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  #1351  
Old 22nd November 2010, 02:36 PM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Hi leigh123linux,

Thanks for the quick response. I do in fact get the same return as that you posted

Code:
[L0key@BlackBox ~]$ rpm -qf /lib/modules/2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64/extra/nvidia/nvidia.ko
kmod-nvidia-2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64-260.19.21-1.fc13.x86_64
[L0key@BlackBox ~]$
I watched the boot mesgs by ctrl-d and now the driver seems to load. however I am left with a blank black screen. This happens on all kernels.

Thanks again for all this help. :-D
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Old 22nd November 2010, 02:54 PM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Quote:
Originally Posted by YogiBare View Post
Hi leigh123linux,

Thanks for the quick response. I do in fact get the same return as that you posted

Code:
[L0key@BlackBox ~]$ rpm -qf /lib/modules/2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64/extra/nvidia/nvidia.ko
kmod-nvidia-2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64-260.19.21-1.fc13.x86_64
[L0key@BlackBox ~]$
I watched the boot mesgs by ctrl-d and now the driver seems to load. however I am left with a blank black screen. This happens on all kernels.

Thanks again for all this help. :-D
Try deleting this file


Code:
su
rm -f /lib/modules/2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko
Did you try the nvidia homepage driver?, that would explain this extra .ko
  #1353  
Old 22nd November 2010, 03:44 PM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Hi again,

Ok I removed the file as you suggested. from that point I was no longer able to get a gui at all.
The scroll bar on the bottom would finish and would just hang at all white with Fedora 13 at the end.
So I went to ctrl-alt-2 and tried startx.

X11 reported that it was unable to load "/lib/modules/2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko"

I have been using the nvidia homepage driver. So I ran the installer again (with the -k $(uname -r)
and the file I deleted was replaced again. Also It brought me back to the stage where I can get a gui just no nvidia and the resolution is roughly 640x480.

As a side note I noticed the the line "ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia" " was missing from xorg.conf so I added it back in.

So after all I am still receiving the following
nvidia.ko for kernel 2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64 was not found. [WARNING]
The nvidia driver will not be enabled until one is found. [WARNING]


Thanks a million :-)

------edit-----------

I failed to report this part

Ok I noticed that all the other nvidia.ko files were in the /lib/modules/(kernel)/extra/nvidia directory.
So I copied the nvidia.ko from that other place (../kernel/drivers/video) to the ../extra/nvidia directory.
This allowed the nvidia driver to be loaded, but this gave me the black screens. So when I delete that file again I am once more given a gui at low resolution and the same warnings about the driver not loading.

Also when I issue the query you instructed two posts back, I get the same return. even though the file does not exist in that directory.

I'm sure its one small thing that I'm failing to see.

Thanks again and again

Last edited by YogiBare; 22nd November 2010 at 04:10 PM. Reason: Forgot to include vital information
  #1354  
Old 22nd November 2010, 04:57 PM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Try


Code:
su 
rpm -e --nodeps kmod-nvidia-2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64-260.19.21-1.fc13.x86_64
akmods --force
  #1355  
Old 22nd November 2010, 06:01 PM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

hello once more,

Ok I have been trying to solve it on my own and have taken a few steps.

I ran 'yum erase *nvidia*'
then I rebooted
Ran the binary from nvidia (with -k $(uname -r) again)
rebooted
then ran 'yum install akmod-nvidia'
rebooted

This seemed to get the driver to load (watching through boot it reports that nvidia driver loads) but I am once again at the blank black screen.

Sorry its taking me so long to respond. I'm having to boot into bt4 (the only distro I had ready to go) in order to log on here and report.

Thanks a billion :-D

---------- Post added at 11:01 AM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 10:39 AM GMT ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by leigh123linux View Post
Try


Code:
su 
rpm -e --nodeps kmod-nvidia-2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64-260.19.21-1.fc13.x86_64
akmods --force
Ok ran the above. After running the last command it said that it was "building and installing" akmod-nvidia

rebooted. Once again the driver seems to install and run fine but I get a blank black screen.

