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Old 09-28-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
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Problems with mdk10 and NVidia TNT2


Okie i ACCEDENTLY installed the wrong driver for my card and when I:

1. installed the kernel (ok)
2. downloaded *probably the wrong (not sure)* driver from nvidia.com
3. installed it
4. editted /etc/x11/X86Config-4 file and replaced the 'nv' with 'nvidia'

then, i booted into x and it failed. i changed it back to 'nv' and it worked though apps crash on a regular basis, what do i do?
 
Old 09-28-2004, 03:13 PM   #2
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use XFDrake and then try to fix the proprietary driver problem...

The problem might be that with the TNT2 cards, there was a real problem with AGP. You need to use AGPgart rather than nVidia's built-in AGP support. It also depends greatly upon the motherboard chipset as to whether you can use nVidia's AGP or AGPgart. I hate to say RTFM, but you really need to read nVidia's tech document.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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Okie, Few more helpfull things:

the dirver i installed fits me (32 when i thought it was 64 so its ok)

my X version is 4.3.0.1
on Linux 2.6.3-3mdk i686

using /etc/x11/xf86config-4

problems:

(EE) NVIDIA (00): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
(EE) NVIDIA (00): *** Aborting ***
(EE) NVIDIA (00): Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

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lsmod shows that there is a module called 'nvidia' up.

I changed the "nv" in my xf86config-4 file to "nvidia" -- that makes it fail ("nv" works ok -- yet apps crash)

anything you would like to know post and i'll get it

thank you.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 04:46 PM   #4
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I have the same setup except the kernel, obviously you do not have module support for the tnt2 in your kernel do you? After I installed the nvidia drivers I had crashes regularly. Turned out that both drivers were loaded simultaneously. Try looking at the XFree86config as well, I know that it should not have any effect but I think that is what my problem was.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 10:12 AM   #5
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It seems like your right, I tried to dig in syslog and I found that NVIDIA has a module of its own to AGP, NVAGP, and my machine automaticaly loads AGPGART, syslog says It wont load NVAGP cuz AGPGART is allready running, I tried to rmmod agpgart and all regarded modules but when I type 'startx' the problem occours again and agpgart is loaded again along with the nvidia module.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 01:54 PM   #6
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There is an option you can pass in one of the config files to enable or disable the AGPGART and enable nvidia´s agp driver, XFree86config I think. Look in the readme that comes with the driver.
 
  


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