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Re: Xwindows doesn't start on new install


On Fre, 05 Jän 2007, jdaues wrote:

> I'm not certain how to change the driver to vesa.
> In this section:
> Section "Device"
> 	Identifier	"nVidia Corporation NV17GL [Quadro4 500 GoGL]"
> 	Driver		"ivtvdev"
Driver	"nv"
> 	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
> EndSection
> i change "ivtvdev" to "vesa"
> No effect.

normal nv is the small nvidia driver. and the package is:

> Is this what you meant to do?

> sdpatt2@gmail.com wrote:
> >on Fri, Jan 05, 2007 at 08:47:18PM -0700 jdaues mumbled:
> >
> >>(II) IVTVDEV_TST: driver for framebuffer: PVR-350
> >>(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
> >>(EE) No devices detected.
> >>
> >>Fatal server error:
> >>no screens found
> >>
> >Hmm. Got a mouse and keyboard, agp is seen, nvidia driver is loaded, but
> >can't see the card.  May be a problem with proprietary chip here (and I
> >could be wrong, too), but try using vesa as the card driver in your
> >xorg.conf.  If that works, you may have to look into special settings
> >for the xorg driver or compiling the proprietary driver.
> >
> >The other place we could be wrong is in the bus identifier parameter,
> >but that appears correct to me.

there are two drivers on linux

- framebuffer driver of the kernel
- x driver for X

the first isn't necassary at all, for the x driver you only need the "nv"
above. NOTE: the nv driver does not support 3D, if you want 3D and advanced
power management you have to install the nvidia driver from nvidia.com.

if you choose to install the driver from nvidia.com get the "package"
and install the kernel source, configure the kernel source, and then do a (as

sh ./NVIDIA-....

normally after that if the kernel source is correctly found, and its
correctly configured it will just work.

to install the source .. and configure it...

apt-get install linux-source-<version>
cd /usr/src/
tar jxf <linux-source> (or a "tar zxf ...)
cd linux ...
cp /boot/config-<version> .config
make prepare

Florian Reitmeir

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