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Old 04-08-2007, 03:22 PM   #31
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Does Ubuntu have Midnight Commander? My Ubuntu does. If so, click to an empty console, log in as root, and type 'mc' to use Midnight Commander.
If there's no mc, then log in as root in the empty console and type 'vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf' to edit the file.
You could also use Vim, or whatever other console text editor you prefer.

Alternately, boot another system or the LiveCD and mount the root partition of your system, chroot into it, and edit the file with whatever editor you like.
To learn what the exact problem is/was, check the log at /var/log/xorg.0.log for information.
Remember, if you need to kill X, ues the command in the previous page, to kill gdm.

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Old 04-08-2007, 03:35 PM   #32
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mc doesn't work

vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf opens the file and tells me to be cautious editing it, but it won't let me type anywhere on the screen to change anything
 
Old 04-08-2007, 03:43 PM   #33
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Have you tried nano, or Pico ? nano comes with Ubuntu also.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 03:45 PM   #34
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Have you tried nano, or Pico ? nano comes with Ubuntu also.

I don't know what those are.

I am trying to boot from the LiveCD now, going into "Limited Graphics" mode or something like that, and trying to mount the HDD, but it isn't seeing it.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 03:52 PM   #35
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Nano is a text editor. you would use it just like the vi command above.

Why isn't it seeing the drive? Golly, considering how easy my ubuntu installed and ran on nvidia hardware, and your first older installation, this one is acting like Fedora
'sudo mount /dev/hdd /media/<somewhere>' should have no problem mounting the drive.. Long as it is actually /hdd and not some other device. And make sure the mount point (folder) exists before trying to mount it.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 04:00 PM   #36
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I got nano to open the file and I changed it back from "nvidia" to "vesh" saved, and rebooted. The loading of the X server failed because it says that it couldn't find a driver for Vesh.

I know what you mean...this is the 4th box that I have installed Ubuntu on and never on the other 3 have I had any of these problems. I assumed it was because this mobo/cpu combo I have with the integrated GeForce 6100 is brand new....I bought it a week ago.

I am gonna try to run this now:

Code:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
 
Old 04-08-2007, 04:03 PM   #37
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lol @ vesh
Well, if it runs with VESA driver but not with NVIDIA and/or other nvidia options, there's a good chance the driver package is not/did not install properly.

The problems *sure could* be that the hardware is brand spanking new, so to speak.
Good luck with the sudo-reconfig, definitely let me know if/how it works, and if it works, what it put into the file.
Also, are you TOTALLY sure that you have the correct nvidia driver package for that card?
 
Old 04-08-2007, 04:13 PM   #38
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I'm going to venture a guess here.. Take it only for what it is (speculation), because the compatibility lists on the nvidia site are not known for their clarity:
The NEWEST driver binary package is the 9755, which was released January 2007.
The one you are using is a Legacy version, released in 2005.
I wonder, why would the brand new driver not work on your device?

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Old 04-08-2007, 04:21 PM   #39
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<--------- tarded

Yes, VESA is now working

NVIDIA does not work. I ran that dpkg reconfig cmd from the root prompt and chose VESA the 2nd time after NVIDIA didn't work.

I guess the NVIDIA drivers that Synaptic installed aren't working. And I still haven't been able to get this one installed that I downloaded directly from Nvidia's site. I try it from the telinit 1 setting and it tells me that it isn't advisable to run this file in level 1 and tells me to try level 3. So I type telinit 3 in, and it relaunches X.

So what I really need to know is how to get this accomplished...
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-8174.html
Quote:
STEP 3: Install
Type "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8174-pkg1.run" to install the driver. NVIDIA now provides a utility to assist you with configuration of your X config file. Please see Chapter 3 of the README or run 'man nvidia-xconfig' for details on usage. Instructions for those wishing to edit their X config file by hand can also be found in the README.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 04:22 PM   #40
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After running the reconfigure again, here is what my xorg.conf file looks like now...


Code:
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
	# path to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
	Option		"XkbOptions"	"lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ExplorerPS/2"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "stylus"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
                                                      # /dev/input/event
                                                      # for USB
  Option        "Type"          "stylus"
  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "eraser"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
                                                      # /dev/input/event
                                                      # for USB
  Option        "Type"          "eraser"
  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "cursor"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/wacom"          # Change to 
                                                      # /dev/input/event
                                                      # for USB
  Option        "Type"          "cursor"
  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"eForce 6100"
	Driver		"vesa"
	BusID		"PCI:0:13:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Dell 1110"
	Option		"DPMS"
	HorizSync	28-80
	VertRefresh	43-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"eForce 6100"
	Monitor		"Dell 1110"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice     "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice     "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice     "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
EndSection
 
Old 04-08-2007, 04:32 PM   #41
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LOL...... LOLOL.. OK, back to sqaure one huh?
OKaaayyyy... Well, once again, the file looks just fine, except for the fact that as you say, this nvidia driver does not seem to be the correct one, OR you havent been able to install it..

SO - back up a few steps here.
You need to:
1 - Enter console.
2 - get root permission.
3 - Use the command given on the other page, something like /etc/gdm kill or whatever it was.
4 - Now, you shouldn't be in the console anymore, so you will likely have to either log in again, or CTRL-ALT over to another console, and log in.
5 - NOW.. Does EVERY runlevel start X ?? if so, then since you have just killed X in step 4, try installing the driver from here, by navigating to the file's location, and type like:
Code:
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8174-pkg1.run
...and follow the instructions from there.
The last step may ask you if you want it to reconfigure the X file. I choose NO, and do it myself, because it only changes the driver name (from vesa to nvidia) and you *may* want to do it yourself.

AGAIN--- IS THAT THE RIGHT DRIVER FOR YOU?? Are you sure?
 
Old 04-08-2007, 04:50 PM   #42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GrapefruiTgirl

AGAIN--- IS THAT THE RIGHT DRIVER FOR YOU?? Are you sure?

I haven't the slightest clue. This is a link that I found in another thread on THIS forum when I did a search for GeForce 6100.

This is the mobo I am using:
http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/...es=1&model=332

It has the built-in, integrated GeForce 6100 graphics driver on the board. The integrated sound card is also NOT working on this same box. Again, out of the 4 Ubuntu installs I have done, this is the only one that didn't detect all my hardware and I just attributed it to it being so new. So this is new ground for me.

Google this...
geforce 6100 drivers for linux

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Old 04-08-2007, 05:02 PM   #43
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OK, I did google that, and the very first thing I cam upon is the same driver you found.
However, I continue checking out more results on the page, and I come across problems.
That claims to be a 'non-newbie' high-tech motherboard.. I'm still looking, and will post some links here for you to look at in a few minutes.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 05:06 PM   #44
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Well, I have been building computers and working with hardware for 12 years. I am only a newbie to Linux. If this were windows, I would have had it running a week ago...
 
Old 04-08-2007, 05:24 PM   #45
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=457&num=1 <-- A bunch of nvidia drivers & betas
http://tweakers.net/meuktracker/product/127127 <---8756 driver
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/arc...p/t-87488.html <----Problems
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/foru...aysprune=&f=14 <-- nvidia linux forum


Yes, I agree, with windows it would *probably* work pretty well out of the box.. I too have been using and working on computers and electronics for almost 20 years; nvidia hardware for over 3 years, and I am also new to linux. Fun stuff this Linux.. I love it, in fact, but it can be pesky LOL. Everything is different with Linux.

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