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Old 03-10-03, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default Blank Screen when starting X

alright im new to linux and i have installed debian> I got the internet working and everything but i cant seem to get the X system to work with my GeForce Ti 4200 128ddr 8XAGP.
Heres what i did:

wget http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_4....0-4191.tar.gz
wget http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_4....0-4191.tar.gz

tar -zxvf NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.tar.gz
tar -zxvf NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.tar.gz

then i run dselect and installed the kernel headers:"kernel-headers-2.2.20-idepci"

ln -s /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.2.20-idepci /usr/src/linux

then cd to where I untarred the nvidia files and edit Makefile

cd /blah/blah/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191

vi Makefile

then add the IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH = ture to the beginning

make install

cd ../NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191
make install

vi /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

and comment out
#load "dri"
#load "GLcore"
and add
load "glx"
then change "nv" to "nvidia"

then i

and all i get is a blank screen is ther something im doing wrong if so please help

ps please note i am pretty new to this so take it easy
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Old 03-11-03, 07:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Blank Screen when starting X

Originally posted by the-griff
vi Makefile

then add the IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH = ture to the beginning
Why did you do that? The error that setting IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH bypasses was put there for a reason -- if you mix and match compiler versions between the kernel and a kernel module (nvidia.o), you can cause significant bugs. Get rid of that and try again, and if it complains that you have a compiler version mismatch, then either install the compiler that was used to compile your kernel, or recompile your kernel with the compiler that you're using to compile the nVidia module. That may fix some things.

Then again, it may not, especially if the make process doesn't complain about a compiler mismatch.

Can you ctrl-alt-backspace to get out of X's blank screen? If so, attach the /var/log/XFree86.0.log file to your next post.

Is there any way you could upgrade kernels? Granted, 2.2.20 should be OK (the min. version is 2.2.12), but something in the 2.4 tree might be better if it'd be possible.
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Old 03-11-03, 08:22 PM   #3
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Further reading other peopels forums i found that adding

Option "NvAgp" "0"

to the XF86Config-4 file works liek a charm
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