[clug] nVidia help

Paul Matthews plm at pcug.org.au
Tue Mar 9 00:37:16 GMT 2004

I have upgraded Mandrake 9.1 to 9.2 and I'm having trouble
with the nVidia driver. The screen goes blank, the monitor
clicks, and then it's all over.

The install:

   sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run

ran to completion without problems. The XFFree86.log shows
everything appears to be working fine:

   (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
   (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o
   (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
           compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.5336
           Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
   (II) NVIDIA XFree86 Driver  1.0-5336  Wed Jan 14 18:30:46 PST 2004
   (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all NVIDIA GPUs
   (II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
   (--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
   (--) Chipset NVIDIA GPU found
   (II) Setting vga for screen 0.
   (II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
   (II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
   (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
   (II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
           compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 0.1.0
           ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
   (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
   (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
   (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
   (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
   (--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xD8000000
   (--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xD6000000

there seems to be no trouble loading the kernel modules:

   # lsmod | grep nvidia
   nvidia               2126440   0  (unused)

the nvidia device file appear to be there:

   # ls -l /dev/nvidia*
   crw-------    1 plm      root     195,   0 Jan  1  1970 /dev/nvidia0
   crw-------    1 plm      root     195, 255 Jan  1  1970 /dev/nvidiactl

Any good ideas?

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