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Old 01-15-2003, 08:38 AM   #1
BraxKung
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Question NVIDIA driver problem


Hi!

I've installed new NVIDIA drivers and NVIDIA-kernel rpm's in my rh8.. and after that I cant start x again! It says something about XF86Config..

All I want to do is to use my old XF86Config.. How do I change the nvidia driver back to nv agian?

I don't have pico installed either, so I don't know which texteditor to use i textmode..

Anyone that help me??

Thanx BraxKung.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 08:42 AM   #2
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Hi,

I wrote a complete and detailed install procedure on :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...383#post200383

Give it a try, it rescued already a bunch of RH8.0 users.

Have fun !
 
Old 01-16-2003, 07:13 PM   #3
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That tutorial on setting up the nvidia drivers killed my x-server.
Error:

Cannot load NV_driver
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:23 AM   #4
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Weird.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 08:22 AM   #5
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Unhappy

I know you hear it all the time, but thanks anyways for helping us noobies out membrax! i have installed RH 7.3 and have an AMD XP+1600 with 256 MB of RAM and (the tricky part apparantly) the ASUS A7N266-VM motherboard with the Gforce-2 MX 200 onboard video card. I did follow your instructions from the , http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...0383#post200383 thread, and it worked no problem after a fresh install, but when i updated the kernel to 2.4.18-19.7.x from up2date, i now cant use X anymore. I also had to reinstall the nforce drivers but that was easy and works now. When i try to use X, it errors out and says:

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): ***ABORTING***
(EE) Screens(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found


I went through my XF86Config and XF86Config-4 files and made sure the nvidia driver was being used instead of nv or whatever. And also made sure that 'Load GLcore' and 'Load dri' were commented out. I dont know what else to do, since i have tried most of what everyone says needs to be done. Thank you for any insight to this and appreciate it!!
 
Old 01-17-2003, 09:16 AM   #6
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Helping is a pleasure, don't thank me.

I am wrong if a summarize it like this :
- You compiled the drivers for your previous kernel.
- Now you updated with kernel version 2.4.18-19.7.x
- Then your Gfx drivers seem to be not working anymore

My question : ... did you recompile them afterwards for this very latest kernel (I mean as well did you remove COMPLETELY the previous rpms which were made for your previous kernel) ?
If not, you should proceed like this.

Trick : to uninstall RPM packages very correctly and efficiently, I advise you to install the fantastic Synaptic tool (available on Connectiva website).
 
Old 01-17-2003, 10:03 AM   #7
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AWESOME!!! Yeah i hadn't (i won't be a noob for too much longer hopefully!!!) removed the prior RPM package correctly or at all really. So getting those out and rebuilding that RPM did it. Thank you again! Have a good friday, i know this made mine better!
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:19 PM   #8
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Re: Weird (above)
Cannot load NV_driver

Yeah, it is weird.

As a result, i have reinstalled psyche 3 times now.

I have made up the srcrpms following every single step of the howto perfectly. I have tried to make up the drivers from tar.gz, and all it does is kill x

Anyone else having this sort of problem?
I have an nvidia gforce mx200 (Quite a cheap one...chaintech I think)

Any bright ideas welcomed
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:35 PM   #9
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Sorry to coming on this, but I smell that something could be screwed in the way you followed the instructions.

I already installed now between 10 & 15 nVidia card from friends ... and I have to say that it always succeeded...

Just one question maybe :
Which kernel are you running ?
I already suggest you the 2.4.19
 
Old 01-17-2003, 06:59 PM   #10
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Worked for me..

My kernel version is 2.4.18-14 (rh8) and the procedure membrax supplied worked for me . This on a a7n266/vm/aa with xp1700. Just wanted to say thanks to membrax! Or "dank u wel?".

jan
 
Old 01-18-2003, 09:05 AM   #11
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Wow jmourik,

quite surprising someone living in TX and knowing some Dutch words.
I'm French speaking, but due to the geographical situation of my employer I'm trying to become a good Dutch speaker as well ... not so easy, believe me
 
Old 01-18-2003, 09:28 AM   #12
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Well.. Not really surprising... I'm Dutch :-) Been living in the US for almost 7 years now... Good luck learning Dutch though, must be difficult!
 
Old 01-18-2003, 09:59 AM   #13
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tja, echt moeilijk is 't niet.
Hier gaat het meestal over praktijk ... en vooral de woorden op goede plaatsen zetten, de rest valt nog mee.

Damn !
For 7 years in USA ... to be honnest, this is a kind of my so beloved dreams.
Currently I'm working for a US company in Belgium and yet asked for an exchange program or that kind of stuff ... CEO agreed but realised as well that too few people would be ready to leave their own country (and in many cases the family) during a period of more than 6 months to 1 year ...

And ? Niet teleurgesteld ?
 
Old 01-19-2003, 08:19 PM   #14
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Nvidia Drivers

WOOOOOT!!

After the 5th time of reinstalling psyche, (I really wanted to get my NVIDIA Drivers working) I decided to carefully read the documentation that is on the NVIDIA Website.,

After hours of looking for clues and trying to find why I couldnt get the drivers working, I found this:

the NVIDIA kernel module may print error messages indicating

a problem -- to view these messages please check /var/log/messages

SO I looked at /var/log/messages and saw the line:

nvidia: Can't find an IRQ for your NVIDIA card!
nvidia: Please check your BIOS settings.
nvidia: [Plug & Play OS ] should be set to NO
nvidia: [Assign IRQ to VGA] should be set to YES

I checked my bios, and assigned these new values and wahey we have Opengl!
So.... If anyone else has similar problems, try that!!
 
Old 01-26-2003, 07:54 PM   #15
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Kernel Upgrade

Membrax, you mentioned earlier:

"My question : ... did you recompile them afterwards for this very latest kernel (I mean as well did you remove COMPLETELY the previous rpms which were made for your previous kernel) ?
If not, you should proceed like this."

Today I used up2date to upgrade my kernel, and of course I did not do what you said. But also, I'm not totally clear on that...
I have that new kernel (2.4.18-19.8.0) loaded, and still have my 2.4.18-14 kernel, which works. The new kernel doesn't work with the nvidia drivers (display and ethernet). How should I get those in?

Thanks for any help!

jan
 
  


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