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Old 03-31-2003, 01:37 AM   #1
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Nvidia Driver Install Problems, XF86Config, Monitor


Over the weekend I removed Mdk 9 from my home pc and re-installed RH 8.0. I ran all the updates and installed apt-get and Synaptic (love those progs!). Flushed with success, I decided to install the Nvidia drivers for my GE Force 200 MX. I carefully read and noted the instructions on the website and followed the how to posted on this site. I installed the drivers and dropped into command line to edit XF86Config with the Nvidia settings. I tried to edit this with Vi and after many false starts I have managed to do so.

My problem is that I have a no-name flat screen monitor and RH8 says it cannot probe it. I am left with out of timing errors each time I try to go in, I can't even get to the command prompt now.

My question is, can anyone suggest what I should do to a) reenable the picture so that I can see what progress has been made on getting to X and b) how I can go about getting a more accurate XF86Config file.

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Old 03-31-2003, 02:14 AM   #2
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get redhats Xconfigurator (think thats the name) and use a SVGA driver from that. remember because you have a TFT screen refresh frequency isnt too much of an issue.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 04:50 AM   #3
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Thanks - I'll give it a go when I get home.
 
  


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