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Old 03-10-03, 04:11 AM   #1
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Question Slackware 8.1 & GForce 4

I'm running Slackware 8.1 on a Celron 450 with a GForce 4 440 MX, and can't seem to get X-Windows working.
When I compile the kernal module (4191), it works, and loads the module, but gives a warning that nvidia.o will taint the kernal.
The GLX part compiles with no issues.

When I run X, it bails out giving me the

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!

error message, as well as "no screens found".
agpgart is also loaded as a module, and I can't seem to figure out whats going on.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

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Olly
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Old 03-10-03, 02:22 PM   #2
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I cannot be sure of your situation since I am running on Debian; however you will need to make sure that the nvidia module is loaded at startup

manually:

modprobe nvidia
startx

: At startup on Debian:
You will want the driver to start every time you boot, this is done by adding the line
alias char-major-195 nvidia
to the file /etc/modutils/aliases, next save the file and type update-modules.

type:
cd /etc/modutils
nano aliases
update-modules

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Old 03-10-03, 02:35 PM   #3
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I can load the module manually with either /sbin/modprobe or /sbin/insmod, and its loads the nvidia module, but even with it loaded X can't seem to initialize it properly.
I'll try putting it in my startup script, but I can't see that it will make any difference to my problem.

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Old 03-11-03, 05:07 AM   #4
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Ok, have you read the README carefully?,

Have you used the kernel headers as explained ?

Read my writeup about how I did managed to do it, and see if that gives you any hints:

http://medlem.spray.se/erikwelander/...n3.0-howto.htm
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Old 03-11-03, 02:23 PM   #5
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Just upload a copy of your XF86Config file here.
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Old 03-11-03, 02:58 PM   #6
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Talking sorted.

I managed to get it working with a bit of help, but thanks anyway. The problem turned out to be with my bios settings, I had PnP OS set to yes and Assign IRQ to vga no. After changing them to no and yes respectively, and re-compiling the 4191 drivers, X-Windows loaded up.

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