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Old 02-27-05, 04:19 PM   #1
fabienfrance
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Default mandrake 10.1 problem with my msi fx 5200

motherboard : msi kt6v
graphic card : msi FX 5200 - T 128

Hi friends,
My problem :
During my instal of mandrakelinux 10.1 official 3 cds, there's no driver generic nvidia who works with my configuration... I've tried with the vesa driver too but it dont work at all ... I've a screen with rainbows, or cut in 2 parts, or completely black, it depends of the humor of the beast ...
So in text mode (failsafe), i have try to install the real driver done by nvidia : NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run.
Everything was good, instead of the known problem with the rivafb, but rivafb is not load at boot so no conflict with my driver.
So I have modify the xorg.conf like nvidia said :
- load glx
- and modification of "nv" by "nvidia" in the right section.
Modification of lilo.conf with vga= normal and acpi=off
and modification of modprobe.preload with :
- add of "nvidia"
- and via-agp (I've also tried with nvidia-agp ...)

And nothing goes ... it's not possible to start startx ...
Always the same error :
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found ...

Help me please ...
I cant see any other solution ...

Fabien from France with my little english, i hope you understand me ...
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Old 02-27-05, 05:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: mandrake 10.1 problem with my msi fx 5200

I've got a similar problem. I'm running Mandrake 10.1 Official too but my card is a 6600GT.

It was working with 10.0 OK and with my previous graphics card but the upgrade of both seems to have messed things up.

I can get it to work in a VESA mode. It took me a long time to find one that works but 800x600 at 16-bit is OK for getting the desktop started. Try that one, if that doesn't work then the installer wouldn't be able to show up graphically either.

I've tried installing the 66.xx's too and having compiled it all fine and edited Xorg.conf as directed, I get the same error. I don't know the cause but I'm geussing that it may be something to do with the change from XFree86 to Xorg.

Would really like some ideas on this too. Any experts in setting up nVIDIA drivers with Xorg?
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Old 02-27-05, 05:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: mandrake 10.1 problem with my msi fx 5200

As I just said next door, 'modprobe nvidia' got mine working.
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Old 04-15-05, 08:02 AM   #4
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Default Re: mandrake 10.1 problem with my msi fx 5200

Quote:
Originally Posted by fabienfrance

And nothing goes ... it's not possible to start startx ...
Always the same error :
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found ...
I'm having this exact same problem. I'm running Mandrake 10.1 Official with a Geforce FX 5600 and am trying to get the newest driver to run. I've tried changing the xorg.conf driver to "nvidia" but after rebooting, the driver changes back to "nv". If I just try to startx after changing the xorg.conf file, I get the above error.

Please help either here or at jdm1220@gmail.com
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