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Old 07-10-2020, 07:09 PM   #1
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need help installing nvidia drivers zenwalk 15.0


I have installed (uefi) zenwalk 15.0 on pc with gtx 660 video card
X fails to load, 'input not supported'
gtx 660 has very high max res, I just need 1920x1080.
I can get to command prompt, need to either re-configure X, or install nvidia drivers.
Please help
Mike
 
Old 07-11-2020, 04:49 AM   #2
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The upstream default DDX, modesetting, is provided by the server package, so cannot be not installed unless there is no X server installed. The kernel nouveau driver is provided by each individual kernel package, so it too is always installed. The nouveau DDX, which is a reverse-engineered creation requiring separate agreement with its license terms, and is provided by xf86-video-nouveau, is not required to be installed for the modesetting DDX to load, but nomodeset will block loading of the modesetting DDX, just as it blocks the loading of the nouveau DDX. Thus, neither NVidia's proprietary drivers, nor the nouveau DDX, is required for X functionality with NVidia GPUs that are neither too old nor too new for support by the upstream default DDX.

Is /var/log/Xorg.0.log or ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log being generated? If so, pastebin it so we can examine it for clues to your problem. "Configuration" of X via /etc/X11/xorg.con* is not needed for most installations using only FOSS, as automagic setup usually works. If nomodeset or its equivalent nouveau.modeset=0 was included on your cmdline in order for installation to proceed, it may be included in your installed system's bootloader, which blocks loading of both competent FOSS DDXes applicable to NVidia GPUs.
 
Old 07-11-2020, 11:40 AM   #3
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mrmazda;

I just created a pastebin msg with output of Xorg log file
My username at pastebin is the same as here
Are you going to be able to see contents without any other action from me ?

please advise

Mike

ps:
Didn't know if I should paste contents of log file in this msg, so I didn't
Thank for responding !!!

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Old 07-11-2020, 01:30 PM   #4
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You need to provide here the URL that pastebin.com provided for what you pasted.
 
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https://pastebin.com/u/chuby2
 
Old 07-11-2020, 06:18 PM   #6
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That is an unusual log file. It may have been generated as a result of running 'Xorg -configure'. It terminates with error but gives no indication why.

Do any /etc/X11/xorg.con* files/directories exist? If xorg.conf exists it may have resulted from an attempt to install NVidia's driver, as it is an optional file unneeded by FOSS drivers in nearly all cases. If you have not yet attempted to install any proprietary NVidia X driver, and such file exists, or files for NVidia exist in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ (an optional directory), try relocating or renaming the files and then restarting X or the system, and then uploading the newly resulting Xorg.0.log.
 
Old 07-12-2020, 05:26 PM   #7
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Thank you for your input.
I pulled the nvidia gtx660 out.
Reinstalled zenwalk, went perfect.

I'm good for now.
Thanks again

Mike

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