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Old 02-24-2002, 02:49 PM   #1
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Geforce 3 Ti 500 Not detecting


I am trying to install Icepack linux right now, but I also tried Debian. As far as I can tell, these releases are both picking up my AGP eVGA Geforce 3 Ti 500 as a PCI card, which it's not. The install then fails. I have tried specifiying the correct drivers, and tried using the generic driver that is supposed to work with 99% of all video cards. No go. What do I do?
 
Old 02-24-2002, 07:27 PM   #2
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It all depends on what version of XFree86 is included in those distro's. For a GF3 you need 4.0.3 or higher and the latest version is 4.2.0.
 
Old 02-24-2002, 08:17 PM   #3
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Well, I had a later version of Icepack which came with 4.0.2, and went back to an earlier version, and I don't know what kind of X that has... Neither of them work. One guy on [H]ard Forum told me I needed to use the Geforce 3 kernel on the Nvidia website... How would I do that?
 
Old 02-24-2002, 08:21 PM   #4
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Instructions are in the readme from the nvidia linux page. Don't use the rpms.
 
Old 02-24-2002, 08:33 PM   #5
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Um, well you see, I don't have Linux installed yet, and it won't let me edit X conf file manually....
 
Old 02-26-2002, 04:26 PM   #6
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Alrighty, I got slack and I have a command line now. But Windows is bull, and it won't let me use rawrite to get Geforce drivers to slack. Are there generic drivers for Nvidia in X, that I can tell it to use?
 
Old 02-26-2002, 04:53 PM   #7
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Yes, use the nv driver.
 
Old 02-26-2002, 08:26 PM   #8
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Thanx, but I am a Linux n00b. How do I tell it to use that driver?
 
Old 02-26-2002, 08:37 PM   #9
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Do xf86config and select generic nvidia for your card, once you get x working with that install the nvidia driver.
 
Old 02-27-2002, 04:18 PM   #10
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w00t, this is almost working, I am writing this from linux now!! But, I have a problem. My screen is HUGE! I mean giant. My desktop covers more than the whole screen and I have to move it around with my mouse. I'm not sure how I managed this... The only thing I wasn't sure I set right was my monitor horizontal and vertical syncs... HOw do I fix this? I can't tell if the resolution is right or not or find a place to change it...
 
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You've got it set to use virtual desktops, you can do xf86config again and when you get to the screen section disable them or edit your /etc/XF86Config(-4).
 
Old 02-27-2002, 05:21 PM   #12
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Well, I tried that. When I run xf86config it never asks me if I want to enable virtual desktops... Where do I set that?
 
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It's near the part where you set the resolution.
 
Old 02-27-2002, 07:16 PM   #14
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It is seriously not in there. I did a "find on this page" for virtual, and desktop, and it found neither of those worlds. I'm in my /etc/X11/XF86Config. It's not there.
 
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In xf86config when you get to the part where you set the res (640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, etc) it asks you if you want to use virtual desktop, say no.
 
  


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