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Old 06-17-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
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Question Mandrake 10 is acting Crazy! lol


hello, i just installed mandrake 10 and installed the nvidia drivers, i edited the xf86config file and i believe everything was done properly, but i cannot run stuff like tuxracer , when i do it the nvidia screen splashes up and it restarts gnome or kde, whatever x windows i am running at the time , i though it could be the permissions so i su to root and ran it from the terminal and go the same result, anyone have any suggestions?
 
Old 06-17-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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look at my instructions for installing nvidia drivers in This Thread . if that isn't the way you di it, then reinstall them following that method. if it is how you did it, then please post the contents of your /etc/XF86Config-4 file for further suggestions.

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Old 06-17-2004, 02:34 PM   #3
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i couldnt follow your method, oit gave me errors, i had to install the nvidia glx rpm and the kernel source rpm, i couldn't run the driver from nvidia.com, i went to a forum and found to do it that way, because other people were having the same problem were the installer tries to download a source form nvidia .com..... here is a copy of my xf86 config... hopes this will help lol, this problem is very annoying, on another not i can start x after doing an init3
only when i init 5 can i start x

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 "Generic"
ModelName "1024x768 @ 70 Hz"
HorizSync 31.5-57.0
VertRefresh 50-70

# 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"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

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 06-17-2004, 02:43 PM   #4
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your XF86Config-4 looks good to me. what errors did it give you via my method? and, when you say it tried to download a source from nvidia, did it then say it couldn't get it & do you want to continue? if so, just accept that & continue. the installer script will do that, just to check if there's a better kernel source module available. it's sort of a bug, but the installer should continue to install fine. i initially tried the nvidia glx rpm & it wouldn't work for me. when i used the method i posted in that thread, it worked fine. try again, & please post any errors that it might be giving you during install. make sure you get the .run script from nvidia, not the other dload. and, are you using the IA32 script? if not, that's the one you want. the IA64 is specially made for Itanium processors only.

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Old 06-17-2004, 02:52 PM   #5
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error message i am recieving

No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel, would you like to attempt to download a kernel interface from the nvidia ftp site?

i hit yes

no matching preecompiled kernel interface was found on the nvidia ftp site, this means that the installer will nees to compile a kernel interface for you kernel

unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel. please make sure you have installed the kernel source for your kernel, if you know the correct kernel sources are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the --kernel - source- path command line option
 
Old 06-17-2004, 02:59 PM   #6
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are you sure you have kernel sources installed? and, if so, do they match your running kernel? in terminal as root, type............

uname -a (enter)

that will give you the kernel you are running. then go to /usr/src/ & see if there's a directory called linux-2.X.X-X with the X's being the same numbers as the kernel you are running.

for some reason it's not seeing the kernel source as matching the kernel. if all looks well, you could try uninstalling the source, then reinstalling it, the try the nvidia drivers again. if it would still bomb after that, then i'm stumped for the moment.

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Old 06-17-2004, 03:11 PM   #7
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there is no directory with a linux ---- or anything like that in that directory, i the kernel i have is 2.6.3-7 mdk

the source i installed was NVIDIA_Kernel 2.6.3.7mdk-5336-6mdk.i586.rpm

i have doen this install countless times on 9.0, 9.1, and 9.2, i dunno why 10 is giving me so much trouble
 
Old 06-17-2004, 03:12 PM   #8
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also if you could tell me how to unistall the source so i could do it again that would help also
 
Old 06-17-2004, 03:18 PM   #9
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the easiest, most painless method is use MCC (Mandrake Control Center)->software uninstaller->type kernel in the search box then check the kernel-source that comes up in the search & click "uninstall". (Do Not uninstall the plain kernel itself, only the source!) once it's uninstalled, go to install software, type kernel & install the kernel-source that matches your running kernel.

time to leave work now. i'll check back here later tonight.

otis
 
Old 06-17-2004, 03:44 PM   #10
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mandrake 10 must be buggy

i cant even run the mandrake control center lol, is there a manial way to remove it through bash?
 
Old 06-17-2004, 04:34 PM   #11
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sorry............. i forgot you can't run a GUI. doh!

ok, when you boot, i'm assuming you can get to a login prompt. log in as root, then to remove the kernel source type.........

urmpe kernel-source-(version of kernel source)

hit enter

your source version should match your kernel version. if it doesn't, do cd /usr/src & see what is listed there as linux-(version of kernel).

to install a new kernel source (again making sure this source matches your kernel version, type......

urpmi-kernel-source-(version of kernel source)

hit enter

otis
 
Old 06-17-2004, 05:44 PM   #12
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mdk10; from all posts so far detected mdk10 maybe buggy? or is it us?
have seen about dozen posts with problems in mdk10. somebody check it
out.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 02:32 AM   #13
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still not working

this is so very discouraging, i have done this in, 9, i have doen this in 9.1, 9.2, but 10 wont let me install it and work lol, i have tried everything, i am beginning to wonder if 10 isnt total trash lol, i appreciate you helping me otis, hopefully you or someone out there has another suggestion lol
 
Old 06-18-2004, 03:08 AM   #14
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Talking ok, problem solved!!!!!!!

ok, i figured out that if you install the kernel source 2.6.3-7mdk off cd 3, then shutdown x, you can run the nvidia installer and it will compile the driver for you, i now have 3d acceleration, now i have confidence in mdk 10, cause everything else rocks!!!!!!! much thx to otis for being there and not giving up
 
Old 06-18-2004, 02:03 PM   #15
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gfrog,otish1000c; thanks for finding bug ugh; thats why linux rules, we don`t need Wsupport ,we are our own support system good JOB guys!
I copy that! 10/4
 
  


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