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Old 01-18-2005, 09:35 AM   #31
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Spacing, color, and text all the exact same except for some color variation, but you get the concept. GOTO page 2 for the error message.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 09:56 AM   #32
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Wow, that must've taken a while to color in

I talked to one of my friends just a couple of minutes ago, and he told me he has the same problem with his computer that you do, except he had the nvidia driver working with X already. This just happened all of a sudden, and the exact same error message is popping up (the lines with EE in them). I don't know exactly what is happening... but once i look at your Xorg.conf file maybe something will show up
 
Old 01-18-2005, 09:58 AM   #33
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OK I will post that once I get home. And not really, it only took about 5 minutes to color all of that in, but I type quick and know how to write in php since I post a lot.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 10:24 AM   #34
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In addition to that try
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# modprobe nvidia
# exit
$ startx
and see if that works.. my friend said that it allowed him to get into X.

This is his post (same forum) if you'd like to look.

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Old 01-18-2005, 10:30 AM   #35
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I will see if that works. I will tell you once I get home since I am at work right now. I work every morning except for the weekends. Thank you for all of the help!
 
Old 01-18-2005, 10:36 AM   #36
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ah he has "no screens found" but you have "screens found, but none with usuable configuration"
hmm

*edit* wait nvm, you have the full error, he posted what was in terminal, which is what you saw, so they're the same.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 10:38 AM   #37
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Yeah, they are the same. I will try what you suggested.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 11:37 AM   #38
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This is Terry (Malhovic) here talking to you from Mandrake Linux 10.1. Alex (student04) the 'modprobe nvidia' thing worked. So I am now in Linux. Thank you so much. I know that I am probably going to have to do that everytime, but I will deal. Ohh well that is fine with me, I am just happy that it is working!
 
Old 01-18-2005, 12:01 PM   #39
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*whew* i'm very glad that it worked

now.. we'll have to see how we can get that to load everytime you boot your computer.. My friend already posted a question on how to get it to load, so i'm going to watch that one. The link to it is a few posts up, in case you want to check at some point.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 12:14 PM   #40
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Ok try this

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# echo "install nvidia /sbin/modprobe nvidia" >> /etc/modprobe.conf
This will append the stuff in the quotes to the end of the file /etc/modprobe.conf and should tell it to load (ksun suggested to look at the man page of modprobe.conf).

reboot and see if it works.

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Old 01-18-2005, 12:29 PM   #41
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OK I will try it out right now. Thank you Alex!
 
Old 01-18-2005, 12:38 PM   #42
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It didn't work, it just froze on that screen. I had to Ctrl+C it so that I could go and edit out that command that we put into the modprobe.conf file. Then I did it and it worked fine. Let me just get used to linux a little bit and then I will see what I can do by playing around with the files a little bit to see if they are going to work. No worries. Thank you for all of the help Alex, I am so happy that it is finally working!
 
Old 01-18-2005, 05:14 PM   #43
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My friend said that he added "nvidia" to the end of /etc/modprobe.preload instead of /etc/modprobe.conf and it worked..? Strange...

But, glad to hear it!

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Old 01-18-2005, 08:22 PM   #44
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yea i guess that was the file to use instead (the /etc/modprobe.preload) My bad. Just add "nvidia" to that file and try that

Code:
# echo "nvidia" >> /etc/modprobe.preload
 
Old 01-19-2005, 07:12 AM   #45
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OK, I did that and it worked. Thank you Alex. Now all I have to do is autoconfig it so that it starts x on boot.
 
  


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