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Old 11-16-2004, 06:52 PM   #1
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Display Driver Install Mess Up


I've just tried to install the latest NVIDIA drivers on my MANDRAKE 10.1 box.

Installation went fine.

Readme file said some about editing a Xorg.config file or something like that, and I done it.

Only now I get the linux kernel and no xwindows how is this fixed?

Thanks
 
Old 11-16-2004, 11:02 PM   #2
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Im not sure if I quite understand exactly what you are saying but on the info I have it sounds like your init runlevel is set to 3, You can change this in the file /etc/inittab, open it with an editor and change this line...

id:3:initdefault:

change it to

id:5:initdefault:

that will make your box boot into X by default, you might try making sure the driver installed correctly first though, on the command line type

startx

you should see an NVIDIA logo before the desktop loads if the driver is working.

hope this helps,

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Old 11-17-2004, 03:21 AM   #3
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startx fails with a number of errors

I think I need to undo the changes I made to /etc/x11/xorg.conf.

How do I edit files from the prompt?
 
Old 11-18-2004, 03:48 AM   #4
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there are a few text editiors that you can use from a prompt...emacs, vi, vim, elvis, and others....they are a bit tricky to learn. The easiest one is pico hopefully its on your system.

just invoke the editor command and the file name when you are in the directory with the file. i.e. --

pico XORG.conf

or

emacs XORG.conf

etc,etc,etc

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Old 11-18-2004, 04:08 AM   #5
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thanks for your reply.

Have found that if I run modprobe nvidia and then startx it works fine.

Just have to find somewhere to put that modprobe so I don't have to type it everytime linux starts.

any ideas?

thanks
 
Old 11-18-2004, 07:54 AM   #6
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I found a fix for this have no idea how it works but it does

type as root

cat >> /etc/modprobe.preload

then type nvidia

than press ctrl + c

and the jobs a good un.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 05:12 AM   #7
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Bad Display driver - RedHat7.1

Hi,

I have a CTX EZ700 Laptop - I'm trying to install RH7.1

The display driver it autodetects for me is WORSE than the one it uses in the install process.

(very very lowres and only uses tiny part of the screen - rest is black).

I've tried picking others but none work. I think this is really crappy because the installation process somehow manages perfectly.

Does anyone know the Display Driver that the installation program uses - I would be happy using that.

Many thanks - Xanadu
 
  


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