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Old 01-17-04, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default GeForce 2 GTS, RH9, X, TV-out

I had an ATI Radeon 7000 working on this machine with X, but, as many of you probably know, they don't have ANY linux drivers, so I couldn't do anything accellerated in linux. So, I decided to use my GeForce 2 GTS-class card in the system (It is running RH9).

I'm using a TV-out via the S-Video. It starts up fine. I installed the NVidia 5328 drivers. Everything installed fine. When I try to start X, though, I get a lot of colored garbage and flickering for about 3 seconds, then it settles down to a black screen. It looks like it also has grey borders.

X is running, I think, but not displaying properly. When I Ctrl-Alt-F1 to the console I see that the last thing that is printed is generally "Initializing GLX" or something like that. Also, when I Ctrl-C to break out of X at the console, I sometimes get messages from applications saying that they can't reach the X server. So it seems to be working, just not displaying correctly.

Anyway, I'd love to finally get this working. I have attached my XF86Config and my XFree86.0.log, which I did in verbose mode. Thanks.

RedHat 9
Athlon 500 MHz
Geforce 2 GTS (I believe is is some kind of special edition with 64 Meg RAM)


BEGIN XF86Config:
# XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"

Section "Files"
# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
Load "glx"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "InputDevice"
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "TV"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unknown monitor"
HorizSync 30-50
VertRefresh 60

Section "Device"
Identifier "Gforce"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 GTS (generic)"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Gforce
Monitor "TV"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Option "TVStandard" "NTSC-M"
Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
Attached Files
File Type: log xfree86.0.log (26.2 KB, 186 views)
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