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Old 01-21-03, 05:29 AM   #13
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Yes, Ryo-Ohki, you're right. I've done a lsmod when I'have booted and no nvidia driver was loaded, then I've done "insmod nvidia" and like always... I posted the output of "make install" in the NVIDIA_kernel directory in another post. The problem is the same :
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
(EE) No drivers available.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

And in /var/log/XFree86.0.log the same...
(EE) No drivers available.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
What must I do to load the driver at the startup?
Have you seen anything strange or bad in my XF86Config file, Ryo-Ohki?
Thanks for all...

(here's the log, no .log files were allowed)
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Old 01-21-03, 05:33 AM   #14
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Another thing... I saved my XF86Config file in RedHat 7.3.
I thought it could help but the system of configuring it is a bit different. Could it help?
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Old 01-21-03, 06:43 AM   #15
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HAH! I think I got it.

Notice this in your config file:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Simple Layout"
	InputDevice    "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
And then, when I look at mine:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"

    Identifier  "Simple Layout"

    Screen "Screen 1"

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection
I notice that I have a Screen line in my ServerLayout, and you don't. The Screen line tells X which Screen section to look at to find which Device entry to use to find out which card driver to use; in your case, it should be Screen "Screen0", since Screen0 is the Identifier of that screen.

See if that helps, I think it will.
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Old 01-21-03, 07:47 AM   #16
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I've added it and this is the answer when I do "startx":

(WW) NVIDIA: Chipset "GeForce2 MX/MX 400" in Device section "Card0" isn't valid for this driver
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

The nvidia driver works (or it seems like so) but it doesn't load at the startup. Aboute the devices...which devices are not detected? all? the monitor? I'll go on trying it and I'll let you know. If you find some mistake in the configuration file please tell me.
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Old 01-21-03, 02:54 PM   #17
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Just comment out that ChipSet line. AFAICT, it's not needed, as the nVidia driver (the nvidia_drv.o file, not the nvidia.o kernel module, there is a difference Talk about confusing though...) autoprobes it when X starts.
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Old 01-21-03, 03:21 PM   #18
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Well, I'm posting my XF86Config file right now. I'm gonna cross check again...
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Old 01-21-03, 03:23 PM   #19
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(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

the problem now is what you said, bwkaz. The error is in the initialization of the kernel module. Well, it still doesn't load at startup. Is there a way to load it automatically at the startup?
I will look in /var/log/messages and post later.
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Mmmh...

Can't hurt to try, can it ?

In the "Device" section :

- Delete your "chipset" line
- Delete the "card" line
- Add a VideoRam line with the amount of video ram present on your card (see my file for details).

Isn't the X Server dependant on the amount of video RAM to determine which resolutions it can do, just like Windows is ?
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Quote:
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The error is in the initialization of the kernel module. Well, it still doesn't load at startup. Is there a way to load it automatically at the startup?
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If I interpret my XF86Config file correctly, the nvidia.o kernel module is loaded by the X Server itself upon start, here's what I found in a commented section of my XF86Config file :

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The Driver line must be present. When using run-time loadable driver modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver module. Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.
Save bwkaz's notice about the ServerLayout section, and not including the modifications I suggested either, I really can't find any other significant difference between our two files.

You can also try to leave out only one resolution in the "Display" subsection.

If everything else fails, you can always try to use my own XF86Config, making sure you adapt the monitor's horizontal & vertical refresh range and the VideoRam option in the "Device" section to match your own setup, of course.
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Old 01-21-03, 05:02 PM   #22
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If I interpret my XF86Config file correctly, the nvidia.o kernel module is loaded by the X Server itself upon start, here's what I found in a commented section of my XF86Config file
No, not directly. When you say Driver "nvidia" in your XF86Config, that does not load nvidia.o. If that was the case, then previous driver versions (where the kernel module was named NVdriver instead of nvidia.o) would have never worked with Driver "nvidia". But they did work with Driver "nvidia". The reason is, a Driver line causes X to append a _drv to the stuff in quotes, then search for that file with extension .so and .o. So it loks for nvidia_drv.so, then nvidia_drv.o, in the X driver directory (usually /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers), and loads that.

That file, though, opens /dev/nvidia0. On my system, with devfs and devfsd, this open causes the NVdriver kernel module to load (on your system, it should cause the nvidia.o kernel module to load), because I have the LOOKUP .* AUTOPROBE line in /etc/devfsd.conf, which tells devfsd to run modprobe with any nonexistant device file's name as an argument (in this case, it would be /dev/nvidia0). So the alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia line will load the nvidia module when modprobe sees a request to load /dev/nvidia<anything>; since this is what devfsd passes, it should all work. Should.
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Old 01-28-03, 09:27 AM   #23
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Well, sorry for the time.
I couldn't stand it and now I'm back under RedHat I tried all I could and asked in iRC but always the same problem...
Thanks for all. I will try it with a new monitor...
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