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Old 10-15-03, 10:49 PM   #13
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The -4 file has the "glx" line in it, but the screensavers still won't work. Any other ideas?


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Old 10-16-03, 11:35 AM   #14
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You might check that you don't have two XF86Config files. The "old" XF86Config-4 and the "new" XF86Config file.

During transition from the old pre 4 XFree86, there was usage of the XF86Config-4 file but in recent XFree releases, the default config file is (generally) XF86Config. If you have two of the configs, the one that counts now is XF86Config. Copy and or remove XF86Config-4 and make sure that XF86Config is configured as needed.

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Old 10-16-03, 12:08 PM   #15
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And here I was wondering why there was two config files...I'm not experienced enough in Linux to know if two files were correct or not! We have been updating the -4 file, but I see now, great Yoda of Linux, that the first config file is the correct one! I will try it out as soon as I can and let you know!

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Old 10-17-03, 12:43 AM   #16
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Not quite, it varies from distro to distro.

When I was running redhat 9 it was XF86Config, but now in mandrake 9.2 it is XF96Config-4

To eliminate any variables, I propagate changes to all of my XF86Config files be they "XF86Config-4" or just normal "XF86Config".

You want to eliminate variables and reduce the known variables as much as possible, try this:

Change the Nvidia driver from "nvidia" to "nv" in your XF86Config file, if GL support dies then you know it is the correct file to use, if GL support is still running, check the other file, conversely if your gl setup is sour then try moving the XF86Config-4 files to another directory, if X starts normally then it was NOT a neccessarly file if not then it is your file to use.


Scientific method is better than ambigous tips, based on general knowledge.

Hope this helps.

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Old 10-18-03, 09:26 AM   #17
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Problem solved!

After totally screwing up my Mandrake Linux install yesterday, my friend that got me interested in Linux in the first place suggested we load Red Hat 9....

After loading the computer and the nvidia driver, OpenGL works flawlessly, and my antique ISA SoundBlaster64 works as well...I think I have SEEN THE LIGHT!

I appreciate everybody's help!


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