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Old 03-17-2010, 08:17 AM   #1
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slackware nvidia driver install issue (computer freeze)


fairly recent enough system. nvidia 6200.

full install of slackware. then i use these instructions to install drivers:

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Install nvidia driver in Slackware Linux
Before begin the nvidia driver installation, you must make a copy of the original /etc/X11/xorg.conf as a backup. Use the copy command example below:

root@slackware:~# cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.ori
If you choose to install the nvidia driver that you download from nvidia website, you must close kde or x-window and install the driver from Linux command line terminal.

Copy the driver to the directory that you placed all third party software such as /usr/local/src. This is not necessary, just a good habit. To install the driver, run the nvidia driver with the sh command like in the example below.

root@slackware:/usr/local/src# cp /home/luzar/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run /usr/local/src/
root@slackware:~# cd /usr/local/src/
root@slackware:/usr/local/src# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run
Now, you just need to answer all the questions to configure nvidia driver and the nvidia installation program will do the driver and kernel installation for you.
when i startx the computer freezes with an underscore in the top left hand of screen and i can't switch between tty's.

simple thing i'm missing here or?!

i know the pc and card work fine with other linux and win os's.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 08:40 AM   #2
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sorry. i'm new. just found this.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...l-guide-64133/

will post results later today.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 08:44 AM   #3
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sorry. i'm new. just found this.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...l-guide-64133/

will post results later today.


wait, that links almost 10 years old. i think my problems a little more current. the drivers install fine with no errors. its when i try to startx
 
Old 03-21-2010, 07:54 AM   #4
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Does your keyboard still work after you attempt to startx? If ctrl-alt-del doesn't reboot your machine, then xorg.conf has likely broken your keyboard.

If you can manage a "freezeless" reboot, have a look at a couple of the most recently produced /var/log/Xorg... log files. They may hold a clue to your problem.

Will watch for response.
 
Old 03-21-2010, 08:57 AM   #5
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Further to my last. The latest versions of xserver have a version of ABI which is not supported by the nvidia drivers and will cause startx to fail. You can get around this problem by adding the following section to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf before attempting to startx.

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "IgnoreABI" "True"
EndSection

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-22-2010, 08:16 AM   #6
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hey lou! thanks for taking the time out to have a look at my post. I started basically the same thing in a different forum because I thought I had mis-posted this.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...264/page2.html

I've had a lot more help there but I've never heard your suggestion and would love your input there to see what others think of the idea. It would be helpful because the next suggestion I'm taking involves "HOW TO USE A SLACKBUILD SCRIPT AND HOW TO BUILD AND INSTALL SLACKBUILD PACKAGES."

EDIT: Also, I'll try your idea when I get home and to answer your question about keyboards, it doesn't work afterwards. and its a basic keyboard too, no media or quick launch buttons.

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