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Old 07-15-2011, 01:38 PM   #61
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Atl + F2 - F6 will give you different teminals. Can you see if any messages have been logged on any of those screens.
 
Old 07-15-2011, 01:41 PM   #62
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Time for me to disappear. Leave any responses and I'll check them later on tomorrow.
 
Old 07-16-2011, 10:18 AM   #63
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Stupid me was refreshing pg 4 yesterday looking for a response...

I was not able to try looking at the different terminals while the installer was frozen, and now when I try and run it it doesn't even get to the installer screen. Just locks up right after I put in the command.
 
Old 07-16-2011, 02:50 PM   #64
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I did some looking around, it seems that the nVidia GeForce4 Ti 4200 doesn't play well with Mandrake 9.2. Anyhow, I've found something else we can try. According to the Nvidia website, this technique is a last resort option. I think we have reached that stage.

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To install the NVIDIA driver contained within the .run file without

using nvidia-installer, you can use the included Makefile:


sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.19-pkg1.run --extract-only

cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.19-pkg1

make install


This method of installation is not recommended, and is only provided

as a last resort, should nvidia-installer not work correctly on

your system
I have already entered the correct driver version for you. Follow the instructions to extract, then do the make install.
 
Old 07-16-2011, 03:29 PM   #65
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I can easily change the card if that is what the root of problem is. I have 4 of them sitting on a shelf just in case something goes wrong.

I ran the sh command and it rebooted my system. Is that correct? When I get back to my command prompt look for the "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.19-pkg1" directory?
 
Old 07-16-2011, 03:51 PM   #66
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After the reboot I saw no directory named "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.19-pkg1"

So I tried it again and it rebooted again.
 
Old 07-16-2011, 11:50 PM   #67
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No you don't do a reboot after running sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.19-pkg1.run --extract-only

What should happen is once you issue that command it should only extract the files, do ls and you should see a directory called NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.19-pkg1 you need to cd into that directory and run make install

To make sure the Xserver is not running, do telinit 3 before running the sh command. If the make install completes without any errors, do telinit 5 to restart your Xserver.

If you don't get a graphical login, check your /etc/X11/XF86XF86Config-4 file and make sure it has the driver as nvidia under the section "Device"

What are the other graphics cards that you have?
 
Old 07-19-2011, 10:54 AM   #68
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No you don't do a reboot after running sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.19-pkg1.run --extract-only
When I run that command the machine reboots itself. I do not choose to reboot it.

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What are the other graphics cards that you have?
geforce 7100
geforce 2mx
Nvidia P162 MX440
Geforce 4 MX420

...at least that's what I can make out from the info on the cards.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 11:21 AM   #69
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When I run that command the machine reboots itself. I do not choose to reboot it.
Hmmm that's not good. Let's remove the current card and replace it with the geforce 7100. Before doing that you might as well get the required driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86-275.19.run you'll find it by choosing the 7 series on the nvidia website.

Once you have the driver transferred to the target machine take it from page 4 post #49 1. telinit 3

Just to confirm you are doing all this as root right?
 
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Yes I am doing it all in root. Give me a couple min to get the files over and the new card in.

Will post my results.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 11:36 AM   #71
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Take your time. I have a pretty busy day today. Will respond as and when I can.
 
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No dice. It just keeps freezing after I hit enter trying to run the ./NVIDIA command.

Going to try to manually unpack an load the driver with the sh command you posted earlier.
 
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Nope... the sh ./NVIDIA... command just reboots my system. I am at a loss.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 04:56 PM   #74
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Try it without the sh, just issue:
Code:
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-275.19.run
If the system reboots again. Please post the output of /var/log/nvidia-installer.log

This is one stubborn machine you've got there.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 09:35 AM   #75
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This looks the same as the last log.

I don't think it's getting a chance to report an error if it is getting one, and the regular ./NVIDIA command doesn't even get to the installer anymore. Just sits there after I hit enter with a flashing cursor I can do nothing with.

I don't know if possibly something was messed up when I loaded that source, or if hard restarting when locked in the nvidia installer borked it.

Just frustrating when things that are supposed to work, like something simple as loading a driver, continue to give you problems.

Code:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Jan  1 23:14:26 2002
installer version: 1.0.7

PATH:
/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin

option status:
  license pre-accepted               : false
  update                             : false
  force update                       : false
  expert                             : false
  uninstall                          : false
  driver info                        : false
  precompiled interfaces             : true
  no ncurses color                   : false
  query latest version               : false
  OpenGL header files                : true
  no questions                       : false
  silent                             : false
  no recursion                       : false
  no backup                          : false
  kernel module only                 : false
  sanity                             : false
  add this kernel                    : false
  no runlevel check                  : false
  no network                         : false
  no ABI note                        : false
  no RPMs                            : false
  no kernel module                   : false
  force SELinux                      : default
  no X server check                  : false
  no cc version check                : false
  run distro scripts                 : true
  no nouveau check                   : false
  run nvidia-xconfig                 : false
  sigwinch work around               : true
  force tls                          : (not specified)
  X install prefix                   : (not specified)
  X library install path             : (not specified)
  X module install path              : (not specified)
  OpenGL install prefix              : (not specified)
  OpenGL install libdir              : (not specified)
  utility install prefix             : (not specified)
  utility install libdir             : (not specified)
  installer prefix                   : (not specified)
  doc install prefix                 : (not specified)
  kernel name                        : (not specified)
  kernel include path                : (not specified)
  kernel source path                 : (not specified)
  kernel output path                 : (not specified)
  kernel install path                : (not specified)
  precompiled kernel interfaces path : (not specified)
  precompiled kernel interfaces url  : (not specified)
  proc mount point                   : /proc
  ui                                 : (not specified)
  tmpdir                             : /root/tmp
  ftp mirror                         : ftp://download.nvidia.com
  RPM file list                      : (not specified)
  selinux chcon type                 : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
 
  


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