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Re: [SLE] XFree86 Problem
  • From: Steven Hatfield <ashari@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 12:35:15 -0400
  • Message-id: <200108201635.f7KGZFT10629@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

You are running the stock XFree86 "nv" driver for your card. If you go out to:

http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=linux

you can download the nVidia supplied drivers for XFree864.x. These run much
much better, at least on my system. I suggest downloading the RPM of the GLX,
and the tarball of the kernel, and compiling the kernel yourself. This always
seems to work much better for me. If you don't install the RPM of the kernel
module, you will have to use:

rpm -Uvh --nodeps NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-1251.i386.rpm

Next, I suggest moving the XF86Config file in /etc to /root (out of the way
completely), and changing the "nv" to "nvidia" in /etc/X11/XF86Config.

Reboot your system (this always seems to fix weird problems for those that
don't reboot) and let us know if it worked :)

Thanks,
Steven

On Monday 20 August 2001 11:51 am, Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D. wrote:
> See attached. The .etc is /etc/XF86Config, while the X11 file is
> /etc/X11/XF86Config
>
> At 11:05 AM 8/20/01 -0400, Steven Hatfield wrote:
> >On Monday 20 August 2001 10:21 am, Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D. wrote:
> > > The system is a 750MHz Duron/256MB RAM/SuSE v7.1/XFree 86 v 3.1.0/RIVA
> > > TNT2 M64 chip set /32MB RAM on card. I'm having a strange problem (at
> > > least strange to me, probably due to a lack of knowledge).
> > >
> > > I needed to upgrade XFree86 to 4.x in order to use OpenGL for a
> > > molecular graphics program. I also installed a new video card to
> > > support OpenGL, the Paulit Daytona TNT2 M64. Sax2 found the card and
> > > the chip set, although I had to tell it that the monitor is a KDS
> > > KD-7300 (after being told Sax2 had the correct horiz and vert values).
> > > Further, I managed to configure the window for a resolution of
> > > 1600x1200 (and I know that was the case as I looked at the resolution
> > > in the KDE2.2 Control Center).
> > >
> > > Now at that point, I should have left well enough alone (or at least
> > > saved XF86Config), but I was still encountering OpenGL driver troubles,
> > > a separate issue, and I didn't.
> > >
> > > Leaping ahead a couple of days, and a number of frustrations, I find
> > > that the maximum resolution that I can seem to coax out of the board is
> > > 1400x1050. That's not bad, but I know that the system can do better.
> > > If I use xf86config I can specify a screen resolution of 1600x1200, but
> > > I have two config files; /etc/XF86Config, which has 1400x1050,
> > > /etc/X11/XF86Config, which has the xf86config specified resolution of
> > > 1600x1200.
> > >
> > > I thought that it was obvious that the /etc/XF86Config file was being
> > > used so I changed it's name to XF86Config.0, thinking that the system
> > > would default to the /etc/X11/XF86Config file. Nice theory, but as
> > > many of my theories, turned out to need more work - the resolution is
> > > still 1400x1050.
> > >
> > > Near the end of XFree86.0.log (attached to this message) I find:
> > >
> > > (II) NV(0): Not using mode "1600x1200" (no mode of this name)
> > > (--) NV(0): Virtual size is 1400x1050 (pitch 1408)
> > > (**) NV(0): Default mode "1400x1050": 122.0 MHz, 64.9 kHz, 60.0 Hz
> > >
> > > At this point I'd totally baffled (admittedly, it doesn't take much
> > > confusion to baffle me), all that I know is that at one time I could
> > > get a screen resolution of 1600x1200
> > >
> > > Any assistance will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
> >
> >Can you post your /etc/X11/XF86Config file to help debug this issue?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Steven
> >
> >--
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> > Steven Hatfield http://www.knightswood.net
> > Registered Linux User #220336 ICQ: 7314105
> > Useless Machine Data:
> > Running SuSE Linux 7.2 Professional and KDE2.2
> > 11:05am up 14:09, 1 user, load average: 0.01, 0.01, 0.00
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Steven Hatfield http://www.knightswood.net
Registered Linux User #220336 ICQ: 7314105
Useless Machine Data:
Running SuSE Linux 7.2 Professional and KDE2.2
12:18pm up 15:22, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.00
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