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Old 07-04-2004, 05:17 AM   #1
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FC2: NVidia gfx and Xorg


Newbie on linux here. I've searched for this topic but haven't found anything appropriate. I apologize if this has been asked and answered before.

Anyway. This is the situation:
Newly installed RHFC2 with Planet CCRMA 2.6.7 kernel, ALSA-drivers etc.
Integrated nForce2 chipset graphics, sound and NIC.
Sound and NIC works well, afaik.
No hw acc on gfx though.

Installed and edited xorg.conf from "nv" to "nvidia", all according to the Nvidia txt.

X starts properly. NVidia logo at startup. HW acc works with Tux Racer.


Strange screen resolution, where the screen is slightly larger than the resolution with scroll around as result. Screen Resolution Preferences reports that it's 1280x960 @85Hz. Display Settings reports that it's 1280x960, Millions of colors. When I look into the Hardware tab of Display Settings I notice the name of the "old" drivers ("NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX (generic)") and in Video Card "Configure" I can't find the NVidias own driver anywhere around. If I change anything in Display Settings, xorg.conf is edited back from "nvidia" to "nv" again. Have I missed something?

Also, installation of NVIDIA drivers reported that rivafb kernel module has to be removed for NVIDIA drivers to work properly. Rivafb not mentioned in modprobe.conf and rmmod rivafb results in "ERROR: Module rivafb does not exist in /proc/modules".

Going for recompiling the kernel, excluding rivafb module then.. but;
When I try to rpm -Uhv planetccrma-core-2004.06.17-1.src.rpm it looks like it works properly extracting the archive, but in /usr/src there is no trace of the sources. rpm -Uhv kernel-2.6.7-1.437.1.ll.src.rpm reports that "group nando does not exist - using root" and doesn't result in any sources either. Have I misunderstood how RPMs and kernel sources work?

Thanks in advance

Old 07-23-2004, 06:21 PM   #2
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Exactly the same problem here! Including the message about rivafb and the roll-back of the xorg.conf file, also using FC2...
Old 07-24-2004, 02:56 AM   #3
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Please look at this link:

I had the exact same problem as you. Now it works.




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