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Old 03-22-2012, 08:56 PM   #16
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Hi,

so it seems you still didn't try the nouveau drivers. Any reason?

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #17
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I forgot about nvidia-xconfig. Try running
Code:
sudo nvidia-xconfig
the restarting gdm.
If that fails then nouveau has to be the way.

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:58 PM   #18
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evo2 -- I didn't forget about nouveau

Hi and thanks for all the help. I tried nouveau once already and it generated that huge file I posted!
But reading through it I think that vesa may have been in the way. So, as we speak, I am reinstalling and going to try the nouveau install.

My next question is this >> how do I adjust nouveau's settings (specifically, the screen resolution) since there is no xorg.conf file.

Also, I am worried that even nouveau won't play with my newer video card. I found this on a ubuntu site:

"By default Ubuntu will use the open source video driver called Nouveau for your NVIDIA graphics card. This driver lacks support for 3D acceleration and may not work with the very latest video cards or technologies from NVIDIA.

(https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia)

oh well, one last try I guess.

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Old 03-22-2012, 10:22 PM   #19
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Are you using Debian Squeeze or Testing? Because i was under the impression you were using Squeeze
 
Old 03-23-2012, 11:52 AM   #20
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One more try using Nouveau

Here's what I tried this time (trying to use the free driver nouveau):

((I'm using Debian Squeeze))


* Add "contrib non-free" to each of the lines in /etc/apt/sources.list
* apt-get update
* apt-get remove /etc/X11/xorg.conf
* Removed all instances of "nvidia" using dpkg -l '*nvidia*' | grep ^ii
* apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
* Reboot

There was no change. Im still stuck with a maximum resolution of 800x600. Any help would be appreciated.
I have attached the file Xorg.0.log (I had to break it up into 4 pieces because it was so large) The last piece is on my next reply.
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File Type: txt Xorg.0.1.txt (16.3 KB, 4 views)
File Type: txt Xorg.0.2.txt (11.5 KB, 4 views)
File Type: txt Xorg.0.3.txt (17.6 KB, 3 views)
 
Old 03-23-2012, 11:54 AM   #21
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My Last Xorg.0.log file

Here is the 4th of 4 files representing Xorg.0.log

Thanks.
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File Type: txt Xorg.0.4.txt (3.3 KB, 4 views)
 
Old 03-23-2012, 12:08 PM   #22
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When using the non-free drivers.
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Originally Posted by 273 View Post
I forgot about nvidia-xconfig. Try running
Code:
sudo nvidia-xconfig
the restarting gdm.
If that fails then nouveau has to be the way.
This is a program that can be run in the terminal and creates an xorg.conf based upon the NVIDIA drivers. I'm sorry I missed this earlier but it's been a while since I did things from scratch as I normally hang on to my xorg.conf for this very reason.

Regarding your present situation to remove xorg.conf it's not a package but a file located in /etc/X11 so you remove it by:
Code:
sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Or, if you would like to keep it "just in case":
Code:
sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old

Last edited by 273; 03-23-2012 at 12:09 PM.
 
Old 03-26-2012, 06:13 AM   #23
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Hi,

there were a few intersting things in the log file.

Code:
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drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card7
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card8
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card9
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card10
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card11
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card12
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card13
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card14
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card15
(EE) [drm] failed to open device
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
(II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
(II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.so
(II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 0.0.2
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
Anyway, first please remove your /etc/X11/xorg.conf as discussed in previous posts, and try starting X again.

Evo2.

PS. If you need to post your Xorg.0.log again, please consider first compressing it with gzip: then it should all fit as one attachment.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #24
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My Solution: Install Wheezy

I gave up on Debian Stable. But I did have success installing Debian Testing. Was able to install my Graphics card without any hiccups.
Thanks for the help.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #25
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That's because you ignored what i said. Can't say i blame you though. You got bombarded with information everyone with there own ideas of what the problem is.
 
  


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