LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
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
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-29-2008, 03:34 PM   #1
polarisdrivr
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
nvidia geforce fx 5200 graphics card not functioning right at all


ok so ive had ubuntu for about a year now switching back and forth between that and xp i recently put in a 5200 card cuz i had it lying around and it was better than my integrated card. anyway since then ubuntu refuses to go back to my integrated card and my nvidia card wont cooperate with compiz which is my whole reason for being here i either hope for a way to get nvidia and compiz to work together or get linux to use and only use my i810 integrated graphics chip.

lspci info:
Code:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 82)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6105 [Rhine-III] (rev 86)
01:01.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)
01:02.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 82)
my distro again is ubuntu kernal is 2.6.22-14-generic

and my xorg.conf includes this:
Code:
# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
# values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
#
# You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
# For example:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Disable		"dbe"
	Disable		"dri"
	Disable		"glx"
	Disable		"vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"	"ImPS/2"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"	"4 5"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Failsafe Device"
	Driver		"nvidia"
	Option		"AddARGBVisuals"	"True"
	Option		"AddARGBGLXVisuals"	"True"
	Option		"NoLogo"	"True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Failsafe Monitor"
	Option		"DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Failsafe Device"
	Monitor		"Failsafe Monitor"
	Defaultdepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth	16
		Modes		"800x600"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
  screen "Default Screen"
	Inputdevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	Inputdevice	"Configured Mouse"
EndSection
any help would be appreciated ive been through heck trying to figure it out myself and ive run out of ideas.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 03:42 PM   #2
comprookie2000
Gentoo Developer
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL.
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,291
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 54
I don't use ubuntu but in my xorg.conf
Code:
Section "Module"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "wfb"
	Load  "xtrap"
#	Load  "dri"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
EndSection
 
Old 03-29-2008, 03:58 PM   #3
polarisdrivr
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
um how does that help me if ur having the same problem come out and say it cuz ur post makes no sense otherwise.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 04:11 PM   #4
comprookie2000
Gentoo Developer
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL.
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,291
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 54
Because I am sure you will need to load some modules;
Code:
Section "Module"
	Disable		"dbe"
	Disable		"dri"
	Disable		"glx"
	Disable		"vbe"
EndSection
mine works fine ...
did you read this;
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia

Last edited by comprookie2000; 03-29-2008 at 04:13 PM.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 04:16 PM   #5
polarisdrivr
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
ive tried loading some but it does nothing

and that site doesnt say much other than install the driver which i have and still doesnt help...

Last edited by polarisdrivr; 03-29-2008 at 04:23 PM.
 
Old 03-30-2008, 02:22 PM   #6
v00d00101
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Fedora 8, Centos 5.1
Posts: 480

Rep: Reputation: 30
You need to load all modules except 'dri'.

I take it you installed the latest version released of the NVIDIA drivers, and it compiled fine, etc.

If not.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...69.12-pkg1.run

But i suspect your problems are due to not loading 'glx'.

For reference, my xorg.conf. Im running a newer card and bigger screen, but it might help you.

Also try looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see if any error messages are being displayed.

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "single head configuration"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse1"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "Buttons" "9"
        Option      "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7 8 9"
        Option      "Resolution" "2000"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Monitor0"
        VendorName      "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName       "Monitor 1280x1024"
        HorizSync       31.0 - 79.0
        VertRefresh     50.0 - 90.0
        Option          "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Videocard0"
        Driver          "nvidia"
        VendorName      "Videocard vendor"
        BoardName       "nVidia Corporation Unknown device 01df"
        Option          "NoLogo"        "true"
        Option          "RenderAccel"   "true"
        Option          "backingstore"  "true"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Modes    "1024x768_75"
                Depth     16
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1024x768_75"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
        Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

Last edited by v00d00101; 03-30-2008 at 02:24 PM.
 
  


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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NVIDIA GeForce 5200 video card resolution problem jrmelton MEPIS 4 06-17-2007 12:45 AM
Nvidia Geforce 5200 Fx perry_mason_i Linux - Hardware 3 05-05-2007 04:37 PM
Nvidia GEforce 5200 benndamann33 Linux - Hardware 3 09-09-2006 04:11 AM
Any thoughts on nVidia Geforce FC 5200 Graphics cards MurX Linux - Hardware 9 08-17-2006 01:29 PM
Nvidia Geforce 4 Graphics card help guessme Linux - Hardware 2 07-07-2004 10:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:10 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