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Old 02-03-2003, 10:10 AM   #1
jayseaz
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Hi everyone, this is my first time posting here. So go easy on me! In my attempts to get the drivers I downloaded from the NVidia site to work (I have a Ti 4200 128MB) I run into this problem. Obviously I didn't install the drivers right, as when I reboot X Windows no longer loads. Well, my only solution to get it back into X Windows is to run XF86Config to set the driver back to the GeForce 4 Generic one. Well in the process I choose Microsoft Intellimouse (#9) and set everything else correctly. X Windows now boots into 16-bit, but the mouse is stuck in the left hand corner! And no matter what mouse I choose, it still does this. What is XF86Config doing wrong? And how do I correct it? And this might be too much to ask, but how in the heck do I install those NVidia drivers?? lol, Thanks in advance for anyone's help!
 
Old 02-03-2003, 10:22 AM   #2
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Didn't you make a back up of your original XF86Config?
If not, please do that next time, also next time just step back on what you did to install those drivers, that will get you back on you original configuration as well. (so always document what you're doing, that my tip of the day to you)

try the forum on the nvidia site for how-to on how to install the drivers, they're excellent so no need to rewrite one here.

I wouldn't know how to make your mouse work, maybe if you posted that section of the XF86Config file?

Anne
 
Old 02-03-2003, 10:27 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! Right now I am at work and cannot do that. And actually, I did back up my XF86Config file, and named it XF86Config-back. When I would go to the /etc/X11 dir, I couldn't rename XF86Config-back to XF86Config for some reason. I was assuming the command 'rename XF86Config-back XF86Config' would work. But it does nothing, doesn't even give any kind of confirmation or an error. If I am doing this wrong, please correct me. Thanks!
 
Old 02-03-2003, 10:36 AM   #4
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I'm afraid that I don't know whether your command was rigth, since I always use mc (midnight commander) you might renaming the file with mc as well (if not installed you can install it from one of the cd's I think it's a very usefull programme and it's also a filemanager which works outside of X)

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Old 02-03-2003, 10:44 AM   #5
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Wow, a file manager that works outside of X? That's a big help all in itself! Thanks. I'll look on the RH cd's when I get home tonight.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 10:54 AM   #6
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Interestingly enough, I've been dealing with my mouse doing the exact same thing (on the right corner, though) and it happens when I change or restore a copy of XF86Config. The only way to make it stop I have found, is to use the keyboard (thank god for a knowledge of the keyboard in GUIs) to go into mouse, select my mouse, then totally power down the computer (restarting will not fix it). When I turn it back on, it works again, but I'm still trying to get Multi-Monitor stuff to work. Here's my XF86Config, I'd be grateful to help or be helped

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Both"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Screen 1 "Screen1" LeftOf "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Acer 77c"
HorizSync 30.0 - 72.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
ModeLine "1400x1050" 129.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1400x1050" 151.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1400x1050" 162.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +hsync +vsync
ModeLine "1400x1050" 184.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +hsync +vsync
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor1"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "eMachines eView 14"
HorizSync 31.5 - 35.1
VertRefresh 50.0 - 61.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic)"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"

EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard1"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Creative Labs"
BoardName "RIVA TNT"
BusID "PCI:0:15:0"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Modes "800x600"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen1"
Device "Videocard1"
Monitor "Monitor1"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Modes "800x600"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 02-03-2003, 12:51 PM   #7
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Thanks Lilith Unfortunately, I do not know how to navigate through X with the keyboard. I made a very small attempt, perhaps I will go home tonight and try it. Hopefully, with the help from you two I'll be able to get somewhere tonight.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 04:08 PM   #8
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well, here's some things I know

CTRL+ALT+TAB changes between the desktop area and the panel, something you need ALOT. Use your arrow keys to move around through the icons and menus, and use the spacebar as you would a click or double click with the icons and menus.

CTRL+ALT+Backspace will kill an X Server, which is useful in case you just can't get the thing to let you log out.

CTRL+ALT+A Function Key will switch between different consoles (I think that's waht they call it). Usually X will start up on F7, so if you hit CTRL+ALT and a function key below F7, you can get into a terminal and login, fix things, and then use CTRL+ALT+F7 to get back into X, without actually closing X.

TAB will switch you between parts of a window, such as the Tabs at the top, any text boxes or choices in the window, the Ok button, and other parts of a window. Shift+TAB goes backwards.

ALT+TAB will allow you to switch between your open programs and windows.

CTRL+ALT+Keypad "+" (you know, the + key on the keypad, in case that was confusing) will toggle through the display resolutions available with your setup. This is good if you want to change resolutions without restarting X.

Thats all I can think of for now, enjoy
 
Old 02-03-2003, 07:21 PM   #9
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I was assuming the command 'rename XF86Config-back XF86Config' would work.
try this:
Code:
cp XF86Config-back XF86Config
This will overwrite the faulty one with your backup, and preserve the backup. cp=copy
For future reference to rename a file use the 'mv' command ie:
Code:
mv oldfile newfile
mv actually 'moves' a file but if you move a file to a new file in the same directory you are renaming it....mv will not preserve the old file however, which is why I suggest you use cp instead.

'man mv' and 'man cp' for more fun...
 
Old 02-04-2003, 08:48 AM   #10
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Well thanks for clearing that up bulliver It's a shame that I didn't get to mess with it last night, hopefully I can get to it tonight!
 
  


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