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Old 05-19-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
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xorg.conf and nvidia problem


so i got slackware 10.1 with the default kernel up and running. i'm trying to install nivida latest drivers and i can't get them to work properly. the installer says that the drivers are installed and that i should edit my xorg.conf file. the xorg.conf file has not changed in any way. there is no nvidia listed under the graphics device module section and dri isn't even an option to # out of the file. i know this can't be right, am i doing something wrong?
 
Old 05-19-2005, 09:14 PM   #2
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Take a look at Section "Device" you should see a line that says Driver "something" change it to Driver "nvidia"
If you don't see a DRI line, then DRI is not configured and that's ok (you don't need to comment with a # something that isn't even there)

Edit: Maybe you can see a line that says Load "dri" under Section "module" that's where you've to put a #, but only if it's on the config file.

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Old 05-19-2005, 09:16 PM   #3
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just follow the steps in the nvidia installer.if the dri line is missing,ignore it.it needs to be removed anyway.ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...174/README.txt
 
Old 05-19-2005, 09:26 PM   #4
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And you don't need DRI with NVIDIA.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 04:39 AM   #5
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well the problem is i think i did a poor job wording what the problem really is, xorg.conf is never updated from the drivers.

under the device section where it is supposed to say "nv" and you change it to "nvidia", it's still listed as a "vesa.... something" hopefully this makes more sense now, i'll try and get a quick snippet of the xorg.conf file so you can see what i mean. neways thanks for the help so far guys but i already knew that i just need to know why the xorg.conf file appears to not be prepared for the rest of the nvidia install.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 06:30 AM   #6
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That does not matter what the old driver is, nv or vesa
simply replace it with 'nvidia' in xorg.conf
 
Old 05-20-2005, 02:18 PM   #7
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the nvidia driver installer does not modify or prepare the xorg.conf file - you have to do it manually.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 04:34 PM   #8
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well thanks for clearing that up. i'll give it a try if all goes well i'll let ya know
 
Old 05-20-2005, 05:00 PM   #9
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changed the driver to nvidia and a fatal error occured, after i noticed that my identifer didn't match what i changed it to and changed it to that, it worked like a charm, thanks a lot guys.
 
  


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