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Old 01-21-2003, 01:51 PM   #1
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Nvidia 4191 drivers on Dell 8100... Help!

Ok, I just installed RH8 last night, and the resolution was fine until i rebooted this morning. Was 1024x768, and is now 640x480. No big deal, i read somewhere that you needed the nvidia drivers from their website to run on Dell laptops anyways. I downloaded and ran the kernal rpm, and the driver rpm. Installation went fine, but when i rebooted, i couldnt load into X. logging in as root in text mode (or whatever command line mode it is that starts up when you boot), and typing startx gives me 1/2 page error message including this:
Symbol __glXActiveScreens from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a is unresolved!

Symbol __glXActiveScreens from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libdri.a is unresolved!
(II) [GLX]: Initializing GLX extension

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 4. Server aborting
'blah blah blah, when reporting use this log file, and
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
I cant believe i did this, but i trashed the two rpm's after i installed them (hey, i thought it was going to work... oh well). Is there anything i can do to get X up and running again? Thanks in advance for your help.
Old 01-21-2003, 04:02 PM   #2
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Read this post, and follow the instructions of membrax letter for letter. Cut and paste if you can...I tried wrestling with those drivers for weeks until I found the're beauty.
Old 01-21-2003, 06:40 PM   #3
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if i recall correctly you were supposed to # out libdri in the modules section of XF86Config


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