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Old 12-12-06, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Nvidia - Mandriva 2007

Can anyone help me get any form of the 3d desktop working? AIglx does nothing and Xgl locks up my KDE after I restart.

Kernel:2.6.17-5mdk
OS: Mandriva 2007 free
Video card: Geforce 6800 - Drivers 9629
CPU: 32bit 2600+ Barton core

-- I do not know how to fix it once it crashes, Which means I end up reinstalling and starting over after every crash
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Old 12-12-06, 10:13 PM   #2
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See:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=58498
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Old 12-13-06, 12:59 AM   #3
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that didnt help me at all...

My problem is not with the drivers working with my kernel, I have full OpenGL and I play quake and WoW on linux, My problem is when I try to use a 3d desktop like AIglx or Xgl, AIglx does absolutely nothing, and Xgl freezes my X upon entering KDE.
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Old 12-13-06, 09:17 AM   #4
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that didnt help me at all...

My problem is not with the drivers working with my kernel, I have full OpenGL and I play quake and WoW on linux, My problem is when I try to use a 3d desktop like AIglx or Xgl, AIglx does absolutely nothing, and Xgl freezes my X upon entering KDE.
Xgl actually doesnt FREEZE my system, it just shows everything in white, does anyone know how to fix this? I am quite new to linux and dont know how to turn it off.
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Old 12-13-06, 10:17 AM   #5
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I had the same issue on Mandriva 2007 x86_64 with a GeForce 6800 PCI-E. X loads fine. NO desktop is displayed, though it seems to load fine. It is black or white. The cursor is displayed and everything else seems only masked.

Running "startx -- -verbose 5" shows NO ERRORS. It loads to KDE fine, but shows a cursor on a blank screen. After using keyboard shortcuts to exit, still NO ERRORS.

I finally seem to have fixed the issue by uninstalling the nVidia drivers (--uninstall option) then installing an earlier version.

I would think the developers at nVidia would have tested the drivers in at least RedHat... and possibly Mandriva, as these along with Ubuntu/Debian seem to be the most common Linux desktop distros. Yet I've never seen a pre-compiled nVidia driver for standard Mandriva kernels...
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Old 12-13-06, 11:45 AM   #6
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can you go into detail how to uninstall the Nvidia drivers? i am fairly new with linux and dont quite know the basics yet. I have reinstalled mandriva 2007 about 4 times now because after trying to enable xgl and having those issues, I dont know how to fix it or uninstall the Nvidia drivers.

I am using the 9629 drivers, I supose I could try the 9631 drivers instead.. I've also googled these issues and it appears MANY people have the same issues with a Geforce6 series video card, But other than some massive tweaking, no one seems to know how to fix this.
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Old 12-13-06, 12:39 PM   #7
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First do NOT use nvidia's stock drivers against mandriva if you are going to use AIGLX/Xgl.

Use the plf nvidia drivers. That is the recomended way to get best performance and to avoid lot of problems!

Visit this site: http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ where you can add few medias.
I'd suggest to you to check contrib, plf-free and plf-nonfree.

At the end you will just need to copy few lines to konsole(ofcourse logged in as a root)
and run it.

Then you need to uninstall nvidia drivers: press ALT+CTRL+F1
login as a "root" and then type:
init 3
sh /path/to/nvidia-1.0-XXXX.pgg1.run --uninstall

After that you have to type this:

urpmi nvidia


When it is done type "init 5" to get back to X.
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Old 12-13-06, 01:43 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by TPG
First do NOT use nvidia's stock drivers against mandriva if you are going to use AIGLX/Xgl.

Use the plf nvidia drivers. That is the recomended way to get best performance and to avoid lot of problems!

Visit this site: http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ where you can add few medias.
I'd suggest to you to check contrib, plf-free and plf-nonfree.

At the end you will just need to copy few lines to konsole(ofcourse logged in as a root)
and run it.

Then you need to uninstall nvidia drivers: press ALT+CTRL+F1
login as a "root" and then type:
init 3
sh /path/to/nvidia-1.0-XXXX.pgg1.run --uninstall

After that you have to type this:

urpmi nvidia


When it is done type "init 5" to get back to X.
At the moment I am reinstalling mandriva, but I will try this, What exactly does this do? installs a seprate nvidia driver than what is on thier website? will this allow me to run the AIglx or Xgl desktops? I have also installed BeryL which seamed to work ok untill I rebooted, then it wouldnt let me back into X. the error has somthing to do with simple fonts not being installed.
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Old 12-13-06, 02:32 PM   #9
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No need to reinstall. If X locks up boot into a terminal (press ctr-alt-F2) log in as root (by typing 'root' <enter> password <enter>) and type 'killall X' and then 'exit'. Then go to terminal 1 (ctr-alt-F1), and type:mcc and disable 3d effects. Log out as root by typing exit and login as your normal user. Type then: startx

If you understand nothing of this reboot your PC and log in: linux-failsafe and type: init 3. Log in as root and type 'mcc'. Disable 3d effects, exit root and login as normal user and startx.

Good luck
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Old 12-13-06, 02:40 PM   #10
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!! that saves me about an hour of re-installing and re-downloading drivers every time the 3d desktop fails
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Old 12-13-06, 04:26 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TPG
First do NOT use nvidia's stock drivers against mandriva if you are going to use AIGLX/Xgl.

Use the plf nvidia drivers. That is the recomended way to get best performance and to avoid lot of problems!

Visit this site: http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ where you can add few medias.
I'd suggest to you to check contrib, plf-free and plf-nonfree.

At the end you will just need to copy few lines to konsole(ofcourse logged in as a root)
and run it.

Then you need to uninstall nvidia drivers: press ALT+CTRL+F1
login as a "root" and then type:
init 3
sh /path/to/nvidia-1.0-XXXX.pgg1.run --uninstall

After that you have to type this:

urpmi nvidia


When it is done type "init 5" to get back to X.
I have done everything mentioned here, now I get an error when trying to sign into X, signing into X through root works, but is extreamly slow and none of my windows are movable, resizable, or have buttons to close/minimize them.

I cant seem to find the xorg.conf log anywhere to post the error
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Old 12-13-06, 04:29 PM   #12
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Did you generate an nvidia-bug-report.log?
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