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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!!
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).
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!
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
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.
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 ...
"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?