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Old 06-13-04, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default Mandrake 10 & GeForce MX440

I'm running Mandrake 10 the download edition, not a total newbie but have just enough knowledge of linux to get into trouble. I've searched this forum till my eyes are crossed for an answer.

I've installed the Nvidia drivers after installing the kernel source etc. but when I try to log in as user KDE loads to 85% and crashes but I can log in ok as root. The Nvidia logo screen loads ok so I assume I'm on the right track.

I've edited the XF86 Config-4 file adding "nvidia" in place of "nv" and deleted "GLcore"

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks Brad
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Old 06-13-04, 02:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Mandrake 10 & GeForce MX440

I am also having problems with Mandrake 10, I am using a Geforce 5700 Ultra. I installed the driver without a problem and updated the XF86Config-4 file. X starts up fine but it crashes when I close X. I don't know what the problem is. If anyone has suggestions please let me know.

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Athlon 1.33 ghz 133x2 fsb
Abit kt7a-Raid
512 MB pc 133
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Old 06-14-04, 03:32 AM   #3
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Default Re: Mandrake 10 & GeForce MX440

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Originally Posted by airdragon
I'm running Mandrake 10 the download edition, not a total newbie but have just enough knowledge of linux to get into trouble. I've searched this forum till my eyes are crossed for an answer.

I've installed the Nvidia drivers after installing the kernel source etc. but when I try to log in as user KDE loads to 85% and crashes but I can log in ok as root. The Nvidia logo screen loads ok so I assume I'm on the right track.

I've edited the XF86 Config-4 file adding "nvidia" in place of "nv" and deleted "GLcore"

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks Brad
Also comment out "dri" in your config. Try again and check your logs.
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Old 06-14-04, 03:36 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by linuxnewb
I am also having problems with Mandrake 10, I am using a Geforce 5700 Ultra. I installed the driver without a problem and updated the XF86Config-4 file. X starts up fine but it crashes when I close X. I don't know what the problem is. If anyone has suggestions please let me know.

Mandrake 10
Athlon 1.33 ghz 133x2 fsb
Abit kt7a-Raid
512 MB pc 133
Chaintech GeForce 5700 Ultra 128 MB
My computer would sometimes hang on closing X (32 bit Debian). Upgrading the kernel has fixed that (since 2.4.23 IIRC). To see which kernel you are running,
Code:
uname -a
and compare that to www.kernel.org.
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Old 06-14-04, 11:52 AM   #5
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My computer would sometimes hang on closing X (32 bit Debian). Upgrading the kernel has fixed that (since 2.4.23 IIRC). To see which kernel you are running,
Code:
uname -a
and compare that to www.kernel.org.
$ uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.3-4mdk #1 Tue Mar 2 07:26:13 CET 2004 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux

I have no idea if that is the newest but i dodwnloaded all the updates from mandrake update so its the newest one that mandrake offers.
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Old 06-14-04, 09:50 PM   #6
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Default Re: Mandrake 10 & GeForce MX440

2.6.3 is not that new so an upgrade could be the answer, but one can't learn to roll your own kernel in a day. Without doing that you have a few other options.

Get a Knoppix CD and boot it immediately after your system hangs. From within Knoppix you can inspect the logs... investigate the most recently written ones looking for hints as to what is going on. It is possible to do all this by booting to Mandrake's console normally, but finding the problem this way is harder (because more boot messages are written to the logs).

The nVidia docs have info about NvAGP. Different values may help.

The other thing to try is another video driver. An earlier nVidia one perhaps (you are currently using 5336, right?) Also try configuring your XF86Config to use the "nv" driver. If that fails too fall back to "vesa".
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