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Old 12-19-2001, 06:07 PM   #1
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After installing new NVIDIA drivers, X-Windows won't start

After installing the new NVIDIA drivers, when I startx, X-Windows crashes.

I downloaded and ran the NVChooser, and I downloaded the appropriate GLX and kernel driver.

I typed the following commands:

$ rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2313.rh7up.i686.rpm
$ rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2313.i386.rpm

When I type "startx", X-Windows crashes. Does anyone know what the problem is?
Old 12-19-2001, 06:27 PM   #2
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You have to edit the XF86Config files. Go back to the nvidia site, get the README and work through it.

You might also be better off building from source rather then using the prebuilt versions.
Old 12-19-2001, 07:55 PM   #3
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Also a peace of advice:
switch to run level 3 before installing rpms. That was my problem then.
Have fun.
Old 12-19-2001, 07:57 PM   #4
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oh, I take my word back, if you said you typed startx I assume you are in rl 3.
Old 12-19-2001, 11:31 PM   #5
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the exact same thing happened to me, and luckily its a very easy step of installing nvidia drivers. you need to edit your XF86config-4 file in /etc/X11 (if u have Xfree86 4x), or XF86config for earlier versions.

replace the line:

Driver "nv"


Driver "nvidia"

In the Module section, make sure you have:

Load "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"

if they exist.

the full of this guild is found on the nvidia site, if u need more assistance.


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