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Old 01-15-2004, 09:16 PM   #1
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Yet more NVidia problems...


First, I'm pretty much a Linux newbie with a Geforce 4 Ti 4200.


But I've tried the newest drivers (the 53.xx) and I've tried the older drivers (Basically any one that had the installer)


I editted my XF86Config as the Readme said.

I don't know if it makes a difference, but the openGL screensavers work flawlessly. (Except on the 5x.xx drivers, everything was still using software rendering when I used those for some reason.)


With all of the 4x.xx drivers, X would reboot every time I tried to run Enemy Territory. The screen would go black (like it was loading) except I could "pan" the screen (The desktop was larger than my resolution.) and eventually X restarts.


So I came across the 46.20 drivers and I've had more luck with those: X doesn't reboot, the game actually *loads* but the screen remains black. Meaning: I can hear the intro video playing, I can hear the music of the main menu (And I can hit ESC to skip the intro.) But I can't SEE anything.


Alt-Enter to window the game makes no difference.


Any ideas?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 10:33 PM   #2
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Just a quick though. Are you shutting down the xwindow server to install new driver?
If I'm not mistaken you cannot successfully install nvidia drivers while X is running.
Must go to run level 3, install drivers. then back to run level 5 and startx.

Also what distro? I'm using RedHat with ti4200 with no probs.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 01:46 PM   #3
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Sorry, I copied and pasted this from another post so I left the distro out.


Using Fedora Core, and yes, I'm shutting down X (init 3 to do it)
 
Old 01-18-2004, 02:19 AM   #4
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Anyone have any idea? I can't seem to get much help over on the NVidia forums either.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 04:51 AM   #5
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Whan you startx do you see the nvidia splash screen?
 
Old 01-18-2004, 10:32 AM   #6
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I had fedora on on of my computers also. I had an nvidia 400mx I think is what is was called. But I too couls not get the thing to play games. (Quake3).
I have not tried to terible had to fix it so I have no answers.
I believe it is something to do with fedora. Have you made sure you updated with yum or apt-get.
You may have to recompile the kernel also.
I keep my eye open and see what I can come up with.

Be sure to check fedoras forums as well as their IRC chat.
 
  


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