LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
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 08-09-2006, 04:51 AM   #1
kevkilroy
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
X starts really slowly & limited functionality after trying to install NVidia driver


Hi all,

Linux Newbie, 3 days after first installation & honeymoon period is officially over!.

All was fine, using GeForce2 MX/MX400 PCI Graphics Card. First had to install Fedora 5 using text based installation. Once completed managed to get X to start by using vesa driver. Then done some software update....& managed to use nv driver. Wanted to use nvidia driver as felt that it was a bit sluggish when moving screens, surfing web etc.

updated kernel to 2.6.17-1_2157 using yum. Managed to install kernel-source as required by nvidia driver. Then ran nvidia package from console. Nvidia built a module interface for the kernel & said installation was successful. Prompted me if I wanted to start a config util next time X started & would back up xorg.conf. I agreed to this then restarted X. This is where it all went wrong.

Some of the Problems are:
- X takes ages to load & is Very sluggish
- When moving mouse around the desktop, it is permanently a cross, not a pointer
-when I open a terminal or any app the app sits right along the panel in the top left hand corner so I can no longer access the panel or any apps in it.
- Cannot Alt+tab between windows
- Cannot use the show desktop button in bottom left: it says 'your window manager does not support the show desktop button, or you are not running a window manager'
- Cannot run lspci, even when inside /sbin directory!


Here is a copy of the /var/log/xorg.0.log file:

I will post the xorg.conf file in a second since I cannot move my browser or access any terminal so I will have to post this, close fire fox & then go get it! Please help!

Also, I uninstalled the NVidia driver using the tool from NVidia, reverted to xorg.conf backup file & everything but still the same! p.s. reverted to using vesa drvier & tried using nv driver but all with same outcome.



p.p.s. I cannot post the /var/log/xorg.0.log as it is too big & contains URLS!

I will try & post the xorg.conf file in next thread

THanks in advance,


Pretty please,

Loving linux but hating this problem!
 
Old 08-09-2006, 04:54 AM   #2
kevkilroy
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
heres xorg.conf

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, a font server independent of the X server is
# used to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "CV675TCO99-S"
DisplaySize 300 230
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
HorizSync 30.0 - 60.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa"
BoardName "NVidia GeForce2 MX/MX400"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "960x600" "800x600"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "960x600" "800x600"
EndSubSection





EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 08-09-2006, 05:44 AM   #3
kevkilroy
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Recovered, but still no NVidia driver

hello all,


managed to recover to a usable state.....I did this by disabling SELinux in system, security settings.

Ran the NVidia installer again, said it was installed but would not load
could not load glx module & said no drivers where available....



back to using nv driver but at least it something!
 
Old 08-09-2006, 06:40 AM   #4
Melz_Dark_Angel
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
Did you install the drivers from yum? I had inssues with modules loading on my gentoo box, from using older drivers, but the very lastest drivers work.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 08:20 AM   #5
kevkilroy
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
install update with yum

I tried to do an install using yum enabling the livna repo

it finds an upgrade but fails on:

Error: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia conflicts with selinux-policy < 2.2.29-2.fc5

I disabled the SELinux feature (System settings/Security)

but it still conflicts

is there an nvidia repo???


thanks
 
Old 08-10-2006, 07:15 AM   #6
Melz_Dark_Angel
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
I think what I would do, is to actually compile the lastest driver from the nvidia website, allthough you may have dependancy issues if you having been installing the devel packages for stuff on your system.

I'm not sure why selinux conflicting though, slightly odd.
 
  


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
Openoffice Starts Slowly mesh2005 Linux - General 11 05-22-2006 02:07 AM
getopt() in C, limited functionality? R00ts Programming 3 07-01-2005 02:38 PM
NVIDIA Driver Problems / Start program when X starts up brent0324 Suse/Novell 1 03-05-2005 07:52 AM
After installing NVIDIA driver, resolution limited to 1024x768 sether Slackware 2 09-19-2004 10:11 AM
RH 8.0 on Dell Optiplex starts services slowly. treimers Linux - General 3 01-19-2004 05:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 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