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Old 10-28-03, 03:11 AM   #1
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Unhappy "nvidia" back to "S3".

Hi...I was installing RedHat9.0. I know that we have to download a nvidia driver from
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-4496.html for my Geforce FX5200 Video card.
after I installed the linux, I type the command "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run --kernel-name=2.4.20-8".
I completed the installation without any error message.
After that, I type vi /etc/X11/XF86Config to change "S3" to "nvidia" and found "Load glx" was already there, no "dri" nor "GLcore". But after I save the file and reboot the system,
it told me the setting of video driver is wrong, and then choose s3 tri64(generic) automatically for me.
Would you help me to solve this problem?
Thx

-my video card--ASL Geforce FX5200 with 128MB
- my driver version--1.0-4496
- my distribution--redhat 9.0
- my video bios revision: there is no such directary
"/proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0"
only "/proc/driver/rtc"
- my processor--INTEL P4 2.4C 800MHz
- my motherboard model : Intel desktop board D865Perl
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Old 10-28-03, 08:21 AM   #2
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do a lspci -vv and paste the output.

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Old 10-28-03, 09:06 PM   #3
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Unhappy lspci file

here is the lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (AGP disabled) (rev 03)
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0

00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 01)
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0

00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01) (prog-if 80 [Master])
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Region 4: I/O ports at ffa0 [size=16]

00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI
Control: I/O+ Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 9

00:08.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c764/765 [Trio32/64/64V+] (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle+ MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 0
Region 0: Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]

00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21140 [FasterNet] (rev 20)
Subsystem: Unknown device 0a00:2114
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV+ VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 64, cache line size 08
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
Region 1: Memory at febff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Expansion ROM at febfe800 [disabled] [size=2K]
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Old 10-28-03, 10:28 PM   #4
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Ummm ... acording to the output of lspci you do not have an nvidia graphics card installed in your computer, but you do have an S3 [trio32/64/64v+].

The S3 card is on your normal PCI bus (not agp) so one posibility is that you added the 5200 and left the s3 card in the computer as well. If both cards are still installed then which one is connected to the monitor?!?

Also in the first line from lspci it states: (AGP disabled) Im not sure exactly what this means ie does it mean that agp is not being used currently or that the agp slot has been disabled altogether somehow (via BIOS?!?!?). I would guess that the agp slot is disabled somehow since I dont see any AGP deviced listed in your lspci which would happen if you have something in the agp slot.
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Old 10-28-03, 11:51 PM   #5
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Unhappy only one video card install

I have only install one video card.
I am just thinking is that related to my way of installation.
coz I was using virtual PC to install my linux
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Old 10-29-03, 02:54 AM   #6
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Yes, according to the output of lspci you do not have the card configured. Check your BIOS settings to make sure you have the AGP slot enabled, and that the card is going to be used, set any on-board video chips to be OFF.

Boot linux and make sure you run 'kudzu' to hopefully find and identify your new video card. Check lspci again to see if the card is present.

Check if the nvidia module is getting loaded, using lsmod.

Attempt to insert the nvidia module into the kernel manually, and see if it identifies the cards presence.

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Old 10-29-03, 07:31 AM   #7
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You clearly were running Virtual PC when you did the lspci
Virtual PC DOES NOT give the guest operating system direct access to your hardware!

From the virtual PC FAQ at http://www.connectix.com/downloadcen...cw5_52_faq.pdf
Can I load my host video drivers into a guest OS? No, the guest does not see the video card as a native device. Installing your own video card drivers into the guest OS will not work.

From the virtual PC tech specs at http://www.connectix.com/downloadcen..._techspecs.pdf
Virtual PC - Guest Specifications Each guest virtual machine has the following specifications:
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Graphics VGA and SVGA support S3 Trio 64 4MB (8MB with VPC Additions) Support for 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit color DirectX compatible
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Old 10-29-03, 08:46 AM   #8
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Red face Thx...

thx for your help...
I haven't consider the problem of the Virtual PC....
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thought so.....


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