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Re: GeForce4 MX 440 & Woody



On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 05:47:47PM -0500, Edward Guldemond wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 09:37:15PM +0100, Aedificator wrote:
> > After a fresh install of Woody, X crashes with the message "no screens found". I attach the relative log file and config file.
> > Section "Device"
> >  Identifier "Generic Video Card"
> >  Driver  "nv"
> >  Option  "UseFBDev"  "true"
> > EndSection
> > 
> 
> This is wrong.  It should read:
> 
>      Section "Device"
>       Identifier "GeForce Card (Accelerated)"
>       Driver "nvidia"
>      EndSection
> 
> That is, change the driver from "nv" to "nvidia", and then remove the
> option with the FBDev.

Disabling the framebuffer is a good idea, but 'nvidia' means the
non-Free binary drivers.  Unfortunately, XFree86 in woody doesn't
(AFAIK) support GeForce4's with the Free nv driver, so Aedificator will
have to install either 4.2 from testing (maybe built from source) and
use the Free 'nv' driver or go and get the non-Free drivers (using
nvidia-{kernel,glx}-src from sid) and use 4.1 with 'nvidia'.

-rob

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