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wslyhbb 02-23-04 07:20 PM

problem with nVidia driver on Mandrake 9.2
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I have a fresh install of Mandrake 9.2 PowerPack
Kernel is 2.4.22-10mdk
Video Card is PNY Geforce3 TI 200
Processor is AMD Athlon XP 1700+
Motherboard is Giga-byte GA-7vRX
Mandrake's nVidia driver did not seem to work, so I installed the new
nVidia driver from nVidia (1.0-5336-pkg1), made the changes to the
XF86Config-4 file as the documentation told me to, rebooted and the
screen flashed a few times and dumped me to command-line. The video bios is not being detected or something according to the /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0 file.
Model: GeForce3 Ti 200
IRQ: 16
Video BIOS: ??.??.??.??.??
Card Type: AGP
The XF86Config-4 file is as follows:

# File generated by XFdrake.

# ************************************************** ********************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# ************************************************** ********************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "ServerFlags"
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so"
Load "glx"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
HorizSync 30-96
VertRefresh 50-160

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce3 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen "screen1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"

I am including the log file. Please tell me what I am doing wrong, and how I can fix it. Any help will be much appreciated.

whig 02-23-04 09:42 PM

Try a

modprobe nvidia

and if that works,


wslyhbb 02-23-04 10:16 PM

Well I did that and got error "API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module is version 1.0.4496.

whig 02-24-04 01:45 AM

Your nvidia kernel module and nvidia XFree module versions must match. Run the installer again, making sure it completes successfully.

wslyhbb 02-24-04 08:20 AM

It completed successfully last time. However, after getting this error, I found on other forums that other people had the same problem and what I did was went in and found the RPM package that Mandrake had installed and it was 4496, and I uninstalled it. I then reinstalled the 5336 driver, but it still does not work. However, now when I run 'modprobe nviidia' I get a garbled console.

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