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Old 10-13-02, 10:25 AM   #61
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Default Re: Redhat 8.0 reboot with NVidia 3123

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Originally posted by dradick

I have tried both the tar.gz as well as the src.rpm
files. Both install cleanly, I modify XF86config
myself. Attempting to load the new drivers
results in immediate system reboot.

I have the same reboot problem. I have RH 8.0 upgraded from RH 7.3, I've always used self compiled NVIDIA_kernel (& _GLX). Both compile cleanly with gcc (GCC) 3.2 20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7). When I start X-server, system reboots (mostly, sometimes only freezes). XFree86 log shows no error, since it usually doesn't get written. If it gets written, it shows no error, "nvidia" gets loaded, but the file ends randomly.

I've tried BIOS settings with PNP-os and without, with no help.

System "nv" drivers work, same as glx etc. What is this problem related? Could it be old BIOS (I have not updated, since there was no need to)?
Previous nvidia drivers have worked with RH 7.1, but with RH 7.3 all glx apps froze; Chromium froze the whole system. With no 3D-applications nvidia drivers worked with RH 7.3. I thought that upg to RH 8.0 would solve this...

Any help appreciated...

System:
MSI K7T Turbo (Via KT133A chip)
AMD 1.2 GHz Athlon TB
Geforce 2MX/400 64MB
Linux (RH 8.0) 2.4.18-14
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Old 10-13-02, 10:46 AM   #62
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Ok i fixed my problem i just had to uninstall the Nvidia Kernel and GLX and then reinstall and run XFree86 -config
Thanks for all the help!
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Old 10-13-02, 12:20 PM   #63
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Default Re: Uber Newbie Question!

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Ok, i accidently typed nvdia instead of nvidia in my x config file, now I can't get back into X, HELP! How do I edit my X file from the command line...
your X config file is located under /etc/X11 go to that location and use any of the following editors:
(read about these editors online)

vi
pico etc.

Make sure you make a backup first. to make a backup:
cp XF86config XF86config.backup

To edit:
pico XF86config

Use pico it is easier than vi to learn for newbiews. If you dont have pico installled look for pico rpm and install it from the cds. although vi is extremly more powerfull but hey you just want to edit a small file :-)

Have fun.

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Old 10-13-02, 04:35 PM   #64
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WOHOOOO! My first time making my own drivers, so cool!
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Old 10-13-02, 07:42 PM   #65
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Now I have both my nforce chipset and my nvidia graphics card working!!! oh THANK YOU!
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Old 10-14-02, 10:06 AM   #66
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It seems that the files on the NVIDIA site are faulty. I downloaded it via 3 browsers (IE, Opera, and Mozilla) on Windows and 2 (Netscape 7 and Opera) on Linux. All resulting downloaded files report wrong md5sums. (Same goes for the tar.gz file)

I think this is the cause of the Segmentation Fault I have been experiencing when ever I try a rpmbuild --rebuild.
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Old 10-14-02, 10:53 AM   #67
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Hi, I've just installed the drivers as per original instructions and it went off without a hitch. I have a couple of questions though:

1) when I go to RH8 prefs the diver "nvidia" doesn't show up in the list. I have in manually entered into the XF86Config and I can always just type it in on the menu but should it show up as an option?

2) I still don't get the option to run my 1600x1200 screen at 32 bit color, shouldn't that option show up now that the nvidia driver is installed?

thanks!
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Old 10-14-02, 11:52 AM   #68
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Originally posted by Matthyahuw
I used the src.rpm's for both, and it worked just fine....

Makaveli, are you logged on as root while doing it? if not, you should...and make sure you change the Driver line from "nv" to "nvidia" in your XF86Config file...


BTW STEEL, you TRIPLE posted this...not cool...wwe have 1 Linux forum...thank you...


I would suggest to NEVER build source rpms as root.
It is bad practise -- and it's not necessary.
Check these here for reference:
http://rpm.org/
http://freshrpms.net/docs/fight.html

-- Jørn
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Old 10-14-02, 11:58 AM   #69
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Originally posted by jorndoe
I would suggest to NEVER build source rpms as root.
It is bad practise -- and it's not necessary.
Check these here for reference:
http://rpm.org/
http://freshrpms.net/docs/fight.html

-- Jørn


Oh, darn, I forgot:

If you're using a standard RH80 install (and certain others), I believe /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 is the default X Configuration file.

You can check this by looking in the /var/log/XFree86*.log files, that X creates (they contain other useful info as well).

On my RH80 test install, I rebuilt NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.src.rpm and NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.src.rpm with no noticable problems (without being root).

-- Jørn
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Old 10-14-02, 12:42 PM   #70
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Oh, darn, I forgot:

If you're using a standard RH80 install (and certain others), I believe /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 is the default X Configuration file.

-- Jørn
Actually, on RH8 they changed it back to XF86Config since XFree 3.x isn't even an option anymore (that I know of).

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Old 10-14-02, 02:30 PM   #71
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I also have problems with RH 8.

rpmbuild --rebuild NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.src.rpm
And I get:
Installing NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.src.rpm
warning: user buildmeister does not exist - using root
warning: group buildmeister does not exist - using root
warning: user buildmeister does not exist - using root
warning: group buildmeister does not exist - using root
Segmentation fault


I have all these dependencies installed. Could anyone help me.
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Old 10-14-02, 02:56 PM   #72
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You need to install the Kernel Development Package as well.
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