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Old 01-29-2004, 09:10 PM   #1
Skorpyo
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Weird...Riva TNT2 Black Screen Nvidia Drivers...


I'm running MKD9.2 on a P3 500 with a Riva TNT2 32mb AGP card. Everything seemed to work fine during the install but when it boots straight to X the screen goes black and I cannot do anything. The work around I have found is to boot to failsafe mode and then exit failsafe. This then launches X with no issues.

I tried installing the latest NVidia drivers and following their instructions to a T and everything went as planned and it uses the new drivers, but I can still only get it to launch X after I've booted to failsafe and exited. Here's the pertinent portions of my XF86Config-4 file. Any help would be apreciated.

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

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
ModelName "ViewSonic E771-2"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-120

# 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 "RIVA TNT2"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

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

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen "screen1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
EndSection
 
Old 01-29-2004, 09:13 PM   #2
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what do the logs for X in /var/log say when u boot and try to have X up?
 
Old 01-30-2004, 06:53 AM   #3
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Ok, this is gonna sound dumb, but when I boot up and allow it to try and start X it'll fail, then I manually reboot it cause I can't do anything else, and entersafe mode. How then do I save the contents of the current XFree86.log file from being overwritten once I exit safemode to have it correctly initialize X?

Should I just do an mv of the log? Will X create a new log if I do so? TIA
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