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Old 10-14-2009, 04:15 PM   #1
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Fedora11 with FX3500 - Black/blank screen when starting X server


Hi

I have just installed Fedora11 on my machine - the installation failed to start the x server so I had to install with the textbased installer. When the installation completes, I boot up and first I update Fedora with "yum update". Then I install a nvidia driver with "yum install kmod-nvidia". Then I run nvidia-xconfig to make a config file. But when I try to run "X", I just get a blank screen.

I can run system-config-display fine, and setup my resolution etc.
The log doesnt seem to give me any errors.

I have two nvidia Fx3500 card in the machine.

I have tried the 173, 185 and 190 driver - same thing.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 10-15-2009, 03:58 AM   #2
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Have you run

X -configure

Normally that sorts it. Explain the setup of the 2 cards.
Nvidia do closed source linux drivers for their cards
 
Old 10-16-2009, 03:37 AM   #3
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The recommended driver for 'Quadro FX3500' is 185.xx.xx.
> 185.18.36
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
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