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Old 04-22-03, 02:11 PM   #1
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Default X server wont recognize nvidia driver

i installed the newest version of the nvidia IA32 driver, on my Slackware installation. i don't know if IA32 is the right one or not, but thats the one i got. anyway, the nvidia installer compiled a new kernel interface and installed the driver successfully, but the X server won't recognize the nvidia driver when i try to modify XF86Config to use it. X gives me the output error message: "nvidia is not a recognized driver".

some of my system info:

card: GeForce 2 MX 400 (AGP)
distribution: Slackware 7.1 (ZipSlack)
kernel: default kernel that comes w/ ZipSlack

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i know the driver modules are there, and they're loadable, because when i use "modprobe nvidia" or "insmod nvidia", it loads the module. but X still doesn't recognize the driver. i unmodified my XF86Config file so i could run X without the nvidia driver, using the default 16-color driver that comes with slackware. i'll attach XF86Config anyway incase it might still be usefull. the module section for nvidia is still there, but it doesn't do anything.

i'd really appreciate any help i could get with this thing, cuz the 16 colors are really annoying!
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Old 04-22-03, 02:45 PM   #2
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Please post an X log showing your errors.

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which file is usually the X log? i have no clue.
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Sorry - post /var/log/XFree86.0.log.

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i dont know why, but that file isn't there. i looked for it in other directories, but its not there.
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Old 04-22-03, 03:38 PM   #6
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What version of X are you running? What's the output of 'X -version'?

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sorry it took me so long getting back to this...

its 3.3.6
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Old 04-22-03, 05:53 PM   #8
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That's what the config looked like.

XFree86 4.0.1 or higher is required for these drivers.
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ahah. so if i upgrade to the latest version of X then it'll work. i appreciate the help guys
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Old 04-23-03, 07:54 AM   #10
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Well, it should work.

Post if you've got more problems with it.
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aright. but, can i just d/l the X package from a newer release of slackware, like 8.1? will 8.1's version of X run on slack 7.1?
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I have no idea, never having used any version of Slackware.

I'd think so, but I don't know for sure.
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