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Old 10-09-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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X, FX 5200 and SW9.1


Hello,

Iīve already used Conectiva 9 and Mandrake 9.1 with no problems with X Windows Server, but now I installed Slackware 9.1, and i am in trouble...

When I boot the machine, I log in as root (as I didnīt create a user account yet) in text mode and type startx. The monitor is then turned of due to an error probably when trying to set the video mode.

Then, I got the newest drivers from nvidia and installed then according to their specifications. It canīt find a pre-compiled module for my machine, but it compiles one. Then, when I type startx, a message indicating that there were errors appear and X isnīt even started.

Can someone help me?

ASUS A7V8X
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
XFX nVidia GeForce FX 5200
 
Old 10-09-2003, 02:48 PM   #2
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Sorry for asking a question that was already answered...

Everything I had to do was to run xfree86setup...

Thanks for the attention anyway!
 
Old 10-09-2003, 03:50 PM   #3
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Question [OFF-TOPIC] Finished!!!

Sorry the [OFF-TOPIC], but how do I close this thread???

NB: Really about forums (and Slackware also )
 
Old 10-09-2003, 03:58 PM   #4
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You can't close threads.But you can try to post a couple of bad remarks about the moderators and it will be closed.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 04:28 PM   #5
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Smile

O velho senso de humor brasileiro...
 
Old 10-10-2003, 08:58 AM   #6
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@slacknoob ->
just one question: to which dir you directed the nvidia installer?
in my case installer does not find the precompiled module and tries to compile it but doesn't find some source it needs.
Any ideas?
 
Old 10-10-2003, 09:01 AM   #7
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In my case it doesnt find a suitable module also, so it tries to compile. For doing so, you must have gcc, (make also?), and of course the kernel source. Check if you have installed it, or just install the full version.



Thanks.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 09:14 AM   #8
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I have installed with the "full" option and picked every single group of packages (a,b,d,...).

I think the problem is that the installer does not include/provide the nvidia_kernel source/package.
I think i found the solution: http://www.minion.de/
i'll try it later and report...

BTW: I'm kindda new to slack and linux in general. Can someone tell me where does it store the kernel&modules sources?

For the other sources i think slack provides 2 additional CDs, right?
 
Old 10-10-2003, 09:27 AM   #9
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The kernel source is stored under /usr/src/linux[version.

I think there is a link (?) to it (a folder?) into /usr/src/linux
 
  


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