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Old 03-12-2002, 06:02 PM   #1
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Nvidia 2313 driver and RH7.2


I'm in trouble since I've installed the nvidia 2313 driver. I have the NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2313.rh72up.i386.rpm and the NVIDIA_GLX-1.0.2313.i386.rpm.
X don't start...........
Please help!!!
My RH7.2 Linux version is 2.4.9-31.

Here's my sample XFree86.0.log file:

(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.1.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 565
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xD8000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xD6000000
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

And here's my XF86Config-4 file:

# XFree86 4.0 configuration generated by Xconfigurator

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

# By default, Red Hat Linux 6.0 and later use xfs

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

# Module loading section

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-buffering
# Load "GLcore" # OpenGL support
# Load "dri" # Direct rendering infrastructure
Load "glx" # OpenGL X protocol interface
Load "extmod" # Misc. required extensions
Load "v4l" # Video4Linux
# Load "pex5" # PHIGS for X 3D environment (obsolete)
# Load "record" # X event recorder
# Load "xie" # X Image Extension (obsolete)
# You only need the following two modules if you do not use xfs.
# Load "freetype" # TrueType font handler
# Load "type1" # Adobe Type 1 font handler

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbLayout" "fr"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "HP 55 Monito"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30 - 54
VertRefresh 50 - 120
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 256 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
BoardName "Unknown"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Linux Frame Buffer"
Driver "fbdev"
BoardName "Unknown"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce 256 (generic)"
Monitor "HP 55 Monito"
DefaultDepth 16
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
Old 03-12-2002, 06:07 PM   #2
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well, i can't see anythign wrong as such, but:

1) install from tar.gz not RPM

2) new drivers were released a week or so ago, get the newest ones
Old 03-12-2002, 10:59 PM   #3
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Were you doing installation without X running?
Old 05-03-2002, 05:51 PM   #4
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A nvidia kernel driver built specifically for the 2.4.9-31 kernel is
available from the Nvidia.

Hopefully that will push you in the correct direction. When X will not
start in the manner you described use Crtl-Alt F5, log in as root,
uninstall the non working RPMs, fix your XF86Config-4 file and restart X.

I encountered a similar problem when I upgraded to the latest kernel
from Redhat.

Also the documentation provided by Nvidia on their web site is worth a read if you have further problems.

Old 05-03-2002, 06:35 PM   #5
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I have never got the rpm files to work. However the tar files take about 10 seconds to install.
download these files fron nvidia:


as root without x started run these commands:

tar -xvzf NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2880.tar.gz
tar -xvzf NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2880.tar.gz

cd NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2880
make install
cd ../NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2880
make install
here is the module section of my config file
Section "Module"
# Load "GLcore"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "pex5"
# Load "dri"
Load "glx"
Load "pex5"
Load "record"
Load "xie"

also change the driver from "nv" to "nvidia"

that's about it.
Old 05-04-2002, 12:05 AM   #6
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Download and run to trouble shoot your nvidia driver install.
Old 05-07-2002, 04:44 AM   #7
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I agree with Aussie.

I had a hard time getting them to work as well... after running the script, I realized they had a special RPM version for my kernel, and my processor.

Looks like your problem is, you have the wrong RPM. For the 2.4.9_31 kernel, you need

Old 05-07-2002, 08:00 AM   #8
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just use the tar file!
Old 05-07-2002, 08:17 AM   #9
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I agree with BTseapig.


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