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Old 04-27-2006, 01:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy x crashes after installing nvidia driver

hi ,

i have got nvidia 6600 GT vedio card with amd 64 processor and i have installed some local version of linux .. which is similar to mandrake and uses mandrake kernel only..

i had installed the driver accoriding to instruction in nvidia web site. But when i startx the display goes blank and the only way out is to reset my computer..

please guide me to install the nvidia driver.
Old 04-27-2006, 02:10 PM   #2
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which nvidia driver did you install? And can you please post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file? It will be easier to determine the problem with this information.

Old 04-27-2006, 04:26 PM   #3
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Post Xorg.0.log as well.
Old 04-29-2006, 04:03 AM   #4
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when i change the vesa driver to nvidia ,log file dont show any errors ,i think ...ok , i am sending boath files..

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Old 04-29-2006, 04:08 AM   #5
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The problem is the kernel was compiled with a different version off gcc then the driver. I guarantee if you compile the kernel then the driver it will work. I run into this all the time.
Old 04-29-2006, 11:52 AM   #6
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xorg.conf file
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Wed Mar 29 14:43:26 PST 2006

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

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"

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 "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
#Load "dri"
Load "glx"

Section "ServerFlags"

#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
# allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
Option "allowmouseopenfail"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30.0 - 110.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 150.0
Option "DPMS"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 6600 GT"
#Option "NvAGP" "3"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Old 04-29-2006, 12:01 PM   #7
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log file some times loads till nvidia driver module or till glx module.. some times their no log file at all( i used rename created log file )... i dont know whrere can i upload the files !!..... ok i will be looking for reply ... thanks in advance


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