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Old 06-25-2002, 10:12 AM   #1
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Xserver won't start after nvidia driver install


I'm using a TNT2 graphical card, the xservers gives an error when it tries to load the nvidia kernel.
Any ideas what i could be? I don't really like surfing with lynx ;-)

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Old 06-25-2002, 11:05 AM   #2
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I thought the nvidia drivers worked on the GForce line of cards only...Correct me if I'm wrong please.
 
Old 06-25-2002, 11:41 AM   #3
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it supports tnt as well, at least it says it does in the documentation.

Note that i am using a gentoo linux install and that the nvidia drivers are installed via emerge...

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Old 06-25-2002, 12:00 PM   #4
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Have you installed the Nvidia GLX linux drivers as well? You need both.
 
Old 06-25-2002, 12:39 PM   #5
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Have you really read instructions from NVIDIA site? see if you have Load "GLcore" and Load "dri" commented out in your XF86Config file, what is the error?
 
Old 06-25-2002, 01:24 PM   #6
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I've not read the instructions on the nvidia site, I've read those of gentoo (as the drivers come from their auto update system). They only said to put load glx in xfree86config, I'll try those others... it returns multiple errors, I'll post a part of the log here when I get back to my linux box.

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Old 06-25-2002, 10:51 PM   #7
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There will be a copy of the readme in the glx package, it has all the instructions for setting up you x config.
 
Old 06-26-2002, 04:36 AM   #8
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here's a tip, while in x, if you have a way to get into x ie want to re-install etc., exit the xfree86 file like the documentation says first, then in the command prompt install the NVIDIA_kernel file then the NVIDIA_GLX file then do a startx .....best i can do. Try and install from the tar files.
 
  


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