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Old 02-08-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
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Nvidia problems


Okay, i installed the linux drivers on nvidia's website. i installed Quake III & Enemy Territory via native install. And when i go to run the game it doesnt start. It makes everything all big and crap. i was told by one of my friends to edit the x86 thigie...but i dont know what to change

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Old 02-08-2004, 01:37 PM   #2
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"all big and crap"? sounds like you've got the wrong screen size set in /etc/X11/XF86config - otherwise known as "the x86 thingie"
 
Old 02-08-2004, 01:40 PM   #3
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Re: Nvidia problems

Quote:
Originally posted by Rage710
Okay, i installed the linux drivers on nvidia's website. i installed Quake III & Enemy Territory via native install. And when i go to run the game it doesnt start. It makes everything all big and crap. i was told by one of my friends to edit the x86 thigie...but i dont know what to change

Thanks
On Debian the file is /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 you have to comment out a couple of lines and make sure the the Load "glx" is included then you have to change the driver from nv to nvidia. The relevant sections in my file:
Code:
Section "Module"
#       Load  "GLcore"                       <------  Commented out
#       Load  "dri"                             < -----  Commented out
        Load  "ddc"
        Load  "int10"
        Load  "bitmap"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "vbe"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "xtrap"
        Load  "speedo"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "type1"
EndSection



Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "nvidia"                              <---- Changed the options were added by me.
        Option      "NoLogo" "on"
        Option      "NvAgp"  "1"
        Option      "RenderAccel" "On"
        Option      "IgnoreEDID"  "on"
        Option      "IgnoreDisplayDevices"  "DFP, TV"
        Option      "NoBandWidthTest" "1"

        VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
        BoardName   "NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440-SE]"
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
Then you should edit the /etc/modules.conf and put a line in there like this:
Code:
alias char-major-195 nvidia
Then if the nvidia module is already loaded you should rmmod nvidia and modprobe nvidia to have the driver loaded using the new settings. Then you have to restart the X server on Debian I use /etc/init.d/kdm restart. All steps as root and best done from a console login and you would have to use the proper file and X restart command for Mandrake. To find the proper file use less /var/log/XFree86.0.log it will tell you near top of the output where the file it is using is located not sure about the restart command.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 03:04 PM   #4
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I have no clue is to where i insert that info...here is my config info

Quote:
# 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 "Keyboard"
Protocol "Standard"
XkbModel "pc105"
XkbLayout "us"
XkbCompat ""
XkbOptions ""
EndSection

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "IMPS/2"
Device "/dev/usbmouse"
ZAxisMapping 4 5
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Sony"
ModelName "Sony CPD-G400"
HorizSync 30.0-107.0
VertRefresh 48.0-120.0

# 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

# This is a set of standard mode timings. Modes that are out of monitor spec
# are automatically deleted by the server (provided the HorizSync and
# VertRefresh lines are correct), so there's no immediate need to
# delete mode timings (unless particular mode timings don't work on your
# monitor). With these modes, the best standard mode that your monitor
# and video card can support for a given resolution is automatically
# used.

# 640x400 @ 70 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync
ModeLine "640x400" 25.175 640 664 760 800 400 409 411 450

# 640x480 @ 60 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync
ModeLine "640x480" 25.175 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525

# 800x600 @ 56 Hz, 35.15 kHz hsync
ModeLine "800x600" 36 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625

# 1024x768 @ 87 Hz interlaced, 35.5 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x768" 44.9 1024 1048 1208 1264 768 776 784 817 Interlace

# 640x400 @ 85 Hz, 37.86 kHz hsync
ModeLine "640x400" 31.5 640 672 736 832 400 401 404 445 -HSync +VSync

# 640x480 @ 75 Hz, 37.50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "640x480" 31.5 640 656 720 840 480 481 484 500 -HSync -VSync

# 800x600 @ 60 Hz, 37.8 kHz hsync
ModeLine "800x600" 40 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync

# 640x480 @ 85 Hz, 43.27 kHz hsync
ModeLine "640x480" 36 640 696 752 832 480 481 484 509 -HSync -VSync

# 1152x864 @ 89 Hz interlaced, 44 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1152x864" 65 1152 1168 1384 1480 864 865 875 985 Interlace

# 800x600 @ 72 Hz, 48.0 kHz hsync
ModeLine "800x600" 50 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync

# 1024x768 @ 60 Hz, 48.4 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x768" 65 1024 1032 1176 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync

# 640x480 @ 100 Hz, 53.01 kHz hsync
ModeLine "640x480" 45.8 640 672 768 864 480 488 494 530 -HSync -VSync

# 1152x864 @ 60 Hz, 53.5 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1152x864" 89.9 1152 1216 1472 1680 864 868 876 892 -HSync -VSync

