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Gaara 08-04-06 12:53 PM

7800gt installing Linux issue
 
Whenever I attempt to install Linux in graphical mode I get a weird corruption that locks up the computer (except the mouse still moves on the screen). Some of the time I get a partial display of the install GUI but it always looks like my monitor was hit by a bat.

I'm running an Athlon x2 3800+
and a Geforce 7800gt

I've tried fedora 6, 5, 4 and Ubuntu. Both 32 and 64bit versions of each.
All of them do the exact same thing.

I ran a test on my 2 roommates computers. One of them had a Geforce 7800gt
and it acted the same as mine is.
The other installed perfectly ::angry face::

So my conclusion is that the 7800 isn't supported during an install. (Since it says "display device nVidia unknown 0900"...or something close to it before it loads x.)

So I install in text mode and get the nvidia drivers installed but when I startx the same problem happens.

I've seen this problem a bunch of times, and no one ever gets it resolved...the threads just die.

Long story short...I'm wondering if there is anyway to get the driver data from the .run file on nVidia's website and use it in a "linux dd" install? Maybe force the system to work with my card before it craps out.

Thanks in advanced for any help at all,

netllama 08-04-06 12:56 PM

Re: 7800gt installing Linux issue
 
No, you cannot install the nvidia X driver within anaconda without significantly re-engineering the Redhat install process. The simple solution to your problem is to perform a text based installation, and then install the nvidia X driver afterwards.

Thanks,
Lonni

Gaara 08-04-06 12:59 PM

Re: 7800gt installing Linux issue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by netllama
No, you cannot install the nvidia X driver within anaconda without significantly re-engineering the Redhat install process. The simple solution to your problem is to perform a text based installation, and then install the nvidia X driver afterwards.

Thanks,
Lonni


Thanks for the quick reply,
I have installed in text mode and installed the nvidia drivers but X continues to not work. The same corruption/lock up happens.

netllama 08-04-06 01:01 PM

Re: 7800gt installing Linux issue
 
Please generate and post an nvidia-bug-report.log immediately after experiencing the instability.

Thanks,
Lonni

Gaara 08-04-06 01:30 PM

Re: 7800gt installing Linux issue
 
1 Attachment(s)
Here is the bug report you requested.
(sorry about the zip file, the upload limit was 100k and the file is 108k)

netllama 08-04-06 01:40 PM

Re: 7800gt installing Linux issue
 
According to your bug report, the driver wasn't installed (correctly):

(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 7.0.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.2
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/input/mouse_drv.so
(II) Module mouse: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 7.0.0, module version = 1.0.4
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.5
(II) LoadModule: "kbd"
(II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/input/kbd_drv.so
(II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 7.0.0, module version = 1.0.1
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.5
(EE) No drivers available.


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http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490


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