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Old 12-04-09, 06:28 PM   #4
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Default Re: Mandriva 2010 Driver 190.42 "Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device"

Thank you! I had completely missed that although it was staring me in the face all along.

I now have the 3D working ... and with a replacement graphics adapter of the same make and model (EVGA eGeForce 7200 GS w/512 MB). It appears I had two problems. One being lack of sufficient kernel virtual address space and the other being a failing graphics adapter. On the reboot immediately after changing the kernel stanza in grub's menu.lst to increase the virtual address space I lost all video. Not even the BIOS display worked and I got warning beeps from the motherboard. With the replacement adapter and a larger kernel virtual address space all is working. Thanks again.
Gene Alexander, ERA Computers & Consulting,
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