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Old 04-05-2005, 01:52 AM   #1
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nVidia geForce2go Issues


So after serveral failed attemps I decieded I would post my complete findings in hopes of finding a linux guru who can assist me. First off ... I'd like to mention I am using

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=259917

as a tutorial even though I'm running Mandrake 10.0 on my laptop which is using a nVidia GeForce2go video card. This is probably the reason for my failures however I decieded I'd give it one last shot before giving up completly So here we are ... step by step.


NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run is the graphics drivers I downloaded from the nVidia website. Also during all these steps I am the user root.


Make login via textmode.(already done, I setup the initial install this way)

So now I've copied the .run file over to a folder named Drivers.

"sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run". in the command line

I've accepted the user agreement however it has NOT given any errors regarding outdated kernal etc ...

Installation is complete and the message now says to please update xf86Config or xorg.conf file as appropriate.

changed to the X11 directory

Right now there is nothing in the Xf68Config fille however there is something in the xf86Config-4. It looks like the relivant material covered in the tutorial.

This is what my XFConfig-4 file looks like before I touched it .

# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
## Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
HorizSync 31.5-48.5
VertRefresh 40-70

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)"
Driver "nv"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection



This is the same file after I modified it given the tutorial's request. *I did notice that glx was already commented out.
# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
## Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
HorizSync 31.5-48.5
VertRefresh 40-70

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection




"rpm -e --nodeps xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL" I typed in however it says that mesalibgl is not installed.

modprobe nvidia did not yeild any results to the screen so I'd imagine that it means that's ok? What does mod probe do anyways?

After typing cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices it tells me no such file or directory ... come to find out only the /etc is avail ... udev/devices are not available?


I cannot change the ownership of the files because I couldn't copy them ...

Alright ... now what I need to do is reboot the system. After doing so I did another modprobe nvidia(as somebody else mentioned that mandrake requries it each time you boot?) ... I checked the etc/x11 file and made sure that my changes were saved. And they were ... now when I boot into a GUI my harddrive stays on as if it's doing something however my laptop screen goes completly black as if it's shut itself off. I can tell because when it goes black it's a lighter color whereas when it turns off it's pitch black. So my monitor goes off.. I've also noticed that if I go back in an edit the file that I had after modifications that I change nvidia back to nv startx turns on however it's got a ton of popups stating parts of the system has crashed.


I could use any help at this point, if anybody has any suggestions, ideas comments questions or conernces, ANYTHING that I can do I'd really appreciate it. lol ... I'm about ready to give up and go back to pointing and clicking aka microsoft.

peace
-theMayor
 
Old 04-05-2005, 02:39 AM   #2
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Load glx

Isn't that a daisy?
 
Old 04-05-2005, 11:06 AM   #3
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I don't quite understand. Can you elaborate? I commented it out as the tutorial suggested.

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Old 04-05-2005, 11:47 AM   #4
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Load "glx" should NOT be commented out.

I also have:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nvidia" #The README says this is important.
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV31 [GeForce FX 5600]"
BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
EndSection
 
Old 04-06-2005, 01:55 AM   #5
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Quick update.

I did do everything as recommended and unfortunatly none of the options worked. I jumped forums today and went to the nVidia/Linux forums and there are apparently a ton of people having the same issues ONLY with GeForce (??) Go video cards for notebooks. I imagine in time now that I see tons of other people have had same issues, it's just a matter of time to read through all the posts to see what was done to solve the problem.

Apparently by setting RenderAccel to true it should be ok. I'm guessing this is a standard option but again, after a little research I think I can be on my way. I'll update if I find any new information.

Thanks for the help though guys
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