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Old 04-08-04, 07:01 AM   #1
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Default PROBLEM : Can't make my GeForce4 MX 420 work on Redhat 7.2

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I can get my GeForce4 MX 420 work on Redhat 7.2

I have installed Redhat Linux 7.2 in a Dell Dimension 4500
Display card is GeForce 4 MX 420

On startup I get the error on startup


Probing Display Card : Cannot Probe Display Card

Then I follow the NVIDIA homepage to update the Display Card Drivers using



And change the configuration in /etc/X11/XF86Config

In the module section add


Load "glx"

In the Driver section add


Driver "nvidia"

when I startx I got these error


(**) FontPath set to "unix/:7100"
(--) SVGA: PCI: NVidia Unknown chipset (0x0172) rev 163, Memory @ 0xfd000000, 0xf0000000
(--) SVGA: chipset: generic
(**) SVGA: videoram: 65536k
(--) SVGA: clocks: 25.18

(**) SVGA: 16bpp not supported for this chipset

*** A configured device found, but display modes could not be resolved.***

Anyone can help, because this is stopping me to install further software in the system. e.g. ORACLE client and ...

I have tried to upgrade the kernel and XFree86 but failed

when I type lsmod and find that there is no nvidia module loaded

any one can help me please, thank you thank you
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Old 04-08-04, 10:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: PROBLEM : Can't make my GeForce4 MX 420 work on Redhat 7.2


modprobe nvidia

before you run startx, if nvidia is not listed in a lsmod then you need to modprobe it in there.

from the readme
GeForce4 MX 460 0x0170
GeForce4 MX 440 0x0171
GeForce4 MX 420 0x0172
GeForce4 MX 440-SE 0x0173

so your card is supported
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