Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
Well, I downloaded and installed Redhat 9 about three days ago. It installed and is working fine. I'm pretty new at Linux, so I would appreciate any help you could offer on the following problem I have.
I downloaded the new Nvidia drivers (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4349.run). I installed the drivers just as the instructions said (sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4349.run). It downloaded a kernel interface and the install went fine. I then edited the XF86Config file, changing the "nv" to "nvidia" and made sure that dri and GLcore weren't in the "Load" section. When I restart X the screen just gets corrupt with low-res characters and I can't do anything, not even ctrl-alt-del. The only way to get X to load is to change the XF86Config to say nv again, but of course that's just the old built-in driver. Any suggestions?
Check your AGP settings...it seems that's a pretty likely candidate for those kinds of errors. If I recall correctly, you can set AGPGART or something like that in your XF86Config file to a value of 0 to disable it just to see if it works. If that solves the problem, then play with turning it back on at various settings till you find one that works. That might not be the right spelling for that option, but its discussed in the installation readme.
0 - disables AGP
1 - use NVAGP if possible
2 - use AGPGART if possible
3 - try AGPGART, then NVAGP
to reduce the APG rate ( if for example it defaults to 4x and its unstable)
alias char-major-195 nvidia
options nvidia NVreg_RegAGPRate=2 #force AGP rate to 2X
Not to RTFM you, but there is alot of good info there to help you tweak your card. You really should take a look.. For example, it lists supported agp chip sets which would help you better decide what options are best for your setup.