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Old 09-24-03, 11:09 AM   #1
red_death
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Default blank screen with kdm and xdm (i have tried other posts !)

Hi
I have been trying for days now to get the Nvidia driver (1.0-4496) working on my system.
I have XFree86 4.3.0 r2

Everytime i load kdm or xdm the screen goes blank but the monitor does not go on standby,i have left it
for 30 mins and it still does nothing and i can only get out of it by manually pressing the reset switch on my computer

There was no problem installing the driver, i have consulted the manual and all files seem to be present

I have included Nvidia in my /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4 file and when linux 2.4.20-gentoo-r5 boots
up one of the lines that flashes by is

* using/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4:
Loading module nvidia

I can load kdm or xdm as long as i get /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config to generate my file

as soon as i add

load "glx"
and
Driver "nvidia"

the problem starts again


I have read many posts about this and have tried the following suggestions

Option "NvAgp" "0"
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP, TV"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT,CRT"



here are my log files

XFree86.0.log
http://www.btinternet.com/~Zskater/Gentoo/XFree86.0.log
XF86Config
http://www.btinternet.com/~Zskater/G...XF86Config.txt
kdm.log
http://www.btinternet.com/~Zskater/Gentoo/kdm.log
rc.conf
http://www.btinternet.com/~Zskater/Gentoo/rc.txt
dmesg
http://www.btinternet.com/~Zskater/Gentoo/dmesg.txt
xdm.log
http://www.btinternet.com/~Zskater/Gentoo/xdm.log



From the XFree86.log file I can see that it does recognize my card correctly , there was also a line
in there that correctly identified the cards BIOS.

Last edited by red_death; 09-24-03 at 07:01 PM.
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Old 09-24-03, 07:57 PM   #2
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i have/had the same problem you describe w/ suse 8.2 and gforce4 mx 440

your kdm.log file has in it stuff like:

(EE) [GLX]: Failed to add GLX extension (NVIDIA XFree86 driver not found)
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0"

this is the same in mine when using the default kdm "boot" to X

until the code gets fixed! here is the workaround i am using
boot into "safe" mode, login as yourself and startx

i posted a thread about this at:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/sho...&threadid=18457

let me know what happens with the "workaround"
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