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Old 03-13-2004, 12:41 AM   #1
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Cannot boot up on Linux, have to boot onto Linux-nonfb after installing nvidia driver


I installed my nvidia drivers without any errors, I edited the files no prob, saved em and all that, but when Mandrake boots up, it asks if u wanna boot failsafe, Linux, Linux-nonfb and floppy, when I choose the normal Linux, when it makes an attempt to go to KDE and start up, the screen goes black, and aa bunch of blue lines appear at the bottom of my screen..

Anyone know what the problem might be?
 
Old 03-13-2004, 04:51 PM   #2
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The frame buffer has different screen sizes and color depths, check your bootloader config file to see which one it has. Maybe try another setting.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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I dont know how to check my boot loader config file, or change any settings. I am a newbie to Linux.

Can you explain what you mean by 'the frame has a different screen sizes and color depths"?

I would like to learn what all this stuff means.

Thank you
~Kyle .
 
Old 03-13-2004, 08:30 PM   #4
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ANYONE?!?!??????
 
Old 03-13-2004, 09:02 PM   #5
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Screw it, im going back to windows in like 5 hours, im tired of this shit, all these errors, cant play games or get my sound workin, a waste of time.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 11:04 PM   #6
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I mean setting it with the option...

vga=???

what bootloader do you have?


Here are some example settings...


vga=???


text


80x25 text

vga16


80x25 text, 640 x 480 GUI

785


80x30 text, 640 x 480 GUI (frame buffer)

788


100x37 text, 800 x 600 GUI (frame buffer)

791


130x48 text, 1024 x 768 GUI (frame buffer)

794


158x64 text, 1280 x 1024 GUI (frame buffer)

Others you can play with:

0x0f01


80x50 text

0x0f02


80x43 text

0x0f03


80x28 text

0x0f05


80x30 text

0x0f06


80x34 text

0x0f07


80x60 text

0x0122


100x30 text

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prompt for desired video characteristics to use. You can use this to determine the selections actually available for your video card.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 12:23 PM   #7
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i too am having this problem, its the video card and ill swear it up and down, i put in my voodoo4 4500 last night just to see if it is the card, and slackware10 and mandrake9 (just like last time) ran kde with no problem

i installed the nvidia drivers and edited xf86config just liek it said....when i ran startx the end of the log file tells me there is somehting wrong with the modules...i believe its /usr/src/lib/modules or somethign to that nature

its quit irritating
 
  


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