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Old 04-05-07, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default Driver Installation - Fedore Core 6

Hello,

I'm trying to setup my new video card for two days now. It is a Quadro NVS 440 and I'm using Fedora Core 6.
I've downloaded and compiled from src the kernel 2.6.20.4 (the latest I found) and I'm running it now.

I've successfully installed the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9755-pkg1.run file but when I reboot the PC the screen becomes black (no signal out of the card) as soon as it exits from the bios screens (the ligths turns red from green)... I think it's not a screen problem because I've tested with another one wich supports higher resolutions. When I am at this point, I can not init another configuration using CTRL + ALT + F1 for example. The only solution is to shutdown the PC and to restore a good xorg.conf file using the linux rescue mode.

I wanted to test the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1.run that came on the video card installation CD but I have an error message during the installation. Here is the nvidia log file content :"
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Apr 5 16:11:16 2007

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: true
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : 2.6.20.4
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : /lib/modules/2.6.20.4/source/
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> Not probing for precompiled kernel interfaces.
-> Using the kernel source path '/lib/modules/2.6.20.4/source/' as specified by
the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.20.4/source/'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.20.4/build'
ERROR: If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
you either have configured kernel sources matching your
kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
on your system.

If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
installed on your system. If you specified a separate
output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.

Depending on where and how the kernel sources (or the
kernel headers) were installed, you may need to specify
their location with the SYSSRC environment variable or
the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
"

The command line I'm running si "./nvidia-installer --kernel-source-path /lib/modules/2.6.20.4/source --kernel-name='2.6.20.4'
I've fixed UTS_RELEASE problem in version.h and changed the #include "linux.h" into #include "autoconf.h" in the driver installation extraction directory.

Can anyone help me with this problem ? I really want to be able to set up this videocard.
Thanks in advance.
SC
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Old 04-05-07, 11:11 AM   #2
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I've tried to reinstall teh latests Nvidia driver giving him the kernel source path to compile.
I get the same error xhen restarting the X server (CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE) and changing nv to nvidia in the xorg.conf.
I've attached the Xorg.0.log to this message.
I think It is only a frequency or resolution problem but I don't know how to read the content of this file. Does anyone see an error ?
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Old 04-05-07, 11:28 AM   #3
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1.0-8756 is over a year old, and isn't expected to work with recent kernels. If you'd like help with the 1.0-9755 issue, please see:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678
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Old 04-05-07, 11:30 AM   #4
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According to your log file, everything looks fine:
Code:
(--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on Quadro NVS 440 at PCI:8:0:0:
(--) NVIDIA(0):     Iiyama (CRT-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Iiyama (CRT-0): 400.0 MHz maximum pixel clock
(II) NVIDIA(0): Assigned Display Device: CRT-0
(WW) NVIDIA(0): 
(WW) NVIDIA(0): No modes were requested; the default mode "nvidia-auto-select"
(WW) NVIDIA(0):     will be used as the requested mode.
(WW) NVIDIA(0): 
(II) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes:
(II) NVIDIA(0):     "nvidia-auto-select"
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1600 x 1200
Is 1600x1200 not a valid resolution for your screen?

If your screen turns off before the OS even boots, then there is a problem with your BIOS.
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Old 04-05-07, 11:51 AM   #5
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1600x1200 could be a valid resolution for this screen : "IIyama Vision Master Pro 440".
I have tried to ad the line Modes "1024x768" "800x600" in the Display subsection of the Screen section of xorg.conf +> It gives the same result.
After reboot the xorg log file line became => (II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 1024 x 768
I think it's a good thing no?

For your other question : My screen does not turn off when the OS boots but when the X server starts. The PC is a dual boot one and the quadro works fine under Windows with the same screen.
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Old 04-05-07, 12:37 PM   #6
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Please generate a verbose log file with "startx -- -logverbose 6" and then generate and attach a bug report.
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Old 04-05-07, 03:09 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AaronP
Please generate a verbose log file with "startx -- -logverbose 6" and then generate and attach a bug report.
I'm not on the pc right now. I'll do these tests tomorrow morning (it's quite 22h in France :-) ). I just want to be sure of what I have to do. I'm not a real Linux expert...

1. I start the machine with the generic working driver (nv)
2. I go in level 3 : init 3
3. I change the xorg.conf to launch the nvidia driver Driver=nvidia
3. I launch "startx -- -logverbose 6"
4. I won't see anything from this point (the screen will switch off)
5. Can I call the nvidia-bug-report.sh after having restarted the pc ? I suppose, i can't.

Can I call these function in a .sh and get the log back after reboot the pc with the generic driver ?
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Old 04-05-07, 03:32 PM   #8
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You can generate the bug report after rebooting, yet before starting X again.
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Old 04-06-07, 02:41 AM   #9
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I have done all you asked me. I can add a thing to help tou : when i start X server using nvidia driver, sometimes the pc beeps during 5 or six seconds....

I attach the Xorg.0.log and nvidia-bug-report.log to this post.
It seems that there is an error starting X server on the screen.....
Hope you will be able to help me !
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Old 04-06-07, 10:03 AM   #10
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Your bug report lacks both an X log and the X configuration file.
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Old 04-06-07, 10:22 AM   #11
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schaplain, visit freshrpms.net and install the nVidia RPM.

Code:
# rpm -ihv http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/6/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm
then
Code:
# yum install nvidia-x11-drv
After you install the package, load the "Display" configuration program and change your hardware device from "nv" to "nvidia" and log out and log back in. Should take 5 minutes to get you up and running.
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Old 04-06-07, 10:22 AM   #12
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netllama : Can you be more precise ?
I guess what X configuration file is : Xorg.conf
but not what X log is ? Isn't it Xorg.0.log ??
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