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Old 06-12-04, 02:55 PM   #1
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Exclamation Fedora Core 2 wont boot whit nvidia drivers

Hy guys ,
first of all excuse me for my english... I'll trying to explaing my problem as well as possible.
I have an NVIDIA GEFORCE2 MX400 video card, and I use FC2 linux.

Till today my xorg.conf files uses generic "nv" drivers, but a lot of games were blocked to 4/5 frames/second. In an Italian forum
(http://forum.html.it/forum/forumdisp...id=29&x=1&y=13) someone indicate that nvidia drivers for linux are downloadable from the nvidia web site, and so i upgrade.

My xorg.conf fault file is this:

Quote:
#xorg.conf whit nvidia driver

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
#Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "it"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "L17AX"
DisplaySize 340 270
HorizSync 30.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 400"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

#Section "DRI"
# Group 0
# Mode 0666
#EndSection
whit this configuration the computer wont boot! After see "press I for interactive startup" a blank screen blocj everything, and the HD stop to work.

If I replace "nvidia" whit "nv" , and abilitate the DRI section, i can write this help to you.
How can I resolve my problem?

thank's

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Old 06-12-04, 05:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fedora Core 2 wont boot whit nvidia drivers

The current nVIDIA driver does not support Fedora Core 2 because the kernel you are using has a recent performance technology that breaks the driver -- you cannot use this driver unless you use the kernel linked in my sig (8kstack) or compile one yourself from the mainline kernel sources (www.kernel.org).

For more information search this forum -- there are many threads discussing this problem. Use the search term 4K or 4KSTACKS.
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Old 06-12-04, 10:38 PM   #3
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Post Re: Fedora Core 2 wont boot whit nvidia drivers

Quote:
Originally Posted by mschievano
Hy guys ,
first of all excuse me for my english... I'll trying to explaing my problem as well as possible.
I have an NVIDIA GEFORCE2 MX400 video card, and I use FC2 linux.
That's exactly the same setup I'm running MX400, FC2, kernel 2.6.5-1.358.

The nvidia driver is running X for me just fine. Everything appears to function including video playback in Mplayer. Did you run the installer as root? Did it install without errors?

The downside for me right now is that I cannot STOP X without the machine freezing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mschievano
My xorg.conf fault file is this:
...

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "L17AX"
DisplaySize 340 270
HorizSync 30.0 - 80.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 75.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 400"
EndSection
Your "Device" section looks similar to mine, but your Monitor section looks a little odd. I'm not that knowledgeable in this area, so use your own judgement. I don't have a display size at all, (340 270 seems like an odd size). You may want to double check your sync rates. Mine looks like this:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Sony Multiscan 15sf"
HorizSync 31.0 - 64.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Good Luck !
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