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Old 08-06-02, 01:57 AM   #13
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Hi again

It looks like I'm still having the same problem here.

kernel version 2.4.18-3 was recompiled w/o error.

Followed every step installing nvidia drivers as in my post above.
startx freezed at the nvidia logo.

I'm on a built -in video, GeForce 2 MX 200. Mobo is MSI K7N 420 Pro.

I've also tried a friend's external GeForce 2 MX 200 64Mb. The outcome was no different...

Someone, anyone please HELP!!!!!

See attachments : XF86Config-4 and XFree86.0.log and also dmesg if it would help.
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Old 08-06-02, 02:05 AM   #14
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Oh well, the attached file seems to have lost format...

Here it is again :
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Old 08-06-02, 02:17 AM   #15
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Just view the source of the file...

Thanx.
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Old 08-08-02, 02:04 AM   #16
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Do you guys think I'll just have to abandon all this crap?

Or how abt a change of distro? I might wanna give Mandrake a try if it's not gonna be that frustrating when it comes to simple drivers installation???

Again I'm wondering if everything w/ linux is this mind numbing...
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Old 08-11-02, 11:53 AM   #17
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hello,

i have the similiar problems with my redhat 7.3 and kernel-2.4.18-5.

i just updated to that kernel from -3 so the nvidia drivers "crashed". yes that borgzilla's thread was great, there i got the help for this problem...but now there is no such thread so i need that help again.

the sources wont compile (drivers 29.60) and rpm's nether. there was some sort of tweak...it only makes error "Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module!"
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Old 08-16-02, 11:34 AM   #18
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Talking Yippee :D :D

Finally I got X working under RHL 7.3 after nearly a month of building, rising frustration!

Basically here's what I did:

1) Did a fresh installation off the CDs. Let it configure my X during installation tho I knew it wouldnt do anything. Created a bootdisk and when the installation was done, rebooted.

-Upon reboot, X didnt start (of course), but I let it went on anyway, so that it could generate a XF86Config-4 file for later editing.

-Rebooted the second time off the floppy, and typed linux 3 at the boot prompt so that X wouldnt start upon reboot.

-I DID NOT do any kernel recompilation! The kernel I'm using is 2.4.18-3. But just make sure you have both the kernel-source and kernel-headers installed. In RHL 7.3, kernel-headers is renamed to glibc-kernheaders so you need to install this file.

2) After installation I just installed both NVIDIA rpm files. Now, NVchooser told me to use other files but I just went on w/ these two source files:

NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.src.rpm
NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.src.rpm


3) cd'ed into the /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386 and installed the rpm files w/o any error.

-If you encounter any error here, most probably there are dependencies error. *

4) edited /etc/modules.conf and /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 as necessary (consult the readme file which comes w/ your driver packages)

5) startx and voilla X was crisp and clear.

* You might run into dependencies problems when trying to rpm --build or rpm -ivh your packages. In this case just install the required packages first, going back each time there's such error notification (not an error really, just a reminder that your missing some certain packeages).

**Read the readme.txt carefully. Most of your problems will have answers there.

Hope this helps and good luck!

One important thing dont be disheartened! There's always a way around
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