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Re: NVIDIA card & lenny-SOLVED

On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 15:29:03 -0500, Paul Cartwright wrote:
> On Wed November 14 2007, Paul Cartwright wrote:
> > > That looks like everything is OK and we are done. Does X start now with
> > > the nvidia driver?
> >
> > no, black screen and I have to alt-F1 for text login.
> ok, one last time I decided to totally remove the xorg.conf file, and rerun 
> the NVIDIA...run
> now I have a much more vanilla xorg.conf, and NVIDIA loaded.
> here is your error output:
> ~$ egrep '^\((EE|WW)\)' /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
> (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) 
> in "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType".
> (WW) Warning, couldn't open module type1
> (EE) Failed to load module "type1" (module does not exist, 0)
> (WW) NVIDIA(0): 
> (WW) NVIDIA(0): No modes were requested; the default mode "nvidia-auto-select"
> (WW) NVIDIA(0):     will be used as the requested mode.
> (WW) NVIDIA(0): 
> ----------------
> and mty current xorg.conf:
> # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
> # nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder3)  Wed Sep 12 14:29:35 
> PDT 2007


> Section "Device"
>     Identifier     "Device0"
>     Driver         "nvidia"
>     VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
> EndSection
> Section "Screen"
>     Identifier     "Screen0"
>     Device         "Device0"
>     Monitor        "Monitor0"
>     DefaultDepth    24
>     SubSection     "Display"
>         Depth       24

You can add a line here to specify resolution(s), e.g:

          Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768"

This should get rid of the "no modes requested" message.

>     EndSubSection
> ---------------
> note it now doesn't recognize my Dell monitor or the model of the NVIDIA 
> card..
> but it does load the NVIDIA driver.. go figure.

I would re-run (as root):

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

and you will get a better configuration file. The configuration dialog
should now offer you "nvidia" as one options for the video driver. Aside
from that you can select your desired resolution(s) and all the rest.
Just choose the same things that you did select when you configured Xorg
for the "nv" driver, expcept for replacing "nv" with "nvidia". (If you
are not offered "nvidia" then you can settle for "nv" and edit the
xorg.conf file afterwards.)

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          Florian   |

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