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Old 04-19-07, 01:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy Problems with legacy 1.0.7184 and CentOS 5

I am having problems with the 1.0.7184 legacy driver and CentOS 5. Installing the driver after a clean system installation results in a "can't configure / pkconfig related" message during driver installation.

I made sure that, related to this topic, I installed kernel-devel and xorg-x11-server-sdk (pkconfig could not be installed). When I installed the Nvidia driver, no problems what so ever. Except that rebooting ended in a 800x600 situation (and nothing better was selectable).

After examining xorg.conf, I found some entries missing compaired to the Centos 4.x xorg.conf file. After copying half the stuff from the "previous xorg.conf" into the current xorg.conf, I got a working system, with Nvidia driver and a resolution of 1280x1024 (glxgears not working though).

And if I check the graphical manager, I find that the GLX part isn't working: it tells me it couldn't find the needed information.
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Old 04-19-07, 02:12 AM   #2
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Please see http://nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678
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Old 04-19-07, 02:13 AM   #3
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Old 04-19-07, 11:41 AM   #4
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dream64bit,
As your question has nothing to do with the 1.0-7184 driver or CentOS 5, you may have better luck creating a new thread instead of hijacking somebody else's.
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Old 04-19-07, 02:54 PM   #5
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Default Re: Problems with legacy 1.0.7184 and CentOS 5

Here are three files (attached as one .zip file).

1) the original xorg.conf file
2) the xorg.conf file after modifying (and thus creating a 1280x1024 enviroment)
3) the nvidia bug report

Since the installation went without a problem (after I found out how and I did a clean install first), there is no nvdia-installer.log.

I also put in a screenshot of the Nvidia graphical configurator.

Hope this helps.
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Old 04-19-07, 03:00 PM   #6
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The problem is here:
(EE) GLX is not supported with the Composite extension

You either need to disable the Composite extension, or add the UseGLXwithComposite option. I'd recommend disabling Composite.
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Old 04-19-07, 11:02 PM   #7
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And how can I do that?

I couldn't find that anywhere ...
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Old 04-19-07, 11:25 PM   #8
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Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "disable"
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Old 04-20-07, 01:01 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info

I also noticed a new legacy driver being released, I will give that one also a try.
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Old 04-30-07, 03:06 AM   #10
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I've worked it out. There are two problems. During installation, the monitor isn't detected/configured properly and some specifications aren't put into the xorg.conf file. As a result of this, it won't work... Read this for a complete work-around.

The "Composite" entry did the job!
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