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Old 11-10-2003, 12:45 AM   #1
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GeForce 4 Ti 4200 and Mandrake 9.1


Hello!
I've tested the latest driver from NVIDIA, but
still I can't start the XFree86.

The XFree log file is here:
dmix.planora.fi/log/XFree86_0_log.htm

What's wrong?
Br
-Vitali
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:47 AM   #2
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I'm running the Ti4200 but i didn't have to install the nvidia drivers to start X. You may have installed X wrong. Did you install kde, gnome, or another manager when installing mandrake?
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:49 AM   #3
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You know this is funny, I haven't been able to boot up Linux in the last few days (using Windows right now). I have the same graphic card, installed the latest drivers and now it gives me errors when trying to start X-Server.

When I have time I guess I'll have to use Slackware-live, change init from 4 to 3 so I can actually login.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:55 AM   #4
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strange, i know you need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config and change the driver somewhere down in the file from "nv" to "nvidia"

maybe that will fix it
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:56 AM   #5
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Hi!
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Originally posted by zekko
You know this is funny, I haven't been able to boot up Linux in the last few days (using Windows right now). I have the same graphic card, installed the latest drivers and now it gives me errors when trying to start X-Server.

When I have time I guess I'll have to use Slackware-live, change init from 4 to 3 so I can actually login.
Have you got X started before? I can't, even 1 time.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:56 AM   #6
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btw, did you type startx vitalis70?
 
Old 11-10-2003, 01:00 AM   #7
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Well I got it so its a graphical login, but it says something about X-Server failing to start.

And this just started happening after I installed the drivers.

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strange, i know you need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config and change the driver somewhere down in the file from "nv" to "nvidia"

maybe that will fix it
I'll try that.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 01:02 AM   #8
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Originally posted by tearinox
I'm running the Ti4200 but i didn't have to install the nvidia drivers to start X. You may have installed X wrong. Did you install kde, gnome, or another manager when installing mandrake?
Yes, I have both kde and Gnome.
I have TFT monitor, connected via DVI interface - might it cause troubles?
 
Old 11-10-2003, 01:05 AM   #9
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btw, did you type startx vitalis70?
Yes, of course
Black screen only
 
Old 11-10-2003, 01:06 AM   #10
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Originally posted by zekko
Well I got it so its a graphical login, but it says something about X-Server failing to start.

And this just started happening after I installed the drivers.

I'll try that.
In my case I've got:

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

The whole log is here:

http://dmix.planora.fi/log/XFree86_0_log.htm
 
Old 11-10-2003, 01:12 AM   #11
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find a few links with ppl with the same problem.. too tired to figure it out tho here they are;
http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/.../msg01202.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/xfree86@.../msg03340.html

hopefully those will give you some hint on whats going on. gl
 
Old 11-10-2003, 01:13 AM   #12
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strange, i know you need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config and change the driver somewhere down in the file from "nv" to "nvidia"
maybe that will fix it
Actually, I have 2 files: XF86Config and XF86Config-4. I tested to edit both of them. Nothing
 
Old 11-10-2003, 02:07 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by tearinox
find a few links with ppl with the same problem.. too tired to figure it out tho here they are;
http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/.../msg01202.html
http://www.mail-archive.com/xfree86@.../msg03340.html
hopefully those will give you some hint on whats going on. gl
Seems that I have to disable load "glx" and test it.
 
Old 11-10-2003, 12:29 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by vitalis70
Seems that I have to disable load "glx" and test it.
Ok, here goes my first ever post:

I found the solution to this on the web this weekend. Simply changing the driver to "nvidia" from nv doesn't do it. What I did was this:

in XF86Config-4, display device setting

1. change driver from "nv" to "nvidia"
2. Add line Option "NvAGP" "1"

also,

in modules add

nvidia

to the bottom of the list.

the first time I rebooted after this, I got a screen flash of the nividia logo before X started, and everything was fine - my video performance was WAY better. Note that this is after I installed the latest nvidia driver (yes I had to compile it as well)

I apologize if my instructions are confusing, or overly simplified, I'm a long time Windows developer who is just now giving Linux a try and loving it... The experts may be able to tell you why this works.

Hope this helps,

FH
 
Old 11-11-2003, 02:49 AM   #15
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Originally posted by Fritzenhammer
Ok, here goes my first ever post:

in XF86Config-4, display device setting

1. change driver from "nv" to "nvidia"
2. Add line Option "NvAGP" "1"

also,

in modules add

nvidia

to the bottom of the list.
FH
That's quite good advice - Iäm going to test it. Thanks a lot!

How that line "nvidia" in modules should looks?

Br
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