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Old 10-24-05, 06:56 PM   #13
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xorgconfig should be installed by default, at least with a standard Solaris or Solaris Express release. I think some of the OpenSolaris CDs may not install it.

Do you have graphics running at all on your system?

Can you login in to a command prompt and use "kdmconfig" to choose between the Xsun and Xorg Xwindows systems? (You need to choose Xorg to use the Nvidia driver.)

Do you have Xwindows running using the generic "nv" driver?
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Old 10-25-05, 06:47 AM   #14
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xorgconfig should be installed by default, at least with a standard Solaris or Solaris Express release. I think some of the OpenSolaris CDs may not install it.

Do you have graphics running at all on your system?
No.

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Can you login in to a command prompt and use "kdmconfig" to choose between the Xsun and Xorg Xwindows systems? (You need to choose Xorg to use the Nvidia driver.)
yes, and selected Xorg. But, it said it couldn7t display or update xorg.conf.

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Do you have Xwindows running using the generic "nv" driver?
No.
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Old 10-25-05, 09:52 AM   #15
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If you run "kdmconfig" and choose Xsun and then the generic nv driver, can you get Xwindows to run?

This sounds like an incomplete installation. Precisely which version of Solaris did you install?
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Old 10-28-05, 03:44 AM   #16
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If you run "kdmconfig" and choose Xsun and then the generic nv driver, can you get Xwindows to run?

This sounds like an incomplete installation. Precisely which version of Solaris did you install?
I installed Solaris10. Can I just re-install Xorg via the install Cd(s).? I'd to haveta tore-install from scratch. Cheers.

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Old 10-30-05, 10:30 AM   #17
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I'm sure there is a way to install Xorg separately, but I've never done it.

Look at the "pkgadd" command. That is the command to load software packages.

I just used "pkginfo" on my system to see how many packages are related to X, and I see 50 or so. It might be easiest to do a complete install. Make sure to install everything; not just the minimum installation.
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Old 11-09-05, 08:20 AM   #18
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I had the same problem "x server could not start on display 0" or something similar.

It turned out that because I did not chose a standard monitor, but my own specification, it screwed things up. Apparently, I could not chose a monitor of my own, at all. My high resolution specified, was not compatible with the standard monitor.

The solution was simple:
comment out the monitor specification (the hsync line and the vertical resolution) in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and everything worked. That is:





# Hsync given here
31.5-85


should be:
# Hsync given here
# 31.5-85

And the same for vertical.



PS. I have a GeForce 6200 AGP and it works. I run 1600x1200 x75Hz, with virtual desktop
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Old 02-20-06, 02:07 AM   #19
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I can't get this to work. The error I get is:

NVIDIA(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
"Screen 1" for depth/fbbpp 1/1
NVIDIA(0): Given color depth (1) is not supported
NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***

The driver seems to be adding its own invalid info to the configuration.

I have a GForce FX 5200.
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Old 02-20-06, 11:27 AM   #20
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soluser,
Please generate and post a bug report.

Thanks,
Lonni
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Old 02-20-06, 04:16 PM   #21
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soluser,
Please generate and post a bug report.

Thanks,
Lonni
Lonni, do they take bug reports for unsupported boards? I wouldn't have expected so. Anyway I'll see what's involved in placing a bug report.

I tried going back to using the older "nv" driver and it now fails with the same error!
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Old 02-20-06, 04:19 PM   #22
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If the 'nv' X driver is failing in the same way, then I'd say something else is wrong in your environment. A few weeks ago, someone else was running into an issue similar to this where they couldn't get more than 8bpp, and it turned out to be a problem with the driver installation.

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Old 08-11-07, 10:08 AM   #23
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great guidance! helped me setup my FX5200 after having troubles loading the desktop. many thanks!!!
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Old 09-26-07, 02:02 PM   #24
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My mobo is ASUS DSBV-DX with built in VGA video,32Mb and I got a PCI GeForce FX5500 256 Mb with DVI and VGA ports. The card works well under XP but under Opensolaris so far the only way that I can get it to install and boot is by removing the PCI card and hooking the monitor to the built in port. Even when I tried putting back the PCI card after the installation all I get from it is a badly garbled display and it doesn't boot all the way;just stops at a blinking screen. This so far is a show stopper for me since it seems like a catch 22 because to install the drivers and recognize the card it seems to nned to be plugged in,but I can't boot into Opensolaris with the card installed.
Any ideas?
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