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Old 05-14-2006, 11:21 AM   #1
oldsko0l
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I think nvidia driver issue


Hi, I'm having this weird problem with my nvidia card
here is how it goes
I have a new graphical card (nvidia 6200) since 2 days
and I've installed a driver correctly
and yesterday I could play counter-strike without any problems
today in the morning my X server crashed totaly! and after reboot everything was okay again.. then a few minuts ago I wanted to play counter-strike again and my screen went black.. I was able to restart the x server with ctrl + alt + backspace

then I tryed again to open counter-strike and the same problem was there..

I don't think I see anything wrong in /var/log/messages
but the last line of /var/log/xorg.0.log is
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(II) NVIDIA(0):     "800x600"
so It means my nvidia card puts the resolution on 800x600 for the game (my normal resolution is 1024x768)
maybe that's the problem??

only the strangest thing is that yesterday there was no problem and I was playing it then as well on 800x600

please help me.. because this s*cks
tnx in advance!!

btw. sorry for my bad english
 
Old 05-14-2006, 11:37 AM   #2
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what does the rest of your /var/log/Xorg.0.log say?
 
Old 05-14-2006, 11:54 AM   #3
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I had the same problem recently. I installed the nvidia driver, but it was not loaded automatically. When I did 'lsmod' I saw the kernel nv module, and my graphics were still messed up. I did not see the new 'nvidia' module in the lsmod list.

Modprobe nvidia should fix that if the driver installed correctly.

Best of luck.
 
Old 05-14-2006, 12:10 PM   #4
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thank you bigrigdriver!
It works..
only I want to know now what I did actually?
did I load the nvidia module manually or something?
and how can I make my linux-box do this automatically on boot?

btw. how come yesterday it was no problem? or don't you know?

and again --> thanks
 
Old 05-18-2006, 10:10 AM   #5
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You can putthe line "modprobe nvidia" in a boot up script. modprobe nvidia inserts the nvidia kernel module into the Linux Kernel. Usually booting X does it but not always(Your case).
 
Old 05-18-2006, 12:46 PM   #6
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to get X to load the nvidia module automatically, find the section in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf that is for the "Device". Find the driver portion and make sure it says "nvidia". Xorg will now use this driver as default when loading X. note: you should get an nvidia splash screen when loading X if it is using the correct driver.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 05-19-2006, 02:00 AM   #7
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tnx, but now it always loads automatically so no I've got no problem anymore
 
  


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