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Old 07-22-2004, 07:26 AM   #1
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mandrake 10...nvidia driver...kde crash


i decided to finally remove my windows partition and start with a clean install of mandrake 10 easy eh.. installed as per usual installed the updates and downloaded the latest nvidia driver(linux ia32) i started console logged into root>init 3 and ran the driver sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run, i then rebooted expecting to edit the xf86 config but it crashes at various points on loading kde, i've reinstalled twice now am i doing something wrong?
 
Old 07-22-2004, 07:48 AM   #2
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show us the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, in fact, have _you_ looked at it? changed it to match your hardware spec?

whats the tail from the XF86 log as well?
 
Old 07-22-2004, 08:03 AM   #3
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Originally posted by Frustin
show us the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, in fact, have _you_ looked at it? changed it to match your hardware spec?

whats the tail from the XF86 log as well?
i've had to use slax to get this from the drive as i can't boot to mandrake not 100% sure what exactly i'm looking for looks like the device part is missing?

# 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" "gb"
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"
HorizSync 30-96
VertRefresh 50-160

# 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 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1280 1024
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
 
Old 07-22-2004, 08:03 AM   #4
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In your terminal, open and edit xf86config-4 First. I changed the "nv" reference under devices to "nvidia" BEFORE I installed the nvidia driver. Save and close XF86Config-4, then run the driver install.

Worked like a charm in 2.6.3-7 but not in 2.6.3-15.

machiner
 
Old 07-22-2004, 09:35 AM   #5
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Hi,

Which GeForce do you have in your computer?
I have FX5200 and I didn't have to reinstall the driver. I just used the one which comes with Mdk 10 Official and it works properly (Tuxracer test passed).

Rgds,
 
Old 07-22-2004, 11:23 AM   #6
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I (as well as many others, judging from the official forums) also have problems with the latest driver crashing the X Windows server. I suggest using the 5336 drivers instead.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 11:51 AM   #7
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Originally posted by UK MAdMaN
I (as well as many others, judging from the official forums) also have problems with the latest driver crashing the X Windows server. I suggest using the 5336 drivers instead.
where can i get the old drivers i've had the latest drivers working fine as an update but not as a full install
EDIT:-found them

Last edited by tjb; 07-22-2004 at 11:58 AM.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 11:07 AM   #8
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Similar problem: KDE crash

I seem to be having a very similar problem to the original poster.

I wasn't able to get the latest nVidia installer, or the NVIDIA-kernel package from Mandrake to work.

So, following suggestion in NV news, I downgraded to version 6106, and the installer worked just fine.

However, although I can successfully run IceWM, KDE regularly crashes on me. I log in, the screen goes blank and then I'm back to the login screen.

There's no indication in the X logs that there's actually an X problem, so I feel reasonably certain that it's KDE that's failing, not X itself.

I see no error messages in the logs; the one clue is the following in the X log:

ASSERT: "!_name.isEmpty()" in kinstance.cpp (91)

But I don't know if this means that there IS an assertion there, or that the assertion has failed (and brought down KDE). If the latter, shouldn't such assertions be pulled from the distribution? I thought they were more for debug purposes...

Any help would be much appreciated!

EDIT: OK not an X or nVidia problem at all. Turns out that I managed to get through the install process with kdebase installed, but libkdebase not installed. Seems to me that this should not have happened. Anyway, so KDE was crashing; writing errors to .xsession-errors instead of to the logs. Once I found those error messages, it was easy to fix my problem.

Last edited by rpg; 08-10-2004 at 11:34 AM.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 01:23 PM   #9
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see my sig for Nvidia driver install instructions, or the first thread at the top of this forum.

tjb..........you should have edited the XF86Config-4 file after running the driver installer, not reboot first.

rpg...........there are some options you can add to the "device" section of the XF86Config-4 file that can help rpevent crashes/lockups in some cases.

again, for "how to's" on both issues, see my sig or the top thread here.

otis
 
Old 08-10-2004, 02:55 PM   #10
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Further suggestions about nVidia driver install Mandrake 10.0 official

Thanks, otish1000c, for the suggestions. A couple of follow-ups:

1. As far as I can tell from reading the nVidia news forums, we do not want to use version 6111 of the drivers with Mandrake 10's 2.6.3-15mdk kernel. There are many reports that this doesn't work. So, if you are going to pull the stuff from them, rather than using Mandrake's NVIDIA_kernel rpm, you should for now use version 6106 instead.

2. I, personally, could not get Mandrake's NVIDIA_kernel rpm to work with my set up (p3-smp-64GB kernel). YMMV; I'd already spent a boatload of time trying to get it to work, so didn't pursue it very far. But if you have trouble, try uninstalling the rpm and using NVIDIA's 6106.

3. My personal problem was at least as much do to an incorrect install as anything else.

Hope that helps someone!
 
Old 08-10-2004, 03:08 PM   #11
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If your "Crash" is a hard lock up, and your mobo is using the nforce2 chipset, please check the following link for information, patches and work arounds.

http://atlas.et.tudelft.nl/verwei90/nforce2/index.html

I've spent the past 4 days tracking this information down, and it wasn't easy to find, so I'm trying to spread the word.

-Scott
 
  


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