I thought it might be an error with my xorg.conf so I checked it against the backup(previously working) and all seems well.
  #1356  
Old 22nd November 2010, 06:23 PM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Quote:
Originally Posted by YogiBare View Post
hello once more,

Ok I have been trying to solve it on my own and have taken a few steps.

I ran 'yum erase *nvidia*'
then I rebooted
Ran the binary from nvidia (with -k $(uname -r) again)
rebooted
then ran 'yum install akmod-nvidia'
rebooted

This seemed to get the driver to load (watching through boot it reports that nvidia driver loads) but I am once again at the blank black screen.

Sorry its taking me so long to respond. I'm having to boot into bt4 (the only distro I had ready to go) in order to log on here and report.

Thanks a billion :-D

---------- Post added at 11:01 AM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 10:39 AM GMT ----------



Ok ran the above. After running the last command it said that it was "building and installing" akmod-nvidia

rebooted. Once again the driver seems to install and run fine but I get a blank black screen.

I thought it might be an error with my xorg.conf so I checked it against the backup(previously working) and all seems well.

Ok post

Code:
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log |grep -e EE -e WW
  #1357  
Old 22nd November 2010, 06:55 PM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

hiya

here is the content of that log;

(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[ 85.924] (WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[ 85.924] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
[ 85.924] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
[ 85.971] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER

This is the out put when I get the blank black screen. After performing

Code:
[root@BlackBox L0key]# rpm -e --nodeps kmod-nvidia-2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64-260.19.21-1.fc13.x86_64
[root@BlackBox L0key]# akmods --force
In order to get a gui back I ran the Nvidia binary again and of course it fails to load and I get the 800x600 res.

then giving this info in the same log;

Code:
[L0key@BlackBox ~]$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log |grep -e EE -e WW 
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    32.760] (WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[    32.760] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
[    32.760] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
[    32.792] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[    33.908] (WW) VESA(0): No valid modes left. Trying less strict filter...
[    34.137] (WW) VESA(0): Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" is not used
[    34.137] (WW) VESA(0): Option "ConnectedMonitor" is not used
[    34.137] (WW) VESA(0): Option "CustomEDID" is not used
[    34.137] (WW) VESA(0): Option "NvAGP" is not used
[    34.155] (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
[L0key@BlackBox ~]$

thanks a million * million
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Old 22nd November 2010, 07:12 PM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Quote:
Originally Posted by YogiBare View Post
hiya

here is the content of that log;

(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[ 85.924] (WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[ 85.924] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
[ 85.924] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
[ 85.971] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER

This is the out put when I get the blank black screen. After performing

Code:
[root@BlackBox L0key]# rpm -e --nodeps kmod-nvidia-2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64-260.19.21-1.fc13.x86_64
[root@BlackBox L0key]# akmods --force
In order to get a gui back I ran the Nvidia binary again and of course it fails to load and I get the 800x600 res.

then giving this info in the same log;

Code:
[L0key@BlackBox ~]$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log |grep -e EE -e WW 
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    32.760] (WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[    32.760] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
[    32.760] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
[    32.792] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[    33.908] (WW) VESA(0): No valid modes left. Trying less strict filter...
[    34.137] (WW) VESA(0): Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" is not used
[    34.137] (WW) VESA(0): Option "ConnectedMonitor" is not used
[    34.137] (WW) VESA(0): Option "CustomEDID" is not used
[    34.137] (WW) VESA(0): Option "NvAGP" is not used
[    34.155] (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
[L0key@BlackBox ~]$
thanks a million * million

The output indicates that your using the vesa driver, I have a suspicion that livna-config-display is auto-editing xorg.conf.


Try


Quote:
su
yum erase livna-config-display
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Old 22nd November 2010, 09:17 PM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Installed FC14 with a Nvidia GeForce 9600 GSO. For some reason this graphics card fails to detect my monitor a Samsung SyncMaster 171s. The highest display setting I could get was 1024x768, using xrandr I was able to add the mode to get 1280x1024. Once I installed akmod-nvidia driver I have the same problem, max display size is once again back to 1024x768.

So how can I force the nvidia driver to 1280x1024? Is there an equavelent to xrandr for Nvidia? Oh! yes I've also tried editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf to include the ModeLine that worked previously with xrandr.

