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Old 06-07-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
VeryProudOfYaLP
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Post Video Card problem.. (GeForce 6800GT)


If you guys have been watching my other thread labeled "My first install of Mepis..!" then you will know that I am having some problems with my video card..

Nuka_t basically told me that I need to try installing different drivers and that I should start a new thread.. I have no idea what to do.. Please help me, lol..

By the way.. I tried using Mepis OS Center to change the drivers and that didn't help one bit.. Thanks for the support guys! Peace..

~!~EDIT~!~
The problem is that the whole system laggs quite a bit when playing TuxRacer and also when using OpenGL screensavers.. If it lags in a game such as TuxRacer and couldn't imagine what it would do with Doom3..

*I like my emoticons by the way*

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Old 06-07-2005, 11:40 PM   #2
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Okay, i havnt read the other thread... Whats your video card?
 
Old 06-07-2005, 11:46 PM   #3
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Okay eVGA 6800GT... nice

Okay, under the MEPIS OS Center did you enable nvidia drivers? If you've done this,

open /etc/x11/XF86Config {the config file :P} and remove
Load 'GLCore'
Load 'Dri'

Towards the bottom it should have
Driver 'nvidia'

You Should be set.

Well thats what solved my problem.

I run Quake 3 Arena perfect... fraken better than on Windows :P

Last edited by Kamikazee; 06-07-2005 at 11:49 PM.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 12:00 AM   #4
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Thanks.. I will do this tomorrow.. One quick question.. What file system should I use? Ext3 is what I have been using just because it is the default..
 
Old 06-08-2005, 12:38 AM   #5
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Ext3 or ReiserFS are both good choice. Good luck with the Video.
 
Old 06-08-2005, 12:48 AM   #6
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Thanks for the quick replies guys.. *No pun intended*

Peace
 
Old 06-08-2005, 01:08 AM   #7
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Read this too, it might help:
http://www.mepis.org/node/6415
 
Old 06-08-2005, 02:58 PM   #8
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Angry Ohh my god..!

So I changed the drivers to Nvidia under the Mepis OS Center and I also told it what monitor I am using.. Rebooted and on the boot up got the same errors:

Starting K Display Manager: kdm.
MEPIS Linux testing/unstable Stealth (My Computer named under the Mepis OS Center) tty1

Stealth login:
MEPIS Linux testing/unstable Stealth (My Computer named under the Mepis OS Center) tty1

Stealth login: |

Froze at the last error message..

Any help guys? Thanks for fixing my problems soo far..

~!~EDIT~!~
I am looking at PCLinuxOS and it looks similar to MEPIS.. It is KDE versus Gnome, correct?

Last edited by VeryProudOfYaLP; 06-08-2005 at 03:10 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 02:27 AM   #9
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Did you edit the X11 config file?
 
Old 06-09-2005, 02:28 AM   #10
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And there should be a Nvidia Deb package on the MEPIS cd, make sure you install that first :P
 
Old 06-13-2005, 09:53 PM   #11
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ahhh, common don't give up that easily

your system is not 'frozen' bro, it's just fine.
you just need a little help getting the graphical interace back...

the mepis os center is not perfect at installing the nvidia driver.
sometimes you have to manually edit a file or two.

if you still want to give mepis a shot, just post back...

i know how it is, you keep thinking maybe the next distro will
be the one for me

eventually one will be, but if you want to keep trying mepis just
let us know

 
Old 06-23-2005, 07:56 PM   #12
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Are we talking Mepis V3.3 ?
If we are then I had the same problem with Mepis and Nvidia until I realized after the 10th time of installing it that there was a check box for installing the nvidia driver while doing the HD install and it worked perfectly. . .Beforehand I had done this:

http://www.mepis.org/node/6929

if you need to get your gui desktop back just do an apt-get install mc
and mcedit your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and change the driver back to nv

I'm using pclinuxos right now so I forget, it may be /etc/X11/xorg.conf to change that driver
 
Old 12-19-2005, 12:22 AM   #13
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I seem to have a Similar problem with Mepis, I am a newbie with linux and I honestly cannot figure out how to get any distro to work with my machine. Mepis is the only disto so far that works with my Wireless B Linksys WMP11 v2.7 card right out of the box. But as for my Geforce 6800 GT I cannot seem to get it to work on MEPIS. When I install the OS the bullet for the nvidia is grayed out. Mandriva linux works perfectly with my card, but alas no drivers for my Wirelss Lan.... I'd hate to run back to windows with my tail between my legs once again.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 11:27 AM   #14
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I would try ubuntu linux then. . .
 
Old 12-19-2005, 10:01 PM   #15
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sayneaurum: in the oscenter after you install, goto the system configuration>Mouse and Display>NVIDIA and check the use official driver checkbox, it will download and install it.
 
  


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