I still have problems to get X running with the nvidia drivers. Fbdev works fine with ugly refreshing rates.
I have the Nvidia420 chipset board made by MSI, and installed the most recent drivers from Nvidias driver page.
The kernel module is being loaded, when trying to start X, the screen gets black and nothing happens. Shell comes back after switching to a different virtual terminal and back.
This is what appears on the screen. No error messages to see:
> XFree86 Version 4.2.0 / X Window System
> (protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
> Release Date: 23 January 2002
> 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/
> Build Operating System: SuSE Linux [ELF] SuSE
> Module Loader present
> Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
> (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
> (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
> (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Fri Sep 6 17:38:21 2002
> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
> XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
> after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
No hangups, but no X anyway
My X0-log reads as follows
> (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 4.2.0, module version = 0.1.0
> ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
> (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
> (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 565
> (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
> (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
> (--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xD0000000
> (--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xDD000000
Any help is greatly appreciated.