I'm just starting out and am needing some updating the graphics driver?
HP xw4200 graphics workstation
- NVIDIA NVS 280 PCI-E,
- 2x Analogue/DDI-D TFT
Fedora Core 3
- VESA Generic driver 1280x1024, X starts.
- NVIDIA QUADRO Linux Display Driver IA32 Version 1.0-6629, X doesn't start
I've installed NVIDIA downloaded graphics driver ‘NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run’ which is the NVIDIA QUADRO Linux Display Driver IA32 Version 1.0-6629 released November 5 2004.
It appears the problem arose during the NVIDIA installation when warning messages were display:
‘No precompiled kernel interface was found to make your kernel; would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from the NVIDIA ftp site; ftp://ftp..nvidia.com?’
‘No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on NVIDIA ftp site; This means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for your kernel.’
‘Your kernel was configured to include rivafb support as a loadable kernel module.
The NVIDIA kernel module will still be built and installed, But be aware that the NVIDIA will not be able to finish properly if the RIVAFB module is loaded!’
Following on from the installation and then NVIDIA instructions, modified /etc/X11xorg.conf
VendorName “Videocard vendor”
BoardName “VESA driver (generic)”
replaced “vesa” entry with “nvidia”
Section ‘Module’ removed line ‘Load “dri”’
‘I cannot start X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not setup correctly . Would you like to view the X Server output to diagnose the problem’
(==) Using config file: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
(EE) NVIDIA(0) Failed to initialise the NVIDIA Kernal Module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0) ***Aborting***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have usable configuration
Would you like to run the X configuration program?
Any suggestions, I’m guessing to do with either compiling which I don’t fully understand the where’s and why’s of, or xorg.conf?
Please suggestions and assistance greatly appreciated in advance?