Nvidia problems

Andrew fedora at tolboe.org
Sat Apr 8 15:26:35 UTC 2006


Jörn Rink wrote:
> Am Fri, 07 Apr 2006 23:07:44 -0600
> hat andrew <fedora at tolboe.org> (andrew) folgendes geschrieben:
>
>   
>> My xorg.conf is using nvidia for the device driver and I have Load
>> "glx" and Load "dri" in my modules section (among other things).
>> Here is the odd part and maybe this is the root of the problem but I
>> had to symlink /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so to 
>> /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so to just get X to start
>> up. But still no glx support.
>>     
>
>
> Hi,
> first of all, have you compiled the NVidia driver? and which driver?
>
> Here i compiled the 8178 driver. I have to compile it, that means,
> download the driver, change the file to 777 and execute it.
>
> The driver itself compiles and installs, and as i remember correctly,
> it changes the xorg.conf.
>
> After compiling it, there must be a nvidia.ko module
> under /lib/modules/yourkernel/extra/nvidia
> and an entry in /etc/modprobe.conf.
>
> The module has to be loaded, you can check this with lsmod | grep -i
> nvidia.
>
>
> Your xorg.conf file must have these entries:
>
> Section "Module"
>         Load  "dbe"
>         Load  "extmod"
>         Load  "fbdevhw"
>         Load  "record"
>         Load  "freetype"
>         Load  "type1"
>         Load  "glx"
> EndSection
>
> AND NO DRI ENTRY !!!
>
> and this entry:
> Section "Device"
>         Identifier  "Videocard0"
>         Driver      "nvidia"
>         VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
>         BoardName   "nVidia Corporation NV40 [GeForce 6800 GT]"
> EndSection
>
> The driver has to be nvidia, not nv
>
> Remember, the nvidia driver only compiles in runlevel 3, no X should
> run.
>
> Good Luck
>  Jörn Rink
>
>   
Thx!  I forgot about the modprobe.conf however lsmod does not work.  
What package does that come in?

Thanks
Andrew




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