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  1. #11

    Re: xfree86 and geforce2 mx400

    i think what lovechild means is that the RPM for the nvidia drivers may not have prober scrpits, but you are not even to the point of being able to set up the default driver that ships with xfree86.

    I would go with a lower resolution to start out with, you may have a 128 MB video card and a moniter that can do 2400x2000 at 180 Hz but the installer may not know this. Also, try booting into command line mode and useing xf86config

  2. #12

    Re: xfree86 and geforce2 mx400

    OK. On my lunch break I re-installed Mandrake (had removed it a few days back). I booted to the CLI and installed the nvidia drivers. The nvidia logo screen comes up but nothing happens after that.

    I do have a DXR3 card in that system which I forgot to mention. I'm not sure if that can throw things off, but I'm going to remove it tonight and see what happens.

    I'll also give xf86config a shot.

  3. #13
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    Re: xfree86 and geforce2 mx400

    can we get the output from /var/log/Xfree86.0.0.log (or something like that)

  4. #14

    Re: xfree86 and geforce2 mx400

    I will post that this afternoon when I get home.

  5. #15
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    Re: xfree86 and geforce2 mx400


    I will post that this afternoon when I get home.
    It seems that the problem might be that X has a hard time deciding which card to use or something like that... so it might be a driver conflict or something..

    In any event, if all else fails and we can't find the problem in the logs - try yanking out the other card DXR something or another and try reconfiguring X.

  6. #16

    Re: xfree86 and geforce2 mx400

    One more thing, when I installed that NVIDIA kernel rpm, it gave me a message about it tainting the kernel? *Is that normal?

  7. #17
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    Re: xfree86 and geforce2 mx400


    One more thing, when I installed that NVIDIA kernel rpm, it gave me a message about it tainting the kernel? Is that normal?
    Yes...

    This is because the nVidia kernel module is closed source and when you use a "tainted kernel" (a kernel with closed source modules loaded) it makes it EXTREMELY hard for the kernel hackers to debug your problem, so if your kernel is tainted, you're unlikely to get much help other than from the vendor of your driver.

  8. #18

    Re: xfree86 and geforce2 mx400

    OK, so I take it that's normal then.

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