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Old 11-03-2003, 07:46 PM   #1
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Question XF86Config for nvidia Geforce 4 AGP


This probably seems like some you have all heard before.
Okay my friend has a new computer with a new nvidia Geforce 4 MX440 AGP.
He asked me to install Red Hat 7.1 on it.
I did this and when it came to the XF86Configuration screen I selected a Nvidia Geforce (generic) card.
I then restarted the computer into Linux. I then logged in as my freind's user account and tyried to startx, but it came up with and error that said I did not have any drivers for the Nvidia Geforce card.
I then used his windows computer to get on then net and download the latest driver. When it was finished downloading. I exectuted the bash script and it installed the drivers and configured the kernel preface. I then read the Readme file that the bash script installed and I did what it told me.

I used su to switch user to root, I then used vi to edit the XF86Config.
I then added/edited the changes the REadme file told me to.
I then once again tryed to startx.
But once again, the log file told me that it could not find the drivers for the card.

I am missing something or have I done something wrong?

Please help.

Last edited by althepcman; 11-03-2003 at 07:48 PM.
Old 11-03-2003, 08:07 PM   #2
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Post the actual output when you try to start X. The logs are usually very helpful.

Old 11-03-2003, 08:21 PM   #3
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I will try to do it off the top of my head, as I don't have my friends computer with me. I will start from where the problem starts
I think it went something like this:
(II) Loading Nvidia Geforce (generic) drivers, Nvidia Geforce 2 (generic) drivers, Loading Geforce 2 MX (generic) drivers, Loading Nvidia Gefoorce 3(generic) drivers, Loading Nivdia Geforce 3 mX (generic) drivers.
(EE) No drivers where found.

Is this enough information, if not I can try to get it tonight.
Old 11-03-2003, 10:41 PM   #4
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Why are you installing redhat 7.1? Have you tried installing a newer distro?
Old 11-04-2003, 06:02 AM   #5
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yup, mandrake 9.1 or Red Hat 9 support new kind of video card, or if u still want to used it...try looking for new patches or kernell, maybe it would solve the problem
Old 11-04-2003, 06:28 PM   #6
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This weekend I am taking my Red Hat disks to his place,
I only asked this question, as I want to increase my knowlege and incase I have same problem when I install RedHat 9.0 (which is likely not to happen but better to be safe than sorry I say)


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