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Old 05-10-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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strange X problem

Here's the deal: I'm running Xfree86 4.4.0 and I installed the latest nvidia drivers for my GeForce 3 Ti200 yesterday. After making the changes to XF86Config, I started the X server as root and KDE ran just fine. However, when I ran 'startx' as a non-root user, I got the infamous "No screens found!" error. I am totally stumped by this since I know for a fact, that X runs with the existing settings in the config file(only as root though) . Isn't the same XF86Config file used by all users? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

Old 05-10-2004, 05:32 PM   #2
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Did you load the "nvidia" driver module (as root or by your distribution's means of automatic module loading)? If you start X as root the module can be automatically loaded, but a regular user cannot load kernel modules.

Old 05-10-2004, 08:30 PM   #3
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damn......somehow,I got lost in the config files and refresh rates and totally forgot the driver was a loadable kernel module. Thanks dude!


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