Re: GeForce4 MX440 with kernel 2.4.18-bf24
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From: "Haines Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2003 05:37
Subject: Re: GeForce4 MX440 with kernel 2.4.18-bf24
> > I placed the order for the 7 CD woody 3.0r1 -i386 on Sept 20,
> > 2003. How could you have a newer version?
> There's some confusion here. I also installed from a cheap 7-cd woody
> 3.0r1 -386 set. When I enter $ XFree86 -version I get 184.108.40.206, so
> that's the version than came with my cd set. The nVidia documentation
> says the driver needs needs to be at least 4.0.1. So the 3.0r1 I
> purchased easily satisfies that requirement. I assume it does in your
> situation as well.
> > About the only thing I am sure of is that X Window System will not
> > start.
> I assume you installed the driver successfully first. Then I suggest
> you run # dpkg-reconfigure xerver-xfree86 and choose "simple"
> configuration. That should work, although I don't know if it will pick
> up your nVidia driver. Either way, it should at least work. I assume
> you have done this, and nevertheless $ startx has no effect. I
> supposed the place to turn is the XF86 log to find out why.
> Keep in mind that I'm a newbie at this, and so take everything I say
> with a grain of salt. That's why I do it off line.
> > PPP will not run using pppd. I had hope of using gnome, to
> > get things running, since I have some experience with it, but I need X
> > that. There may be other ways to accomplish this but I dont know how to
> > start any other way.
> I don't use pppd, and so can't be of any help. But certainly it will
> run in console mode. You don't need to get X running to get on
> line. When I did use pppd (RedHat, quite some time ago), I developed a
> kind of troubleshooting procedure, but don't know how relevant it
> might still be or how sound it is. It starts off with hardware.
I must admit to being somewat of a slacker in getting to it. I havent yet
installed anything except the original install. I keep reading the list and
picking up bits and pieces of info. I expect to get to the headers and the
nVIDIA today but the list keeps coming.