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Old 10-31-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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Installed NVIDIA Driver, what do I modify?


Below is me XF86Config-4 file.
I installed the nvidia driver, but I'm not sure where to put that littl e"nv"
The last time I did this there was an "nvidia" that had to be replaced with "nv"
Now I'm confused.

# File generated by XFdrake.

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

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"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

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

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

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

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
ModelName "NEC MultiSync E700"
HorizSync 31-82
VertRefresh 55-120

# 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
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "fbdev"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
 
Old 10-31-2004, 06:37 PM   #2
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It should go under the 'Section "Module"' section. I think it's supposed to read 'Load "nvidia"' now; the "nv" one is an older usage.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 12:14 AM   #3
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there should be an option for your graphics driver which says "nv" change that to "nvidia".
 
Old 11-01-2004, 04:08 AM   #4
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see the NVIDIA link in my sig if you are still having troubles.

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Old 11-01-2004, 05:56 AM   #5
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under the section 'device' you should change 'Driver "fbdev" '(the standard framebuffer driver) to 'Driver "nvidia" '. that should be enough. you can check by restarting your x-server(logging out and back in): you should see a full-screen nvidia logo.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:04 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by TiMiN8R
under the section 'device' you should change 'Driver "fbdev" '(the standard framebuffer driver) to 'Driver "nvidia" '. that should be enough. you can check by restarting your x-server(logging out and back in): you should see a full-screen nvidia logo.
Woo hoo! that worked. Thanks.

I noticed vfl in there. Does that mean it say my VIVO and sees it as a video input device?
 
Old 11-02-2004, 02:05 PM   #7
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Ok, maybe I'm stupid but I can't get the NVIDIA drivers to work.
I looked at the tutorial in another thread and followed the exact steps, ut wouldn't install so I ran it again with --add-this-kernel which worked. I then edited my X config file.
Followed all of the steps, restarted and it wouldn't work.
I CDd to my X config file, edited the driver back to nv, restarted X and re-read the thread...
I installed SUSE yesterday, ran the driver. Same problem when I restart today but, when trying to start X manually I get an error saying that no Device or driver has been specified, I'm not quite sure any more. It's one of those two...
Anyway after looking at the file in question (XF86Config-4) I found it to be blank, XF86Config however wasn't...


So anyway, what do I have to do to get the NVIDIA drivers to work in Mandrake without having to sacrifice a goat or two?


by the way I didn't make a new thread since I see it as a waste of space if people have more or less the same issue and make a thread.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 02:41 PM   #8
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Alluha,

Which disto did you install?
I see you installed SuSe, but you are asking how to setup X on mandrake.

If you are using SuSe, I would use these instructions.

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...nstaller-HOWTO

If not I would make sure nvidia drivers were loaded into the kernel by using command
# lsmod
which lists the loaded modules and check to see if the nvidia driver is loaded.

If The driver is loaded, then make sure in the Device section of the XFree86 config file the
driver is listed correctly.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 02:48 PM   #9
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can you be more specific about what's not working? suse uses the xf86config file, mandrake uses xf86config-4. so in suse you should put it in xf86config and in mandy xf86config-4. did you log out of x before installing? if you did and the drivers are installed properly just make sure you have 'Driver "nvidia" ' in the device section of XF86Config-4 and 'Load "glx" ' is in the modules section and uncommented, then i don't see why it wouldn't work. maybe you could post your XF86Config(-4)
 
Old 11-02-2004, 03:17 PM   #10
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I'm back on Mandrake 10.0 Community, I got fed up with SUSE 9.1 because it didn't come with gcc, which meant I couldn't install xchat...
I can't live without IRC


Thanks for the tips, I'll try again.
 
  


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