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Old 11-02-2002, 08:53 PM   #1
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Question Slack 8.1 vs ASUS A7N266-E


Hi guys ...

Last week we upgraded the boys comp
(ASUS with onboard nVidia graphics
& shared RAM [he picked that!] ;} - 256M,
32M of which are Graphics memory)

Well, with Slack 8 the box was just fine,
with 8.1 startx freezes the machine up completely.

Has anyone got that thing running with
Slack 8.1, and how did you do it? :}

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Old 11-02-2002, 09:50 PM   #2
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I would suggest as the quickest way would probably be to configure for frame buffer mode if you are running a stock kernel. Set vga=791 in the /etc/lilo.conf file and run "lilo" from a console prompt and reboot. There is a default frame buffer config file in /etc/X11. Copy the XF86Conifg-fb to XF86Config and then startx. You might need to adjust manually for the mouse pointer or something if you require the use of the wheel, etc.

I am certain I have seen posts here in regard to the nVidia drivers. I think they are offered directly from the web site, nVidia.com. Download the tar files, compile and install.

Good luck.
 
Old 11-02-2002, 11:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, m8...

And my apologies for non-sufficient information... :\

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I would suggest as the quickest way would probably be to configure for frame buffer mode if you are running a stock kernel. Set vga=791 in the /etc/lilo.conf file and run "lilo" from a console prompt and reboot. There is a default frame buffer config file in /etc/X11. Copy the XF86Conifg-fb to XF86Config and then startx. You might need to adjust manually for the mouse pointer or something if you require the use of the wheel, etc.
Should have mentioned that bit, I guess. Framebuffer is set-up
and working ... XF86Config-fb has been copied. And the bloody thing
still dies.


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I am certain I have seen posts here in regard to the nVidia drivers. I think they are offered directly from the web site, nVidia.com. Download the tar files, compile and install.
Tried that, too... same effect.

Compiled a custom-kernel too. With only the most essential
stuff - with either VESA-VGA or nVidia support.

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Good luck.
Ta ...

What really gets me is that the framebuffer in Slack 8.0
worked :(

Cheers,
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Old 11-03-2002, 02:36 AM   #4
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That board has been running 8.1 for 136 days w/o problems. I
downloaded the nVidia drivers from nVidia, and didn't have a problem.

Here's the relevant portion of my /etc/X11/XF86Config:

Code:
Section "Module"
    Load        "dbe"   # Double buffer extension
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection
    Load        "type1"
    Load        "freetype"
    Load       "glx"
EndSection
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "NVIDIA GeForce"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    VideoRam    8192
EndSection
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "NVIDIA GeForce"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1280x1024"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1280x1024"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x1024"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"
    Screen "Screen 1"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
 
  


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