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Old 07-21-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy 13.37 having problems with X11 + GeForce 9800 GT


I recently install 13.37 x64 and I'm attempting to get my video card going but I'm having some problems with X11 currently.

After running xorgsetup I checked the xorg.conf file with VI editor and the device was configured as "modesetting".

I have the "nouveau" driver blacklisted and attempted to use the more stable "nv" driver with my GeForce 9800 GT and the xserver crashes claiming several files can not be found/accessed. The "vesa" driver issues a highly garbled screen and crashes as well.

The driver now claims a kernel module has possession of the video card and the "nv" driver will no longer work. Anyone have any idea because this did not happen when I used version 13.1 x64 with the same card and had X11 configured with "nv" until I could install the Nvidia proprietary driver.

Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks.

Edit: (update)

I reinstalled 13.37 again and this time it registered the X11 server under "nv" as the driver using xorgsetup, yet it still required the "nouveau" driver edited in to actually enable X11.

I'm going the SBo Nvidia packages possibly later tonight or tomorrow anyway. Hopefully it should work fine until then.

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Old 07-21-2011, 09:25 PM   #2
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Nouveau no pops up by default until blacklisted. As long as it is loaded it will interfere with nv and nvidia and therfore you must use nouveau. Nouveau should work fairly well with the 9800; the proprietary binary packages will be faster.

Let the SBo nvidia slackbuild maintainer know if you have any issues.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 09:36 PM   #3
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I'll let Edward know if I have any problems. Many thanks, sir.

Edit: I got the Nvidia driver and kernel module installed and everything now works fine. I have no idea why it didn't work the previous time. Very strange, but thanks for the help.

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