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scarryharry 05-19-2005 09:11 PM

xorg.conf and nvidia problem
so i got slackware 10.1 with the default kernel up and running. i'm trying to install nivida latest drivers and i can't get them to work properly. the installer says that the drivers are installed and that i should edit my xorg.conf file. the xorg.conf file has not changed in any way. there is no nvidia listed under the graphics device module section and dri isn't even an option to # out of the file. i know this can't be right, am i doing something wrong?

gbonvehi 05-19-2005 09:14 PM

Take a look at Section "Device" you should see a line that says Driver "something" change it to Driver "nvidia"
If you don't see a DRI line, then DRI is not configured and that's ok (you don't need to comment with a # something that isn't even there) :)

Edit: Maybe you can see a line that says Load "dri" under Section "module" that's where you've to put a #, but only if it's on the config file.

piscikeeper 05-19-2005 09:16 PM

just follow the steps in the nvidia installer.if the dri line is missing,ignore needs to be removed anyway.

Linux.tar.gz 05-19-2005 09:26 PM

And you don't need DRI with NVIDIA.

scarryharry 05-20-2005 04:39 AM

well the problem is i think i did a poor job wording what the problem really is, xorg.conf is never updated from the drivers.

under the device section where it is supposed to say "nv" and you change it to "nvidia", it's still listed as a "vesa.... something" hopefully this makes more sense now, i'll try and get a quick snippet of the xorg.conf file so you can see what i mean. neways thanks for the help so far guys but i already knew that i just need to know why the xorg.conf file appears to not be prepared for the rest of the nvidia install.

keefaz 05-20-2005 06:30 AM

That does not matter what the old driver is, nv or vesa
simply replace it with 'nvidia' in xorg.conf

Genesee 05-20-2005 02:18 PM

the nvidia driver installer does not modify or prepare the xorg.conf file - you have to do it manually.

scarryharry 05-20-2005 04:34 PM

well thanks for clearing that up. i'll give it a try if all goes well i'll let ya know

scarryharry 05-20-2005 05:00 PM

changed the driver to nvidia and a fatal error occured, after i noticed that my identifer didn't match what i changed it to and changed it to that, it worked like a charm, thanks a lot guys.

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