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Old 04-07-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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Stuck on Nvidia drivers, have lots of diagnostics, but no real idea what they mean

Well, I installed the detonator drivers on my system (P41.9 running Mandrake 9.0 dual booting with WinXP) and anything grpahically demandng just doesn't seem to run. I have plenty of files here which may be of assistance (apologies for their location but it's the best I can do on such short notice)
  • XF86Config-4.txt - A copy of my current X config
  • XFree86.0.log - My most recent log
  • check.txt - The output of the Nvidia checker fornm the Hardware forum
  • chooser.txt - The output of the Nvidia file selector
  • dev.txt - the contents of my /dev directory
  • xdpy.txt - The output of xdpyconfig

Now, the checker tells me to do something, but I have no idea what was going on, the only messages I got during installation that may have been errors were some telling me that it was putting some files it didn't recognise into sotrage.

Can anyone help?
Old 04-07-2003, 03:35 PM   #2
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You forgot to write how does it look from your point of view. Are you able to start X correctly? What does it mean 'anything grpahically demandng just doesn't seem to run'? Do the program start and crash or don't crash at all?

One of the crript suggests to create /dev/nvidia1 file. You don't have it, you have /dev/nvidia0. Try to create it:
mknod /dev/nvidia1 c 195 1
(I'm not sure if you need c, so first check: 'ls -l /dev/nvidia0' and see if the first character in the line is c or b, it should be c).
Old 04-08-2003, 06:17 AM   #3
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My apologies, as far as I can tell it's GL applications that fall over, X itself starts without batting an eyelid. I shall try what you recommend.
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Ok, did that, then it asked to create a nvidia2 (which I did) then an nvidia3 (which I did). The nv_check script now runs all the way through without finiding any problems, but things like Uplink and Tuxracer still won't run.
Old 04-08-2003, 10:20 AM   #5
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Ok, I've got it sorted now, I used the NVIDIA installer, first time I copuldn't restart X, so I ran the installer again and it worked....


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