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Old 04-24-2005, 07:01 PM   #1
badmofo666
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2005 giving me some problems


I installed 2005 a few days ago and there are several problems I'm having:

1. Every time I boot it says:
nvidia 7174 installing module
bad exit: 5
installation failed

But x and kde still start up(although it takes a little while at the nvidia splash screen), anyone know what it's trying to do and how to fix it?

2. in ut2004 whenever it's "querying master server" it hangs for maybe 10 seconds and then loads the list. And internet is much slower than before(not bandwidth, but connecting) Firefox is "looking up host" for probably 10s too.

I'm using a BFG 6800 OC video card.

I'm using roadrunner cable, with a cable modem connection to my ethernet card.

Hope someone can help me with these problems, and also help mandriva correct these.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 11:52 AM   #2
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I get the same thing just with a much older, and more crappy geforce 4 mx 4000.
 
Old 04-26-2005, 02:48 PM   #3
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I installed today and am getting the same nvidia message and slow connection. Also bittornado won't work (I know it's not most popular but for me it's clean and simple and it works - usually).

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Old 04-26-2005, 06:19 PM   #4
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slow internet may be due to ipv6 being enabled. I had this problem, see this thread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=305540

sorry, dunno about the other stuff
 
Old 04-26-2005, 10:33 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Skankpuss
slow internet may be due to ipv6 being enabled. I had this problem, see this thread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=305540

sorry, dunno about the other stuff
disabling ipv6 didn't help, almost seems like it makes it worse, but might just be me. Someone please help with this.

also in xorg.conf if you use the default glx libraries ("Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so"") instead of "Load "glx" games are very choppy.
 
Old 05-02-2005, 10:25 PM   #6
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Still haven't figured it out
 
Old 05-09-2005, 09:02 AM   #7
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To make it clear, I get the dkms error at startup, however I still get the nvidia splash at startup, and Army Ops, and Enimy Territory run like a dream. I don't even need to oc the card in linux I get max graphics right off the bat, in windoze I need to oc the gpu by 100mhz to get the same level of performance.

Also imho this issue is due to dkms trying to install a dkm when the km is allready installed, therefore it gets an error, and has to exit the instaliation.

Last edited by deep_inda_jungl; 05-09-2005 at 12:09 PM.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 11:06 PM   #8
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Originally posted by deep_inda_jungl
To make it clear, I get the dkms error at startup, however I still get the nvidia splash at startup, and Army Ops, and Enimy Territory run like a dream. I don't even need to oc the card in linux I get max graphics right off the bat, in windoze I need to oc the gpu by 100mhz to get the same level of performance.

Also imho this issue is due to dkms trying to install a dkm when the km is allready installed, therefore it gets an error, and has to exit the instaliation.
How do you stop dkms from trying to install the dkm?
 
Old 05-11-2005, 09:04 PM   #9
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I have the sane prob with my ATI driver, and madwifi. I think they're already installed, but it's trying to install them again.
If I find the fix, I'll post it here (will try tonight).

UPDATE:

I confirmed my video card and wifi are running fine (software already installed), so I disabled DKMS using webmin|system|boot up and shut down.

Not elegant, but works for now. Anybody got a more elegant solution?

Last edited by godzero; 05-12-2005 at 01:44 AM.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 10:32 AM   #10
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worked for me

Had something simliar, upon installation, X wouldn't start. After copying off xorg.conf , I edited xorg.conf and changed the video to the generic nvidea driver ("nv") , :wq ,and logged out and back in and X was happy.
 
Old 05-13-2005, 12:25 PM   #11
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nvidia and x

I had the same problem with X and my Nvidia GeForce4 MX440se, I got around it by uninstalling the nvidia driver, and then installing it again. After doing so I just added the line nvidia to /etc/modprobe.preload. And now all my Nvidia issues are solved. My X wouldn't start before, it just boot and then the login would be text, shell like. I then remembered that from another forum cause I had the same issue with 10.1, and I did it now when i boot up the KDM starts up fine after the logo. Another think to look at is disable dri in your xorg, and that there is only one glx extension. You might see
this: /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so thats the norm module, but the one you need is libglx.so.1.0.7174. So what I did was to move libglx.so to libglx.xorgso and the moved libglx.so.1.0.7174 to libglx.so. I tested it after and it boot propertly and then tried a glx screensavers, the fireworks one and boom 100% success. I am running Mandriva 2005 on a pII 350mhz 320ram 64mb vidcard 30gb hdd, and i installed the system custom using a mandrake 10.1 mini-install cd. Lol I love mandrake though. Here this might help you:
Section "Module"
# This loads the DBE extension module.

Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension

# This loads the font modules
Load "type1"
Load "speedo"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"

# This loads the DRI module
# Load "dri"
# Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so"

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.

