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Old 04-12-03, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default Struggling to get MX440 & MDK9.1 to work

After installing MDK 9.1 fresh, booting displayed a black screen at the time X was started.

Using info from this forum, I installed the nvidia drivers with the new installer (4349).

I edited the config-4 to change "nv" to "nvidia".

I then ran modprobe nvidia or insmod nvidia and then startx and I am now able to get into my gui.

However, when I reboot, it again does not work because nvidia is not loaded - insmod nvidia and startx work. What is the proper method to get nvidia to load?

Someone said I had to have the kernel sources installed so I did that and reinstalled the run script. No difference.

The other problem is logging off my ID from the gui causes a black-screen and hang.

I have a SOYO Dragon Platinum (VIA chipset), Leadtek MX440 vivo card, Dell FP1800 lcd monitor.

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Old 04-12-03, 07:26 PM   #2
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The proper way to load a kernel module on startup is to specfy it in either /etc/modules or /etc/modules.conf depending on how your distribution does this. You might want to refer to the documentation of your distro.
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Old 04-12-03, 07:27 PM   #3
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hi there,

for autoloading read the manpage for modules.conf and nvidia's readme for
their driver configuration.


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ps: in that file something like:

alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia
alias char-major-195 nvidia

should be there

explanation:

http://www.mandrakeforum.com/article.php?sid=2021
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Old 04-13-03, 04:15 PM   #4
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This was in /etc/modules.conf:

alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia

but this was what was needed to get the driver loaded:

/etc/modules - add a line that said: nvidia

Also, I had to change the default run level from 3 to 5 to actually start up the gui.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-13-03, 04:20 PM   #5
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Thanks I had the exact same problem with redhat 8.0 and a geforce 4 mx 420 pci card.
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no problem, always glad to help

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