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Old 11-26-2003, 05:44 PM   #1
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Angry Nvidia Geforce 4 MX 440

I've installed RedHat 9 and my graphics card is Nvidia Geforce 4 MX 440

First, i excuse for my bad english.

My problem is, that approximately 10 minutes after a reboot
it's impossible to read something on my screen.

ive installed the latest drivers but useless, the same problem?

can anybody help me, please.

im really without hope.
Old 11-26-2003, 05:54 PM   #2
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Well, you need to be a little more specific.

...ive installed the latest drivers but useless ... isn't enough for us to go on.
Old 11-26-2003, 06:23 PM   #3
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ok, i will try to be more specific

i ve installed the latest drivers and ive updated xf86config, though
ive the same problem.
Old 12-30-2003, 06:45 PM   #4
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i've got a geforce 4 mx 440 too, and had this problem.

i think the problem is something with either the geforce 4 or the mx 440 specification.

a newer linux nvidia driver (4496 if i remember correctly) should fix it. there's a newer one than that (55.. somthing or other), but apparently it's buggy. stick with the 4496 one, it's tried and true (as far as i'm concerned).

there is one catch thou. once you install the driver, you must change your x setup to use 4.3... not 3.3 or whatever. otherwise the driver just simply won't load.

also, i think you'll have to reboot after installing the driver. depending on how you've loaded X. if you didn't load x on startup and installed the driver without loading X at all on that boot, you might not have any problems.

the annoying thing is, given certain distributions, it's hard to find how to turn X off or change to 4.3 before it goes haywire.

mandrake boots using some framebuffer method for install, so you dont' have any problems with mandrake on install, and you can choose your whole X setup from there.

redhat however (or at least 9, which i've been trying) doesn't give you so much flexability, and the screen goes stupid even during install.

anyway, hopefully that should help.

if you're trying 2.6 kernel, you'll still need to update your nvidia driver, but you have to patch it first. but i'll save that for another post.


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