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Old 08-18-2003, 04:29 PM   #1
foxbat
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Mandrake 9.1: Various questions


Hi! I have just installed MD9.1...and now I have some questions for all of you!

Question 1) Installing Nvidia drivers.

I've picked the right drivers (IA32), installed them with using the sh command wiht no problems...unfortunately all I get as a result of editing the XF86Config file is...you guessed it: A black screen. I have checked that the kernel and the version of XFree is recent enough, and I have made sure to install the kernel modutils package. Looking at the bottom of the log file, I can easily see that 'something' is wrong, but I don't know why or what it exactly means.

My GPU is a Geforce3 Ti200 btw...

Config- and log file below for your viewing pleasure.

--------Start of config file--------------------

# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "dk"
Option "XkbCompat" ""
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
HorizSync 24-70
VertRefresh 45-120

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce3 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection

-----------------End of config file--------------------------

-----------------Start of log file-----------------------------

XFree86 Version 4.3.0
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.21-0.13mdksmp i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 12 March 2003
Before reporting problems, check XFree86.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
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: Mon Aug 18 18:47:55 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
(==) ServerLayout "layout1"
(**) |-->Screen "screen1" (0)
(**) | |-->Monitor "monitor1"
(**) | |-->Device "device1"
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard1"
(WW) Option "XkbCompat" requires an string value
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) XKB: model: "pc105"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "dk"
(**) XKB: layout: "dk"
(WW) Option "XkbOptions" requires an string value
(==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled
(**) |-->Input Device "Mouse1"
(**) FontPath set to "unix/:-1"
(==) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
(**) Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
Using vt 8
(--) using VT number 8

(II) Open APM successful
(II) Module ABI versions:
XFree86 ANSI C Emulation: 0.2
XFree86 Video Driver: 0.6
XFree86 XInput driver : 0.4
XFree86 Server Extension : 0.2
XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.4
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
(II) Module bitmap: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font Bitmap
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) PCI: Probing config type using method 1
(II) PCI: Config type is 1
(II) PCI: stages = 0x03, oldVal1 = 0x00000000, mode1Res1 = 0x80000000
(II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
(II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 1106,3099 card 1106,3099 rev 00 class 06,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:01:0: chip 1106,b099 card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 06,04,00 hdr 01
(II) PCI: 00:0c:0: chip 10ec,8139 card 10bd,0320 rev 10 class 02,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:11:0: chip 1106,3147 card 1106,3147 rev 00 class 06,01,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:11:1: chip 1106,0571 card 1106,0571 rev 06 class 01,01,8a hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:11:2: chip 1106,3038 card 0925,1234 rev 23 class 0c,03,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:11:3: chip 1106,3038 card 0925,1234 rev 23 class 0c,03,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:11:5: chip 1106,3059 card 1106,4511 rev 40 class 04,01,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 01:00:0: chip 10de,0201 card 0000,0000 rev a3 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: End of PCI scan
(II) Host-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 0: bridge is at (0:0:0), (0,0,1), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
(II) Bus 0 I/O range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
(II) Bus 0 non-prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
(II) Bus 0 prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
(II) PCI-to-PCI bridge:
(II) Bus 1: bridge is at (0:1:0), (0,1,1), BCTRL: 0x000c (VGA_EN is set)
(II) Bus 1 non-prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0xe4000000 - 0xe5ffffff (0x2000000) MX[B]
(II) Bus 1 prefetchable memory range:
[0] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x10000000) MX[B]
(II) PCI-to-ISA bridge:
(II) Bus -1: bridge is at (0:17:0), (0,-1,-1), BCTRL: 0x0008 (VGA_EN is set)
(--) PCI:*(1:0:0) nVidia Corporation NV20 [GeForce3 Ti 200] rev 163, Mem @ 0xe4000000/24, 0xd0000000/27, 0xd8000000/19
(II) Addressable bus resource ranges are
[0] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0xffffffff (0x0) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0000ffff (0x10000) IX[B]
(II) OS-reported resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) PCI Memory resource overlap reduced 0xe0000000 from 0xe3ffffff to 0xdfffffff
(II) Active PCI resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xe6000000 - 0xe60000ff (0x100) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[2] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xd807ffff (0x80000) MX[B](B)
[3] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[4] -1 0 0xe4000000 - 0xe4ffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[5] -1 0 0x0000e000 - 0x0000e0ff (0x100) IX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dc1f (0x20) IX[B]
[7] -1 0 0x0000d800 - 0x0000d81f (0x20) IX[B]
[8] -1 0 0x0000d400 - 0x0000d40f (0x10) IX[B]
[9] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000d0ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) Active PCI resource ranges after removing overlaps:
[0] -1 0 0xe6000000 - 0xe60000ff (0x100) MX[B]
[1] -1 0 0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[2] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xd807ffff (0x80000) MX[B](B)
[3] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[4] -1 0 0xe4000000 - 0xe4ffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[5] -1 0 0x0000e000 - 0x0000e0ff (0x100) IX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dc1f (0x20) IX[B]
[7] -1 0 0x0000d800 - 0x0000d81f (0x20) IX[B]
[8] -1 0 0x0000d400 - 0x0000d40f (0x10) IX[B]
[9] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000d0ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) OS-reported resource ranges after removing overlaps with PCI:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[6] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) All system resource ranges:
[0] -1 0 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0 0xe6000000 - 0xe60000ff (0x100) MX[B]
[6] -1 0 0xe0000000 - 0xdfffffff (0x0) MX[B]O
[7] -1 0 0xd8000000 - 0xd807ffff (0x80000) MX[B](B)
[8] -1 0 0xd0000000 - 0xd7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[9] -1 0 0xe4000000 - 0xe4ffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[10] -1 0 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[11] -1 0 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[12] -1 0 0x0000e000 - 0x0000e0ff (0x100) IX[B]
[13] -1 0 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dc1f (0x20) IX[B]
[14] -1 0 0x0000d800 - 0x0000d81f (0x20) IX[B]
[15] -1 0 0x0000d400 - 0x0000d40f (0x10) IX[B]
[16] -1 0 0x0000d000 - 0x0000d0ff (0x100) IX[B]
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdbe.a
(II) Module dbe: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "v4l"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/linux/v4l_drv.o
(II) Module v4l: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 0.0.1
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libextmod.a
(II) Module extmod: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.2
(II) Loading extension SHAPE
(II) Loading extension MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
(II) Loading extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Loading extension SYNC
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XC-MISC
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-Misc
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension FontCache
(II) Loading extension TOG-CUP
(II) Loading extension Extended-Visual-Information
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "type1"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libtype1.a
(II) Module type1: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.2
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font Type1
(II) Loading font CID
(II) LoadModule: "freetype"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libfreetype.a
(II) Module freetype: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 2.0.2
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font FreeType
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.4496
Module class: XFree86 Server Extension
ABI class: XFree86 Server Extension, version 0.1
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o
Elf_RelocateEntry() Unsupported relocation type 0