Subsection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
EndSubsection
EndSection


this is my nvidia card setting:
Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corp."
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"
EndSection

Note the line Option "IgnoreEDID" "1" was added by xorg or the installer. After running the mini-install for 10.1 I just urpmi, and installed what i wanted from 2005, after I had to run xorg.config. Note I had the nvidia drivers installed before I ran xorgconfig.

Tools: mini-install CD, lynx browser, and urpmi.

Last edited by webterractive; 05-13-2005 at 12:37 PM.
 
Old 05-24-2005, 07:37 AM   #12
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dkms error ati radeon 9250 mandriva 2005

Same dkms problem with an ATI radeon 9250
during boot up with mandrake 10.2 after upgrade

I used to have 10.1 absolutely fine.

Worse even the glxgears score has been devided by 4
after the upgrade and cannot figure out what
has changed in Xorg.conf (I had tweaked xorg.conf
in 10.1 to get the best performance I could so I had the dri
activated etc)

Will report when I can with more info.
I did locate libglx and found there were 2 or 3? libglx
on the system with various names and paths

Will see if webterractive mail can help me
 
Old 05-24-2005, 10:50 AM   #13
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Spring Cleaning

First of all Emannuel_uk you shouldn't have more than 1 libglx.so by default. If you upgraded to 2005 from 10.1 you need to uninstall all the drivers for your vidcard. Secondly if you're using 10.2/2005 you need to upgrade to the newer kernel, I couldn't even get passed alsa with old kernel(2.6.8.1-24mdk). Mandriva will automatically load the glx module. Note that the glx module is native to the "nv" driver but will function for the the new drivers which are "nvidia". So if you use normal glx, it will load it for nv. But all you need to change is the nv to nvidia when you finish installing the drivers. Leave the glx alone. Glx layer works fine, the only thing is that the nv driver doesn't accelerate you card, only allows it to function. Nvidia drivers do accelerate your card thus making it work better. If you something pointing to /usr/X11R6/ and then to the libglx.so just comment it by adding # in front of the line. After installing the drivers make sure you just have Load "glx" and then then "nvidia" under driver.

1. Clean up your installation
2. Re-install your Driver
3. Change only what you need to change in xorg
4.Install newer kernel 2.6.11
5.To make things work better just add nvidia to your /etc/modprobe.preload

You might want to install the kernel first before you do the rest.

Last edited by webterractive; 05-24-2005 at 10:52 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 01:27 AM   #14
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dkms error video driver (solved)

another way to do it
dkms error: solved by editing dkms.conf somewhere in
/usr/srce/.../ATI3.1.1/
In this file replace Autoinstall=yes by Autoinstall=no
One could delete the file as well I suppose
Best way to find the file was
locate dkms.conf

webterractive, thanks a lot for your post.

I need to to update the signature, although the distribution list on the
right is up to date. I have a "quad-boot", so the kernel I use is indeed 2.6.8.11

It is a shame I read your email only this morning (my fault).
I spend hours figuring out yesterday what was wrong (then used diff to go faster, and then I installed 10.2 on a different partition to compare 10.1 upgraded to 10.2)
My newbee experience:

- in xorg.conf in 10.1 I have the kbd keyboard driver
instead of keyboard (That seemed to make a big difference, because
once I corrected that, lsmod listed radeon as a loaded module while
before it did not. It must have used fglrx in a strange way;
drakx11 was unable to change the video driver)
- took ages to find a similar conclusion about libGL as the one you mention about libglx
In fact I have more than one version of libGL and it screws up the driver
loading, whereas 10.2 on its own has no libGL installed that I could tell
about
- in xorg.conf Load "glx" I need to reenable that.: it was there before the upgrade, or I might have disabled it because it did not matter in 10.1:
with the driver I had I could not see any improvement.

As you suggest will dig how many libglx I have
[edit: I have only one libglx file on the HD, so it is great]

I have gone from 205 FPS to 700 FPS now with glxgears, but there are still some errors in xorg.0.log
[edit solved by changing in xorg.conf (worked ok in 10.1)
load "/ / /libglx.a" to
load "glx"

Overall in the upgrade process I have moved from the fglrx video proprietary driver to the open (I believe) radeon driver

Will report later
[edit libGL 2 versions in /usr/lib and 3 versions in usr/X11R6/lib,
I changed the symlinks, found out that the X11R6 lib is being used,
libGL 1.2 in fact. Changed the link to libGL.so.1.4.x.x.x which
is in the directory, glxgears was then slower]

webterractive: What is the relevance of glx being native to nv driver?
I am a bit ignorant on this. I assumed it was quite generic and would
work with my ATI, so I read http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/OpenGL

Do you really suggest I put the nvidia driver in the preload section, when I have an ATI card? Is this going to work?
[edit: My system has always been loading nv-agpgart, is this
what you had in mind]



Last edited by Emmanuel_uk; 05-26-2005 at 01:34 AM.
 
  


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