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Old 02-02-03, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Probs with 4191 drivers.

Well, I figure if I'm on the nVidia site I might do a little better with my probs. OK, what it boils down to is I downloaded and installed the nvidia 4191 rpms for my GeForce 2 MX 400 PCI card. After posting probs on 2 other sites and with not getting a reply on my most recent prob, I decided to stop here and hopefully get some answers. To try and make it somewhat short I can say that at first I downloaded the 2960 files and then was told to use the 4191 files. OK, but nothing happened and I was then told to remove the 2960 files and the 4191 rpms and then reload the 4191 rpms and I did and "X" crashed in XFree 4.2.1 and I luckily discovered that I could get back in Linux using XFree 3.3.6 (With experimental 3D). Then, thru a tutorial on nVidia rpm install I seen a couple things to do and in order to do them I needed to get back in XFree 4.2.1. Well I did and ended up with my desktop and everything looks OK. But I restarted and went to "failsafe" and then went to "extensions" { [root@localhost extensions] } and typed: ls libglx* and the reply is:

libglx.so@ libglx.so.1.0.4191 OK that seems good so I then typed: ls -l libglx* and the reply is:

lrwxrwxrwx 1root root 18 Jan 28 15:20 libglx.so -> libglx.so.1.0.4191*
-rwxr -xr -x 1root root 659340 Jan 28 15:14 libglx.so.1.0.4191*

OK, so I thought that was good then I typed: modprobe NVdriver and got this reply: modprobe: can't locate module NVdriver . Well, should I uninstall the 4191 drivers again and re-install or???????? I have a Tyan Trinity 400 mobo with a Int PIII 600 cpu 512 megs of ram Sndblstr Live sndcd. Oh, and Mandrake 9.0.

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Old 02-02-03, 10:36 PM   #2
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OK... I'm not quite sure on what all you've tried, but the kernel module (as of 4191) is no longer named NVdriver. It's now named just nvidia. So try a modprobe nvidia instead.
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Old 02-03-03, 12:07 AM   #3
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OK, I went to root@localhost extensions and did "modprobe nvidia" and nothing came back. Whereas I did modprobe NVdriver and got the reply I got before "modprobe: Can't locate module NVdriver. Oh, and just so you know I've been to "vim /etc/X11/XF86Config-4" and under "modules" it shows: Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so" and under Section "Device" it has Driver "nvidia" . So, theoretically things are where they are suppose to be. Also, under Section "Device" for BoardName it has "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)" which is what I loaded in order to get "X" to work when I loaded MDK 9.0. Hopefully this helps you see where I am. If not go to http://mandrakeusers.org and do a search for Pepse, and look at the topic: Can't reboot and ..... .

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No output from modprobe means that the module loaded properly.

So try to startx. If it fails, attach the log file (/var/log/XFree86.0.log) to your next post.
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Old 02-04-03, 02:54 AM   #5
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OK, I have restarted "X" and I am in XFree 4.2.1. When it booted up I got an nVidia logo. I checked in XFdrake and there are no new nVidia drivers listed. The ones listed are: GeForce, GeForce (fbdev), GeForce 256 (generic), GeForce DDR (generic), GeForce2 DDR (generic) <- the one I'm using, GeForce2 Integrated (generic), and GeForce 3 and GeForce 4. So, it appears I have the drivers installed but "X" doesn't have a clue as to where they are.

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No, X knows where they are just fine.

XFdrake, on the other hand, doesn't.

You're fine, if you see the logo.
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