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Old 05-21-2009, 04:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Nvidia driver - Lenny x386


Finally got frustrated enough to post. I've installed the nvidia driver on an x64 system with Lenny and all went fine. For some reason with this 32bit box with on-mobo Gforce 6100 it won't fly.

>Fresh install with 26-2 kernal and all updates complete (apt-get)
>Installed nvidia-glx along with the 26-2 nvidia kernal and nvidia-kernel-common packages...... no apparent issues
>Added "nvidia" as driver in device section of xorg.conf and rebooted

X starts on reboot and system fully boots but all I've got is a thin blue line across the top of the display. KB and mouse work fine so I can get back to a terminal, use original xorg.bak, and get going.

Xorg.0.log.old shows no errors in X startup. Nvidia driver module found, other modules found properly, monitor properly ID'd, etc., etc. It all looks good -- just no display.

What am I missing here? Is there a known problem with the 26-2 nvidia kernal?

Thanks
Rick
 
Old 05-21-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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Does the graphic chip word with the generic VGA driver and/or the open source OpenGL driver? You can test by booting a Linux live CD.
 
Old 05-21-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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Does the graphic chip word with the generic VGA driver and/or the open source OpenGL driver?
Yes. No problem with the chip. The install was graphical so initial system config and updates were done in KDE. "nv" driver was running.
This box has run fine in other distros with the nvidia driver and OpenGL.

The only "issue" I noticed was at the driver install. When I asked for install of the nvidia-glx package the 26-1 nvidia kernal and the common packages were listed as dependencies. Since I'm running the 26-2 kernel I backed off and specifically installed the 26-2 nvidia kernal, the common package, and the glx package. That went fine but bugged me a bit.

I continue to scratch my head.
 
Old 05-23-2009, 05:32 PM   #4
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Kill the xserver with 'sudo /sbin/init 3'. Try: 'X -configure' to redetect hardware, and make a new xorg.conf (xorg.conf.new). Test with 'X -configure xorg.conf.new'. If you get the grey background, the new xorg.conf works. Copy it to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 06:55 AM   #5
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I continue to scratch my head.
Very remote possibility is use a different version of gcc - to compile the module.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 08:51 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I've been away from the machine for a few days. Will try these ideas later today and advise.
 
  


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