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Old 02-02-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
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Newb, Mandrake Gui problems


So, I have read a bunch of Faqs, and finally have decided to ditch windows in favor of linux. I have downloaded both knoppix and a gentoo live CD to play around with before install.

I just ordered a 160GB Hard Drive to put Linux on a seperate physical drive, which is my preference.

I was considering using a boot floppy or CD to boot linux, I dont want to use a boot loader on the HD to switch between linux and windows, I want no communication between installs, and I use NTFS on windows anyway.

Open Office works fine for me, I already us firefox etc.

So, my main use other than word processing and web browsing is playing World Of Warcraft.

I have read that Cedega<sp?> runs WoW just fine, and I have a good system so power for the emulator should not be an issue

I am running an Athlon XP 3200+
1GB PC 3200 DDR Low latency RAM
160GB Seagate Barracuda
Nvidia Geforce 6800
Creative Labs Audigy 2
Soltek Nv-400 Nforce 2 MB (the non dual channel version)

I also have a TV card and extra USB controller installed, but these are not critical features, and I can stand messing with them along the way

So, now after all that, my question is this:

Advice on which Distro I shuould use for my needs? I considered both Gentto and Mandrake, or an install of knoppix. Gentoo would afford me a greater learning opportunity I am sure.

Any advice is much appreciated, and I am sure I will be beack with questions many times lol!

Last edited by pblogic; 02-06-2005 at 04:09 PM.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 06:16 PM   #2
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Depending on your level of patience and time to play and learn, I would say install either Mandrake or SuSE to begin with - even just onto a 40 Gb partition of your new drive. Then after a few weeks (months...) consider Debian, Gentoo or Slackware. Otherwise, there's a reasonable chance of being put-off by the little problems that could beset you...

Best of luck though, regardless of which way you decide to go !

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 02-02-2005, 06:36 PM   #3
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Quote:
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Depending on your level of patience and time to play and learn, I would say install either Mandrake or SuSE to begin with - even just onto a 40 Gb partition of your new drive. Then after a few weeks (months...) consider Debian, Gentoo or Slackware. Otherwise, there's a reasonable chance of being put-off by the little problems that could beset you...

Best of luck though, regardless of which way you decide to go !

Cheers,

mj
Thanks, I appreciate the advice. The only reason I was considering gentoo is because I would really like to take a 'groud up' approach, rather than top down. However, having a new drive, if anything goes wrong, I can simply wipe ant start over. I have plenty of time and patience just to play with this, as I have another drive with a good windows install.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 07:08 PM   #4
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No worries. Gentoo/Debian/Slackware it is then !

If you have plenty of patience, there's usually little need to ever do a complete re-install -- especially as you become familiar with the shell; but I do admit it can be tempting at times

Also, unless the system is going to be on all of the time, I don't think I personally would have the patience to use a boot floppy/cd for every reboot, and both Grub and Lilo are excellent (and stable) boot loaders. (Just my thoughts anyway).

Good luck, and most importantly -- have fun and enjoy installing and playing with whatever you decide to go with ! A beer while installing is always good fun, whatever the critics say...!

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 02-05-2005, 12:09 AM   #5
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lol

So, I decided to just give mandrake a try on my new drive. Setup seemed to be a breeze, it asked me what gui's I wnated installed etc. Setup lan connection and everything.

So, then I reboot, and it busts me out to the command line.... I dont know what the heck to do now. I log in, but have no idea how to get it to load gnome or kde. Ill do some poking around.. however, why was the install such an easy to use gui, but once it is done, actually using the install is so unintuitive?

using 10.1
 
Old 02-05-2005, 12:19 AM   #6
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Alright, so I try the startx command, and I get an error that says input unavailible or something to that effect.

I am using an evga geforce 6800 with DVI connection to a viewsonic VX 910
 
Old 02-05-2005, 12:29 AM   #7
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I'm a complete newbie & in identical situation- but i do know this much literally-

To get through to the GUI-

You need to type 'startx' [no quotes] at the command prompt after you login

You'll need to learn how to issue commands aat the prompt terminal -there are various sources of info ,guides,manuals online that'll help, including 'rutes' guide, you to learn linux basics and how to operate the system .
 
