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Old 01-11-03, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default GeForce4 Ti 4200 Redhat 8.0 fresh install question

I have a problem.

First, the facts:
Athlon XP 2100+
ASUS A7V333 mobo
PNY GeForce4 Ti 4200 64MB
Redhat 8.0
Kernel 2.4.18-14

I ran which returned:

So I downloaded them both. Followed the README.
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up.athlon.rpm
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm

Changed the /etc/X11/XF86Config
deleted "Load dri"
deleted "Driver vesa"
added "Driver nvidia"
(Attached XF86Config file below for reference)

restarted X. Everything came up as expected. Saw the nVidia logo screen. Started tuxracer..... everything was flashing then it crashed and froze X.

Tried it a couple times same thing. So rpm -e the two NVIDIA rpm's. Downloaded the source rpm's. Again, followed the instructions in the readme and built and installed from the source RPM's. Didn't change the XF86Config file.

restarted X. Same thing. Went into tuxracer, all the rendered objects flickered, crash, froozen X.

Here is the kicker.... this was working fine yesterday on the same machine. I've been playing ut2k3 on linux for days with the 4191 drivers. This morning I reinstalled RH8 because I wanted to get rid of my Windows partition.

What changed?!?!?!?!

Here is what my XF86Config looks like:

# File generated by anaconda.

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Anaconda Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
# 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 "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"

Section "InputDevice"
# Option "AutoRepeat" "500 5"
# when using XQUEUE, comment out the above line, and uncomment the
# following line
# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
#Option "XkbOptions" ""
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us" #Option "XkbVariant" ""

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

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell P990"
HorizSync 30.0 - 96.0
VertRefresh 48.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
# no known options
Identifier "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

#Section "DRI"
# Mode 0666
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