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Old 01-27-2004, 01:12 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.2/Nvidia problems

I've searched, and read through about every post here to try to fix this and nothing has worked.

Ok downloaded the drivers, 5328 I believe, and edited my xf86config to read "nvidia" and load "glx". When I boot up to level 3 and hit startx it just hangs on a black screen. If I let it sit for 10+ minutes it will flash the nvidia screen but then just go black again. So I have to go back and edit it back to "nv" just to get x.

Ok now when I try to load glx gears I get:

Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual

When I try to load Enemy Territory it goes to a black screen with a blue text box that says something like "proper connection" when I hit enter it turns off the computer.

And here is the other important stuff. Keep in mind I have edited to read "nvidia" with no luck:

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"

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)

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

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

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

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Hewlett-Packard"
ModelName "HP M700 17-inch Display"
HorizSync 30-86
VertRefresh 50-160

# 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

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce3 (generic)"
Driver "nv"
Option "DPMS"
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP,TV"

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

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768

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

Any clues?
Old 01-27-2004, 09:39 AM   #2
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Nevermind I got it. There is a new driver that just came out today and it is working just fine now.

Last edited by tk7967; 01-27-2004 at 09:47 AM.


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