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Old 01-05-2005, 09:05 AM   #1
tuxicus
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Registered: Jan 2005
Distribution: SuSE 8.1 pro
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KDE doesn't start after installation of new NVIDIA-driver


Hi!

I wanted to update the driver for My GeForce "Riva TNT2" to enable 3D-support. My OS is SuSE 8.1 pro. I downloaded the packages:

NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.suse81.i586.rpm
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.suse81.i586.rpm

and installed them as explained on nvidia.com KDE didn't start after I had installed this packages and I don't know why. Sax2 does not start, too. Is it a problem, that i used the packages for suse81-i586? I think Suse 8.1 is i386. What does this mean?

Thank you!



P.S.: This could help:

<<XF86Config>>

# /.../
# SaX generated XFree86 config file
# Created on: 2005-01-05.
#
# Version: 4.7
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2001
#
# Automatically generated by [SaX2] (4.7)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "type1"
Load "dbe"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "v4l"
Load "speedo"
Load "extmod"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "Keyboard"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "MapName" "Standard Keyboard [ pc104 ]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "de"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "ButtonNumber" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 30-85
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "105596"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "BELINEA"
VertRefresh 50-120
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "640x480" 55.00 640 672 732 864 480 488 494 530
Modeline "1024x768" 71.39 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 776 802
Modeline "1024x768" 81.59 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 777 802
Modeline "1024x768" 91.79 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 781 802
Modeline "1024x768" 101.99 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 781 802
Modeline "1024x768" 112.88 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 781 802
Modeline "800x600" 43.68 800 816 928 1072 600 600 606 626
Modeline "800x600" 49.92 800 816 928 1072 600 600 607 626
Modeline "800x600" 56.16 800 816 928 1072 600 600 613 626
Modeline "800x600" 62.40 800 816 928 1112 600 600 613 626
Modeline "800x600" 68.64 800 816 928 1112 600 600 613 626
Modeline "800x600" 74.88 800 816 928 1112 600 600 613 626
Modeline "640x480" 27.96 640 656 720 864 480 480 485 501
Modeline "640x480" 31.95 640 656 720 864 480 480 485 501
Modeline "640x480" 35.94 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
Modeline "640x480" 39.94 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
Modeline "640x480" 43.93 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
Modeline "640x480" 47.92 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
EndSection


Section "Device"
BoardName "RIVA TNT2 Model 64"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
#Option "NvAGP" "0" # disable agp
#Option "NvAGP" "1" # use nvidia agp
#Option "NvAGP" "2" # use agpgart
#Option "NvAGP" "3" # try 2 than 1
VendorName "NVidia"


EndSection


Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection




<<XFree86.0.log>>


XFree86 Version 4.2.0 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
Release Date: 23 January 2002
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See XFree86.Org/)
Build Operating System: SuSE Linux [ELF] SuSE
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Wed Jan 5 15:48:26 2005

(...)

(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest" does not exist.
Entry deleted from font path.

(...)

(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 565
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xE6000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xDF000000
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

(...)
 
Old 01-05-2005, 09:13 AM   #2
rjlee
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All i386 code will work with an i586 provided that you have an i586 processor (or a processor above this in the x86 series).

The problem here is that the NVdriver kernel module isn't loaded. Try running
Code:
modprobe nvdriver
You might also try modprobing for nvidia or nv.

If that doesn't work, you'll have to recompile your kernel, enabling support for the NVidia graphics cards.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 09:13 AM   #3
mikEdub
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Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Gentoo, GentooX
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I don't know about SuSe but the newest nvidia drivers wouldn't work with Fedora Core 3. I had to change the Driver line to "nv" instead of nvidia (nv is the standard xorg (or xfree in your case) drivers. that should fix your problem.


Section "Device"
BoardName "RIVA TNT2 Model 64"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia" < -- change to nv
Identifier "Device[0]"
#Option "NvAGP" "0" # disable agp
#Option "NvAGP" "1" # use nvidia agp
#Option "NvAGP" "2" # use agpgart
#Option "NvAGP" "3" # try 2 than 1
VendorName "NVidia"
 
Old 01-05-2005, 10:15 AM   #4
tuxicus
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Registered: Jan 2005
Distribution: SuSE 8.1 pro
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I tried to load the modules but was notified that the modules nvdriver, nvidia and nv could not be located.
Changing "nvidia" into" "nv" also didn't help.

Can you tell me how to recompile the kernel? I don't know, what went wrong.
 
  


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