Old 02-05-2005, 12:51 AM   #8
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Alright, I tried the startx command.

However, it returns this error:

X10: FATAL IO ERROR 104


In setup, when I tried testing the graphics setting, I got an error as well, telling me to try to change settings, however it is setup correctly to my hardware.

Then I thought perhaps I should try to install the nvidia driver directly from nvidia. However I have no fetch or get command, so I cannot download anything from the console

Argh!
 
Old 02-05-2005, 12:48 PM   #9
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If you got an error testing the graphics during installation, then it was not correct, at least for X, and you will not get startx to work.

I would run the command "xorgconfig", and tweak the settings.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 01:58 PM   #10
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If you can't figure out how to get it going, run startx, let it fail and post the contents of your /var/log/Xorg.0.log. The file will have a complete record of the attempt to start the X server and is very useful to figure out what went wrong.

often a problem such as yours occurs when you try to use a higher resolution than your driver/hardware supports. When you run xorgconfig you may find trying a lower resolution to be helpful.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 06:50 PM   #11
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If you can't figure out how to get it going, run startx, let it fail and post the contents of your /var/log/Xorg.0.log. The file will have a complete record of the attempt to start the X server and is very useful to figure out what went wrong.

often a problem such as yours occurs when you try to use a higher resolution than your driver/hardware supports. When you run xorgconfig you may find trying a lower resolution to be helpful.
I thought that may be the case as well, and tried all availible resolution options/color settings while in setup, however none worked. I will try posting the log. Thanks
 
Old 02-05-2005, 07:05 PM   #12
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If you can't figure out how to get it going, run startx, let it fail and post the contents of your /var/log/Xorg.0.log. The file will have a complete record of the attempt to start the X server and is very useful to figure out what went wrong.

often a problem such as yours occurs when you try to use a higher resolution than your driver/hardware supports. When you run xorgconfig you may find trying a lower resolution to be helpful.
I also get the error EE No device Availible

I amnot sure how to post the /var/log/Xorg.0.log. How do I view it? OncEI view do I just have to copy by hand, then boot to windows, and type it in here?


Thanks
 
Old 02-05-2005, 07:47 PM   #13
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OK, so I have some log files to post.


Xorg.0.log :



Release Date: 18 December 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.7
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.8.1-2mdkenterprise i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux localhost 2.6.8.1-12mdk #1 Fri Oct 1 12:53:41 CEST 2004 i686
Build Date: 23 September 2004
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Feb 5 19:22:15 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) ServerLayout "layout1"
(**) |-->Screen "screen1" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "monitor1"
(**) | |-->Device "device1"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard1"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) XKB: model: "pc105"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
(**) XKB: layout: "en_US"
(WW) Option "XkbOptions" requires an string value
(==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled
(**) |-->Input Device "Mouse1"
(**) FontPath set to "unix/:-1"
(==) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
(**) Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
(II) Open APM successful
(II) Module ABI versions:
X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.2
X.Org Video Driver: 0.7
X.Org XInput driver : 0.4
X.Org Server Extension : 0.2
X.Org Font Renderer : 0.4
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
(II) Module bitmap: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.7.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font Bitmap
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.7.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.7
Using vt 7
(--) using VT number 7