--------------------End of log file---------------------------------

(Note: In the original file, the last line is actually repeated 325 times, but I thought I'd save some space...



Question 2) Where should one install non-rpm programs to?

Question 3) How come some non-menu text in browsers such as Mozilla and Konqueror appear not to be anti-aliased?

Question 4) Having come from a Windows XP environment, I am curious to know how one starts a program as a 'service'...or whatever the Linux equivalent is called...

Last edited by foxbat; 08-19-2003 at 06:44 AM.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 06:34 PM   #2
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?1. I don't know.
?2. /usr/local/ is a good place for that. Also /opt is good.
?3. I don't know.
?4. In the menus, go to "Configure", go to "Boot and Init",
click on "SysV-Init Editor". Be sure to read the help if you don't already
know how it works.

Sorry I could not be of more help.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 07:17 PM   #3
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Don't be sorry, every bit helps!

Another question - this time in the networking department.
I have to connect to the internet using a NIC with a certain MAC address (nothing I can do to change that), and therefore I have added this line to my ifcfg-eth0 file:
MACADDR="00:30:4f:06:b1:db"
This works...sort of.
When I reboot, it simply refuses to connect to the web, acting as if eth0 is down, when in fact it is up.

The temporary solution for this, is to manually shutdown eth0 and then start it up again...then it works fine.
Any clue as to what is going on??

Last edited by foxbat; 08-18-2003 at 07:19 PM.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 08:23 AM   #4
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Hello foxbat,

if i got it correct you took the driver from nvidia and installed it with the sh command file. Then you have to change the Driver statement in the XFconfig file to simple nv, else you still use the mandrake nvidia driver. That should work.

To 2) /usr/local/ or /usr/bin/ or theoretical whereever you want.
To3) I guess they are optimised for explorer or you have not the valid type font or I do not know
To4) I do not know XP well, I prefered 2000. But you can open shell or Run command and type in the program name and run the program. If it is not in the $path, then you have to give the full directory name like /usr/local/newbie/newbie
I hope this is what XP understand under service.
5) No clue. But you can change to manual startup instead of starting by booting. Then you save the shutdown.
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