Ian Porter ian.porter3 at ntlworld.com
Sun Apr 13 20:36:27 BST 2003

Hi all

I have just got myself a new computer with a nVidia TI 4200 graphics card :), 
(running MD 9.1), but I have tried to install the drivers 
(NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4349.run) for 
it from the nvidia web site and once I have changed the line from "nv" to 
"nvidia" in the XF86Config-4 file and restart X it always displays a black 
screen and does nothing else :(.

I have included the XF86Config-4 file, of course with the "nv" selected 
because other wish I would not be able to startx :). 

Just wondering if there is any silly mistake that I have done ?

I have checked the lspci -n and there is a "10de" 
(01:00.0 Class 0300: 10de:0281 (rev a1)
which means that I have a nvidia card :).

When I quit out of X I get the error of 
(EE) [GLX] : Failed to add GLX Extension (NVIDIA) XFree86 driver not found 

Any advice will be greatfully recieved :)

Probably not the best place to email for this problem since it is nVidia 
driver problem and not KDE but this means that I am unable to use my fav GUI 


Computer Spec
AMD XP 2200
gForce Ti 4200
DDR 512M
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# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
    # By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work

Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx" # 3D layer

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "Keyboard"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
    Option "XkbCompat" ""
    Option "XkbOptions" ""

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Dell"
    ModelName "Dell M770"
    HorizSync 30.0-69.0
    VertRefresh 48.0-160.0
    # Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
    # 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "1024x480"    65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344   480  488  494  563 -hsync -vsync
    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     50.00  768  832  846 1000   576  590  595  630
    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     63.07  768  800  960 1024   576  578  590  616

Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "NVidia"
    BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce4 (generic)"
    Driver "nv"
    Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 8
        Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 15
        Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 16
        Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen "screen1"
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