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Old 06-10-03, 07:01 AM   #1
jmgonet
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Unhappy Perhaps you do not have console ownership?

Hello,
I'm quite a newbie, and I can't figure out how to resolve this one:

I've installed the nvidia driver 4363.
I've executed
>>> sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run
as root.

All went right.

I've edited the XF86Config-4 file, and changed the
>>> Load "nv"
to
>>> Load "nvidia"

Now, if I start the X server as root, it works perfectly. I do a glxinfo and I can see that the direct rendering and the AGP 4x are activated. Also KDE and GNOME are working.

But, if I try to start the X with any other user (even with newly created users), I get the error:

"Perhaps you do not have console ownership?"

If I switch back to Load "nv", all works again (but without nice 3d graphics!)

I've tried several times. Last one, I've reinstalled Mandrake 9.1 just before installing the nvidia driver.
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Old 06-12-03, 12:15 PM   #2
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Well, er...

I'm feeling quite stupid now...

I had a lot of troubles installing this nvidia driver, and after all it was so simple... I supose this must be happening to a lot of Mandrake users, who are completely newbies in linux, and are attracted to Mandrake because is suposed to be the easiest distribution.

So, if you are a Mandrake user, chances are that you're also a newbie.

To install this nvidia driver:
- First of all, EXIT from the X mode. This is clearly said in the nvidia readme, but not in terms that a dummy as me can understand:
- Open a console.
- type >>> su
- input the root password
- type >>> init 3
- login as the root
- execute the >>> sh NVIDIA...run
- exit from the root to a standard user
- >>> startx

Chances are that now the driver is working.
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