---------- Post added at 09:17 PM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 08:51 PM GMT ----------

Typical, not long after posting I finally got it working!

Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Samsung SyncMaster 171s"
    ModelName      "SyncMaster 171s"
    HorizSync      30-81
    VertRefresh    56-76
    Option         "DPMS"
#    ModeLine       "1280x1024@60" 109.00  1280 1368 1496 1712  1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Samsung SyncMaster 171s"
    DefaultDepth   24
    SubSection     "Display"
        ViewPort   0 0
        Depth      24
#        Modes      "nvidia-auto-select"
         Modes	    "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
EndSection
Now I recall why I prefer Intel Graphic cards!!
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Old 23rd November 2010, 06:04 AM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Quote:
Originally Posted by leigh123linux View Post
The output indicates that your using the vesa driver, I have a suspicion that livna-config-display is auto-editing xorg.conf.


Try
hiya,

alright, I ran yum to erase livna-config-display. It also erased all nvidia rpms with it.
rebooted and this time the screen just flickers and halts when X tries to start.

I ran the nvidia binary again and it finished fine. This time since there was no longer a kmod or an akmod it just flickered again when X tried to start.

I ran yum and installed kmod-nvidia this time. It installed livna-config-display as a dependency.
The nvidia driver loaded during boot. However the screen still did the flicker thing and failed to start X.

The xorg.conf that was created by nvidia-xconfig after removing this file was actually created by nvidia-xconfig. However it failed to include the edid location and several other key paths and settings. I copied the xorg.conf.backup.old from when the driver was working. this file had in fact been created by livna-config-display.

rebooted and this time the nvidia driver loaded once more but I was still presented with only the blank black screen.

I am going to work now and will upload the two xorg.conf files in case they are the source of the problem.

Thanks yet again for all your help :-D

---------- Post added at 10:41 PM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 08:51 PM GMT ----------

back again :-D

ok I have a bit more info which I hope will help

from "modinfo nvidia" I have
Code:
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko
alias:          char-major-195-*
supported:      external
license:        NVIDIA
alias:          pci:v000010DEd00000E00sv*sd*bc04sc80i00*
alias:          pci:v000010DEd00000AA3sv*sd*bc0Bsc40i00*
alias:          pci:v000010DEd*sv*sd*bc03sc02i00*
alias:          pci:v000010DEd*sv*sd*bc03sc00i00*
depends:        i2c-core
vermagic:       2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64 SMP mod_unload 
parm:           NVreg_EnableVia4x:int
parm:           NVreg_EnableALiAGP:int
parm:           NVreg_ReqAGPRate:int
parm:           NVreg_EnableAGPSBA:int
parm:           NVreg_EnableAGPFW:int
parm:           NVreg_Mobile:int
parm:           NVreg_ResmanDebugLevel:int
parm:           NVreg_RmLogonRC:int
parm:           NVreg_ModifyDeviceFiles:int
parm:           NVreg_DeviceFileUID:int
parm:           NVreg_DeviceFileGID:int
parm:           NVreg_DeviceFileMode:int
parm:           NVreg_RemapLimit:int
parm:           NVreg_UpdateMemoryTypes:int
parm:           NVreg_UseVBios:int
parm:           NVreg_RMEdgeIntrCheck:int
parm:           NVreg_UsePageAttributeTable:int
parm:           NVreg_EnableMSI:int
parm:           NVreg_MapRegistersEarly:int
parm:           NVreg_RegisterForACPIEvents:int
parm:           NVreg_RegistryDwords:charp
parm:           NVreg_NvAGP:int
Then from "rpm -qai kmod-nvidia-$(uname -r)" I have

Code:
Name        : kmod-nvidia-2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64  Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 260.19.21                         Vendor: (none)
Release     : 1.fc13                        Build Date: Tue 23 Nov 2010 01:00:03 PM PHT
Install Date: Tue 23 Nov 2010 01:00:06 PM PHT      Build Host: BlackBox
Group       : System Environment/Kernel     Source RPM: nvidia-kmod-260.19.21-1.fc13.src.rpm
Size        : 12827112                         License: Redistributable, no modification permitted
Signature   : (none)
URL         : http://www.nvidia.com/
Summary     : nvidia kernel module(s) for 2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64
Description :
This package provides the nvidia kernel modules built for the Linux
kernel 2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64 for the x86_64 family of processors.
Also from "lsmod | grep nvidia" I get

