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Old 12-08-03, 01:34 AM   #1
sureal
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Default X server will not load after driver install

Hello, I just installed the nvidia drivers for my geforce2 mx400 64mb. After I did so i edited the XF86Config file and added the nvidia driver but when I try and startx it will not load dumping this...

sureal@dub:~$ startx
Using authority file /home/sureal/.Xauthority
Writing authority file /home/sureal/.Xauthority


XFree86 Version 4.3.0
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.22 i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 16 September 2003
Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Mon Dec 8 02:14:43 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
NV: could not open device /dev/nvidia0 (Input/output error)
NV: couldn't map fb (0xd0000000, 134217728M) on /dev/nvidia0 (No such device)
hint: there may be a ulimit restricting the amount of
virtual memory available to XFree86. It may be a good
idea to check your startup scripts for something like

ulimit -v <number>

and either boost this value or remove the line.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to xfree86@xfree86.org.

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
sureal@dub:~$

The install did create a kernel module, which is what is confusing to me. Any help is appreciated. Thanx in advance...

sureal
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Old 12-08-03, 08:15 AM   #2
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Default try modprobing the module

try

modprobe nvidia

or

insmod nvidia

before startx
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Old 12-08-03, 11:18 AM   #3
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The module did load but I still get the "screen not found" error. Server will not load.
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Old 12-09-03, 06:17 AM   #4
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I have the same card as you and mandrake 8.2 so this may not be the case in your system.
BUT, I had to manually edit two other files.

I added the line
nvidia to /etc/modules

and added the line
alias char-major-195 nvidia to /etc/modules.conf

Also comment out any line that has NVdriver in it.

I don't use startx either. I just switch to init 5 and let the system start the xserver.
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Old 12-26-03, 05:47 PM   #5
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do :

cat /var/log/message | grep NVRM

and look if you have this line. if you have it, then it's an AGP pb.

>>NVRM: AGPGART: unable to retrieve symbol table
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