|05-27-04, 02:12 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2004
No video signal after upgrade to Linux 2.4.20-6
I recently upgraded my Redhat Linux to 2.4.20-6. After doing that, the system booted up and displayed the results until it ran StartX. Then I had no more video. The video card is an NVidia GeForce FX 5600 and the monitor is a Dell Flat Panel. I changed the startup parameter from 5 to 3 so I could get to the root shell.
I checked the video card settings and a standard Vesa video driver was being installed. I downloaded the latest NVidia drivers (1.0-5336) run package and it installed everything for me automatically. I also edited the "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4" file and changed the Driver to "nvidia". The modules section has Load "glx", and I remarked out Load "dri" and Load "GLcore".
I ran StartX again, still no video. I've checked the message logs and the NVidia driver lines appear to be loading. I have found the following messages:
"Failure reading EDID parameters for display device CRT-0"
"Failed to Start X server several times in a short time period; disabling display :0"
"insmod: Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-6/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o will taint the kernel; non-GPL license NVIDIA
"agppart:detected and 865G, but could not find 2nd device, assuming non-integrated video card"
"AGP aperture is 64M blah blah
When I rebooted and tried StartX again, still the same thing, no video.
|05-29-04, 03:31 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Re: No video signal after upgrade to Linux 2.4.20-6
Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Monitor Vendor" ModelName "Dell P992" HorizSync 30.0 - 107.0 VertRefresh 48.0 - 170.0 # Option "dpms" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Videocard0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "Videocard vendor" BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX" Option "IgnoreEDID" "1" # Option "NvAGP" "2" # Option "nologo" "1" EndSection
Those sync values are for my monitor... you should use the values that are correct for your flat panel. If your system's X config program did not supply values for that monitor post the exact model name and I'll see if I can get them for you -- do not just use something that might be wrong, it can cause damage.
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