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Old 09-24-2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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Can't start X with Slackware 13 on HP Pavilion dv9000 (Nvidia)


I upgraded from 12_2 where X worked fine and I now get 2 errors with 13!
in the Xorg.0.log:
(EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
(WW) NC: Ignoring unsupported device 0x10de0531 at 00@00:12:0
(EE) No devices detected.

Running xorgsetup doesn't help. Anyone else with the problem and/or solution??
 
Old 09-24-2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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Please send output of:
Code:
lspci -k
typed as root

It will certainly help us to help you to know which video card you have
 
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Please send output of:
Code:
lspci -k
typed as root

It will certainly help us to help you to know which video card you have
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C67 [GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M] (rev a2)

Actually, it can be derived from the device code in the error msg: 0x10de0531

The problem is resolved - I downloaded the latest nVidia driver, but this is a 2+ year old device. Why aren't the correct drivers in the Xorg files? I don't remember if I had the problem when I updated to the 12_2 version.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 12:19 AM   #4
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I have Slackware 13 running on my HP DV9000 (DV9999US).

Your "lspci" command should show this for your graphics chip.

00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C67 [GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M] (rev a2)

You need this driver from the nVidia site.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...185.18.36.html

To install the driver start a command shell as root and change the directory to the location of the installation file.

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.36-pkg1.run
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.36-pkg1.run


If you have any problem installing the driver you may need to generate the kernel header files required. One way to do that is to build the kernel using the configuration "/boot/config".

cd /usr/src/linux
make mrproper
make menuconfig


Load the configuration "/boot/config".
Save the configuration ".config".

make clean all

This is the "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file that I use. The configuration can be automatically created by the nVidia driver installer.

Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder63)  Fri Aug 14 17:54:58 PDT 2009

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "X.org Configured"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Synaptics Mouse" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load           "dri2"
    Load           "extmod"
    Load           "glx"
    Load           "dbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc101"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier     "Synaptics Mouse"
    Driver         "synaptics"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7 8 9"
    Option         "LeftEdge" "1700"
    Option         "RightEdge" "5000"
    Option         "TopEdge" "2000"
    Option         "BottomEdge" "4000"
    Option         "FingerLow" "25"
    Option         "FingerHigh" "30"
    Option         "MaxTapTime" "180"
    Option         "MaxTapMove" "220"
    Option         "VertScrollDelta" "100"
    Option         "MinSpeed" "0.27"
    Option         "MaxSpeed" "0.54"
    Option         "AccelFactor" "0.0045"
    Option         "SHMConfig" "on"
    Option         "TapButton1" "1"
    Option         "LTCornerButton" "8"
    Option         "RTCornerButton" "9"
    Option         "LockedDrags" "on"
    Option         "VertEdgeScroll" "on"
    Option         "HorizEdgeScroll" "on"
    Option         "EmulateMidButtonTime" "250"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName      "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"

        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "HWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShadowFB"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "UseFBDev"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Rotate"             	# [<str>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "FlatPanel"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "FPDither"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "CrtcNumber"         	# <i>
        #Option     "FPScale"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "FPTweak"            	# <i>
        #Option     "DualHead"           	# [<bool>]
    Identifier     "Card0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "Unknown Vendor"
    BoardName      "Unknown Board"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Card0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "NoLogo" "true"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       1
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       4
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       8
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       15
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       16
    EndSubSection
    SubSection     "Display"
        Viewport    0 0
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 09-25-2009, 12:30 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RonS1938 View Post
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C67 [GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M] (rev a2)

Actually, it can be derived from the device code in the error msg: 0x10de0531

The problem is resolved - I downloaded the latest nVidia driver, but this is a 2+ year old device. Why aren't the correct drivers in the Xorg files? I don't remember if I had the problem when I updated to the 12_2 version.
Even on Slackware 12.1 I had to install the nVidia driver to support all the features of the graphics chip. I believe that one of the normal xorg drivers will work but it isn't automatically selected.

Be happy that the nVidia driver installs without requiring patches. In a few cases I've had to do quite a bit of investigation to figure out how to use an ATI or nVidia driver with a particular version of the kernel or xorg.

Linux and Xorg do eventually include drivers for many graphics chips. There are a lot of people being generous with their time and effort to make that happen. I'm reluctant to criticize the speed at which improvements are made considering the fact that much of it is done for free.

ATI and nVidia deserve credit for supporting Linux in spite of their problems. It could be much worse and they are making an effort to improve their Linux support.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 02:03 AM   #6
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Why aren't the correct drivers in the Xorg files?
Only because AFAIK there is no "correct" and open source driver for your card.

