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Old 07-13-04, 11:05 PM   #1
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hi

i've a geforce 2 ti card, and i would like it to work in hardware mode on mandrake 10... because software opengl is too too slow...

i've begun by downloading the latest linux drivers on nvidia.com...

then, as requested in the readme file, i shut down the x server, and run the install script, which appeared to work correctly, no errors...

here it said i had to modify some configuration files... but i don't really understand which one, and how... can you help me please? i don't have a xorg.conf file, but only a XFree86-4 or something like that... can you sum me up the things i've to do to make it work please? because i tried to change like requested in the readme file, as a consequence now i can't connect under my user account (it begins to run but black out and return to the login window)... i can only connect as root, but with errors and with no hardware acceleration...

please help me, i feel so lost...
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Old 07-14-04, 12:45 AM   #2
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Inspect the file /var/log/XFree86.0.log to see which config file XFree is using - and that is the one you need to modify. It gives good info on what could be going wrong too. Look for the lines marked as errors.

There are a number of ways to get a working X config. Most systems have xf86config (not very flash) so use it to make a start and modify from there. Go for the "nv" driver first (it is quite easy) and then the "nvidia" one you really want. Refer to the instructions the nVidia installer leaves on your system in /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0.
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Old 07-14-04, 03:50 PM   #3
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Post your XF86Config-4 file (normally at /etc/X11/), it makes it easier to help people.
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Old 07-15-04, 12:33 PM   #4
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hello

thanx for helping me...

here's my config file:



# File generated by XFdrake.

# ************************************************** ********************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# ************************************************** ********************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
Load "dri" #qk3 pawa
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "fr"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
ModelName "Dell D1028L"
HorizSync 30-69
VertRefresh 48-120

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)"
Driver "nvidia" #"geforce"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
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Old 07-15-04, 12:34 PM   #5
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i precise i've got a geforce 2 ti as graphic card...
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Old 07-15-04, 06:10 PM   #6
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Old 07-17-04, 06:45 AM   #7
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Righto, firstly back up your current XF86Config-4 file, then replace it with this lot below. I think this'll work, but then again I'm just awake after a rather late night out, so there may be some mistakes. I've commented what I've done though it if you feel like learning :P Let me know how it goes, and if you get any errors, attach your /var/log/XFree86.0.log


#XF86Config-4 file

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:-1"
EndSection

#took out your server flags bit, cause they are silly :P

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "v4l"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
# Load "dri" <-- you have to take this out
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "fr"
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
ModelName "Dell D1028L"
HorizSync 30-69
VertRefresh 48-120

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

#i've added extra screen resos here to make life easy.
#Also you didnt tell linux what screen reso you wanted, just the size of the virtual desktop, don't know if it stops it working, but its a silly thing to do.

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
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Old 07-17-04, 09:37 AM   #8
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alright i'm going to try...
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Old 07-17-04, 10:00 AM   #9
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ok it seems to work... in fact i don't know if there is an application under linux to test and to report the configuration... i've just compared the before and the after of some 3d screensavers... ;-) ok ok i don't know anything else for now... i'm relatively new to linux... before the screensavers i tried were lagging awfully, and now no perfect... thanx thanx very much...

i've just another problem, maybe simple: 3d works under root, but when i try to start linux with a simple user it begins to start but before the display of KDE's splashscreen: error and come back to the login window!!! so that i can't login any more with a simple user!!! and no 3d too for sure!!

do you know how to fix that problem please?

thanx
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Old 07-17-04, 10:18 AM   #10
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someone else have suffered of that problem on the forum
===>http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=32058

but the solution given doesn't work on my computer too...

still seeking...
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Old 07-17-04, 07:10 PM   #11
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Errrmmm.... Sounds like you might have a problem with your device permissions. Give me the output of the following commands

ls -l /dev | grep nvidia
groups

and I'll see if I can figure anything out. Run those commands as your normal user account by the way.
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