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Old 09-29-03, 09:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy mandrake linux 9.1 will not use nvidia drivers, PLEASE HELP!!

I have been trying to get 3d sopport on my system but i keep getting errors that i do not know how to fix.
I have done modprobe nvidia before use startx and here is the log.

it says
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xD0000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xDE000000
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

then it crash'es. I need help, I have tried installing the drivers on mandrake linux 9.0, 9.1, 9.2rc2 and on red hat linux 9 and can't get them to work.

I have a PCchips motherboard for amd model 817 (i think this has a Via interface)
512 ddr ram
Amd atholon 2100+
Nvidia Geforce 2 MX/MX 400

I will post my xf86config-4 file next
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Old 09-29-03, 09:48 PM   #2
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Default the config file

the config file

p.s. could someone tell me what that
# Option "DPMS"
is about.
thank you
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Old 09-29-03, 10:04 PM   #3
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I fixed it my self
I happened onto my kernel log and it told me that i needed to diasble an option in my bios that states
plug and play os disable
give pic a bus enable
or something like that that.
I just think that people should be told that they need to disable that option in order for their card to work
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