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Old 07-15-2003, 01:20 PM   #1
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NVidia Driver Problems (even with reading the sticky)


Hey guys! I'm having some problems with my NVidia drivers and my Dell Latitude C840 with a GeForce 440Go (it is suppored officially by the drivers) with Mandrake 9.1.

I installed the drivers fine, changed my XFree config file fine (there were no entires for dri or GLCore, I didn't have to add glx, and I did change the drivers from nv to nvidia), and then X wouldn't boot.

I figured out on my own that the module wasn't loading, according to the log file. So, I used insmod to load it. Then, I could log into X fine.

However, every single time I rebooted, I would come into text mode, have to type "insmod (or modprobe) nvidia" in order to get X to run. This is unacceptable.

I then went into my /etc/modules file and added a line for nvidia. Lo and behold it works now!!

So here's my problem now: whenever I boot into X and then KDE, instead of the normal cursor, I CONSTANTLY have an hourglass!!! (The Mandrake hourglass, not the KDE one) It's only when my cursor is over the desktop, but it's VERY annoying.

When I use insmod to load KDE, this doesn't happen, but when I have the line in my /etc/modules file, it has the hourglass! Anyone know how to fix it???? It's driving me nuts! Thanks guys!
 
Old 07-15-2003, 01:34 PM   #2
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Glad you read my thread Also, very happy you figured out the /etc/modules bit, can you post up what you have in there?

Also, when you insmod the driver, does lsmod look any different than when you use /etc/modules to call it?

Cool
 
Old 07-15-2003, 01:45 PM   #3
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This is my modules file:


Code:
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time. 
# 
# This file should contain the names of kernel modules that are 
# to be loaded at boot time, one per line.  Comments begin with 
# a `#', and everything on the line after them are ignored. 
 
nvidia 
scsi_hostadapter
As for the difference with insmod or modprobe, I'm not sure. Haven't looked at it yet. What would I be looking for? Any ideas on how to make my cursor back to normal?

And thanks for the help post! Made it easier certainly! This is my first installation of linux ever and so far, I'm completely hooked! I used DOS/windows ever since I was a kid and I hated not having a command line that did anything since Win 95. Now I have KDE (which looks INCREDIBLE) and a command line that actually does something! I'm in love Anyways, I'll be posting many more questions you can cout on that! Thanks again!
 
Old 07-15-2003, 01:46 PM   #4
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WOAH!!! All of a sudden, out of nowhere, the hourglass stopped!! It's back to normal!! I have been up for about an hour now and I don't know what did it......I'll see if I can figure it out next time I reboot.

Anyways, back to work for me...thanks again!
 
Old 07-15-2003, 01:54 PM   #5
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Cool! You have to really love those things that fix themselves. I had a knock in my engine once... oh wait, 'nother day, 'nother story

Be sure to bring back up your post if it becomes recurrent. I'll be glad to do any follow up troubleshooting.

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