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Old 05-13-04, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default Install = Success, SaX2 = Problem, startx = Crash

AHHH it crashed and I lost what I was typing...here it is AGAIN.
Okay I successfully installed the NVIDIA-5336 package
After I rebooted, i typed startx, Failure.

When I tested my settings in SaX2, to setup my card, I got the following error:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
I also tried skipping the "test" and saved anyway. (so I could get log files...and do a real test..)

After that, I rebooted and typed "startx" and XFree86 crashed.

I want to use my graphics card and not emulate it. Please Help!
System Specs:
OS/Distro: Sun Java Desktop System 2003 (Uses Suse 9)
Video Card: Nvidia Geforce 3 Ti200 64-meg Ram
Driver: 5336
Processor: AMD Athlon 1600XP
Motherboard: Soyo K7V Dragon Plus
Video Bios: There is no "proc/driver" directory let alone "/proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0"
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Old 05-13-04, 12:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: Install = Success, SaX2 = Problem, startx = Crash

Did you read the SuSE readme!, you dont need to reboot just switch to init 3.

I. SuSE Linux 9.0

It is recommended to use YOU (YaST Online Update) for (re)installation
of the nvidia driver. There are several reasons for this. First, it's
simple. Second, and this is the most important one, you won't need to
recompile the nvidia kernel module after a kernel update.

Inside YOU enable "Installable and Installed Patches" for "Show Patch
Category" and select "Download NVIDIA(c) Graphics Driver" from the
patches list (usually at the bottom of the list). Note, that you need
to mark it as "Update" (right mouse click) if you already installed it
before and the driver was uninstalled - for any reason. Proceed as
usual now. After YOU has finished restart your Xserver (i.e. logout
from your Xsession) and you're fine.

People who aren't afraid of recompiling the nvidia kernel module or
even reinstalling the nvidia driver each time the kernel has been
updated and want or need to use the latest and greatest nvidia driver
can use the following steps 1-3. The others should use the
instructions above using YOU and skip the steps below.

1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source' package with YaST2. Update it - if not
already done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU).

2) Use the nvidia installer for 1.0-5336.

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run

3) Configure XFree86 with

sax2 -m 0=nvidia (0 is a digit, not a letter!)

NOTE: There is no need to try to enable 3D support. It's already
enabled, when the nvidia driver is running. Ignore the
misleading error message, that 3D support can't be enabled.
This problem will be fixed with SuSE > 9.0 and is related to the
latest nvidia driver release.
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Old 05-14-04, 01:07 AM   #3
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Default Re: Install = Success, SaX2 = Problem, startx = Crash

Kernel is up to date.
I have gone through that process.
Nothing has changed when I redid this process to make sure.
Same problems.
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Old 05-14-04, 03:43 AM   #4
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Default Re: Install = Success, SaX2 = Problem, startx = Crash

You've got a seriously broken config there, you might want to clean that up a bit after your problems have gone. ;-)

Anyway, there are two things that you need to fix.

First, most importantly, you appear to have problems with the nvidia.ko kernel module. I guess that you do not have the correct entries in /etc/modprobe.conf (or /etc/modules.conf, depending on your kernel version) -- check the Nvidia README for that: you should stick an alias for the nvidia module in this file. Also check whether the Nvidia devices exist (/dev/nvidia*). This will enable automagically loading the kernel module when it is needed.

You can see if you have the kernel module loaded by issuing the lsmod command, if it is not loaded, you can load it on the spot by entering 'modprobe nvidia'.

Your second problem might already be solved now. Your X log states that the GLX extension could not be loaded. If this error persists after the first fix, check whether you have the correct extension in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions (remove or move the libglx.a module if it's still there). Furthermore, Nvidia depends on its own libraries in /usr/lib/tls, check whether they have been properly installed.

The README provided with the driver is stuffed with details, consult that if necessary.
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Old 05-14-04, 10:05 PM   #5
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Hello. It is strange, because I have the same problem. My PC config is P3 CPU at 733 Mhz, Riva TNT2 AGP graphic card, Via chipset based motherboard. OS->SuSE 9.0
So, I follow the instructions strictly in the SuSE HOWTo about Nvidia driver.
sh NVIDIA.....5336.pkg1.run
sax2 -m 0=nvidia (0 is digit not a letter). The SaX2 runs, starting initializing sistem and crashed down. In my XFree86config file in section Modules
the driver is "nvidia". Changing it into "nv" solve the problem, but i have no loaded nvidia driver.
The message is something like that (I'm sorry but the logfiles are not in me, look upper):
Can't load display at ":0.0"
Can'd mount /dev/nvidia0

In my XFree86config file section Driver, the loaded driver is "nvidia". Changing into "nv" solve the problem, but...I have no works nvidia driver. With lsmod in first row i saw: nvidia (unused).
I can't load nvidia with modprobe, because I got the same error.
Thank you
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Old 05-15-04, 03:27 PM   #6
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Sure, one my friend view /proc/pci and think that the problem is in the IRQ's (missing|), i'll probe to enable "assign VGA IRQ" in the BIOS tomorrow.
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