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Old 08-29-2002, 04:12 AM   #1
ironfroggy
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Angry NVdriver isn't loading, I've been compiling for almost five days non-stop!


I finally got Debian 2.2 installed and working. Then, I learn of the whole Debian/nVidia situation (I'm new to debian). So, I find a decent tutorial online and start reading and downloading. Here's what I've been up to:

Upgraded to Linux 2.4.19
Upgraded to XFree86 4.2.0, installed in /usr/XF4 to stay out of 3.3.6's way
Installed the nVidia GLX thing-a-bobs
Installed the NVdriver kernel module

And, here's what went wrong:

For one thing, I have to insmod /lib/modules/2.4.19/kernel/driver/video/NVdriver manually because modprobe wont load it. That is annoying.

And the other problem, and I wonder if the first has something to do with it, is that when I try to start X up with the nvidia driver, it says it can't initialize the NVdriver module. Yes, I have the module loaded (insmod, tho).

Does anyone have any Idea what could cause this or how I can fix it?
 
Old 08-29-2002, 06:34 AM   #2
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Plz provide your setup AGPGART, no GART.
What is the error message when loading the module?
What does modinfo NVdriver say? Is the module mentioned in the modules.conf (or whatever it's named)?
What's in your Xfree log?
Did you select the right NvAGP=(0,1,2,3,) option in your XFree86 config?
If verbosity is needed run startx adding "-- -logverbose 9".
 
Old 08-29-2002, 10:22 PM   #3
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modprobe: Can't locate module NVdriver
modinfo can't find it either of course
I have 'alias char-major-195 NVdriver' in the modules.conf
I never read anything about NvAGP in the X config, what is it and what are the values standing for?

Also, I still have the same modules.conf from my old, Debian 2.2.19, with the NVdriver line added. it has lines for lots of modules i no longer use in 2.4.19. Could this affect things at all? If so, how and can I set things up so each kernel has a seperate modules.conf?
 
Old 08-30-2002, 06:00 AM   #4
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Excuse me, but if you never heard of the NvAGP variable in XF86config then I would suggest you read the install instructions *again* that came with the tarball, then try the excellent nVidia Linux Driver Troubleshooting Guide.
 
  


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