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Old 01-22-05, 11:49 PM   #1
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Default Failing to initialise - help

Hi all,
got mandrake 10.1 - installed nvidia driver 1.0-6629
changed XF86Conf nv to nvidia, glx etc

driver seemed to work - started startx (gnome) played chromium etc
logged out, logged in and got no X...

using configuration file xorg.conf
using vt-7

(EE) NVIDIA (0) failed to initialise the NVIDIA kernel module
(EE) NVIDIA (0) Aborting
(EE) Screens found , but none have a usable configuration

Fatal screen error
no screens found

I changed the xorg.conf file with the same result
Im new to linux and love its stability but Im still learning
Some help in simple language would be most appreciated

Graphics Hardware is Ti 4200

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Old 01-23-05, 05:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Failing to initialise - help

A manual `modprobe nvidia` prior to starting X should help; to avoid having to do this after every reboot, add a 'nvidia' entry to /etc/modprobe.preload: `echo "nvidia" >> /etc/modprobe.preload`.
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