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Old 09-11-04, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default Need help installing nVidia drivers for RedHat 9.0


I’m a relatively new to Linux.

I’m trying to install nVidia drivers for RedHat 9.0.

I followed the instructions as outlined in the directions. But, when reboot after making the changes, I can't boot RedHat into graphics mode (I get command line interface). The nVidia splash screen does flicker a couple of time so I know I’m on the right track, but I don’t know how to fix this.

At first, I was in 24-bit graphics mode and 1280x1024 resolution. But then I bumped every thing down to 16-bit graphics mode and 800x600 hoping this would help but no luck there either. All I get is the nVidia splash screen to flicker a couple of times then back to command line mode.

My system configuration is as follows:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GOXET-A
Processor: Intel Pentium 3, Tualatin Core, 1.2GHz core speed, 133MHz FSB
Chipset: Intel 815EP
Graphics Card: MSI, model: MX4000-T64 (MX4000 chipset)

OS: RedHat 9.0
Kernel: 2.4.20-6
nVidia driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run

I have enclosed the “nvidia-installer.log”, “XF86Config”, and “XFree86.0.log” files.

Just a side note: I was able to get the nVidia drivers to work on Mandrake 9.1. I moved from Mandrake 9.1 to RedHat 9.0 because I was not able to get my sound card and modem to work in Mandrake 9.1 - so I decided to give RedHat 9.0 a try.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-12-04, 06:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: Need help installing nVidia drivers for RedHat 9.0

remove "VideoRam" since it is autodetected

The thing that puzzles me is the loading of libfbdevhw.a

Are you running a graphic console? Go with a text one and see if it makes a difference.

Another option to try is forcing the driver to use your card by:
cat /proc/pci
Bus x, device y, function z
VGA compatible controller...

and add
BusID "PCI:x:y:z"
in this section:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
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Old 09-13-04, 11:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: Need help installing nVidia drivers for RedHat 9.0


Thanks for the reply.

Due to my schedule, I may not have much time till this weekend to go back and work on this.

I'll give your suggestions a try then.

Thanks again.


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Old 09-14-04, 01:25 AM   #4
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Default Re: Need help installing nVidia drivers for RedHat 9.0

(II) Initializing extension GLX
This module will always fail if the nvidia.o kernel module cannot load, make sure the kernel module has loaded prior to X starting. It should auto load because of the char-major entry in /etc/modules.conf, however you should verify that it IS loading. Boot to runlevel 3 (edit /etc/inittab) and then load the module modprobe nvidia then change to runlevel 5, telinit 5. If the module loads with no warning or error (other than a warning about 'tainting' the kernel which is normal) then the glx module will hopefully initialize. You can also see what modules are loaded with lsmod.
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nVIDIA video driver RPMs for Fedora :: see yum repo at livna.org.
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