(II) PCI: Probing config type using method 1
(II) PCI: Config type is 1
(II) PCI: stages = 0x03, oldVal1 = 0x00000000, mode1Res1 = 0x80000000
(II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
(II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 10de,01e0 card 0000,0000 rev c1 class 06,00,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:00:1: chip 10de,01ea card 10de,0c17 rev c1 class 05,00,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:00:2: chip 10de,01ee card 10de,0c17 rev c1 class 05,00,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:00:3: chip 10de,01ed card 10de,0c17 rev c1 class 05,00,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:00:4: chip 10de,01ec card 10de,0c17 rev c1 class 05,00,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:00:5: chip 10de,01ef card 10de,0c17 rev c1 class 05,00,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:01:0: chip 10de,0060 card 10de,0c11 rev a4 class 06,01,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:01:1: chip 10de,0064 card 10de,0c11 rev a2 class 0c,05,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:02:0: chip 10de,0067 card 10de,0c11 rev a4 class 0c,03,10 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:02:1: chip 10de,0067 card 10de,0c11 rev a4 class 0c,03,10 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:02:2: chip 10de,0068 card 10de,0c11 rev a4 class 0c,03,20 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:04:0: chip 10de,0066 card 10de,0c11 rev a1 class 02,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:08:0: chip 10de,006c card 0000,0000 rev a3 class 06,04,00 hdr 01
(II) PCI: 00:09:0: chip 10de,0065 card 10de,05b2 rev a2 class 01,01,8a hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:1e:0: chip 10de,01e8 card 0000,0000 rev c1 class 06,04,00 hdr 01
(II) PCI: 01:00:0: chip 10de,0041 card 3842,a343 rev a1 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 02:05:0: chip 1102,0004 card 1102,1002 rev 04 class 04,01,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 02:05:1: chip 1102,7003 card 1102,0060 rev 04 class 09,80,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 02:05:2: chip 1102,4001 card 1102,0010 rev 04 class 0c,00,10 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 02:06:0: chip 1002,4d52 card 1002,a346 rev 00 class 04,80,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 02:07:0: chip 1033,0035 card 1033,0035 rev 41 class 0c,03,10 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 02:07:1: chip 1033,0035 card 1033,0035 rev 41 class 0c,03,10 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 02:07:2: chip 1033,00e0 card 1838,1074 rev 02 class 0c,03,20 hdr 00
(II) PCI: End of PCI scan
(II) Host-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 0: bridge is at (0:0:0), (0,0,2), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
(II) Bus 0 I/O range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
(II) Bus 0 non-prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
(II) Bus 0 prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
(II) PCI-to-ISA bridge:
(II) Bus -1: bridge is at (0:1:0), (0,-1,-1), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
(II) PCI-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 2: bridge is at (0:8:0), (0,2,2), BCTRL: 0x0002 (VGA_EN is cleared)
(II) Bus 2 I/O range:
[0] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000dfff (0x1000) IX[B]
(II) Bus 2 non-prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0xdd000000 - 0xddffffff (0x1000000) MX[B]
(II) Bus 2 prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xd9ffffff (0x2000000) MX[B]
(II) PCI-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 1: bridge is at (0:30:0), (0,1,1), BCTRL: 0x000a (VGA_EN is set)
(II) Bus 1 non-prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0xda000000 - 0xdcffffff (0x3000000) MX[B]
(II) Bus 1 prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B]
(--) PCI:*(1:0:0) nVidia Corporation unknown chipset (0x0041) rev 161, Mem @ 0xda000000/24, 0xd0000000/27, 0xdb000000/24
(II) Addressable bus resource ranges are
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
(II) OS-reported resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) PCI Memory resource overlap reduced 0xc0000000 from 0xcfffffff to 0xbfffffff
