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Old 01-01-05, 10:25 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm using FC3 and the 2.6.9 kernel that comes with it. My machiene is an amd64 3400+. After installing the nvidia drivers as shown here:
http://www.linux-noob.com/forums/ind...1085&hl=nvidia

Upon entering startx, the screen flickers once or twice and then stays black.

Any ideas as to what may be the problem? I've double checked the steps in that guide and it appears I have done everything. Xorg gives me no errors (note I'm using the latest version of Xorg).

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 01-01-05, 10:32 AM   #2
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what make and model of card are you using ?
what make and model of monitor are you using ?
How are you using the card, single headed, dual headed

Does the monitor lights go green then orange ?
Does it try to sync up then fail ?

Little more info please.
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Old 01-01-05, 04:14 PM   #3
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ehh sorry. Here's more info For starters I'm using a laptop.

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what make and model of card are you using ?
Card: Nvidia Geforce4 440 Go!
Monitor: Unknown (No info in my manual, plus I cant find anything off any sites like its HorizSync/VertRefresh etc).
Full details on my laptop can be found here:
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ie/en...-16832631.html

I do know this much, by default Linux does not like my Graphics card / Screen combo as by default the install sets my res at a maximum of 800x600. Also, when X quits the screen screws up big time and becomes unreadable. I do know that using the nvidia drivers fixes that problem since I had them working before on my laptop with Gentoo.

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what make and model of monitor are you using ?
I just can't find these details anywhere

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Does it try to sync up then fail ?
Well, begins to start, the screen then blinks a few times (ie. the colour of the screen changes to slightly different shades of black - its obvious the monitor is trying to show it). It then just stays black. Xorg doesnt even seem to know that there's a problem as it doesnt tell me problem starting X server. I actually have to CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE to get back to command line

Hope that's enough info
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Old 01-01-05, 05:58 PM   #4
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In case it helps, here's my xorg.conf file attached too.
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Old 01-02-05, 02:23 PM   #5
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bumping :/
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Old 01-02-05, 08:43 PM   #6
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Hi,
I ahve similar congifuration (HPzv5340us) and facing sameproblems.
Please also let me know if and when you find solution. I have send a mail to HP for monitor specifications. Awaiting their reply.
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Old 01-02-05, 10:01 PM   #7
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Hi ,
This is a problem with latest version of Nvidia driver. Older version 1.0-6111 works perfectly. I found that new version is reading some junk freq from EDID whereas no freq data is there in EDID according to old nvidia driver.
Hope this helps.
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Old 01-03-05, 03:04 PM   #8
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heh, I was just coming back to also say that this is a bug in the latest drivers. Got it working earlier today. Has this been reported? I'd like a fix!
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