larryt67 at outdrs.net
Tue Apr 15 03:24:25 BST 2003
> > --------------------
> > The following AGP chipsets are supported by NVIDIA's AGP; for all other
> > chipsets it's recommended that you use the AGPGART module.
> Just wondering, I have used the command lspci for below, but would this
> display the AGP chipset as well ?
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400 AGP] Host Bridge
Yes, it did, the VT8377 just above, I would assume a later model than the 8371
mentioned in the nvidia 'readme'.
For now though lets make sure of a few things. First , make sure you DID
change the "nv" to "nvidia" in your XF86Config-4 file, that's the first
Next, I'm not sure if your NVIDIA drivers are installed or not as you said you
built RPMS , installed them, and maybe uninstalled, but maybe I'm just dense
in that respect. :)
Do 'rpm -qa | grep NVIDIA' to see what it gives you. This will tell you if
they were installed as RPMS.
Do 'ls -l /dev/*nvidia*' should get 2 files
You can also read your /var/log/nvidia-install.log to see what it says about
the success or failure of your install.
You can do as root 'lsmod' to see if the 'nvidia' driver is installed, I
notice mine also shows the agpgart driver installed also but not sure I'm
Also, it is a good idea (recommended) to do your installing from the command
line before you login to X. Sounded like you installed from within X and
then tried to logout and log back in. Not saying this won't work, just not
So If it doesn't appear you have the drivers installed after doing the above
checks I recommend you reinstall them, which won't do any harm even if they
are already installed. I have had good luck with the '4943-run' file on a
number of occasions, it's quick and slick and tells you about success or
failure. It's much easier and quicker than using the source or RPMS ,however
they may not work for every system.
Right after you install do some of those command querries above to see what
If none of that helps then I think you may need to delve deeper into the
NVIDIA help files and maybe do a google search for something like 'AMD
NVIDIA' or some such combination. Also I think there might be a discusson
forum on the NVIDIA site , not sure.
Let us know how you come out.
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