(II) Active PCI resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xdd107000 - 0xdd1070ff (0x100) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0xdd106000 - 0xdd106fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[2] -1 0 0xdd105000 - 0xdd105fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xd9ffffff (0x2000000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0xdd000000 - 0xdd0fffff (0x100000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xdd100000 - 0xdd103fff (0x4000) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xdd104000 - 0xdd1047ff (0x800) MX[B]
[7] -1 0 0xde000000 - 0xde000fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[8] -1 0 0xde003000 - 0xde0030ff (0x100) MX[B]
[9] -1 0 0xde002000 - 0xde002fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[10] -1 0 0xde001000 - 0xde001fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[11] -1 0 0xc0000000 - 0xbfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[12] -1 0 0xdb000000 - 0xdbffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[13] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[14] -1 0 0xda000000 - 0xdaffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[15] -1 0 0x0000d400 - 0x0000d407 (0x8) IX[B]
[16] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000d03f (0x40) IX[B]
[17] -1 0 0x0000f000 - 0x0000f00f (0x10) IX[B]
[18] -1 0 0x0000e800 - 0x0000e807 (0x8) IX[B]
[19] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ec1f (0x20) IX[B]
(II) Active PCI resource ranges after removing overlaps:
[0] -1 0 0xdd107000 - 0xdd1070ff (0x100) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0xdd106000 - 0xdd106fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[2] -1 0 0xdd105000 - 0xdd105fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xd9ffffff (0x2000000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0xdd000000 - 0xdd0fffff (0x100000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xdd100000 - 0xdd103fff (0x4000) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xdd104000 - 0xdd1047ff (0x800) MX[B]
[7] -1 0 0xde000000 - 0xde000fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[8] -1 0 0xde003000 - 0xde0030ff (0x100) MX[B]
[9] -1 0 0xde002000 - 0xde002fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[10] -1 0 0xde001000 - 0xde001fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[11] -1 0 0xc0000000 - 0xbfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[12] -1 0 0xdb000000 - 0xdbffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[13] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[14] -1 0 0xda000000 - 0xdaffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[15] -1 0 0x0000d400 - 0x0000d407 (0x8) IX[B]
[16] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000d03f (0x40) IX[B]
[17] -1 0 0x0000f000 - 0x0000f00f (0x10) IX[B]
[18] -1 0 0x0000e800 - 0x0000e807 (0x8) IX[B]
[19] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ec1f (0x20) IX[B]
(II) OS-reported resource ranges after removing overlaps with PCI:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) All system resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xdd107000 - 0xdd1070ff (0x100) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xdd106000 - 0xdd106fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[7] -1 0 0xdd105000 - 0xdd105fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[8] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xd9ffffff (0x2000000) MX[B]
[9] -1 0 0xdd000000 - 0xdd0fffff (0x100000) MX[B]
[10] -1 0 0xdd100000 - 0xdd103fff (0x4000) MX[B]
[11] -1 0 0xdd104000 - 0xdd1047ff (0x800) MX[B]
[12] -1 0 0xde000000 - 0xde000fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[13] -1 0 0xde003000 - 0xde0030ff (0x100) MX[B]
[14] -1 0 0xde002000 - 0xde002fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[15] -1 0 0xde001000 - 0xde001fff (0x1000) MX[B]
[16] -1 0 0xc0000000 - 0xbfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[17] -1 0 0xdb000000 - 0xdbffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[18] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[19] -1 0 0xda000000 - 0xdaffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[20] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[21] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[22] -1 0 0x0000d400 - 0x0000d407 (0x8) IX[B]
[23] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000d03f (0x40) IX[B]
[24] -1 0 0x0000f000 - 0x0000f00f (0x10) IX[B]
[25] -1 0 0x0000e800 - 0x0000e807 (0x8) IX[B]
[26] -1 0 0x0000ec00 - 0x0000ec1f (0x20) IX[B]
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.a
