[ILUG] Newby XFree86 4.0.3 Config. Trouble
lbedford at lbedford.org
Wed Sep 12 22:19:56 IST 2001
On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 08:58:33PM +0000, Daniel Braund came forth with:
> Hello, I have just installed a copy of Mandrake 8.0 onto my K6-2 500 based
> PC with a TNT2 M64 graphics card w/t 32Megs of vram.
> Knowing that linux is supported by Nvidia I downloaded the reference drivers
> (a Kernel rpm and a GLX rpm) I installed these from the desktop using the
> Graphical RPMINSt thingy, and modyfied the XF86Config-4 file so the drvier
> line read "nvidia" not "nv", and logged out of KDE and restarted, but the X
> server thing isnt loading properly now, it just quits saying that the
> Nvidia_Kernel is not correctly intalled. Does any of you lovely folks happen
> to know why someone who pretty much followed the Nvidia readme file to the
> letter cannot make his system work in accelarted mode? or what he did wrong?
you need to make sure the kernel module is loaded.
as root run
and check for NVdriver in the output.
If it's there, then you need to check the devices exist. There should be
and a few others.
If you have DevFS enabled, they aren't created, so you need to create them
each time the machine is booted. There is some documentation on this on the
NVidia site, and I don't have any machines with NVidia cards any more, so I
can't send you my scripts.
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