On Fri, 16 Aug 2002 01:29:05 GMT, Tom Hoffmann
>This card is not difficult to get working on the Dell Inspiron 8000s ...
>even at 1600x1200. Don't you hate me saying that after you've struggled
>for a week?
Quote:>The Nvidia install documentation is above average and includes
>some troubleshooting hints. Did you read it ... carefully?
>A few questions:
>1) did you install from source or the RPMs? Did the installs work? How do
>you know? Did you install *both* the kernel package and the glx package,
>in that order? Were they a matched set, i.e., ?
RPM's kernel first then GLX, when that didn't work I even tried SRC,
that only confused me even more, simply put the "make Install" command
did not work (I'm an Idiot at this I guess, but I do READ the
Quote:>2) do you get any errors in your /var/log/XFree86.o.log file when you
>start X? Look for the (EE) entries. If you have some, post them here. They
>can be very instructive and can confirm whether or not your install really
Will post them when I get a chance... (switched back to vesa)
Quote:>3) did you comment out the 'Load dri' statement from the "Module" section
>of your XF86Config-4 file as specified in the install documentation?
Yes, just like the DOC said....
Quote:>4) did you change the 'Driver nv' statement to 'Driver nvidia' in the
>"Device" section as specified in the install documentation?
Once again, yes did that....
Quote:>5) what monitor and what adapter options did you take when you installed
Had to go with the only thing that worked...
"Unprobed monitor" then selected the Default (High 16bit and a res of
1024x768... this was the only option that seemed to work and is stable
so far. Although I do get an odd screen display when X starts, but
once X loads the freaky display comes back alright.
Quote:>6) what kernel ... "latest" kernel is ambiguous ... latest stable or
Hmmm... Once I got 7.3 working on the web and all got the full updates
from Red Hat....which by that I mean I have... 2.4.18-5 let me know if
Thank you very much for responding, it really is very much
Now a small question to you, since I believe I've installed the RPM's
correctly, and in the right order, and haven't had any luck with any
of the XF86Config-4 configurations that are out there (nVidia Site...
Dell Site <- sux for Linux info.... etc..) explaining how to get this
card to function properly. Is it possible for you to perhaps clue me
in as to where a "good" XF86Config-4 file might be? & would this be
my only problem? <- sorry make that 2 questions...
"No one is listening until you fart."