Code:
nvidia              10216181  0 
i2c_core               25961  3 nvidia,videodev,i2c_i801
I'll be right back with my xorg.conf files

Muchas Gracias

---------- Post added at 10:52 PM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 10:41 PM GMT ----------

ok and here is the content of my xorg.conf that was created by livna

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen         "Default Screen" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"

 #this is a change
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option	    "AIGLX" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105+inet"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Unknown"
	ModelName    "Unknown"
	HorizSync    28.0 - 33.0
	VertRefresh  43.0 - 72.0
	Option	    "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Default Screen"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	Option	    "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
	Option	    "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0"
	Option	    "CustomEDID" "DFP-0: /proc/acpi/video/NGFX/LCD/EDID"
	Option	    "NvAGP" "1"
	SubSection "Display"
		Modes    "nvidia-auto-select"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
	Option	    "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection


---------- Post added at 11:04 PM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 10:52 PM GMT ----------

and last but not least here is the xorg.conf that was written by nvidia-xconfig when I removed livna-config-display

Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 260.19.06  (mockbuild@)  Sun Oct 10 17:33:23 EDT 2010

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
Also I forgot to mention that when I get the blank black screen I am unable to reach any of the virtual terminals so ctrl-alt-fx does not respond. So I am unable to access the log for the X server.

Again, I thank you for all your help and guidance :-D
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Old 23rd November 2010, 08:23 AM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Quote:
Originally Posted by YogiBare View Post
hiya,

alright, I ran yum to erase livna-config-display. It also erased all nvidia rpms with it.
rebooted and this time the screen just flickers and halts when X tries to start.

I ran the nvidia binary again and it finished fine. This time since there was no longer a kmod or an akmod it just flickered again when X tried to start.

I ran yum and installed kmod-nvidia this time. It installed livna-config-display as a dependency.
The nvidia driver loaded during boot. However the screen still did the flicker thing and failed to start X.

The xorg.conf that was created by nvidia-xconfig after removing this file was actually created by nvidia-xconfig. However it failed to include the edid location and several other key paths and settings. I copied the xorg.conf.backup.old from when the driver was working. this file had in fact been created by livna-config-display.

rebooted and this time the nvidia driver loaded once more but I was still presented with only the blank black screen.

I am going to work now and will upload the two xorg.conf files in case they are the source of the problem.

Thanks yet again for all your help :-D

---------- Post added at 10:41 PM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 08:51 PM GMT ----------

back again :-D

ok I have a bit more info which I hope will help

from "modinfo nvidia" I have
Code:
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko
alias:          char-major-195-*
supported:      external
license:        NVIDIA
alias:          pci:v000010DEd00000E00sv*sd*bc04sc80i00*
alias:          pci:v000010DEd00000AA3sv*sd*bc0Bsc40i00*
alias:          pci:v000010DEd*sv*sd*bc03sc02i00*
alias:          pci:v000010DEd*sv*sd*bc03sc00i00*
depends:        i2c-core
vermagic:       2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64 SMP mod_unload 
parm:           NVreg_EnableVia4x:int
parm:           NVreg_EnableALiAGP:int
parm:           NVreg_ReqAGPRate:int
parm:           NVreg_EnableAGPSBA:int
parm:           NVreg_EnableAGPFW:int
parm:           NVreg_Mobile:int
parm:           NVreg_ResmanDebugLevel:int
parm:           NVreg_RmLogonRC:int
parm:           NVreg_ModifyDeviceFiles:int
parm:           NVreg_DeviceFileUID:int
parm:           NVreg_DeviceFileGID:int
parm:           NVreg_DeviceFileMode:int
parm:           NVreg_RemapLimit:int
parm:           NVreg_UpdateMemoryTypes:int
parm:           NVreg_UseVBios:int
parm:           NVreg_RMEdgeIntrCheck:int
parm:           NVreg_UsePageAttributeTable:int
parm:           NVreg_EnableMSI:int
parm:           NVreg_MapRegistersEarly:int
parm:           NVreg_RegisterForACPIEvents:int
parm:           NVreg_RegistryDwords:charp
parm:           NVreg_NvAGP:int
Then from "rpm -qai kmod-nvidia-$(uname -r)" I have

