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Old 12-25-2010, 11:54 PM   #1
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Anyone know how to fix a nvidia slackware problem?


I installed the slackware nvidia driver and the kernel patch and it won't recognize my screen for some reason. Well that's at least what it says.
 
Old 12-26-2010, 12:45 AM   #2
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You installed the drivers from the repos? Which patch did you apply?
 
Old 12-26-2010, 01:32 AM   #3
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I applied the default one in slackbuilds. I did some reading and I changed some values in the xorg.conf file I will post the results and what I did if it works.
 
Old 12-26-2010, 02:08 AM   #4
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What I tried didn't work.

What I did was I ran X -config and ran from that file it created and it didn't work. Any suggestions. I could compile the slackware kernel I configured and run from that instead of a live cd, but that would take a hour to compile.
 
Old 12-26-2010, 02:58 AM   #5
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Here is my xorg.conf file.
Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 256.44  (buildmeister@builder97.nvidia.com)  Thu Jul 29 02:00:07 PDT 2010

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
    FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       31.5 - 50.0
    VertRefresh     40.0 - 90.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 12-26-2010, 03:20 AM   #6
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I do know a little about this driver. One it's a Geforce 5300 or something. It has two vga ports on it for two monitors. Next it's not new. It has 256 megs of ram. Next I got it for free. Last two things it's made by Nvidia, and the nv 2d driver works on it.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 05:10 AM   #7
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OOOK... so it's 5300, it's a legacy product.

You need to install 1xx version, the latest is 2xx, dont install that.

See your card here.
 
Old 12-27-2010, 05:39 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by dE_logics View Post
OOOK... so it's 5300, it's a legacy product.

You need to install 1xx version, the latest is 2xx, dont install that.

See your card here.
Earlier today I was reading the readme and I did find this out also. I was just getting time to reply. I was unsure, thanks for the reinsurance.
 
  


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