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.7.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "v4l"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/linux/v4l_drv.o
(II) Module v4l: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.7.0, module version = 0.0.1
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.7
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.a
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.7.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Server Extension
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension SHAPE
(II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
(II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Loading extension SYNC
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XC-MISC
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension FontCache
(II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
(II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "type1"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libtype1.a
(II) Module type1: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.7.0, module version = 1.0.2
Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font Type1
(II) Loading font CID
(II) LoadModule: "freetype"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.so
(II) Module freetype: vendor="X.Org Foundation & the After X-TT Project"
compiled for 6.7.0, module version = 2.1.0
Module class: X.Org Font Renderer
ABI class: X.Org Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font FreeType
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a
(II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.7.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading sub module "GLcore"
(II) LoadModule: "GLcore"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a
(II) Module GLcore: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.7.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "nv"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nv_drv.o
(II) Module nv: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.7.0, module version = 1.0.1
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 0.7
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 6.7.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.4
(II) v4l driver for Video4Linux
(II) NV: driver for NVIDIA chipsets: RIVA 128, RIVA TNT, RIVA TNT2,
Unknown TNT2, Vanta, RIVA TNT2 Ultra, RIVA TNT2 Model 64,
Aladdin TNT2, GeForce 256, GeForce DDR, Quadro, GeForce2 MX/MX 400,
GeForce2 MX 100/200, GeForce2 Go, Quadro2 MXR/EX/Go,
GeForce2 Integrated GPU, GeForce2 GTS, GeForce2 Ti, GeForce2 Ultra,
Quadro2 Pro, GeForce4 MX 460, GeForce4 MX 440, GeForce4 MX 420,
GeForce4 MX 440-SE, GeForce4 440 Go, GeForce4 420 Go,
GeForce4 420 Go 32M, GeForce4 460 Go, GeForce4 440 Go 64M,
GeForce4 410 Go 16M, Quadro4 500 GoGL, Quadro4 550 XGL, Quadro4 NVS,
GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X, GeForce4 MX 440SE with AGP8X,
GeForce4 MX 420 with AGP8X, GeForce4 448 Go, GeForce4 488 Go,
Quadro4 580 XGL, Quadro4 280 NVS, Quadro4 380 XGL,
GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU, GeForce3, GeForce3 Ti 200,
GeForce3 Ti 500, Quadro DCC, GeForce4 Ti 4600, GeForce4 Ti 4400,
0x0252, GeForce4 Ti 4200, Quadro4 900 XGL, Quadro4 750 XGL,
Quadro4 700 XGL, GeForce4 Ti 4800, GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X,
GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE, GeForce4 4200 Go, Quadro4 700 GoGL,
Quadro4 980 XGL, Quadro4 780 XGL, GeForce FX 5800 Ultra,
GeForce FX 5800, Quadro FX 2000, Quadro FX 1000,
GeForce FX 5600 Ultra, GeForce FX 5600, 0x0313, GeForce FX 5600SE,
0x0316, 0x0317, GeForce FX Go5600, GeForce FX Go5650,
Quadro FX Go700, 0x031D, 0x031E, 0x031F, GeForce FX 5200,
GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, GeForce FX 5200, GeForce FX 5200SE,
GeForce FX Go5200, GeForce FX Go5250, GeForce FX Go5200 32M/64M,
0x0329, Quadro NVS 280 PCI, Quadro FX 500, GeForce FX Go5300,
GeForce FX Go5100, 0x032F, GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, GeForce FX 5900,
GeForce FX 5900XT, GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, 0x0334, Quadro FX 3000,
GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, GeForce FX 5700, GeForce FX 5700LE,
GeForce FX 5700VE, 0x0345, GeForce FX Go5700, GeForce FX Go5700,
0x0349, 0x034B, Quadro FX Go1000, Quadro FX 1100, 0x034F
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

