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Old 11-27-2004, 03:40 PM   #1
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Installed nvidia driver, doesnt work though


Im running fedora core 3 and I have the geforce 6800gt and I followed this tutorial to install the driver. This worked without problems although the installer mentioned something about a conflict with rivafb (Im a big linux newbie).
After everything was done I typed init 5 and I briefly saw the nvidia logo and then I was back in fedora. I Immediately rebooted but then X couldnt be started Fedora then reconfigured it and now Im back to where I was. The driver is installed, but if I change xorg.conf and reboot x again cant be started

I have very little knowledge about linux (learning every day ) so I hope someone can help me. I want these drivers installed because I want a higher refreshrate, my screen is now flickering a lot

btw: how can I attach files? I want to attach xorg.conf and the log so you can better help me but I dont see the option
 
Old 11-27-2004, 04:02 PM   #2
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take a look at the log file, something like /var/log/Xorg.#.log - that may give you a clue as to what's going on. particularly look for lines with (EE) showing an error.

you can use grep to make that easier - for ex:

cat Xorg.0.log | grep EE

also note you don't need to use init - you can keep it in runlevel 3, and use "startx" to start X
 
Old 11-27-2004, 04:40 PM   #3
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Code:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0) *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

Fatal server error:
no screen found
Hopefully someone can help me with this, because Im lost

edit: I also found this line:

Code:
(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (NVIDIA X driver not found)

Last edited by Schumi4ever; 11-27-2004 at 04:42 PM.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 05:11 PM   #4
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from root modprobe nvidia if nothing happens,try to statx as as user,if you get a error you may need to change xorg.conf back to nv until you get it fixed.Also make sure you have followed the instructions on how to edit xorg.conf.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 05:26 PM   #5
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from root modprobe nvidia if nothing happens,try to statx as as user,if you get a error you may need to change xorg.conf back to nv until you get it fixed.Also make sure you have followed the instructions on how to edit xorg.conf.
When I do modprobe (as root) is says command not found.

afaik I have edited xorg.conf correctly, but just in case it would be nice if I could upload my xorg.conf but this forum doesnt allow attachements
 
Old 11-27-2004, 05:36 PM   #6
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I don't use fedora and if modprobe doesn't work<very strange> see if this helps; http://rebus.webz.cz/
 
Old 11-27-2004, 09:14 PM   #7
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make sure to check out the nvidia readme - especially sec. 4, frequently asked questions:

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...629/README.txt
 
Old 11-28-2004, 11:39 AM   #8
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Try this link
 
Old 11-28-2004, 08:37 PM   #9
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the reason is simple, the nvidia module is not being loaded by the system at start up. Most distros if not all should include all system binaries in the /sbin/ directory, so try /sbin/modprobe nvidia and that should work. Now I have no idea where to insert that for startup, you'll have to search on that one.
 
  


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