# 800x600 @ 85 Hz, 55.84 kHz hsync
ModeLine "800x600" 60.75 800 864 928 1088 600 616 621 657 -HSync -VSync

# 1024x768 @ 70 Hz, 56.5 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x768" 75 1024 1048 1184 1328 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync

# 1280x1024 @ 87 Hz interlaced, 51 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1280x1024" 80 1280 1296 1512 1568 1024 1025 1037 1165 Interlace

# 800x600 @ 100 Hz, 64.02 kHz hsync
ModeLine "800x600" 69.65 800 864 928 1088 600 604 610 640 -HSync -VSync

# 1024x768 @ 76 Hz, 62.5 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x768" 85 1024 1032 1152 1360 768 784 787 823

# 1152x864 @ 70 Hz, 62.4 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1152x864" 92 1152 1208 1368 1474 864 865 875 895

# 1280x1024 @ 61 Hz, 64.2 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1280x1024" 110 1280 1328 1512 1712 1024 1025 1028 1054

# 1400x1050 @ 60 Hz, 65.5 kHz
ModeLine "1400x1050" 122.0 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1052 1064 1082 +HSync +VSync

# 1024x768 @ 85 Hz, 70.24 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x768" 98.9 1024 1056 1216 1408 768 782 788 822 -HSync -VSync

# 1152x864 @ 78 Hz, 70.8 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1152x864" 110 1152 1240 1324 1552 864 864 876 908

# 1280x1024 @ 70 Hz, 74.59 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1280x1024" 126.5 1280 1312 1472 1696 1024 1032 1040 1068 -HSync -VSync

# 1600x1200 @ 60Hz, 75.00 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1600x1200" 162 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +HSync +VSync

# 1152x864 @ 84 Hz, 76.0 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1152x864" 135 1152 1464 1592 1776 864 864 876 908

# 1280x1024 @ 75 Hz, 79.98 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1280x1024" 135 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +HSync +VSync

# 1024x768 @ 100Hz, 80.21 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x768" 115.5 1024 1056 1248 1440 768 771 781 802 -HSync -VSync

# 1400x1050 @ 75 Hz, 82.2 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1400x1050" 155.8 1400 1464 1784 1912 1050 1052 1064 1090 +HSync +VSync

# 1600x1200 @ 70 Hz, 87.50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1600x1200" 189 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 -HSync -VSync

# 1152x864 @ 100 Hz, 89.62 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1152x864" 137.65 1152 1184 1312 1536 864 866 885 902 -HSync -VSync

# 1280x1024 @ 85 Hz, 91.15 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1280x1024" 157.5 1280 1344 1504 1728 1024 1025 1028 1072 +HSync +VSync

# 1600x1200 @ 75 Hz, 93.75 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1600x1200" 202.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +HSync +VSync

# 1600x1200 @ 85 Hz, 105.77 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1600x1200" 220 1600 1616 1808 2080 1200 1204 1207 1244 +HSync +VSync

# 1600x1200 @ 85 Hz, 106.3 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1600x1200" 229.5 1600 1664 1856 2160 1200 1201 1204 1250 +HSync +VSync

# 1280x1024 @ 100 Hz, 107.16 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1280x1024" 181.75 1280 1312 1440 1696 1024 1031 1046 1072 -HSync -VSync

# 1800x1440 @ 64Hz, 96.15 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1800X1440" 230 1800 1896 2088 2392 1440 1441 1444 1490 +HSync +VSync

# 1800x1440 @ 70Hz, 104.52 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1800X1440" 250 1800 1896 2088 2392 1440 1441 1444 1490 +HSync +VSync

# 1920x1440 @ 60 Hz, 90.0 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1920x1440" 234.0 1920 2048 2256 2600 1440 1441 1444 1500 -HSync +VSync

# 1920x1440 @ 75 Hz, 112.5kHz hsync
ModeLine "1920x1440" 297.0 1920 2064 2288 2640 1440 1441 1444 1500 -HSync +VSync

# 512x384 @ 78 Hz, 31.50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "512x384" 20.160 512 528 592 640 384 385 388 404 -HSync -VSync

# 512x384 @ 85 Hz, 34.38 kHz hsync
ModeLine "512x384" 22 512 528 592 640 384 385 388 404 -HSync -VSync

# Low-res Doublescan modes
# If your chipset does not support doublescan, you get a 'squashed'
# resolution like 320x400.

# 320x200 @ 70 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync, 8:5 aspect ratio
ModeLine "320x200" 12.588 320 336 384 400 200 204 205 225 Doublescan

# 320x240 @ 60 Hz, 31.5 kHz hsync, 4:3 aspect ratio
ModeLine "320x240" 12.588 320 336 384 400 240 245 246 262 Doublescan

# 320x240 @ 72 Hz, 36.5 kHz hsync
ModeLine "320x240" 15.750 320 336 384 400 240 244 246 262 Doublescan

# 400x300 @ 56 Hz, 35.2 kHz hsync, 4:3 aspect ratio
ModeLine "400x300" 18 400 416 448 512 300 301 302 312 Doublescan

# 400x300 @ 60 Hz, 37.8 kHz hsync
ModeLine "400x300" 20 400 416 480 528 300 301 303 314 Doublescan

# 400x300 @ 72 Hz, 48.0 kHz hsync
ModeLine "400x300" 25 400 424 488 520 300 319 322 333 Doublescan

# 480x300 @ 56 Hz, 35.2 kHz hsync, 8:5 aspect ratio
ModeLine "480x300" 21.656 480 496 536 616 300 301 302 312 Doublescan

# 480x300 @ 60 Hz, 37.8 kHz hsync
ModeLine "480x300" 23.890 480 496 576 632 300 301 303 314 Doublescan

# 480x300 @ 63 Hz, 39.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "480x300" 25 480 496 576 632 300 301 303 314 Doublescan

# 480x300 @ 72 Hz, 48.0 kHz hsync
ModeLine "480x300" 29.952 480 504 584 624 300 319 322 333 Doublescan
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
Option "power_saver"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Driver "svga"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Last edited by Rage710; 02-08-2004 at 03:05 PM.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:36 PM   #5
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can anyone help me? please?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 04:22 PM   #6
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Code:
Section "Module"
    Load        "dbe"  	# Double buffer extension
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection
    Load       "glx"     # This loads the GLX module
EndSection
Try adding that to your XF86Config, near the top, just before the files section. I don't know if it will work with your Mandrake version of X so make a backup copy before you alter the file.

Edit - I forgot to put that in code tags

Last edited by Andrew Benton; 02-09-2004 at 04:23 PM.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 04:51 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Rage710
I have no clue is to where i insert that info...here is my config info


Unless Mandrake does things totally different in the configuration file than Debian here is what I would use for the file. The only things I have concerns about other than the different distros or a stupid typo somewhere are if it really is a usb mouse you are using then I believe it should be Device "/dev/input/mouse" or for a PS/2 mouse it should be Device "/dev/psaux" in the mouse section and in the Section "Files" there are usually FontPath lines but it says that there is a font server running so that may be of no concern at all and there was no rgb or modules path so I put them there. You would copy your prestent file to a backup and copy this one in its place and restart the Xserver and see how it goes if any problems check in the /var/log/XFree86.0.log file for lines with WW and EE at the start and post those or maybe even the whole file if it is not too long. The Modeline lines should be calculated by the xserver itself so there is no need for them.


Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "XFree86 Configured"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

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"
 RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
 ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
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  "GLcore"                       
#       Load  "dri"                            
        Load  "ddc"
        Load  "int10"
        Load  "bitmap"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "vbe"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "speedo"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "type1"
EndSection


Section "Keyboard"
 Identifier "Keyboard0"
 Driver  "keyboard"
 Option  "CoreKeyboard"
 Option  "Protocol" "Standard"
 Option  "XkbModel" "pc105"
 Option  "XkbLayout" "us"
 Option  "XkbCompat" ""
 Option  "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "Pointer"
 Identifier "Mouse0"
 Driver  "mouse"
 Option  "CorePointer"
 Option  "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
 Option  "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
 Option  "ZAxisMapping"  "4  5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "monitor1"
 VendorName "Sony"
 ModelName "Sony CPD-G400"
 HorizSync 30.0-107.0
 VertRefresh 48.0-120.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
 Identifier "device1"
 Driver "nvidia"
 VendorName "NVidia"
 BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen0"
 Device "device1"
 Monitor "monitor1"
 DefaultColorDepth 24

 Subsection "Display"
 Depth 8
 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 EndSubsection
 
 Subsection "Display"
 Depth 15
 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 EndSubsection
 
 Subsection "Display"
 Depth 16
 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 EndSubsection
 
 Subsection "Display"
 Depth 24
 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 EndSubsection
 
 Subsection "Display"
 Depth 32
 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
 EndSubsection
EndSection
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:14 PM   #8
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Man, that is much shorter than mine...should i make a backup of mine and then try copying over mine??
 
  


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