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Old 10-16-03, 08:49 AM   #1
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Default nvidia/X do not start

When I boot into root and type startx at the command prompt, I get the following error message:

Using config file: "etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Using vt 7
NV: could not get NV card info (Invalid Argument)
(EE) NVIDIA (0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module
(EE) NVIDIA (0): ***Aborting***
(EE) Screens found but none have a usable configuration
Fatal server error
No screens found
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer)

What do I have to do to get the nvidia driver to work? I have updated to the most recent NVIDIA driver and updated Mandrake 9.1 from the update site but it does not work. Are there any other logs I should consult?

More information on problem:

GeForce 4200
ASUS A7V8X with VIAKT400 Chipset
Distribution - Mandrake 9.1
Athlon XP 1800
Nvidia driver version 1.0-4496

When I type in lsmod I see nvidia in the list.
I have made sure that both binutils and libbinutils.rpm were installed before installing the driver.
I have made sure that in modules.conf, I can see the lines alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia and alias char-major-195 nvidia.
I have altered module section of XF86-Config4 and added the line glx and removed the other lines.
I tried using version because it sometimes work better to no effect.
When I replace "nvidia" in XF86Config-4 with "nv" X starts with no problems.
The nvidia driver version I have tried to install is 1.0-4496.
Another piece of information that may help. When I install the driver, everything works as it should, meaning I see the nvidia splash screen and then I am able to boot into KDE with no problems. However, when I reboot, I get the error message.

Some logs:
This is the content of my XF86Config-4 file

# File generated by XFdrake.

# ************************************************** ********************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# ************************************************** ********************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
(data below removed to shorten the question)

lspci command yields:
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400 AGP] Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 PCI Bridge
00:07.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 46)
00:08.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc. PDC20376 (rev 02)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5702 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02)
00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 03)
00:0b.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy MIDI/Game port (rev 03)
00:0b.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV28 [GeForce4 Ti 4200 AGP 8x] (rev a1)

lspcidrake yields:
unknown : VIA Technologies Inc|VT8377 CPU to PCI Bridge
unknown : VIA Technologies Inc|PCI-to-PCI Bridge (AGP)
ohci1394 : VIA Technologies|OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
unknown : Promise Technology, Inc.|PDC20376
tg3 : Broadcom Corporation|NetXtreme BCM5702X Gigabit Ethernet
audigy : Creative Labs|EMU10K2 Audigy Audio Processor
emu10k1-gp : Creative Labs|EMU10K2 Audigy Gameport
ohci1394 : Creative Labs|EMU10K2 Audigy IEEE1394 Firewire Controller
usb-uhci : VIA Technologies|VT82C586B USB
usb-uhci : VIA Technologies|VT82C586B USB
usb-uhci : VIA Technologies|VT82C586B USB
ehci-hcd : VIA Technologies Inc|VT8235 USB Enhanced Controller
unknown : VIA Technologies Inc|VT8233A PCI to ISA Bridge
unknown : VIA Technologies|VT82C586 IDE [Apollo]
Card:NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic): NVidia|GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X
unknown : Linux 2.4.21-0.13mdk ehci-hcd|VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 [Hub|Root Hub]
unknown : Unknown|USB UHCI Root Hub [Hub|Root Hub]
unknown : Unknown|USB UHCI Root Hub [Hub|Root Hub]
unknown : Unknown|USB UHCI Root Hub [Hub|Root Hub]
unknown : Logitech|Logitech Freedom 2.4 [Human Interface Devices|No Subclass|None]

chkconfig --list xfs yields:
xfs 0ff 1ff 2n 3n 4n 5n 6ff

rpm -q XFree86 yields:

I have made sure that the option PNP OS option in my BIOS is set to No. I do not see an option to assign an IRQ to AGP.
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