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Old 07-29-2003, 12:41 PM   #1
Shadowman2oo3
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Unhappy NForce2 AGP and Red Hat 9 Problem


Hello Everybody

I was hoping to get a little help with a problem that I have had. I am trying to get the AGP port on my mobo to work with Linux.

Here's the problem. I have an ASUS A7N8X mobo(Using the NVidia NForce2 chipset) with an ATI Radeon 7500. I have gotten the kernel patch from NVidia's web site, applied it as stated in the README, compiled the kernel using the Kernel HOW-TO from LinuxHQ.org. Everything went fine, kernel compiled with no errors, modules compiled with no errors, kernel even boots. This may sound stupid but ,please i'm a , why won't my friggin mouse work? New kernel boots to the X login screen but the stupid mouse won't work, keyboard works fine.

Both keyboard and mouse are USB.

I used the same config file that was used for the old kernel (2.4.20-19.9) the only change that was made were the ones stated in the NForce2 README.

Hardware list:
Athlon XP 2100+ (1.73GHZ)
ASUS A7N8X mobo
256MB DDR333
ATI Radeon 7500 (AGP, 64MB DDR)
Sound Blaster Live 5.1
Maxtor 60GB HD
Maxtor 40GB HD
Seagate 20GB HD ( Yep I have 3HDs )
Onboard Ethernet
USB Mouse (MS Intellimouse Optical)
USB Wireless Keboard (Logitech)
48x24x48 CDRW
 
Old 07-29-2003, 01:05 PM   #2
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Can you post the input section of your XF86Config file? That may help.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 01:12 PM   #3
Shadowman2oo3
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Here is the input section of XF86Config file:

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
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/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection
 
Old 07-29-2003, 01:24 PM   #4
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I'm not really sure, but if you said you had a usb mouse, then i don't think the line "Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"" would be right. Try running xf86config again, and then adding the changes for the vidcard. Again, i'm not an expert by any means, and if you said that you used the almost exact same config file before, and it worked, then my argument's gone right out the window....
 
Old 10-09-2003, 10:35 AM   #5
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USB mouse not working on Nforce2

I have been dinking with RH9 and the Nforce patch as well, I had it all working and then decided to give gentoo a shot(not ready for that yet as i found out) so I reinstalled RH9 and compiled vanilla kernel 2.4.20 with the nforce patch, and guess what?...I now have USB ehci problems leaving my mouse dead but the keyboard working, an interesting thing about this is that when i boot off of the stock kernel all is well(i use the stock config file found in the /boot dir for my xconfig options) sooo, i am considering that the vanilla kernel does not like something in the RPM version of the nforce patch?...anyway i am compiling the kernel again this time with nforce drivers that i "make" from scratch(erm that is to say i didnt use the rpm ones i used the ones that needed compiled) I'm still a newbie at all of this, so forgive poor terminology and hope that you can get the jest of what i am doing, anyway i will be finished with new kernel soon, looks like #make modules just finished doing it's thing so i will post back soon.
Rob
 
Old 10-09-2003, 10:53 AM   #6
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Success!
I used :

http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/n....0-0261.tar.gz

1)unpacked them
2)cd /location/of/unpacked/NVIDIA_nforce
3)make
4)su /*skip if your logged in as root */
5)passwd /* skip if your logged in as root */
6)make install

7)cd new kernel dir /* usually /usr/src/linux-KV */
8)patch -p1 < /usr/src/nvidia/nvgart/linux-2.4.20-agpgart.diff
9)cd /usr/src
10)ln -s /usr/src/linux-x.x.x /usr/src/linux /*be sure to remove old kernel link*/
11)cd linux
12)make clean
13)make xconfig
14)load config from /boot dir
15)save
16)make dep
17)edit Makefile found in new kernel dir and give your kernel a good name.
18)make bzImage
19)make modules
20)make modules_install
21)make install /*there are other "better ways than this*/
22)edit /boot/grub/grub.conf (or lilo if you use that)
23)boot new kernel
 
Old 10-09-2003, 11:00 AM   #7
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Mouse Fixed, nvnet broke

Now i cant seem to get nvnet to work, get a message saying its not present under vanilla kernel 2.4.20, it works fine under stock redhad kernel 2.4.20-8 though, if anyone knows how this is fixed much appreciated, prolly I should start a new thread, but thought i would post here as we seem to be working on same chiset and some similar possible problems.
Rob
 
  


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