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Old 04-18-2004, 09:57 PM   #1
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Driver "nvidia" causes Fatal Error: no screens found

Alright...well I turned the problem into a lesser problem...I can boot back into Linux now - but perhaps you guys can help me out here.

If I edit the XF86Config-4 file to 'Driver "nvidia" ' like the instructions say to, I cannot boot into the graphical environment. I have to have it on the default ' Driver "nv" ' to get Linux to boot succesfully into INIT 5.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Old 04-18-2004, 10:04 PM   #2
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Old 04-19-2004, 06:01 PM   #3
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May be you'll consider this a stupid question, but does mandrake 10 come with nvidia drivers by default ?
If it doesn't you have to dowload them first from nvidia website and then install according to their instructions.
The "nv" driver is a generic driver for nvidia chipset graphic board without any 3d acceleration feature
The "nvidia" one is the 3d accelerated driver and as far as I know is not provided by any distro by now. (unless the new mandrake does).
Old 04-19-2004, 06:06 PM   #4
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Nope, you have to download the drivers and install them

I've already done all that though - my error hits when im configuring the XF86Config-4 file to actually USE the new drivers -heh.


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