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Old 11-11-2004, 06:23 PM   #1
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Angry Nvidia 6629 problems

First of all hi to all! I'm new to this forum and to Linux! blah blah blah

OK,here it goes:
I spent 3 days in the raw trying to install the nvidia drivers and still getting nowhere..
I've updated to kernel 2.6.9, dowloaded the latest drivers (6629), read a couple of threads here and there and i'm still stuck
I've done all the steps required but after the installation when i switch to graphical enviroment i see the Nvidia logo and -_- everything looks messed up.. the login screen displays only my name and i can see the mouse cursor. i click on my name,guess that i need to type my password and then i login to kde (3.2 btw) It's all messed up and the nvidia logo in the background :P here goes my XF86Config-4
# 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"

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

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

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

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

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Plug'n Play"
    ModelName "Nokia 449XaPlus"
    HorizSync 30-70
    VertRefresh 50-120
    # 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

Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
    BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "NvAGP" "3"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 8
        Virtual 800 600
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 15
        Virtual 800 600
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 16
        Virtual 800 600
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Virtual 800 600

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen "screen1"
Well? What's wrong? i've tried also "NvAGP" "0","1","2" and still nothing...

anyone can help? condsider that i'm a total

Thanx, Thanos
Old 11-12-2004, 05:09 AM   #2
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not sure if this will help (it depends on your distro version), but you might be using xorg instead of XFree86, in which case you may need to edit the xorg.conf file (which doesn't explain why you are seeing something.

Try to get the thing to run with vesa or nv (as the driver), and then switch to nvidia. You don't mention if you had it working before at all, but MDK should set it up for you. try running xfdrake (which generated that file for you originally) and see if you can get it to work without the nvidia drivers, and take it from there?

If it helps, i've got the driver working on that kernel, except it tells me i don't have GLX ... so i think there is something fruity with that driver
Old 11-12-2004, 07:09 AM   #3
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try reinstalling the Nvidia drivers with the --add-this-kernel switch.

Code: --add-this-kernel
that will create an installer file called in the same directory. run the "custom" installer same as you would the normal one.

Old 11-12-2004, 09:37 AM   #4
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No Chakkerz no xorg for me :/ the problem begins after changing Driver "nv" -> Driver "nvidia".
otish i tried the custom install but got the same result..
The funny thing is that after guessing and loging into X i manage to open up the konsole so i can run into init 3 again and config the XF86Config-4.. i can also run glxgears with a result about 2400 fps but what should i do with it? meaningless if i cant see nothing else

Oh and something else.. i downloaded the 6106 drivers and the result was the same..

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