Code:
Name        : kmod-nvidia-2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64  Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 260.19.21                         Vendor: (none)
Release     : 1.fc13                        Build Date: Tue 23 Nov 2010 01:00:03 PM PHT
Install Date: Tue 23 Nov 2010 01:00:06 PM PHT      Build Host: BlackBox
Group       : System Environment/Kernel     Source RPM: nvidia-kmod-260.19.21-1.fc13.src.rpm
Size        : 12827112                         License: Redistributable, no modification permitted
Signature   : (none)
URL         : http://www.nvidia.com/
Summary     : nvidia kernel module(s) for 2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64
Description :
This package provides the nvidia kernel modules built for the Linux
kernel 2.6.36-1.fc15.x86_64 for the x86_64 family of processors.
Also from "lsmod | grep nvidia" I get

Code:
nvidia              10216181  0 
i2c_core               25961  3 nvidia,videodev,i2c_i801
I'll be right back with my xorg.conf files

Muchas Gracias

---------- Post added at 10:52 PM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 10:41 PM GMT ----------

ok and here is the content of my xorg.conf that was created by livna

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen         "Default Screen" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"

 #this is a change
    ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
    ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers"
    ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option        "AIGLX" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    Driver      "kbd"
    Option        "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option        "XkbModel" "pc105+inet"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier  "Mouse0"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option        "Protocol" "auto"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "Monitor0"
    VendorName   "Unknown"
    ModelName    "Unknown"
    HorizSync    28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh  43.0 - 72.0
    Option        "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Videocard0"
    Driver      "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device     "Videocard0"
    Monitor    "Monitor0"
    Option        "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    Option        "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0"
    Option        "CustomEDID" "DFP-0: /proc/acpi/video/NGFX/LCD/EDID"
    Option        "NvAGP" "1"
    SubSection "Display"
        Modes    "nvidia-auto-select"
    EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option        "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection


---------- Post added at 11:04 PM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 10:52 PM GMT ----------

and last but not least here is the xorg.conf that was written by nvidia-xconfig when I removed livna-config-display

Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 260.19.06  (mockbuild@)  Sun Oct 10 17:33:23 EDT 2010

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
Also I forgot to mention that when I get the blank black screen I am unable to reach any of the virtual terminals so ctrl-alt-fx does not respond. So I am unable to access the log for the X server.

Again, I thank you for all your help and guidance :-D


Quote:
I ran the nvidia binary again and it finished fine

Doing this will prevent the rpmfusion driver from working, you need to uninstall this binary driver and repair the damage it causes.

1. remove the binary driver ( run installer with the --uninstall switch )
2. reinstall the xorg server to repair the damage.
Code:
su
yum reinstall  xorg-x11-server-Xorg
3. delete xorg.conf

Code:
su
rm -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf
4. follow post #2





Quote:
alright, I ran yum to erase livna-config-display. It also erased all nvidia rpms
Sorry I missed that you use F13

P.S can you post your card type again.
  #1362  
Old 23rd November 2010, 12:24 PM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Hi all,
Please help me, I have a sony VAIO VPCCW2S1E, with a 330M nvidia card.
I cannot get my nvidia card working. As soon as the X server starts, it hangs with a blank screen. And the computer freezes.
When I do startx manually, I get the same results.

