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Citrux 10-14-02 01:25 AM

Redhat 8 and geforce 4 4400
I installed redhat 8 and rebuilt the glx and kernel rpm's from source. I also have the kernel headers installed and updated the xfree version to 4.2.1.

When I start X after instaling the drivers the Nvidia logo flashes twice and then I am booted back to the command line. This only happens when I have bitdepth set to 24. I believe that I should be able to run my desktop at 24 bit color.

Does anyone know why this is happening or a remedy for it?

bwkaz 10-14-02 06:55 AM

Generally, it's hard to say what's wrong unless we can see any error messages you may be getting. "I am booted back to the command line" is not extremely descriptive. ;)

Post your log file, /var/log/XFree86.0.log

margomaps 10-14-02 11:44 AM

I don't have a solution to your problem. I wish only to add that I experienced something similar with my MX440, so it's another data point to consider.

When I tried to configure X during the RH 8.0 install process, none of the 24-bit modes would work at any resolution (this was using the vesa driver that the installer chose). I haven't tried setting the depth to 24 since I installed the NVidia driver's though.

I also rebuilt the srpm's, so it will be interesting to see if I have the same problem you did. I'll try it in the next day or so.

Citrux 10-19-02 10:31 AM

It works now! Heh, I made a little personal error here.

I forgot to change both of the values to 24 and only changed the first one.

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Both need to be changed :)

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