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Old 05-16-03, 04:31 AM   #1
gdb
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Default Mandrakers 9.1 - there is a solution!!!

Hello everybody!

I have good news,
I've already posted my problem where I discovered
incompatibility between new MDK linux kernel
and NVIDIA drivers.

For those who cannot wait:

Solution:
1) uninstall all nvidia stuff
2) install linux kernel from older distro, MDK 9.0 or MDK 8.2
3) reboot with new linux kernel
4) install nvidia normal way as recomended
5) startx.....

Second solution:
1) uninstall all nvidia stuff
2) get latest STABLE LINUX KERNEL
3) compile and install new linux kernel
4) install nvidia in expert mode:
start
sh NVIDIA-**** --expert
It will ask a lot of questions
Press yes to all paths. Don't allow downloading from internet
anything -> afterwards installer will suggest to compile drivers itself. Do compilation, installation.
5) startx.....

The problem of MDK 9.1:
I could not run my GForce 4 MX on Siemens Scaleo 600
with the new standard MDK 9.1 kernel (2.4.21xxx, pre-patched).
But I installed linux kernel from MDK 8.2 (kernel 2.4.18) -
it worked. Also it workes perfectly with SuSE 8.1 (kernel 2.4.19).
So yesterday I downloaded latest STABLE LINUX KERNEL from www.kernel.org. It was _____2.4.20____________

Conclusion - don't use unstable linux kernel (that of MDK 9.1).

P.S. For curious people - X log file of crashed PC does not
reveal any problem.

Best regards and good luck!
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