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Old 11-23-2003, 10:26 AM   #1
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GLX Problem


Hello, this is a NOOB talking

I have a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 128DDRam and I installed the official drivers for it, and it's working without problems, configured the XF86Config file enabled the LOAD "GLX" and even the LOAD "DRI" ( not to sure I should have done that, please tell if i should disable it too

And now, I startX... it's working smooth, but after i kill the X server i see some errors like Error loading the GLX module or smth like that... anyway... if someone can give me instructions to find out the problem and fix it would be a sweet :P

Thank you very much, all you advanced users.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 01:33 PM   #2
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Is the driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run?
What installation step(s) you've done?
 
Old 11-23-2003, 01:54 PM   #3
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No, I have installed this one - NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run -

did "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run" and afterwards followed the steps from there. But i did had a problem wich i tought the installer solved it...

it said that there are no precompiled kernel interfaces, and he tried to connect to the internet to download a precompiled kernel interface but i dont have a current internet connection on linux and won't even have too soon so he got DNS error and after DNS error the installer "said" that it will compile the interface and DONE. It works but with now GLX (

Is NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run better than NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run ? and if yes where can i get it from ? or how can i get and compile the kernel interface the Driver installers was talking about ? Or even better :P how the heck i make GLX work ?! : )_) ) )

Thanks.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 05:30 PM   #4
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can someone give me a hand here please ?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:43 PM   #5
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why don't you try to uninstall the driver. It won't solve your problem but at least you can get the 'original' X back. Try typing :

# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run -A

it will bring you the advanced options and some clue to uninstall the driver. If i'm not mistaken you should run :

#sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run --uninstall

I've never done this before so i won't guarantee anything if something strange come up later. But i guest it worth a try ....

Happy uninstalling
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:49 PM   #6
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Hmm... the distribution I use (Ark Linux) has full support for nvidia. I know that doesn't help you much since that's not what you run, but their release notes (which can be found here: http://ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distrib.../RELEASE-NOTES) explain the method they used to get it to work properly.

Hope that helps (a little bit)
Hapy hacking

EDIT -- Oh, I'm so sorry.. I didn't realize you weren't using an RPM-based distribution. The release notes _may_ help a little bit, but for the most part you can disregard this message

SORRY!!

Last edited by Poprocks; 11-24-2003 at 02:52 PM.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:51 PM   #7
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by the way ..

why did you change the XF86config configuration and enable the load glx and load dri line ?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 04:21 PM   #8
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Well lemme answer your replays from the start

1. Why should I uninstall the driver ? It is working OK only that I get that annoing error message after i kill the X server, and if iwould had uninstalled the driver i would had get back to 800x600 resolutions at 16 bit ? (( NO SIR, instead of that i peaked into it more and go to run at 1280x1024 at 24 bits ) THANKS GOD

2. The info you gaved me would had been very usefull if i had used ARK or a similar distro. Thanks anyway.

3. Why did i enabled the GLX and DRI modules, well... because i got the error before enabling them, so first i tought that if i enable them i'll get rid of the error, but it wasnt like that, and anyway now i have them enabled and they work fine without errors.

To be frankly i dont even know what for is GLX and DRI, maybe if someone can explain so i can understand too would be nice ?!

So... the thing is that i made them work Okay. See ya.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 07:50 AM   #9
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Sometime problems are solved just by reading the README

So ...

I read the README and didn't find the part that told us to enable the DRI.
Just change the nv to nvidia and enable the glx part (both are in XF86config)
 
Old 12-04-2003, 04:10 PM   #10
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"I read the README and didn't find the part that told us to enable the DRI.
Just change the nv to nvidia and enable the glx part (both are in XF86config)"

From the Nvidia read me:

If you already have an XF86Config file working with a different driver
(such as the 'nv' or 'vesa' driver), then all you need to do is find
the relevant Device section and replace the line:

Driver "nv"
(or Driver "vesa")

with

Driver "nvidia"

In the Module section, make sure you have:

Load "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"

As a futher note, you should also have the source code for your current kernel version installed so the nvidia installer can make a module. :-)
 
Old 12-05-2003, 02:45 PM   #11
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more complete and detail error message will surely help those expert guru to solve the problem

perhaps if you could post the more complete and detail error message
 
  


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