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Old 01-31-04, 02:54 PM   #17
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Well, I did all that and did manage to get Nvidia driver 5336 installed! Please don't ask me to install a different driver version because I'd rather see Alan Greenspan naked than go through all that again.

Then I typed startx and got--drumroll please--the same error...

(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU detected as: GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): The 4 pin power connector on your GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
(EE) NVIDIA(0): graphics card is unplugged; aborting initialization of
(EE) NVIDIA(0): this X screen. To rectify this, please shutdown your
(EE) NVIDIA(0): computer and plug a power cable from your computer's
(EE) NVIDIA(0): power supply into the 4 pin connector on the graphics
(EE) NVIDIA(0): card. If you feel you have received this message in
(EE) NVIDIA(0): error, you may specify the "NoPowerConnectorCheck"
(EE) NVIDIA(0): XF86Config option in the Screen section of your
(EE) NVIDIA(0): XF86Config file.
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Here's my XF86Config-4:

# 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 "ServerFlags"
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)

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

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "1024x768 @ 70 Hz"
HorizSync 31.5-57.0
VertRefresh 50-70

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 800 600

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 800 600

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 800 600

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 800 600

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"

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