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subnova 04-04-2003 11:01 PM

Refresh rate problems
Hi I am new to linux… and I am using mandrake 9.0…
I have a problem with my refresh rate… its set at 60 and I cant change it to 75 or 80.
60 hurts my eyes

I also try changing the XF86 config file…
Can u guys please help me , thanks

rch 04-04-2003 11:53 PM

you changed the XF86config file and it did not work?
it must mean that your moniter does not support the refresh rate at the resolution you are using
decrease the resolution and try again

rch 04-04-2003 11:54 PM

check the supported frequencies for your card/moniter

subnova 04-05-2003 01:02 AM

Well i know for a fact that i can go that fare ( 75 and 80 even 85) i have it set to 85 in winxp.
my card is nvidia - geforce4 ti4200 agpX8

Aussie 04-05-2003 05:00 AM

Have you installed the nvidia linux driver subnova?

subnova 04-05-2003 04:32 PM

Actually I am having problems installing them... and I have been to the nvidia Linux forum but I can’t figure it out.
I read the read me file like 100 times….
This is what I did I d/l the new drivers from the site
Version: 1.0-4349
Operating System: Linux IA32
Release Date: March 31, 2003
I am running clean installation of mandrake 9.0.

Then I do this:
it does this without any errors.
Now I try and edit my XF86CONFIG-4 file
Change the line to read this:

Driver “nvidia”
Load "glx"
And then deleting these lines
Load “dri”
Load “Glcore”
Now I restart my computer and my x windows doesn’t load it gives me these error:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
Now I go to the read me file… it has this problem in the Q/A section and I can’t figure out how to fix this.
Any help would be helpful.
I also would like to add that I have been doing a lot of reading before posting this but I cant get this to work L

Aussie 04-05-2003 04:46 PM

Do "modprobe nvidia" before you do "startx".

subnova 04-05-2003 07:06 PM

it says module nvidia loaded, with warnings :(

Aussie 04-05-2003 07:14 PM

Thats what it should say, now do startx.

subnova 04-05-2003 08:18 PM


Freezes my computer.
Ctl-Alt-BS doesn’t work
And Ctl-Alt-Delete doesn’t work
So I have to hit the power button.

Aussie 04-05-2003 08:32 PM

OK, add the following to /etc/modules.conf and reboot,

alias char-major-195 nvidia

subnova 04-05-2003 08:50 PM

should i remove the line that says alias nvidia* nvidia ?

I didnt remove the line and just added what you told me.
I still have the same problem.

Freezes my computer.
Ctl-Alt-BS doesn’t work
And Ctl-Alt-Delete doesn’t work
So I have to hit the power button.

i will include my log files...

Aussie 04-05-2003 09:25 PM

Ok, the error log for XFree86 is /var/log/XFree86.0.log

subnova 04-05-2003 09:48 PM

my log file:

rch 04-05-2003 11:10 PM


Originally posted by subnova
it says module nvidia loaded, with warnings :(
do a modprobe -v nvidia
and give the output of the command
incidentally after you do startx
did you tried
ctrl+alt++ for changing resolutions?

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