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Old 07-08-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
Mubli
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Problems starting X because if monitor settings


I have a Targa 17" monitor, model no: TM4269-2.
Information from "/var/log/xorg.0.log":
Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios)
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initalize the NVIDA kernel module!
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a useable configuration

Fatal server error: no screens found

I probably didn't have to write all of this and probably skipped something important

Information from the config file:
Section "Screer"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"

Section "monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "MonitorVendor"
ModelName "tm-4287"
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Driver "nvidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX (generic"

(I did not include everything from these sections)
My friend installed the driver so I'm not sure how it is installed. After he did that he went to runlevel 5 and everything worked fine, but after I restarted the computer, X did not work. Maybe you need some more information to help me. I noticed that the "Model name" in the "monitor" section is not the same as my monitor but its similar.
This post might look weird because Im using a text-based browser. If I need more info on my screen to fix this problem, than it would be great if someone could look it up for me because I might have a hard time doing it with this browser.
 
Old 07-08-2004, 09:40 AM   #2
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When you boot the computer do you get the NVIDIA graphical splash screen?

if not I would suspect the drivers are not installed correctly.

You will have to install them yourself.

If you have problems post back
 
Old 07-08-2004, 10:11 AM   #3
Mubli
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It's working with an older version of the kernel.
I'm a complete newbie so forgive me
I still don't know why it didn't work but I think I can find out, because now I can use Firefox instead of lynx and I know the problem has something to do with the kernel.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 05:39 AM   #4
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you will have to reinstall the NVIDIA drivers because you have a new kernel.

To do this type.

init 3

this will put you in a terminal prompt.

You can then install them by running the NVIDIA installer, something like

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run

If your kernel is not supported download the latest NVIDIA release.

IF it still does not work you will have to compile the drivers yourself.

Type

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run -A

for advanced options and have a look at the --add-this-kernel section to add you kernel to the Drivers.

to start the GUI again just type
startx
 
Old 07-10-2004, 09:54 AM   #5
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Yes, I don't know why I didn't figure that out before. It's working fine now.
Thanks.
 
  


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