devel installed
Geforce 6200

I cannot get the NVIDIA driver to create a working xorg.conf file. I keep getting

(EE) glx failed to load
(EE) nvidia failed to load

load "glx" is in my xorg.conf file. It seems to be an issue with the kernel-source not being installed but I was thinking that was kernel-devel. I have tried specifying the source path, /usr/src/kernel/uname -r but that fails as well. I have searched for the nvidia driver to no avail.

The nv driver does not support accelerated graphics. When I try to run glxgears I get GLX not loaded on display :0.0.

Any help would be appreciated.

TIA
 
Old 06-03-2007, 09:04 AM   #2
royboy626
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Re: nvidia driver and Fedora 7 - not working

This worked for me after an upgrade from fc6 to fc7...

On a Fedora Core 6 machine the glx module was located:

/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so

On Fedora 7:

/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so

/var/log/Xorg.0.log contains a line:
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
with == indicating this is a default setting.

SOLUTION:
I had an empty section in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:

Section "Files"
EndSection

which I changed to :


Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules,/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/"
EndSection

I did not have to recompile the driver after this change. A "startx" from run level 3 or simply a normal reboot hopefully will get you going. Reference the xorg.conf man page ("man xorg.conf").
 
Old 06-03-2007, 12:15 PM   #3
tarheel92x
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Southeast USA
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 110

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
nvnews has the solution

Thanks for the reply royboy. I forwarded the nvidia-bug-report.log to nvidia and got the following link:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490

As a note, xorg-xll-server-sdk is not in the default Fedora 7 repository (disappointingly niether is Neverball nor many other games, it appears).

I had to download the -sdk.rpm from rpm.pbone.net and then apply the switch to the installer in the second part of the post.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 02:02 PM   #4
Crito
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Knoxville, TN
Distribution: Kubuntu 9.04
Posts: 1,168

Rep: Reputation: 53
I prefer getting the module pre-compiled from Livna. Not having all those devel packages installed helps conserve disk space for one thing. I also get this neat little utility to help configure desktop effects:
http://4crito.com/screenshots/livna_nvidia.png
 
Old 06-03-2007, 05:18 PM   #5
unixpgmr
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
nvidia driver and Fedora 7

royboy626, thank you. Your suggestion worked like a charm.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 06:01 PM   #6
ECart
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: CR
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
nvidia fedora7 64

thanks worked for me, but with a change because i use the X86_64 i had to do a little change to the line
just change "lib" for "lib64


Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules,/usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/"
EndSection
 
Old 06-07-2007, 02:40 PM   #7
Johnev
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile NVIDIA Fedora 7 problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by royboy626
This worked for me after an upgrade from fc6 to fc7...

On a Fedora Core 6 machine the glx module was located:

/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so

On Fedora 7:

/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so

/var/log/Xorg.0.log contains a line:
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
with == indicating this is a default setting.

SOLUTION:
I had an empty section in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:

Section "Files"
EndSection

which I changed to :


Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules,/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/"
EndSection

I did not have to recompile the driver after this change. A "startx" from run level 3 or simply a normal reboot hopefully will get you going. Reference the xorg.conf man page ("man xorg.conf").

Thanks royboy626 worked OK for me
 
Old 06-09-2007, 04:11 AM   #8
mellison
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Path is slightly different for 64 bits

I have an AMD x86_64 box, what I needed to do was:
Code:
 ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules,/usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/"
....

Last edited by mellison; 06-09-2007 at 04:45 AM. Reason: fixed problem
 
Old 06-11-2007, 02:57 PM   #9
Johnev
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Fedora 7 and NVIDIA drivers

The 1.0-9755 Nvidia puts the modules in a different directory as royboy626 has said. However the latest driver 100.14.09 seem to set up OK.
There appears to be another problem. I have consistently had complete lock-up, only the reset button will do anything, with both drivers. There is nothing in any log file to indicate what has happened. Rythmbox continues to play the cd, so could this be the video driver or maybe the sound driver even the mouse driver?
I have gone back to the Fedora "nv" driver and the problem does not occur.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 02:30 AM   #10
mellison
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Please provide more information

Johnev, please provide more information about your system configuration. Which CPU do you have? which version of Fedora? which video card? what else were you doing when the error occurred? does the error occur consistently?
 
Old 06-12-2007, 02:37 PM   #11
Johnev
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Fedora 7 and NVIDIA drivers

Hi Mellison
System uses Asus P4V533-MX motherboard with 2.8GHz Pentium P4; Nvidia 5500 video card; 1Gbyte RAM; Packard Bell PS2 optical mouse; Soundblaster Audigy sound card; 80 Gbyte hard drive with Fedora 7 installed clean i.e. no other systems. This system was stable with Fedora Core 6.
Lock-up occurs within 30 minutes. RhythmBox is always playing a CD, but could be running anything else at the time. On one occasion the lock-up occurred when RhythmBox put up a balloon to indicate a new track
Regards
Johnev

Last edited by Johnev; 06-12-2007 at 02:43 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2007, 12:28 PM   #12
ECart
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2007
Location: CR
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
real solution

well i noticed the nvnews as tarheel92x say they have the solution

Quote:
Originally Posted by tarheel92x
Thanks for the reply royboy. I forwarded the nvidia-bug-report.log to nvidia and got the following link:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
now, the problem its the installer of nvidia detects the X11 as an older version and install the drive in a wrong folder "/usr/X11R6" now the solution of this as its say on
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490 is:

sh NVIDIA-Linux-version.run --x-module-path=`X -showDefaultModulePath 2>&1 | cut -d, -f1` --x-library-path=`X -showDefaultLibPath 2>&1`

where "NVIDIA-Linux-version.run" its the nvidia installer, this worked fine for me and i didnt need to do nothing to the x11... well nothing else than just set the
nv>nvidia :P
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
nVidia Driver Stopped Working oxleyk Debian 2 05-05-2007 09:40 PM
nvidia driver not working dh2k Slackware 5 11-15-2006 02:17 AM
Nvidia driver is not working!!!!!!!!!!! san_quest007 Linux - Software 2 05-03-2006 01:05 PM
NVidia Driver not working.. Tuxman8898 VectorLinux 2 07-11-2005 07:25 AM
Nvidia driver not working? Help! smj Linux - General 8 03-13-2003 02:29 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:13 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration