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Old 11-07-2004, 08:20 PM   #16
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I have tried just about everything and any combination I can think of. What I don't understand is my Albatron Board worked with everything that is attached to this board. I am so confused as to why it's doing this.

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Old 11-07-2004, 08:26 PM   #17
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No need to requote everything.

What is the Albatron board a motherboard?

Did you try the above?

Is your system dual headed?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 08:42 PM   #18
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Sorry for the double post, my user name on kopete is dolphans1 if you wanted to try that way.

My Albatron board is gone. I returned it because the tech at PC store said my capacitors were swollen and to replace because it was still under warranty. They were out of the Albatron boards so they swapped it out for a Soyo board that had the same chip set.

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Old 11-07-2004, 08:49 PM   #19
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Oh yes I tried typing "root" then my password, then service dm stop, then XFdrake and I get that box with all the possible selections. The PC boots to that TTY screen where you can see the Mandrake 10.1 on bottom of the screen, but any time I mess with the resolution and I hit test the screen turns grayish-black. Not even hitting the Alt-Ctrl-F1 keys takes me back.

I have installed Mandrkae at least 25-30 different times and never had this issue occurr. This is my first SOYO Mother board so I do not know it it has some compatibility issue.

Whats weird is I was worried about having to reinstall Winodws XP because Windows can be a lot more unforgiving than Linux when changing out the motherboard.

Hope that helps....

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Old 11-07-2004, 09:09 PM   #20
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I did a urpmi nvidia-kernel-2.6.8.1-12mdk as it matches the kernel I have and I get a message that it is already installed.

When you say try chosing a generic nvidia driver, what exactly do you mean? Some of the NVIDIA drivers have the word generic next to them and I tired a few of those and I never get the test screen. I assume I also check Xorg to start at boot-up.

Please let me know....

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Old 11-07-2004, 09:20 PM   #21
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My choice of selections under NVIDIA -

Code:
NVIDIA
Geforce
Geforce (fbdev)
Geforce 256 (generic)
Geforce 6800 (generic)
Geforce DDR (generic)
Geforce FX (generic)
Geforce2 DDR (generic)
Geforce2 Integrated (generic)
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Old 11-07-2004, 09:26 PM   #22
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Choices under XFdrake menu-

* Graphic Card - Nvidia Geforce DDR Generic (but I tried every one of them)

* Monitor - I have tried generic and even went to Samsung Samtron 75E & G, they do not have my exact monitor model number.

* Resolution says - frame buffer (at default) when ever I try to change in this step I get the grayish screen whenever I do the test mode.

* Test - allow you to test different configurations but I get that error parsing message everytime as long as I don't change my solution. If I change the resolutiuon as I already stated in the above the screen turns grayish black.

* Options allows me to check Yes or No to allow Xorg to start on boot-up.

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Old 11-08-2004, 05:17 AM   #23
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Post your configuration file here.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 07:49 AM   #24
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OPJose;

Here is what my other current PC running 10.1 community has listed under /etc/X11/XF86Config: (I do not know how to pull this information up with the Soyo Board, the Soyo Board uses Xorg does it not?)

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

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so"
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 "Plug'n Play"
HorizSync 30-70
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

# Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1280x800
ModeLine "1280x800" 147.89 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 848

# Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1680x1050
ModeLine "1680x1050" 214.51 1680 1800 1984 2288 1050 1051 1054 1103

# Dell D800 and few Inspiron (16/10) 1920x1200
ModeLine "1920x1200" 230 1920 1936 2096 2528 1200 1201 1204 1250 +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"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"
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 11-08-2004, 03:27 PM   #25
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Eh, I REALLY need to see the same file on your ailing machine.

Boot to a text console as I indicated and save or print off the file, then post it here.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 06:20 PM   #26
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Yes my computer is a dual boot, if that is what you mean by a dual head. I reinstalled Mandrake 10.1 Community to see if the issue was with my DVD ISO. I was concerned that perhaps something was not configured correctly inside the installation CD.

Now Mandrake 10.1 Community just hangs on the Mandrake blue splash screen. That bar does not even go 1/3rd of the way across the screen and it just sits there.

I am so greatly disappointed about the troubles I am having. When I was in Mandrake 10.1 Official, I did a vim xorg.conf and it did not reveal everything that's supposed to be there. What I mean is only 2 title headings showed and the bottom 2/3 of the screen was black with purple small lines to the far left. It appears to me that something is missing, but then again I really don't know what should be there. (other than what was on the page I published off my other PC.)

I even called Soyo-tech support and they were totally worthless. It was very hard communicating to someone who had no idea what Linux was.

Also it kills me that I am the only one experiencing this issue. I went to the store I purchased the Soyo Board from and they don't even have a clue on what to do.

They did recommend installing the same motherboard I had before, but I would have to reorder it from another loaction. Apparently the Soyo board I have is a newer board.

I strongly recommend that you or no else buy a Soyo Motherboard. It works with Windows just fine, but not Linux.

If you have any other suggestions on what to do, please let me know.

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Eh, I REALLY need to see the same file on your ailing machine.

Boot to a text console as I indicated and save or print off the file, then post it here.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 06:45 PM   #27
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"Yes my computer is a dual boot, if that is what you mean by a dual head."

No, a dual headed machine has two displays or monitors hooked to it.

PLEASE post the configuration file here.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 06:51 AM   #28
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I only have 1 monitor connected to the soyo box. Right now I have Mandrake 10.1 Community installed and it locks up on me.

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Old 11-14-2004, 05:26 AM   #29
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When you are booting and you see the blue screen with the bar-graph, hit <Esc> and you will see the text messages, this might produce an error message you can post here.

Also try booting into single user mode. At the lilo screen, instead of selecting Linux hit <Esc> and type in Linux single.

If you are able to boot into single user mode then try going multi-user by typing this /sbin/init 3.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 09:10 AM   #30
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I will try this in a few days and report back. It is the first time a PC flat out has kicked my you know what. Since it was my first time installing a DVD ISO burnt software program I was not sure it it was a bad burned DVD or what. I tried installing an older version of Mandrake (10.0) and got worse results than the 10.1 Official DVD ISO version.

I even went back and installed a Linux package called Thiz-Linux and it installed just fine, but does not give me the freedom to install programs I like, like kopete. It is version 7.0 and uses GRUB as boot loader. I also tried installing NVIDIA manually with the Thiz-Linux software but it failed. I am not even sure if it has the kernel source install with Thiz.

I will eventually remove Thiz in a few days. I just had to walk away from the PC, it was that frustrating.

I will report back...Thanks for your feed-back!

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When you are booting and you see the blue screen with the bar-graph, hit <Esc> and you will see the text messages, this might produce an error message you can post here.

Also try booting into single user mode. At the lilo screen, instead of selecting Linux hit <Esc> and type in Linux single.

If you are able to boot into single user mode then try going multi-user by typing this /sbin/init 3.
 
  


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