Originally posted by Chinaman
I'm noticing a lot of these Mandrake and Nvidia problems being posted
lately. And I've also noticed that the people who are getting them installed
seem to using urpmi rather than trying to install the source from Nvidia.
Sorry, I guess I didn't say. I did get the drivers from NVidia (thac has the drivers in RPMs, but I would have to downgrade my kernel) and the program did compile them (no precompiled modules for me :-)
I have read the nvidia installer, and I just now checked the various files and symlinks... they all seem to check out.
The output from the XFree86 logs seem to suggest that the proper nvidia and glx files were loaded...
I think I may try hunting some topics in the nvidia forum.... but man is that place cluttered.
jsshiwal, I'll try moving it to the top and seeing if that does anything.
Well, now that just befuddles me. The NVidia readme says "You should also check that the correct extensions are present;
'xdpyinfo' should show the "GLX", "NV-GLX" and "NVIDIA-GLX" extensions
present. If these three extensions are not present, then there
is most likely a problem with the glx module getting loaded or it
is unable to implicitly load GLcore. Check your X config file and
make sure that you are loading glx (see "Editing Your X config File"
above). If your X config file is correct, then check the X log file
for warnings/errors pertaining to GLX. Also check that all of the
necessary symlinks are in place (refer to Appendix C)."
number of extensions: 27
default screen number: 0
number of screens: 1
grumble... none of the "GLX", "NV-GLX" or "NVIDIA-GLX" are listed, and yet I checked the XFree86.0 log and it shows no warnings or errors. It shows the loading of the nv-glx, glx, BUT NOT nvidia-glx.... something fishy is going on here!
I guess I will go back over the libraries and symlinks. If anyone has any suggestions, do post!
Thank you, jschiwal and Chinaman, for your replies.