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Old 04-16-03, 06:17 AM   #1
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Default Nvidia GEForce 4, Redhat AS 2.1 and Toshiba Tecra 2100 Problem

Have installed Redhat AS 2.1 on a Toshiba Tecra 2100. Downloaded and installed the driver :-

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4349

Then used the sample Xfree86 config file that came with it.

Now when I type 'startx', get errors like :-
'no devices detected'
'no screens found'
etc...

Log file Xfree86.0.log attached and
XFree86 config file

Has anybody got this working with the above config ?

Jane

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Old 04-16-03, 06:18 AM   #2
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Default Here is the Xfree86 log file as well.

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Default Wrong XFree86 config file

HI,

Sorry just realised attached the wrong config file. It should be the XFree86-4 one, which it shows it is using in the xfree86.0.log. Attached is the correct one :-
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Default Updated log file

Here is the updated log file as well.
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Old 04-16-03, 07:55 AM   #5
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The problem's not with the nVidia drivers. From the log file:

Quote:
Could not init font path element unix/:-1, removing from list!

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
You apparently don't have a font server running, so the X server can't find a font named "fixed". Try starting the xfs service (if that's still what RH calls it), and then try again.
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Old 04-16-03, 07:59 AM   #6
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Default XFS is running....

Hi,

Just checked that and XFS service is running fine. I restarted it just to be sure and then ran 'startx' again, but still no joy.

Still error :-

'Could not open default font 'fixed'.
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Old 04-16-03, 11:47 AM   #7
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Are you still getting the first error message that I quoted -- the one that's actually causing the server to not be able to find "fixed"?

I would check with something like ps -ef to see that an xfs process is actually running, rather than using the distro's "service" management tools. The service mgmt tools may think it's running even if it isn't. Also, check wherever xfs logs stuff to -- maybe that will reveal something useful.

All that said, I don't use font servers (because I think they're a waste), so I've never had to debug one...
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Old 04-16-03, 01:09 PM   #8
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Try changing
Code:
FontPath   "unix/:-1"
to
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FontPath   "unix/:7100"
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*smack*

Jeez, I should have thought of that. If :7100 still doesn't work, then you can try a netstat -l to see which ports are open on your machine -- it should be one of those. But 7100 is most likely it.
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Default It worked !!!

Hi,

Thankyou for your help, changing the font path to 7100 worked.

Now how do I select another resolution ? I think it is defaulting to 800 x 600.

Is there a key combination I can try when I am logged into the gui ?

I am also getting a 'bouncy' key problem, if I type in one letter it sometimes does two letters ??? Only since I installed this display driver though ??
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The bouncy key thing is an issue with Toshiba laptops, and not related to the NVIDIA driver. I don't remember the fix offhand, but it should be easily found via google.

You're probably defaulting to 800x600 because it's the largest mode X could validate given your hsync and vrefresh rates specified in your XF86Config-4 file. You should either use EDIDs, or find the correct values for your panel and use those.

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