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Old 09-06-02, 11:41 AM   #1
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Unhappy RH7.3 & GeForce2MX drivers: no more X window!

Hi to all Linux-fan!
Well: i have installed the GeForce2MX driver (rpm), but when the O.S. boots, doesn't load the window-manager (kde3) more!
Now i have only the shell!
Where i have mistake??
What can i do?
I tried to unistall the rpm driver, but the message is : "packet not installed!"
What can i do?
Thank for helping me...
Very much..
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Old 09-07-02, 06:10 AM   #2
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maybe your XF86Config doesn't use the right driver.
open your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file, and check in Section "Device" that it's using nvidia driver:

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA your card (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
BoardName "Unknown"
EndSection

and remove GLcore and dri load line bi commenting them

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-buffering
infrastructure
Load "glx" # OpenGL X protocol interface
# Load "GLcore" # OpenGL support
# Load "dri" # Direct rendering
Load "extmod" # Misc. required extensions
Load "v4l" # Video4Linux
# Load "record" # X event recorder
# You only need the following two modules if you do not use xfs.
# Load "freetype" # TrueType font handler
# Load "type1" # Adobe Type 1 font handler
EndSection

start your x-server with startx command
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Old 09-07-02, 06:20 AM   #3
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misunderstood your pb . so the kernel and glx packs are not installed.
download the .tar.gz version on nvidia official site, and compile them.

tar -zxvf tarfile.tar.gz will extract tarfile in your curent directory

read the readme files in each, i don't remeber which one to make first (think it's glx). you only got to launch make install command in each directory to compile the driver.
move the driver in the right driver directory, and modify the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 as needed (see affiliated doc in untared packs)
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