What's the deal? These drivers (3123s) work fine on my P3 1GHz, but not on my P4 1.6
I am running Mandrake 9.0 with the following setup:
Motherboard: PC-Chips M920
CPU: Pentium 4 Williamette 1.6GHz
RAM: 512MB PC133
Video: Eagle GeForce 4 MX440 64MB AGP4x
I have tried all possible combinations on your driver site, used the NVchooser.sh file, installed from src.rpm, rpm, and tar.gz, tried the drivers that came with my card, and followed the README instructions exactly. No matter what I do, X-Windows will NOT start. It errors out with "(EE) Failed to initialize nvidia kernel module!"
This is not your fault. As I mentioned before, these same drivers (the 3123s) have installed perfectly on my P3 1GHz, and I am QUITE satisfied with them. I have been a fan of NVIDIA ever since the Riva TNT2, which, btw, I still have installed in a P2 300 in perfect working order. But for some reason, these drivers refuse to work properly on my P4.
One more thing. Since I installed from .tar.gz, I cannot remove them using rpm -e NVIDIA_GLX and rpm -e NVIDIA_kernel. How do I uninstall these drivers properly? Can I just delete the entire directories?