Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA Legacy Graphics Cards

Newegg Daily Deals

Thread Tools
Old 03-29-06, 03:13 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2
Default X server won't start

I've installed the Nvidia drivers and they have compiled and installed with no problems. However, when I try to start the X server, it fails. Here is relevant info from Xorg.0.log:

(II) NVIDIA X Driver  1.0-8178  Wed Dec 14 16:25:22 PST 2005
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(WW) The NVIDIA GeForce2 Ultra GPU installed in this system is
(WW)      supported through the NVIDIA Legacy drivers. Please visit
(WW)      http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for more
(WW)      information.  The 1.0-8178 NVIDIA driver will ignore this
(WW)      GPU.  Continuing probe...
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
         at http://wiki.X.Org
 for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
This is a Fedora Core 4 machine. Is there a different driver I need to load? If so, which one? How far back should I go? Many thanks.
lancherider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-06, 10:10 PM   #2
Son Goku
Registered User
Son Goku's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: 439 East District, Mount Paozu
Posts: 1,714
Default Re: X server won't start

Might help if you tell people what your card is. Is it a GF 2 GTS?

Also, have you tried an xconfigurator (if that's what the thing is in Fedora) and selected your gfx card? If it's a GF2 GTS, there probably is a bundled driver for the GF in the OS already...

Perhaps someone can suggest something more, if you want to get the driver off nVidia's site going, and there's a configuration change you might try...
Son Goku is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-06, 10:54 AM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2
Default Re: X server won't start

The card is a GeForce2 Ultra. There are drivers that are bundled with the OS, but I'm getting horizontal streaking with those, and in my experience with other machines, the nVidia specific drivers are more effective.
lancherider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 07:21 PM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 7
Default Re: X server won't start

When you go to the Nvidia archives, you need to select the drivers under "supported list", like 6629 i believe.
jaykup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-06, 11:10 AM   #5
Registered User
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Waller, TX
Posts: 29
Default Re: X server won't start

The latest legacy driver is version 7174. I have an original Geforce 256 and I don't have any problems with it. Also depending on your kernel version, you might have to patch the driver so it compiles properly. If you were using Gentoo, they would already apply the necessary patches for you but in this case, you should be able to get the patches off this forum. I have gotten the 7174 driver to compile on x86 using kernel 2.6.16 but it as yet still doesn't have a patch to compile on AMD64 using 2.6.16 although the 7174 driver does work on kernel 2.6.15 on AMD64.
logistiker is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Microsoft explained why they killed start button AthlonXP1800 Microsoft Windows 8 19 10-28-12 09:07 AM
Base mosaic and rotation? happyfunbot NVIDIA Linux 5 07-13-12 12:23 PM
Fujitsu Marries GPUs and Xeon in High-Density HPC Server News Archived News Items 0 06-13-12 06:30 PM
Virtualization, Windows Server 2012 dominate Microsoft's TechEd News Archived News Items 0 06-11-12 06:10 PM
X Server 1.11.3(Ubuntu 12.04) crashes just after start on Geforce 9400(driver 295.40) peat NVIDIA Linux 1 05-10-12 06:00 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.