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Old 05-21-03, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default startx problem "screen found, but none have usable configuration."

When I startx, it gives me an error that says "screen found, but none have usable configuration."

When I "lsmod", i can see that the "NVdriver" is loaded (but nothing is "using" it) i'm assuming that its not a kernel source problem.....or is it?

XFree86 Version / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6510)
Release Date: 21 December 2001
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
reporting problems. (See <http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ>)
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.17 i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Wed May 21 12:31:54 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"

(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.4
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xE0000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xEC000000
(WW) System lacks support for changing MTRRs
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found


Using Debian 3.0, kernel 2.4.20 Don't know why it says 2.4.17 in the log file; Could I be loading the driver in the wrong kernel? I did compile a new one a few days ago, but that was from 2.2.16 (I think).

Using the nForce mother board which has the vidcard intergrated.

Using this driver: <>

Hope thats enough information.
I'll take ANY suggestions!
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