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Old 09-22-2003, 08:01 PM   #1
Ryoojin
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Angry NVidia Unified Driver / WineX Problems


Ok, basicly I installed RH9 but I love my Counter Strike! I tried install WineX, it said i needed to get the driver for my NVidia card, i downloaded the Unified driver and installed it and Edited my XF86Config file as it told me to, and when i try startx, it gives me errors and shutsdown. says something along the lines of cannot load device nvidia0 "/dev/nvidia0" and says the kernel module is not able to run...(?) looked at the readme and it said i should reinstall the driver using the "--kernel-name='2.4.20-6'" parameter, but then the kernel panics and locks me out. Basicly i have no idea what is going on, and i need to get this driver loaded ASAP... thanks for the help.

Im running:
Hp Pavilion 762n
GeForce4 MX 420
2.26 Ghz Pentium 4
 
Old 09-22-2003, 09:24 PM   #2
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what is the output of ls -alc /dev/nv* and check if the permissions on the files are correct...if they do exist and the permissions are fine, then more then likely you do not have irq assigned to vga set in your bios, so if that is the case, you will restart the computer go into your bios, and enable --> assign irq to vga in your bios..
 
Old 09-22-2003, 09:46 PM   #3
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what is the error you get when you try to startx? it will be like (EE) and then tell what happened
 
Old 09-22-2003, 09:48 PM   #4
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Quote:
NV: could not open device /dev/nvidia0 (Input/output error)
NV: couldn't map fb (0xd0000000, 134217728M) on /dev/nvidia0 (No such device)
hint: there may be a ulimit restricting the amount of
virtual memory available to XFree86. It may be a good
idea to check your startup scripts for something like

ulimit -v <number>

and either boost this value or remove the line.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
probably something along the lines of that
 
Old 09-22-2003, 10:32 PM   #5
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Sorry it took so long to repost, Ive reformatted and tried again, this time just installing everything to be sure its all there. DrOzz, I have now idea how you knew that but you got the error message, i have the outputs from trying to run x and the command you gave me, here they are.


trying startx:

NV: could not open device /dev/nvidia0 (Input/Output error_
NV: coun't map fb (0xd4000000, 6710884M) on /dev/nvidia0 (no such device) hint: there may be a ulimit restricting the amount of vertual memory available to XFree86 it may be a good idea to check your startup scripts for some thing like

ulimit -v <number>

and either boost the value or remove the line.

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initiate the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

Fatal server error:
no screens found

when reporting....blah....

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known precessed) with 0 events remaining.
END

then using ls -alc /dev/nv*

crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 0 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia0
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 1 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia1
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 2 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia2
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 3 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia3
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 4 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia4
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 5 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia5
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 6 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia6
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 7 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidia7
crw-rw-rw 1 root root 195, 255 Sept 22 22:02 /dev/nvidiactl
END

id would post the XFree86.0.log but im not sure how to....(don't want to copy it all) DrOzz, you seem to know what you are doing...think i could get your email? or you know of a quick way to fix this problem? i really have no idea what im doing, trying to learn though. thanks for your time.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 10:43 PM   #6
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I tried to find enable irq to vga in my bios but i couldn't locate it. my computer has AwardBIOS you now how i might be able to change that setting in there if i would need to? Thanks
 
Old 09-23-2003, 05:53 AM   #7
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i will keep looking if i were you....it is 9 times outta 10 that this is the problem when that happens....even try setting pnp OS aware to disabled (this one willl more than likely be named different)...i can't see why it wouldnt' be there, but thats not saying it is impossible.....but make sure you do try looking in detail about something dealing with AGP or VIDEO and getting an IRQ assigned to it...just look for key words....in may even say assign irq to pci, so just look harder....

you could also try extracting the run file with a command something like :
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-x.x.x.run --extract-only
and then cd into NVIDIA-Linux-x86/usr/src/nv and run makedevices.sh which will in theory make the devices in /dev...
you could also try modprobe nvidia and then type startx...
or if that doesn't work at Option "NvAgp" "1" to you XF86Config underneath where it says Driver "nvidia"...
 
  


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