Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > NVIDIA Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-27-04, 07:27 PM   #1
diegoadan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1
Unhappy Can't start startx/gdm (black screen) in fedora-redhat

Hi! ........... I'm running Fedora Core 2 (test 3) with kernel 2.6.5-1.327.i686, i downloaded the file "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run" from nvidia.com and run the installer with "./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run" all modules was compiled without warnings, errors or strange messages, and "nvidia" module load successfully (i have module-init-tools 3.0); in my /etc/x11/xf86config file i add a "#" to comment "Load dri" and i changed the driver from "nv" to "nvidia"... but when i try "startx" or "gdm" the system goes to frozen black screen and nothing respond anymore ..... looking in this forum I have found several suggestions but none works.... oh!.. my videocard is a NVIDIA TNT2 (AGP).... I need help , please ....


thank you everybody....
diegoadan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-04, 11:36 AM   #2
Kryczek
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1
Default Re: Can't start startx/gdm (black screen) in fedora-redhat

Hi

I'm experiencing exactly the same problem :
when I type startx from console, the machine is under hardware lockup for five long minutes, not even answering to network (ssh, etc...), then the nvidia splashscreen appears, and everything works OK.

I am running the 2.6.5-gentoo-r1 kernel, with a "01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV20 [GeForce3 Ti 500] (rev a3)" graphics card, and have the following options in /etc/X11/XF86Config :

Load "glx"
# Load "dri"

Identifier "GeForce3 Ti500"
#Driver "nv"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NvAGP" "1"
#VideoRam 65536

I have also disabled AGPGART (/dev/agpgart) support in kernel because it caused errors in `dmesg`, but it didn't solve the problem.

I was running FreeBSD before, with nvidia drivers version 4365, and had no problem.
I tried under Linux 2.4.25 and Linux 2.6.5, with nvidia drivers version 4496-r3 and 5336-r2, in vain...
Kryczek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-04, 03:58 AM   #3
Orphyss
Registered User
 
Orphyss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: France,Bretagne
Posts: 8
Default Re: Can't start startx/gdm (black screen) in fedora-redhat

Ok, write those lines in your XF86config-4 in the section device

Driver "nvidia"
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP, TV"

Normaly it will work. I found this Solution in this forum and i would like to thank the man that found this solution. but i don't remembre his name.
__________________
As the ligth is faster than the sound, Some people seem to be brilliiant until they open their mouth
Orphyss is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GT240M - black screen with newer drivers > 275.33 and win 7 doktor5000 NVIDIA GeForce 200 Series 1 07-08-12 11:17 AM
[9800gt] Xorg black screen after installing nvidia driver HacKurx NVIDIA Linux 1 06-07-12 01:29 PM
Black screen after switching between graphical virtual consoles five times rrr-wtf NVIDIA Linux 1 05-21-12 04:40 PM
Black screen and lockup on startx. redmoose NVIDIA Linux 4 09-18-02 11:53 AM
kernel 2.4.19 and 2960 -> black screen osterhase NVIDIA Linux 7 08-22-02 06:24 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.