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Old 02-17-2006, 01:42 AM   #1
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Slackware 10.2 and Nvidia drivers problem?


I have NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1 drivers and i tried to install them on Slackware 10.2 with 2.4.31 kernel.I exit X and type sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1 wich runs the installation.Then it tell that there is no precompiled kernel interface and if i want it to download.I said no so it compiled new kernel interface and installed the drivers.After that it asked me if i want it to configure xorg file with nvidia-xorg (or something like that), wich i did.After trying to start X i see Nvidia logo and after that everything is BLACK!I tried to move my mouse and i get random green things on the screen after wath i have to restart my comp.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 01:47 AM   #2
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As root, on the command line, try running xorgsetup or xorgconfig first, make sure X actually works, (maybe not good, but should come up),then reinstall the Nvidia driver

Sometimes its a display/monitor issue, and xorg needs that info. The Nvidia driver does not setup your other equipment for you, only the card.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 03:16 AM   #3
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I am sure X is working fine.I tried to install different graphic drivers and i get same corruption every time.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 03:18 AM   #4
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Check your monitor resolution/depth settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf , and make sure that your monitor can handle them. If not, comment out the ones it can't, and try again
 
Old 02-17-2006, 05:12 AM   #5
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try to install kernel-source and when it asked to download kernel interface, choose no. It will then compile it for you (as long as you have installed the kernel-source package)
 
Old 02-17-2006, 05:47 AM   #6
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I am sure X is working fine.I tried to install different graphic drivers and i get same corruption every time.
Which graphic card are you using. Try some of the older drivers if you card is older 'cause some of the supported cards have been removed in the newer versions.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 06:10 AM   #7
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Oddly i've just posted something similar on another forum. If i use the 'nv' driver i can run X perfectly fine. If i run 'nvidia' i get a "Caught signal 11. Server aborted." error after the Nvidia logo flashes up.

i've tried running some of the earlier drivers (7174, 6629) but i get the same problem - could this be an issue with 10.2 and nvidia?
 
Old 02-17-2006, 07:31 AM   #8
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What video card/chip are you trying to use?
 
Old 02-17-2006, 07:41 AM   #9
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i'm using the latest version of nvidia on 10.2 with an FX5200.

FYI - works fine for me. and on current.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 07:44 AM   #10
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I've got an old GeForce MX440, jams on 10.2, 2.6.15, w/Nvidia driver
 
Old 02-17-2006, 07:47 AM   #11
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is it pci or agp?
 
Old 02-17-2006, 07:53 AM   #12
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Geforce MX 4000 (AGP) here (against the default 2.4.31 kernel, Xorg 6.8.2). However, i've another SuSE partition where this driver works okay, the only difference being the 2.6.8 kernel. i even tried 'borrowing' the xorg.conf from that setup, though i had the same problem.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 07:55 AM   #13
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Mine is AGP (sorry)
 
Old 02-17-2006, 07:57 AM   #14
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have you compiled in support for agpart as a module?
 
Old 02-17-2006, 08:22 AM   #15
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i haven't personally compiled the kernel - it's the default kernel which comes with Slackware which, AFAIK, does have agpgart as a module.
 
  


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