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Old 03-26-2002, 10:29 AM   #1
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Unhappy RH 7.2 on Inspiron 8100. No Xwindow


Others had success with this, I now am close but not there yet. I downloaded the rpms from NVIDIA: NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2802.rh72up.i386.rpm and NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2802_rh72up.i386.rpm. Did XConfigurator with the intructions of selecting Dell 1600 and the replacement of "nv" by "nvidia". I also removed "dri" and "glcore". Still I get (EE) NVIDIA0(0): Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module! then the "no screens found". Help!
 
Old 03-26-2002, 12:06 PM   #2
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When you installed Winlinux, did you install the kernel (not nvidia's but the system) source, headers etc...? Also, is Load "glx" in your XF86Config/-4 file? I ran into this problem myself after recompiling my kernel and while I did a make mrproper, it couldn't find the correct headers specifically version.h...There are a ton of questions just like this one at the nvidia/linux drivers page forum. That's where I found most of my answers since it was specific to their drivers. If everything is installed succefully and the config file is edited correctly, it should in theory be fine. So there must be a config error somewhere. Post your XF86config-4 file for us if you'd like, or XF86Config if no -4 file.
 
Old 03-27-2002, 09:34 PM   #3
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I am posting both the X86Config-4:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

# By default, Red Hat Linux 6.0 and later use xfs

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

# Module loading section

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-buffering
# Load "GLcore" # OpenGL support r2ro
# Load "dri" # Direct rendering infrastructure r2ro
Load "glx" # OpenGL X protocol interface
Load "extmod" # Misc. required extensions
Load "v4l" # Video4Linux
# Load "pex5" # PHIGS for X 3D environment (obsolete)
# Load "record" # X event recorder
# Load "xie" # X Image Extension (obsolete)
# You only need the following two modules if you do not use xfs.
# Load "freetype" # TrueType font handler
# Load "type1" # Adobe Type 1 font handler
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Dell 1600X Laptop Display Panel"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 59.0-85.0
VertRefresh 1
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
BoardName "Unknown"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Linux Frame Buffer"
Driver "fbdev"
BoardName "Unknown"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (generic)"
Monitor "Dell 1600X Laptop Display Panel"
DefaultDepth 16
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 03-31-2002, 04:09 PM   #4
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People, nevermind but; the XWindow I got is about 6"X5" in an 15" laptop display. Can anybody help? I downloaded from the NVIDIA site the kernel and GLX.
 
Old 04-01-2002, 07:12 AM   #5
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Never mind, problem is solved.
 
  


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