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Old 04-16-03, 03:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation Mandrake 9.1 Nvidia drivers not working

Hi all

I have just got myself a new computer with a nVidia TI 4200 graphics card
, (running MD 9.1), but I have tried to install the drivers
(NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4349.run) for
it from the nvidia web site and once I have changed the line from "nv" to
"nvidia" in the XF86Config-4 file and restart X it always displays a black
screen and does nothing else .

I have included the XF86Config-4 file.

Just wondering if there is any silly mistake that I have done ?

I have checked the lspci -n and there is a "10de"
(01:00.0 Class 0300: 10de:0281 (rev a1)
which means that I have a nvidia card .

When I quit out of X I get the error of
(EE) [GLX] : Failed to add GLX Extension (NVIDIA) XFree86 driver not found

Any advice will be greatfully recieved

Also when I am using the standard "nv" drivers I cannot access the "GLX" but when i install the Mandrake 9.1 Kernel and GLX drivers it uses the GLX drivers but with the glxgears test it has a 250FPS, do I have to configure something differently to use the AGP full settings ?

Also I am dual booting with windows and I have installed the nvidia drivers for that and it displays that it is using the bus
AGP (PCI mode) ? do I have to alter the BIOS for it to say AGP in windows and would this also make it work correctly in Linux of which is my main OS


Computer Spec
AMD XP 2200+
Gigabyte GA-7VAX (KT 400)
GeForce Ti4200 128Mb

Output from lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400 AGP] Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 PCI Bridge
00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: NetVin NV5000SC
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)
00:11.0 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)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 AC97 Audio
Controller (rev 50)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV28 [GeForce4 Ti 4200
AGP 8x] (rev a1)
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Old 04-16-03, 04:30 PM   #2
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First of all - make sure you read the KT400 Workaround thread from a week or so ago.

Second - please post a copy of your /var/log/nvidia-installer.log.

Third - please post a copy of your /var/log/XFree86.0.log.

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Old 04-16-03, 06:13 PM   #3
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Cheers for that, I tried the option nvidia NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1 and it killed my computer again, I have included (hopefully) the XFree log (which was empty) and also the log for the nvidia-installer.

But with the NvAGP = 0 it worked fine cheers

Because the computer just hanged, I had to restart and some of the kde files seem to have gone a miss. Since I had some other drivers for the nvidia card (mandrake) installed I am going to reinstall mandrake and just install nvidia to try the NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1 option because I would perfer to use the AGP to its full potential .

Just wondering, since I have a KT 400, is this why the windows nvidia graphics display window it says that it is a AGP(PCI mode) bus ?

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