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use 'xf86config'.this will create a new X config file.(/etc/X11/XF86Config)
remove any XF86Config-4 files.(cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.bak,rm /etc/X11/XF86Config-4).remove all X log files.(rm /var/log/XFree*).then do a 'startx'.if that doesnt work,list the errors found in the new X log file.
screen(s) found but none have usable configuration
...and wierd is that this computer I'm online now(old one) is using same monitor without any probs....I'm using IOGEAR monitor switch.....so I'm switching between computers on same monitor
What i found that I can't switch (key "scroll lock") from new computer (that has problems) to the old one (I'm on the internet now). Its IOGEAR switch is using key "scroll lock" to switch between computers on same monitor.
So when I need go here on net i have to reboot new computer (bad one),and it switchs ok.
I'll try it without IOGEAR switch,seems to me like it should be problem.
Looks like I'm one of the milion others that have problems with NVIDIA drivers.
I tried to install the NVIDIA driver,i did succesfully.
But still when i do xf86config i can't make it workable.
It says something about vertical or horizontal setting not set correctly..too low...well looks like i need look at the monitor's web page and found those stupid settings,which i didn't need before on my old box I'm on now ,and using same monitor.
Other thing,my eth0 not found as i said before.This should be problem too.
Sorry I'm newbie.I'm tired from slow Konqueror at my old box.this is why I"m trying install Linux on my new faster box.
thanx for trying to help me,but there is not any option to change "nv" to "nvidia" on so on.....
There is just basic settings about mouse,keyboard,monitor settings,graphic card settings (vendor,company,type of hardware...),but not any place where i should change "nv" to "nvidia",which is the problem.
Seems to me like there is something missing.
Isn't it easier to erased (somehow) all Linux and do it again from the start?
It is my fault ,that i rebooted a box and didn't set its monitor settings.Any didn't work so i tried to reboot and start it,but not succesfully.
Well it is getting so fair,glad i have at least old box running .)
"how do i change "nv" to "nvidia",and so on,when it is not there?"
when i did "vi" of the f86config i found "vga" driver instead of "nv".So i couldn't change it.
I'm trying all kinda ways,but useless.
Still Error: virtual height (0) is too small for hardware (min 1)
where am I wrong now?
When i do xf86config there is not any option Nvidia to set it up correctly.
I do option"2"- VGA compatibille,there is not even later anything where i wish to put Nvidia info.Only vendor name.Which doesn't help.
Its xf86config doesn't have any option where i can put those graph card numbers.
Don't u think that reinstall Linux should be more usefull then messing around and around and around?
Now we must configure video card specific settings. At this point you can choose
to make a selection out of a database of video card definitions. Because there can be
variation in Ramdacs and clock generators even between cards of the same model, it
iis not sensible to blindly copy the settings (e.g. a Device section). For this reason,
after you make a selection, you will still be asked about the components of the card,
with the settings from the chosen database entry presented as a strong hint.
The database entries include information about the chipset, what driver to run, the Ramdac
and ClockChip, and comments that will be included in the Device section. However, a lot
of definitions only hint about what driver to run (based on the chipset the card uses)
and are untested.
If you can't find your card in the database, there's nothing to worry about. You should
only choose a database entry that is exactly the same model as your card; choosing one
that looks similar is just a bad idea (e.g. a GemStone Snail 64 may be as different from
a GemStone Snail 64+ in terms of hardware as can be).
now on my old box (only Linux working,where I'm reading Linuxquestions) I'm having trouble.
Looks like someone hacked me.
For few last days (or weeks) when i started Kde,it always showed some old page i was visiting long ago.Everyday same page.
I wasn't worry until yestarday.I was reading here at Linuxquestions and then mouse stopped working.So i rebooted and mouse still wont work.
The funny thing is that now when i start Kde i have page i last visited,Linuxquestions.But mouse wont work.
Isn't it wierd?
I can't get mouse working,because I'm newbie who just can't work without mouse.
So now I'm on my new box on XP ( second boot where I'm trying to get Linux working).
Also,I'm waiting for new Half-Life 2 game and I'll get ATI Radeon 128mb ,for sure.
So it should be easier to wait few weeks than trying this f*ckin NVIDIA card.Glad i bought its card for $25 only .)
I guess i need to look here for an info about why mouse won't work.