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Old 06-05-2006, 02:38 PM   #1
n1k
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Question Issue with nVidia drivers when starting X


I've recently tried installing the latest graphics drivers available on the nVidia website. When I install the drivers, the setup program seems to run without a hitch, but when I reboot I get the error:

Code:
Failed to load module "glx" (a required submodule could not be loaded, 0)
Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
no drivers available
Fatal server error: no screens found
I have changed "nvidia" in xorg.conf to "vesa" as a temporary fix so I can at least use my computer, but I'd like to get these drivers working! (the "nv" drivers cause x to crash when I log on so I'm not using those either)

My video card is a GeForce 7800GT and I'm running the testing release of Debian.

Thanks,
Nik.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 03:48 PM   #2
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you have to edit the xorg.conf file. read the readme or install file that came with the driver. or check nvidia site.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 04:00 PM   #3
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the ddefault install path for the nvidia drivers with the nvidia installer does not work now with xorg 7.0. You have to pass the installer a parametre

uninstall the nvidia driver first using the nvidia installer, same procedure as you isntalled it expcet instead of ./nvidiablahblahblahblah.run do ./nvidiablahblahblahblah.run --uninstall

that will unisntall the driver and its modules

then run the installer again but this time use this command

./nvidia.run –x-module-path=/usr/lib/xorg/modules/

then just tell the instlaler to edit the xorg file when it asks, you will then get the nvidia driver working and glx etc etc will work. This is the method I used when I encountered this problem a few days ago.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 04:04 PM   #4
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You need to uncomment
Load "dri"

and change the driver from
"nv" to nvidia

That should do it. I believe that you might also have to uncomment
Load "Gclore"

Make sure to read the instructions though.

---------------------------------------------
Examples from my config
---------------------------------------------

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
#Load "dri"((Either place a # sign before or delete this entry))
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"

-----------------------------------------------------

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x]"
Driver "nv" ((CHANGE TO nvidia))
 
Old 06-05-2006, 04:43 PM   #5
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the newest drivers will edit the xorg.cfg for you.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 05:08 PM   #6
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i downloaded the newest driver available, and still had the problem
 
Old 06-05-2006, 05:40 PM   #7
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Open up your X config and look at it.

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Take a look at what I posted.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 06:59 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone. Michael_aust your method worked perfectly, thanks a lot!
 
  


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