Here is my grub:
Code:
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.35.6-48.fc14.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_localghost-lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_localghost/lv_root rd_LVM_LV=vg_localghost/lv_swap rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=dvorak rhgb quiet vga=0x318 nouveau.modeset=0 rdblacklist=nouveau
	initrd /initramfs-2.6.35.6-48.fc14.x86_64.img
My xorg:
Code:
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 260.19.06  (mockbuild@)  Sun Oct 10 17:26:50 EDT 2010

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
    FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "dvorak"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh     43.0 - 72.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    Option	    "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection "Display"
		Modes    "nvidia-auto-select"
	EndSubSection
    Option	    "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0"
    Option	    "CustomEDID" "DFP-0: /proc/acpi/video/NGFX/LCD/EDID"

EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option	    "AIGLX" "on"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
	Option	    "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
#	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
EndSection
Note: even with a freshly crated xorg.conf (then added Section Files), i still have the same problem
Code:
lsmod 
nvidia              10213047  0 
i2c_core               26900  3 nvidia,videodev,i2c_i801
I have kmod-nvidia (260.19.12-1.fc14.2.x86_64) kmod-nvidia-2.6.35.6-48.fc14.x86_64 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-260.19.12-3.fc14.i686
Please help me... I am really desperate. This is the first time i face this problem, the same solution always worked fine with the previous versions of fedora, now with fedora 14 i still cannot get my card working
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Old 23rd November 2010, 12:27 PM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Aloha,

Sweet I though it was going to be something with xorg.

My card type is a geforce330M 1gb ram. My processor is an intel i7-820QM 4GB ddr3

I'll try this as soon as I get home in about two hours.

Thank you so so much. I pray this works :-D

Just a question on top though. I get confused with the i686 vs x86_64. In post two I remember trying to install the xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686 and having lots of dependancy errors. Should I do anything special if I run into that again?


Thanks one billion * 3.1415926535 :-D
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Old 23rd November 2010, 12:34 PM
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Here's my modinfo nvidia:
Code:
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.35.6-48.fc14.x86_64/extra/nvidia/nvidia.ko
alias:          char-major-195-*
supported:      external
license:        NVIDIA
alias:          pci:v000010DEd00000E00sv*sd*bc04sc80i00*
alias:          pci:v000010DEd00000AA3sv*sd*bc0Bsc40i00*
alias:          pci:v000010DEd*sv*sd*bc03sc02i00*
alias:          pci:v000010DEd*sv*sd*bc03sc00i00*
depends:        i2c-core
vermagic:       2.6.35.6-48.fc14.x86_64 SMP mod_unload 
parm:           NVreg_EnableVia4x:int
parm:           NVreg_EnableALiAGP:int
parm:           NVreg_ReqAGPRate:int
parm:           NVreg_EnableAGPSBA:int
parm:           NVreg_EnableAGPFW:int
parm:           NVreg_Mobile:int
parm:           NVreg_ResmanDebugLevel:int
parm:           NVreg_RmLogonRC:int
parm:           NVreg_ModifyDeviceFiles:int
parm:           NVreg_DeviceFileUID:int
parm:           NVreg_DeviceFileGID:int
parm:           NVreg_DeviceFileMode:int
parm:           NVreg_RemapLimit:int
parm:           NVreg_UpdateMemoryTypes:int
parm:           NVreg_UseVBios:int
parm:           NVreg_RMEdgeIntrCheck:int
parm:           NVreg_UsePageAttributeTable:int
parm:           NVreg_EnableMSI:int
parm:           NVreg_MapRegistersEarly:int
parm:           NVreg_RegisterForACPIEvents:int
parm:           NVreg_RegistryDwords:charp
parm:           NVreg_NvAGP:int
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Old 24th November 2010, 06:47 AM
lurch Offline
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Re: F14, F13 & F12 Nvidia driver guides

Hi
I was about to install Nvidia and thought i would look at xorg.conf first but I cannot find it

it![ken@Kensbox etc]$ cd /etc/X11
[ken@Kensbox X11]$ ls
applnk fontpath.d prefdm xinit Xmodmap xorg.conf.d Xresources

[ken@Kensbox X11]$ cd /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
[ken@Kensbox xorg.conf.d]$ ls
00-system-setup-keyboard.conf

[ken@Kensbox xorg.conf.d]$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
cat: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory

I am using Fedora 14 64bit and I did a internet/system install.
Gnome and Kde work fine so X must be working.
Where is X know? (sounds like a spy thriller title)
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Ken
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