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Old 03-21-2004, 11:55 PM   #1
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Hey,

I'm trying to install my Nvidia driver in Mandrake 9.2 again, I'm still in the 2.4.22 kernel ver. I'm still getting a black screen after x starts. Any thoughts on my x86 file?

First here's my lspci listing :

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G/PE/P Processor to AGP Controller (rev 02)00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB USB2 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB/EB PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801EB LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controller (rev 02)00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801EB SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801EB AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801EB AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0324 (rev a1)
02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Unknown device 168c:0012 (rev 01)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC95 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 32)
02:04.1 CardBus bridge: Toshiba America Info Systems ToPIC95 PCI to Cardbus Bridge with ZV Support (rev 32)
02:06.0 System peripheral: Toshiba America Info Systems SD TypA Controller (rev 03)

Second here's my X86 file configuration:

# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1024x768"
HorizSync 31.5-48.5
VertRefresh 40-70

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen "screen1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Ok, I know this has been covered in detail before, but to me my x86 looks alright; so I don't know where the holdup is. I also know my video card is supported by this driver.

I'm on a Toshiba Satellite P25-S507.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 12:16 AM   #2
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I'm guessing you've installed the nvidia drivers from their site?

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-3123.html

If you have no luck, try running knoppix, which has the best auto configuration I've seen, and then copying the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and making sure you have the right modules loaded. Luck.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 12:19 AM   #3
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I've got Knoppix 3.2 & 3.3.

3.3's config is all messed up because it only utilizes part of my monitor (black line's around the top, sides, and the bottom.

3.2 look's like what I'm looking at now.

And yes I've used the nvida driver from their site.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 12:56 AM   #4
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If you have black lines all the way around, have you tried using the controls on your monitor to stretch the display out to the sides?
 
Old 03-22-2004, 12:16 PM   #5
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It's a laptop. I'm not sure if I'm having problems because of the size of my monitor it's kind of a strange size for a laptop but it's a "17" inch widescreen.

I'm pretty sure it's my x86 file because I get a white flash, which is the nvidia splash start up and then it goes black.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 10:44 PM   #6
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Anybody have any idea's. Even if someone could point me to another forum or documentation of some sort.
 
  


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