|03-06-10, 05:55 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Trouble setting up to run X for 9600GT on FC12 x86_64
I've been trying to install drivers for a new GeForce 9600GT card on an ASUS P5Q-VM board. I'm running Fedore 12 x86_64, fully updated. To install the nvidia driver I followed the instructions here:
I've set up to boot in runlevel 3 and I'm logged in as root. After the restart the graphical loading screen has been replaced by a low resolution loading bar along the bottom. The resolution at the command line is now much lower and when I try to startx the screen goes blank and the system hangs.
lsmod1.txt shows the lsmod output when I've rebooted - there is no nvidia driver loaded.
If I run the command "modprobe nvidia" the nvidia driver is loaded with message:
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints the kernel. Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint nvidia 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16 NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernal Module 190.52 Wed Dec 9 15:29:46 PST 2009 vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:01:00.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=io+mem
lsmod3.txt shows what happens when I remove "rdblacklist=nouveau" from /etc/grub.conf. Now normal loading screens return, as does the original finer resolution, but in order to startx successfully I have to delete the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file which seems to return every time I reboot. I've attached this file also (.txt appended to allow upload).
If I bootup whilst suppressing nouveau, and then run the command "modprobe nouveau", the original screen resolution returns. Then, if I alter xorg.conf by replacing the driver from "nvidia" to "nouveau", startx works again.
So I suppose these are my questions:
How do I get the system to run X on the nvidia driver?
What do I have to do to make the nvidia driver load automatically when I reboot?
Why does xorg.conf get replaced everytime I reboot, and is it configured correctly?
I've tried to reinstall the OS a couple of times now trying to get this to work! It's been a steep learning curve and yet I still feel completely at a loss. Any help at all would be very much appreciated - thanks in advance for your attention.