XF86 video setup, startx not working
I am doing one of my first installs of Mandrake 7.1, and have a NVIDIA GeForce SDRAM 64MB AGP video crad.
The install went well, however, I told the system to boot into graphical mode and it doesn't.
I have types, startx, startkde, kde, and etc, and I get a server error, something about the server for my video card is not right.
With this video card, what must I do in xf86config or XF86Setup for Mandrake to load the GUI?
Is there some way to load drivers in Linux?
Thanksfrom a newbie.
The Geforce cards have special closed source drivers, available from www.nvidia.com without them i *think* the card will only run on XFree86 3 not 4.
I had to sort all that out at the start of the week, all sorted out lovely. Mandrake didn't install X windows 4 completely, and i found out that i was using 3 without knowing. the only real way i know of to find out quite which server you are using is to run 'ls -l /etc/X11/X'.
If this points to /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 it should be 4, if it's /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86_SVGA or similar, it'll be 3 i THINK.
make sure all the 4.0.3 rpm's are installed from your system, and remove all 3.3.6 ones (except Xfree86-contribs) using rpm -e. Probably easiest to remove the old ones once X is working.
Oh and another thing, to try and make X use 4.0.3 run 'Xconfigurator --expert' and you SHOULD be able to choose which version...
Oh, and you should only ever need to run startx to load it, not startkde or such
For RPM based systems you can check the version of a package by using rpm with the -q option. If you use the -a option with it, you can see a listing of all rpms.
I would check for my version of X the following way.
Thanks guys. I will run these commands as well as download the driver from NVIDIA and run Xconfigurator. I will report my results.
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