sking4 at cinci.rr.com
Tue Apr 15 02:15:13 BST 2003
Why would video for linux driver bother the nvidia display. I find that i
need that to watch TV on my hauptpage card.
On Monday 14 April 2003 03:45 pm, Ian Porter wrote:
> On Monday 14 April 2003 12:48 pm, David Legg wrote:
> > On Sun, 2003-04-13 at 20:36, Ian Porter wrote:
> > > 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 ?
> > Yes you have. You need to take out or comment out the Load "v4l" line in
> > your XF86Config-4 file (you've got the glx module loaded) and of course
> > change the nv driver to nvidia. I have attached my working config file
> > as reference for you.
> Cheers thanks for the file, I did take out "v4l" but it has still come up
> with blank screen and this time I was unable to uninstall the drivers :( so
> was not sure which file I need to reinstall the "nv" drivers so I
> reinstalled MD9.1
> I have created the rpm files from the source files to see if this is able
> to correct the problem but I still have the same problem :(
> I am not sure if this helps but this is the listing from the lspci
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400 AGP] Host Bridge
> 00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 PCI Bridge
> 00:0d.0 Ethernet controller: NetVin NV5000SC
> 00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
> 00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
> 00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
> 00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
> 00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus
> Master IDE (rev 06)
> 00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 AC97
> Audio Controller (rev 50)
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV28 [GeForce4 Ti
> 4200 AGP 8x] (rev a1)
> Also in the configuration file that is a reference to a "NvAGP" what does
> that mean ?
> Thanks very much for the help
> > In my experience the Nvidia drivers are rock solid (I installed them
> > without leaving X) and you shouldn't have any hardware problems except
> > if they are specified in the readme, so I wouldn't do anything drastic
> > with AGP settings et al. Just get your config file working.
> > Make sure you install the kernel rpm/tar first and then the GLX package
> > (I'm not sure how the latest version of the drivers does things but the
> > principle should be the same).
> > If you do that and get your XF86Config-4 file looking like this then you
> > should be good to go. You can then monkey around with the cursor shading
> > options and other such stuff :).
> > Let me know if that sorts it.
> > David
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