The open source driver for Nvidia cards is nv, but your card doesn't show in nv's output of supported chipset in /var/log/Xorg.0.log, see below :

Code:
(II) NV: driver for NVIDIA chipsets: RIVA 128, RIVA TNT, RIVA TNT2,
	Unknown TNT2, Vanta, RIVA TNT2 Ultra, RIVA TNT2 Model 64,
	Aladdin TNT2, GeForce 256, GeForce DDR, Quadro, GeForce2 MX/MX 400,
	GeForce2 MX 100/200, GeForce2 Go, Quadro2 MXR/EX/Go,
	GeForce2 Integrated GPU, GeForce2 GTS, GeForce2 Ti, GeForce2 Ultra,
	Quadro2 Pro, GeForce4 MX 460, GeForce4 MX 440, GeForce4 MX 420,
	GeForce4 MX 440-SE, GeForce4 440 Go, GeForce4 420 Go,
	GeForce4 420 Go 32M, GeForce4 460 Go, Quadro4 550 XGL,
	GeForce4 440 Go 64M, Quadro NVS, Quadro4 500 GoGL,
	GeForce4 410 Go 16M, GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X,
	GeForce4 MX 440SE with AGP8X, GeForce4 MX 420 with AGP8X,
	GeForce4 MX 4000, GeForce4 448 Go, GeForce4 488 Go, Quadro4 580 XGL,
	Quadro4 NVS 280 SD, Quadro4 380 XGL, Quadro NVS 50 PCI,
	GeForce4 448 Go, GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU, GeForce3,
	GeForce3 Ti 200, GeForce3 Ti 500, Quadro DCC, GeForce4 Ti 4600,
	GeForce4 Ti 4400, GeForce4 Ti 4200, Quadro4 900 XGL, Quadro4 750 XGL,
	Quadro4 700 XGL, GeForce4 Ti 4800, GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X,
	GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE, GeForce4 4200 Go, Quadro4 700 GoGL,
	Quadro4 980 XGL, Quadro4 780 XGL, GeForce FX 5800 Ultra,
	GeForce FX 5800, Quadro FX 2000, Quadro FX 1000,
	GeForce FX 5600 Ultra, GeForce FX 5600, GeForce FX 5600XT,
	GeForce FX Go5600, GeForce FX Go5650, Quadro FX Go700,
	GeForce FX 5200, GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, GeForce FX 5200,
	GeForce FX 5200LE, GeForce FX Go5200, GeForce FX Go5250,
	GeForce FX 5500, GeForce FX 5100, GeForce FX Go5200 32M/64M,
	Quadro NVS 55/280 PCI, Quadro FX 500/600 PCI,
	GeForce FX Go53xx Series, GeForce FX Go5100, GeForce FX 5900 Ultra,
	GeForce FX 5900, GeForce FX 5900XT, GeForce FX 5950 Ultra,
	GeForce FX 5900ZT, Quadro FX 3000, Quadro FX 700,
	GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, GeForce FX 5700, GeForce FX 5700LE,
	GeForce FX 5700VE, GeForce FX Go5700, GeForce FX Go5700,
	Quadro FX Go1000, Quadro FX 1100, GeForce 6800 Ultra, GeForce 6800,
	GeForce 6800 LE, GeForce 6800 XE, GeForce 6800 XT, GeForce 6800 GT,
	GeForce 6800 GT, GeForce 6800 GS, GeForce 6800 XT, Quadro FX 4000,
	GeForce 6800 GS, GeForce 6800, GeForce 6800 LE, GeForce 6800 XT,
	GeForce Go 6800, GeForce Go 6800 Ultra, Quadro FX Go1400,
	Quadro FX 3450/4000 SDI, Quadro FX 1400, GeForce 6600 GT,
	GeForce 6600, GeForce 6600 LE, GeForce 6600 VE, GeForce Go 6600,
	GeForce 6610 XL, GeForce Go 6600 TE/6200 TE, GeForce 6700 XL,
	GeForce Go 6600, GeForce Go 6600 GT, Quadro NVS 440, Quadro FX 550,
	Quadro FX 550, Quadro FX 540, GeForce 6200, GeForce 6500,
	GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM), GeForce 6200SE TurboCache(TM),
	GeForce 6200 LE, GeForce Go 6200, Quadro NVS 285, GeForce Go 6400,
	GeForce Go 6200, GeForce Go 6400, GeForce 6250, GeForce 7100 GS,
	GeForce 6800, GeForce 6800 LE, GeForce 6800 GT, GeForce 6800 XT,
	GeForce 6200, GeForce 6200 A-LE, GeForce 7800 GTX, GeForce 7800 GTX,
	GeForce 7800 GT, GeForce 7800 GS, GeForce 7800 SLI, GeForce Go 7800,
	GeForce Go 7800 GTX, Quadro FX 4500, GeForce 7350 LE,
	GeForce 7300 LE, GeForce 7300 SE, GeForce Go 7200, GeForce Go 7300,
	GeForce Go 7400, GeForce Go 7400 GS, Quadro NVS 110M,
	Quadro NVS 120M, Quadro FX 350M, GeForce 7500 LE, Quadro FX 350,
	GeForce 7300 GS, GeForce 7650 GS, GeForce 7600 GT, GeForce 7600 GS,
	GeForce 7300 GT, GeForce 7600 LE, GeForce 7300 GT, GeForce Go 7700,
	GeForce Go 7600, GeForce Go 7600 GT, Quadro NVS 300M,
	GeForce Go 7900 SE, Quadro FX 550M, Quadro FX 560, GeForce 7900 GTX,
	GeForce 7900 GT, GeForce 7900 GS, GeForce 7950 GX2, GeForce 7950 GX2,
	GeForce 7950 GT, GeForce Go 7950 GTX, GeForce Go 7900 GS,
	GeForce Go 7900 GTX, Quadro FX 2500M, Quadro FX 1500M,
	Quadro FX 5500, Quadro FX 3500, Quadro FX 1500, Quadro FX 4500 X2,
	GeForce 6150, GeForce 6150 LE, GeForce 6100, GeForce Go 6150,
	Quadro NVS 210S / NVIDIA GeForce 6150LE, GeForce Go 6100,
	GeForce 6150SE, GeForce 6100 nForce 405, GeForce 6100 nForce 400,
	GeForce 6100 nForce 420, GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GTS,
	GeForce 8800 Ultra, Quadro FX 5600, Quadro FX 4600, GeForce 8600 GTS,
	GeForce 8600 GT, GeForce 8600 GT, GeForce 8600 GS, GeForce 8400 GS,
	GeForce 9500M GS, GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 9650M GS,
	GeForce 8700M GT, Quadro FX 370, Quadro NVS 320M, Quadro FX 570M,
	Quadro FX 1600M, Quadro FX 570, Quadro FX 1700, GeForce 8400 SE,
	GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS, GeForce 8300 GS, GeForce 8400 GS,
	GeForce 8600M GS, GeForce 8400M GT, GeForce 8400M GS,
	GeForce 8400M G, Quadro NVS 140M, Quadro NVS 130M, Quadro NVS 135M,
	GeForce 9400 GT, Quadro FX 360M, GeForce 9300M G, Quadro NVS 290,
	GeForce GTX 295, GeForce GTX 280, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTX 285,
	Quadro CX, Quadro FX 5800, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX 3800,
	GeForce 8800 GTS 512, GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce 8800 GT,
	GeForce 9800 GX2, GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS,
	GeForce 9800M GTX, GeForce 8800M GTS, GeForce 9800M GT,
	GeForce 8800M GTX, GeForce 8800 GS, GeForce 9600 GSO,
	GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 9800 GTX, GeForce 9800 GTX+,
	GeForce 9800 GT, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce 9800M GTX, Quadro FX 3700,
	Quadro FX 3600M, Quadro FX 3700M, GeForce 9600 GT, GeForce 9600 GS,
	GeForce 9600 GSO 512, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GT 140,
	GeForce 9800M GTS, GeForce 9700M GTS, GeForce 9800M GS,
	GeForce 9800M GTS, Quadro FX 1800, Quadro FX 2700M, GeForce 9500 GT,
	GeForce 9400 GT, GeForce 9500 GT, GeForce GT 120, GeForce 9600M GT,
	GeForce 9600M GS, GeForce 9600M GT, GeForce 9700M GT,
	GeForce 9500M G, GeForce 9650M GT, GeForce 9500 GT, Quadro FX 380,
	Quadro FX 580, Quadro FX 770M, GeForce 9300 GE, GeForce 9300 GS,
	GeForce 8400 GS, GeForce 9300M GS, GeForce G100, GeForce 9200M GS,
	GeForce 9300M GS, Quadro NVS 150M, Quadro NVS 160M, Quadro NVS 420,
	Quadro FX 370 LP, Quadro NVS 450, Quadro NVS 295
But may be your chipset was omitted in the list: did you try the nv driver ?

