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Old 11-11-2002, 01:21 AM   #1
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The X-windows problem is's what I did

Hi Folks,

I had great trouble in getting my X-windows up. Now the problem is resolved. I just wanted to post this since I feel it may help others newbies like moi.

I just ran the NVchoober script and it showed me the Kernel module required for my Athlon Xp processor and NVidia Geforce2 Chipset.

1. There is a NVchooser script on NVIDIA website. Download and run. That tells you what are the files you need. Just make sure the script is the right one. Earlier I had downloaded a script which would only tell me about RHL7.2 and my version is 7.3.

2. Do a fresh install. Make sure you specify the right monitor type.

if (install is unable to probe monitor type ){
select Generic SVGA with the matching Horizontal and
vertical synch. (This is important otherwise you'll
get 'No screens found ' error) .

The sync values are found in you monitor manual

Install the kernel module and then the GLX.

3. Open the Kernel module Readme Its says, chage the following in your XFree86Config-4 file

a)Change ' Drivers "nv" ' to ' Drivers "nvidia" '
b)You have to comment out Load "GLcore" and another thing (I can't remember at the moment) Then make sure Load "glx" is present.

4. So 'startx' , you should see the NVidia logo.

I'd like to thank all you people...Thymox, Neo, many others...can't rememer the names. ( Thanks esp to Neo who told me about the script )

Don't want to be rude, but me sees numerous posts on this problem....and it can be rectified by running the script.

Now back to getting my soundserver running..........

shanlz Maximus

ps I was listening to Imagine - John Lenon and felt that it applies to Opensource a great deal. What a visionary Lenon was !


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