Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-27-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy x crashes after installing nvidia driver

hi ,

i have got nvidia 6600 GT vedio card with amd 64 processor and i have installed some local version of linux .. which is similar to mandrake and uses mandrake kernel only..

i had installed the driver accoriding to instruction in nvidia web site. But when i startx the display goes blank and the only way out is to reset my computer..

please guide me to install the nvidia driver.
Old 04-27-2006, 01:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Seattle, WA: USA
Distribution: Slackware 11.0
Posts: 1,191

Rep: Reputation: 45
which nvidia driver did you install? And can you please post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file? It will be easier to determine the problem with this information.

Old 04-27-2006, 03:26 PM   #3
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Finland
Distribution: Mainly Gentoo
Posts: 119

Rep: Reputation: 15
Post Xorg.0.log as well.
Old 04-29-2006, 03:03 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
when i change the vesa driver to nvidia ,log file dont show any errors ,i think ...ok , i am sending boath files..

Last edited by san_quest007; 04-29-2006 at 03:07 AM.
Old 04-29-2006, 03:08 AM   #5
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 480
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 51
The problem is the kernel was compiled with a different version off gcc then the driver. I guarantee if you compile the kernel then the driver it will work. I run into this all the time.
Old 04-29-2006, 10:52 AM   #6
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
xorg.conf file
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Wed Mar 29 14:43:26 PST 2006

# File generated by XFdrake.
# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
#Load "dri"
Load "glx"

Section "ServerFlags"

#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
# allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
Option "allowmouseopenfail"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30.0 - 110.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 150.0
Option "DPMS"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 6600 GT"
#Option "NvAGP" "3"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Old 04-29-2006, 11:01 AM   #7
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
log file some times loads till nvidia driver module or till glx module.. some times their no log file at all( i used rename created log file )... i dont know whrere can i upload the files !!..... ok i will be looking for reply ... thanks in advance


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FC4 crashes after installing Nvidia Drivers Daedalus_i Fedora 6 12-16-2005 06:21 PM
NVidia driver causing crashes? linuxpyro Linux - Software 3 10-13-2004 09:20 AM
Display Driver(NVIDIA) crashes on boot up (RH8.0) sulabhv Linux - Laptop and Netbook 7 08-30-2004 01:53 PM
Installed Nvidia driver =>X server crashes ALInux Linux - Software 7 08-25-2004 04:56 PM
WindowMaker crashes after installing nVIDIA drivers Tim2000 Linux - Software 2 10-17-2003 06:34 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:00 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration