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Old 11-25-2004, 12:55 AM   #16
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OK, vbmark. You havn't told us whether you checked to see if you had a matching kernel-source. Anyway try this, when you try to log in and it sends you to the command prompt, type "modprobe nvidia" without the inverted commas and then press enter. Then type "start x" again without the inverted commas and see if that works. Then come back HERE and tell us what you've done and the results. By process of elimination the problem can usually be resolved but you must let us know what you have done to eliminate certain possibilities. Also what version of mandrake are you using?

If this works it means that the nvidia module has compiled correctly but isn't being loaded at bootup (the command modprobe loads a module) So you will then have to add a line to your etc/modules file. Anyway see if it works first and if you need to modify the file someone will be able to help you.........goodluck

Cheers
 
Old 11-25-2004, 02:28 AM   #17
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It's probably the AGP issue, which is not really a "problem" per-se, but rather that the wrong AGP drivers are loaded.

See:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=2
 
Old 11-25-2004, 05:21 AM   #18
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seems to be a udev problem.. someone on this forum copied is /dev to /udev and newer drivers seem to work
 
Old 11-25-2004, 05:39 AM   #19
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Hmmm.

I wonder though if those people with the /udev versus /dev/ entries had this because they upgraded instead of performing a clean install?
 
Old 11-25-2004, 05:52 AM   #20
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dunno, mine happened from a fresh install (ftp install)
 
Old 11-25-2004, 08:54 AM   #21
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Quote:
Originally posted by J.K
OK, vbmark. You havn't told us whether you checked to see if you had a matching kernel-source.


Oops, sorry. Yes, there was a conflict between the kernel and its source. I went ahead and updated to the latest that I could find both kernel and source for so now I'm at this:

kernel-source-2.6-2.6.8.1-12mdk
kernel-2.6.8.1.12mdk-1-1mdk

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Anyway try this, when you try to log in and it sends you to the command prompt, type "modprobe nvidia" without the inverted commas and then press enter. Then type "start x" again without the inverted commas and see if that works. Then come back HERE and tell us what you've done and the results. By process of elimination the problem can usually be resolved but you must let us know what you have done to eliminate certain possibilities. Also what version of mandrake are you using?

If this works it means that the nvidia module has compiled correctly but isn't being loaded at bootup (the command modprobe loads a module) So you will then have to add a line to your etc/modules file. Anyway see if it works first and if you need to modify the file someone will be able to help you.........goodluck
Cheers
After doing "modprobe nvidia" and "startx" the nividia splash screen splashed and I am now in KDE. It looks as though that worked. Ok, so what's next?

Thanks!
 
Old 11-25-2004, 09:09 AM   #22
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it all looks good now. the splashscreen is a good sign. if you wanna cover all your bases, do the following 3 things in terminal as root.........

Code:
lsmod
look for a line that says nvidia in the loaded modules. should look something like this.........

Quote:
nvidia 3460952 12
don't worry about the numbers matching what i have there. long as there's an nvidia line, it's good.

next..........

Code:
glxinfo
look at the top for something like this..........

Quote:
[root@default mexicosmall]# glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.3
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_multisample
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce4 Ti 4600/AGP/SSE/3DNOW!
OpenGL version string: 1.5.2 NVIDIA 66.29
OpenGL extensions:
again, don't worry about the various numbers. long as it's showing Nvidia up there, yer good.

finally, to test the video card AGP speed, do this...........

Code:
glxgears
a small box with spinning gears will appear. let it run for 30 seconds or so, then close the box. post the results here. not sure what your card should get exactly, but i can tell from your output whether it's in a suitable range or not. here's my glxgears output for a GEForce 4600ti card........

Quote:
[root@default mexicosmall]# glxgears
18064 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3812.800 FPS
20849 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4269.800 FPS
20996 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4299.200 FPS
21118 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4323.600 FPS
21078 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4315.600 FPS
20984 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4296.800 FPS
20967 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4293.400 FPS
20986 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4297.200 FPS
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
[root@default mexicosmall]#
otis
 
Old 11-25-2004, 09:25 AM   #23
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Quote:
lsmod
nvidia 3462972 12
Quote:
glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.3
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce4 MX 440/AGP/SSE/3DNOW!
OpenGL version string: 1.5.2 NVIDIA 66.29
OpenGL extensions:
Quote:
glxgears
7941 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1588.200 FPS
9467 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1893.400 FPS
9469 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1893.800 FPS
9465 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1893.000 FPS
9463 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1892.600 FPS
9467 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1893.400 FPS
9467 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1893.400 FPS
 
Old 11-25-2004, 09:43 AM   #24
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that all looks good. congrats!

otis
 
Old 11-25-2004, 09:45 AM   #25
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Wait! But it still is booting to a command prompt instead of into the GUI.

I don't want to have to log into root, type modprobe, log into a user, then type startx every time.

I want it to go straight into the GUI.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 10:00 AM   #26
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oh.........

i thought that part was solved.

ok, here's 2 things to try............

when you installed the nvidia drivers, did you use the --add-this-kernel switch? if not, reinstall the drivers via that method. see the Nvidia link in my sig for full instructions.

did you check out the post i made on page 1 of this thread? go to This Link, post #2 in that thread. it's the Nvidia support forum. there seems to be an issue with Nvidia drivers & some 2.6.X kernels. install the pacth given in that thread, per those instructions & see if that fixes it.

if either of those don't work, then i'm at a temporary loss. maybe somebody else can pick it up here.

otis
 
Old 11-25-2004, 11:33 AM   #27
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As root run XFdrake again, but this time DO NOT change the settings.

Rather just change the options and tell it to start the display manager at boot.

That's it.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 07:25 PM   #28
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Open the MCC click on the boot icon . Where it says "Launch the graphical environment when the system starts" There will be a box beside it. Make sure this box has an "x" in it. If it is already checked then you will need to go to the link that otish1000c has posted and try the solutions there.

cheers
 
Old 11-25-2004, 08:31 PM   #29
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Originally posted by J.K
Open the MCC click on the boot icon . Where it says "Launch the graphical environment when the system starts" There will be a box beside it. Make sure this box has an "x" in it. If it is already checked then you will need to go to the link that otish1000c has posted and try the solutions there.
cheers
It says that "...you will need to add a nvidia entry to /etc/modules."

What should this entry be? Just the word nvidia or other stuff too?
 
Old 11-25-2004, 08:41 PM   #30
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I believe that it is just nvidia . But i am not absolutely sure . Does someone else know? I am going to be installing 10.1 over the weekend and will try and put the latest nvidia driver on (6629) Iam using 9.2 at the moment and never had any problems installing the old nvidia stuff on it, so it will be interesting to find out if there is any difference. Anyway, i shall let you know how i go and if i have to edit the etc/modules file.

But until then if somebody else knows the correct entry it would be great if you could post it here.

cheers
 
  


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