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Warsage 01-10-03 06:54 PM

Driver Frustrations
Hi all.

I'm having a big problem with the linux drivers on this site. I've tried for serveral days to get them to work, without success. I can't seem to find answers anywhere either.

Here's what I have:

Slackware (2.4.20 kernel)
The Latest Nvidia Drivers
Nvidia GeForce2 MX-200

I did everything according to the docs (over and over again). But everytime I edit XF86Config to include "nvidia", I get the follwing when I try and startx:

Failed to Initialize NVIDIA module

*** ABORTING ***

Screens found but none with a useable configuration

Now, everything works fine with the old "nv" module. Well, except when GLX is enabled, because it will load with errors also:

Server caught signal 11

But when I even attept to load the nvidia module, which I compiled from the source tarball, I get the errors above and my computer freezes!

If anyone has any ideas on this, I'm all ears cause I've tried and read everything I could get my hands on.

Could it actually be that the NVIDIA drivers simply don't work? Probably not, but I'm starting to wonder . . .

Warsage 01-10-03 07:00 PM

BTW, I've noticed that others have come here with the SAME problem, and they recieved no help.

Could this be a bug in the drivers?

Warsage 01-10-03 07:14 PM


Alright guys, I solved the problem, thanks mostly to the forums here.

It seems that "Assign IRQ to PCI VGA" must be enabled and "PnP OS" must be disabled in order for the drivers to work. These settings can be found in the system BIOS.

Wow, that was like the worlds fastest problem-solving I've ever done. Nice forums yall got here.

Be back soon!

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