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Old 10-25-2002, 09:48 PM   #1
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nvidia killed my mouse

ok, i installed the nvidia drivers (got version with and all seems fine (i can load the drivers with /sbin/insmod NVdriver) the problem is that my usb mouse doesn't want to work in x now. i really have tried doing my homework on this, and the only other post i've seen about this was on the nvidia boards, and that suggested running yast2, which i'm assuming only works with suse because i can't find it in red hat.

oh yeah, i don't get an nvidia splash screen when i start x. could this mean that i have to manually start the drivers when i boot, or does the splash screen stop coming up automatically?

i've attached a file with my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and my /var/log/XFree86.0.log (i'm not sure how it looks because i'm stuck posting this from windows, but it's readable in windows, which doesn't really say much.)

additional info:
-i'm running red hat 7.3
-my video card is nvidia riva tnt2 pro
-my monitor is a packard bell (doesn't have anything else on it, and i lost the manual. all i know is that it came with an old packard bell pentium 133mhz)

the main reason i'm subjecting myself to this driver upgrade is to run linux in 1024x768 instead of the default 800x600. once i get my mouse working, would i just use XConfigurator to change my resolution, or is there a separate utility that i should use now? any suggestions on a good depth for 1024x768 and my monitor would be helpful too. be kind, i've only been a linux user for 2 weeks. thank you in advance.

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Old 10-25-2002, 09:52 PM   #2
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sorry, i didn't realize there's no attaching here! sorry...


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "record"
Load "xtrap"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"

Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option "DigitalVibrance" # <i>
#Option "PageFlip" # [<bool>]
#Option "Dac8Bit" # [<bool>]
#Option "NoLogo" # [<bool>]
#Option "Overlay" # [<bool>]
#Option "UBB" # [<bool>]
#Option "Stereo" # [<bool>]
#Option "BlueLine" # [<bool>]
#Option "WindowFlip" # [<bool>]
#Option "SWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "HWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "VideoKey" # <i>
#Option "NvAGP" # <i>
#Option "PixmapCacheLines" # <i>
#Option "IgnoreEDID" # [<bool>]
#Option "NoDDC" # [<bool>]
#Option "ConnectedMonitor" # <str>
#Option "ConnectedMonitors" # <str>
#Option "TVStandard" # <str>
#Option "TVOutFormat" # <str>
#Option "NoRenderAccel" # [<bool>]
#Option "CursorShadow" # [<bool>]
#Option "CursorShadowAlpha" # <i>
#Option "CursorShadowXOffset" # <i>
#Option "CursorShadowYOffset" # <i>
#Option "UseEdidFreqs" # [<bool>]
#Option "FlatPanelProperties" # <str>
#Option "UseInt10Module" # [<bool>]
#Option "SwapReady" # [<bool>]
#Option "NoTwinViewXineramaInfo" # [<bool>]
#Option "NoRenderExtension" # [<bool>]
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24


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