There is also Nouveau, but it's a bit too New to be included in Slackware
 
Old 09-26-2009, 01:01 AM   #7
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I haven't looked to see what the version of the nv driver in Slackware 13 is, but that was the driver that was tried by the 'upgrade'. From the 0x10de0531 device code, if I remember correctly (I've been out of the chip design business for about 17 years) the 10de part signifies nVidea graphics and the 0531 should indicate the 7150M.
 
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Right.

This is not surprising as lspci uses the /usr/share/pci.ids file to retrieve the vendor and device names from the PCI device ID , see line 5870 in this file. And the pci.ids file shipped with Slackware-13.0 is reasonably new (version 2009.07.27)

The nv driver shipped in Slackware13.0 is xf86-video-nv-2.1.1.14, which is its last release according to this page. There is a 2.1.1.15 release though available here. Would you like to try it, please let us know if it works for your card.
EDIT: FYI, your card is not listed as a known one in nv-driver.c file of 2.1.1.15 version either, though.

Meanwhile, did you try the vesa driver ?

EDIT. I just ran update-pciids, got same information in version 2009.09.18 of the list of PCI ID's; only difference: your card is now in line 5906

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 09-26-2009 at 04:00 AM.
 
Old 09-27-2009, 12:30 PM   #9
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I don't do VESA if there's another choice - and the problem was resolved (see my 2nd message) by getting the driver and install directly from nVidia. I must have done that with 12_2 and don't remember it.
 
  


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