Now I downloaded and tried to install the nvidia driver from the nvidia website!

I got this error:

I am posting the series of errors I got

No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like the installer to attempt to download
a kernel interface for your kernel from the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)?

Yes No

Yes, then:

No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site; this means that the installer will need
to compile a kernel interface for your kernel.

OK

Ok Then,

ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel. Please make sure you have installed
the kernel source files for your kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify
the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.

OK Then,

RROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find
suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at
www.nvidia.com.


At which point it dumps me back out to the console.

So, here is the log file for /var/log/nvidia-installer.log

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sat Feb 5 19:44:08 2005

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : false
no questions : false
silent : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /root/tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source
files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the
'--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.


Any ideas on what I can do?

Thanks!
 
Old 02-05-2005, 08:29 PM   #14
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BTW I also installed the kernel source files, but it still can't find them.

However, now I get a new error message along the way:

WARNING: Your kernel was configured to include rivafb support as
a loadable kernel module.

The rivafb driver conflicts with the NVIDIA driver; the
NVIDIA kernel module will still be built and installed,
but be aware that the NVIDIA driver will not be able to
function properly if the rivafb module is loaded!


Then, it tries to compile the kernel, and tells me this:

ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.o'. This is most likely because the kernel module was built using
the wrong kernel source files. Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel;
on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the
correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the
'--kernel-source-path' commandline option.

and then this:

ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find
suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at
www.nvidia.com.

And the new log file:


nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sat Feb 5 20:28:07 2005

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : false
no questions : false
silent : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /root/tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/linux'
-> Performing CC test with CC="cc".
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing rivafb module check.
WARNING: Your kernel was configured to include rivafb support as
a loadable kernel module.

The rivafb driver conflicts with the NVIDIA driver; the
NVIDIA kernel module will still be built and installed,
but be aware that the NVIDIA driver will not be able to
function properly if the rivafb module is loaded!
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
rm -f nv.o nv-vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv-linux.o nv_comp
iler.h *.d NVdriver nvidia.o
-> Building kernel module:
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/usr/src/linux SYSOUT=/usr/s
rc/linux'...
Your kernel was configured to include rivafb support as
a loadable kernel module.

The rivafb driver conflicts with the NVIDIA driver; the
NVIDIA kernel module will still be built and installed,
but be aware that the NVIDIA driver will not be able to
function properly if the rivafb module is loaded!

*** Failed rivafb module sanity check, but continuing! ***

echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`cc -v 2>&1 | tail -n 1`\" > nv_compiler.h
cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
arentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -fno-common -UDEBUG -
U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -DNTRM -D_G
NU_SOURCE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1
-DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=6629 -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DNV_INT
64_OK -DNVCPU_X86 -DNV_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE_4 -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESE
NT -DNV_PCI_DISABLE_DEVICE_PRESENT -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include -Wno-cast-q
ual -Wno-error nv.c
cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
arentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -fno-common -UDEBUG -
U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -DNTRM -D_G
NU_SOURCE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1
-DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=6629 -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DNV_INT
64_OK -DNVCPU_X86 -DNV_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE_4 -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESE
NT -DNV_PCI_DISABLE_DEVICE_PRESENT -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include -Wno-cast-q
ual -Wno-error nv-vm.c
cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
arentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -fno-common -UDEBUG -
U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -DNTRM -D_G
NU_SOURCE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1
-DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=6629 -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DNV_INT
64_OK -DNVCPU_X86 -DNV_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE_4 -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESE
NT -DNV_PCI_DISABLE_DEVICE_PRESENT -I. -I/usr/src/
linux/include -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error os-agp.c
cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
arentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -fno-common -UDEBUG -
U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -DNTRM -D_G
NU_SOURCE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1
-DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=6629 -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DNV_INT
64_OK -DNVCPU_X86 -DNV_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE_4 -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESE
NT -DNV_PCI_DISABLE_DEVICE_PRESENT -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include -Wno-cast-q
ual -Wno-error os-interface.c
cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
arentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -fno-common -UDEBUG -
U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -DNTRM -D_G
NU_SOURCE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1
-DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=6629 -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DNV_INT
64_OK -DNVCPU_X86 -DNV_REM
AP_PAGE_RANGE_4 -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESENT -DNV_PCI_DISABLE_DEVICE_PRESEN
T -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error os-registry.c
ld -r -o nv-linux.o nv.o nv-vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o
ld -r -o nvidia.o nv-linux.o nv-kernel.o
-> done.
-> Kernel module compilation complete.
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.o'. This is most likely
because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source
files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the
'--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.o':
-1 Invalid module format
-> Kernel messages:
No module found in object
keyboard.c: can't emulate rawmode for keycode 240
keyboard.c: can't emulate rawmode for keycode 240
No module found in object
No module found in object
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
 
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