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Old 07-14-2004, 02:41 PM   #1
Doktor Prokt
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Black screen after installing nvidia 6106 drivers


Hello,

I know this has been asked before, but I did a lot of research with google without being able to fix my problem.
When installing nvidia's 6106 drivers - with standard fc2 2.6.5 kernel - which are supposed to work with 4k stack size I get a black screen, but the computer keeps alive for I can reach it through a lan connection. I don't think it's a hardware problem because the nvidia drivers work nicely with slack 9.1 and slack 10.

my system:
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cpu: amd duron 1.6ghz
mobo: asrock k7s41gx
video: nvidia gforce t64 (64megs)

thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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hi,

just a thought, maybe completely off-beam..

i had this when i installed an ati driver on my father's machine, and it turned out that i'd selected an incorrect refresh rate for the monitor, which was then shutting off to protect itself..
 
Old 07-14-2004, 03:54 PM   #3
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Hi,

thanks for your quick reply. I limited the refresh rates to values recommended by the screen's manual (it's a head lw785 lcd screen), but unfortunately that didn't change my plight. Still a black screen.


almost forgot them:
Xorg.0.log

xorg.conf
 
Old 08-09-2004, 04:05 AM   #4
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Oddly, I have the same symptoms with every distro other than fc2... give this a shot, though:

rpm -e --nodeps xorg-x11-Mesa-libGL
 
Old 08-09-2004, 11:45 AM   #5
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Quote Doktor Prokt :

I know this has been asked before, but I did a lot of research with google without being able to fix my problem.
When installing nvidia's 6106 drivers - with standard fc2 2.6.5 kernel - which are supposed to work with 4k stack size I get a black screen, but the computer keeps alive for I can reach it through a lan connection. I don't think it's a hardware problem because the nvidia drivers work nicely with slack 9.1 and slack 10.
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Have you edited the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to reflect the changes for the new nVidia driver ?

If not , then read the nVidia README file about what needs to be changed in the xorg.conf file.

Also try pressing [ Alt Control - ] or [Alt Control + ] to change the screen resolution.

I have the 6106 driver installed on my FC 2 machine with 2.6.5 kernel and a Leadtek GF 4 440MX video card and it works great. ( especially when playing TuxRacer )
 
Old 08-10-2004, 12:26 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by sandgroper
Quote Doktor Prokt :

I know this has been asked before, but I did a lot of research with google without being able to fix my problem.
When installing nvidia's 6106 drivers - with standard fc2 2.6.5 kernel - which are supposed to work with 4k stack size I get a black screen, but the computer keeps alive for I can reach it through a lan connection. I don't think it's a hardware problem because the nvidia drivers work nicely with slack 9.1 and slack 10.
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Have you edited the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to reflect the changes for the new nVidia driver ?

If not , then read the nVidia README file about what needs to be changed in the xorg.conf file.

Also try pressing [ Alt Control - ] or [Alt Control + ] to change the screen resolution.

I have the 6106 driver installed on my FC 2 machine with 2.6.5 kernel and a Leadtek GF 4 440MX video card and it works great. ( especially when playing TuxRacer )
he already posted it. It's been configured for the NVIDIA driver.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 12:38 AM   #7
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Quote necromantik


he already posted it. It's been configured for the NVIDIA driver.
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Doktor Prokt said he changed the refresh rate , not the screen resolution.

Also , it is always better to start off with the basics and ask if they have configured /setup the config files first , often quite a lot of the problems stem from the fact that somebody "forgot" to do something in a config file.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 05:39 AM   #8
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I think you missed my point. Check his second post. He already posted a link to his xorg.conf file, and it looks fine.

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