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Old 07-02-2004, 05:29 AM   #1
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Few installation problems on slack 10


so I installed slackware 10 and everything was fine but my only problems are
1 how can I boot windows from the SATA raid what should I put in LILO?
2 When I intalled the nvidia drivers it said that there was the riva module? or something like that loded and the drivers wouldn't work right with that on.
3 and also how can I get the refresh rate higher than 60hz cause it won't go ay higer and also how can I get 1280X960

sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance
 
Old 07-02-2004, 06:47 AM   #2
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hi
I guess I can help you with 1 and 3:
your first serial ata drive is sda, second sdb, etc
now you have to know which partition your windoze is on, e.g. sda1
sou you have to put something like

other = /dev/sda1
label = Windows
table = /dev/sda

I'm not sure about the RAID though, maybe it could be different there

3:
you have to manually set the right frequencies in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Maybe you should refer to your monitor manual for the frequencies.
and then you look for options about the resolution in xorg.conf
I think it is quite well commented

good luck with 2
hope that helped
 
Old 07-02-2004, 07:07 AM   #3
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2. Maybe the rivafb module is loaded at boot. That module is incompatible with nvidia drivers if I remember correctly. Adding that module to the hotplug blacklist or prevent otherwise from loading might be the solution. You can use the default vesa framebuffer instead of the rivafb.

Last edited by rotvogel; 07-02-2004 at 07:13 AM.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 08:16 AM   #4
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soory how do you put a module on the blacklist
 
Old 07-02-2004, 08:47 AM   #5
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i installed the nvidia 6106 driver and got that error also (the rivafb error) with the 2.4.26 kernel on slack 10. you can do an lsmod at the command prompt to see if rivafb is running (loaded). it was not on mine and probably isnt on yours. i have a quadro based card. i installed the driver and changed the Driver line in xorg.conf from "nv" to "nvidia" and all was well

good luck
 
Old 07-02-2004, 12:04 PM   #6
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merlin add the name of the mdule to /etc/hotplug/blacklist
 
Old 07-02-2004, 02:31 PM   #7
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that's cool thanks everybody I'll try them later on cause I can't right now don't worry if it doesnt work you'll know
 
Old 07-02-2004, 07:24 PM   #8
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just checked and rivafb was already in my blacklist
 
Old 07-03-2004, 06:30 AM   #9
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I did as you said c31c and it didn't find the HDD so I tought it was because of the raid so I uninstalled windows delete the raid and tried then and nothing again I tried loading all of the different kernels but nothing also I tied a different raid controller but again nothing, I'm currently using the MSI K8T Neo and I have a Via Raid in it and a Promise as well is there anything particular I have to do?
 
Old 07-03-2004, 10:24 AM   #10
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so you can run linux.
on which harddisk is your linux?
you might just try to use cfdisk for example, to find the bootable partition for windows. to use raid, I guess you must compile a custom kernel, but I'm not sure.
sorry
 
Old 08-02-2004, 01:57 AM   #11
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nvidia 6106 does work on Slack 10

There are several things you can check against:

1. run this command to install if it says it's conflicting with rivafb even though it's not loaded (nvidia's driver is retarded): sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run --kernel-name='2.4.26'

Note: The 2.4.26 that I use in --kernel-name='2.4.26' is read from this command: uname -r
So it may be different depending on whether you compiled a different kernel but for default Slack 10 install, that's what you should type.

2. Make sure you set the bios to assign an IRQ for your VGA card

3. Look for rivadb in modules.dep and comment it out if nvidia is still complaining after configuring xorg.conf.
 
  


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