Re: X with NVidia: "(EE) No devices detected"
It turns out that I had the wrong version of the kernel
module (NVdriver) and NVidia GLX module. The version I had was 1.0-1541
but I needed 1.0-3023. I still don't know why it worked the first time...
Earlier, I didn't believe the GLX message that only mentioned boards up
to GeForce3, but
not GeForce4 Ti 4600. I thought that of course they wouldn't distribute
old drivers that
don't work with their new cards. It was only when I played with the
source code to the
NVdriver kernel module, after getting a message about not recognizing
PCI address 0x0250
from "rmmod NVdriver; insmod NVdriver", that I understood the need for an
Thanks to you and Jeff for your help.
David Grant wrote:
I had this exact same problem that you are having yesterday. It works
when you install from the tarballs the first time, but after
rebooting, it doesn't work anymore.
Just make sure that NVdriver is in the
/lib/modules/2.4.18-bf2.4/kernel/drivers/video directory, and make
sure that NVdrier is there, and make sure that NVdriver is listed in
your /etc/modules file.
Now as long as you did the
tar zxvf NVIDIA_kernel....
tar zxvf NVIDIA_GLX...
On the dpkg-reconfigure step, make sure to de-select the dri and
GLcore drivers, and make sure glx is selected. Also, when asked if
you want the dri section created for you, select "NO"! Also, just
make sure you say "NO" when asked about a framebuffer. And don't
forget to select "nvidia" as your driver, instead of "nv".
Then check /lib/modules/2.4.18-bf2.4/kernel/drivers/video directory,
and make sure that NVdriver is listed in your /etc/modules file.
Having NVdriver in your /etc/modules file is basically just tells
debian to run "insmod NVdriver" on boot. So if you want, just try
typing insmod NVdriver right now, and see if that fixes things.
Let me know if that doesn't work.