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jmgonet 06-10-03 07:01 AM

Perhaps you do not have console ownership?
I'm quite a newbie, and I can't figure out how to resolve this one:

I've installed the nvidia driver 4363.
I've executed
>>> sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run
as root.

All went right.

I've edited the XF86Config-4 file, and changed the
>>> Load "nv"
>>> Load "nvidia"

Now, if I start the X server as root, it works perfectly. I do a glxinfo and I can see that the direct rendering and the AGP 4x are activated. Also KDE and GNOME are working.

But, if I try to start the X with any other user (even with newly created users), I get the error:

"Perhaps you do not have console ownership?"

If I switch back to Load "nv", all works again (but without nice 3d graphics!)

I've tried several times. Last one, I've reinstalled Mandrake 9.1 just before installing the nvidia driver.

jmgonet 06-12-03 12:15 PM

Well, er...

I'm feeling quite stupid now...

I had a lot of troubles installing this nvidia driver, and after all it was so simple... I supose this must be happening to a lot of Mandrake users, who are completely newbies in linux, and are attracted to Mandrake because is suposed to be the easiest distribution.

So, if you are a Mandrake user, chances are that you're also a newbie.

To install this nvidia driver:
- First of all, EXIT from the X mode. This is clearly said in the nvidia readme, but not in terms that a dummy as me can understand:
- Open a console.
- type >>> su
- input the root password
- type >>> init 3
- login as the root
- execute the >>> sh NVIDIA...run
- exit from the root to a standard user
- >>> startx

Chances are that now the driver is working.

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