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Old 06-30-04, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Hello,
I've just installed Red Hat Linux onto a new laptop (Sony Viao PCG-GRT916V), have
run 'yum' and have installed the various NVidia files:

NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.src.rpm
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.src.rpm
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run

However, I keep getting the error:

(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

From the similar threads (eg. IcyHell), I know it has something to do with the
/etc/XF86Config file, but can't seem to find any options to fix this problem.

The monitor is a 60Hz LCD display (no other frequency) capable of supporting:

(640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1400x1050) x (8 bit, 16 bit, 24 bit) resolutions.

The results from the nvidia-installer.log were all successful with no complaints.

I have enclosed the various files. I also tried the python script 'ddcprobe', which returns:

Videocard DDC probe results
Description: NVIDIA Corporation NV31 Board - sony31nz
Memory (MB): 64

Monitor DDC probe results
Monitor DDC Probe failed.

'insmode' returns nothing which mentions the 'nvidia' module.

Can anyone help?
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Old 06-30-04, 11:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

for starters, don't install the old 3123 drivers. use rpm -e to remove them. I would then reinstall the 6106 driver to verify the driver install is clean. if you continue to have problems, then run the /usr/bin/nvidia-bug-report.sh script and send the results to linux-bugs@nvidia.com
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Default Re: (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

i would suggest backing up your old XF86Config file:

Code:
# mv /etc/X11/XF86Config ~/XF86Config-bak
then, using the automatic configuration tool

Code:
# X -configure
if that works, then you may want to manually edit the configuration file to your liking, or you may want to try a configuration wizard tool provided by XF86Config:

Code:
# xf86config
good luck... if it doesn't work, of course, you can just move your backed up configuration file to its place

Code:
# mv ~/XF86Config-bak /etc/X11/XF86Config
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Old 07-01-04, 03:21 PM   #4
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Default Re: (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

I tried running 'X -configure' (the results are enclosed as an attachment).
It seems X is failing to find any screens and instead (eventually)
chooses the generic VESA drivers. This is identical to what happened when
I first installed Red Hat.

Cheers,
Michael
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I finally managed to get the Nvidia driver's working on my laptop. I uninstalled all the previous drivers, reinstalled the 6106 release. I also restored the original XF86Config file, and made the changes required for the Nvidia installation. To get rid of the "no screens found" error message, I added the 1400x1050 resolution to the Section "Screen"->Subsection "Display"->Modes lines. This resolution was required when the X server was started.

The only minor problem I have now is that the display goes into 1400x1050 (I know this because the Red Hat toolbar from the previous X-windows session appears at the bottom of the screen, before being cleared) and then drops back down to 800x600.

Thanks for all your help.

Cheers,
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