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Old 15th October 2006, 09:20
jsabarese jsabarese is offline
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well-- so much for my wishful thinking. from what i learned in the meantime, 'nv' isn't the driver i want-- it's the open source 'generic nvidia driver'. not to mention, i've also since realized that nothing i've done so far will allow the system to boot on its own. every time, i must ultimately enter my p/w and modify that same setting to 'nv' because the nvidia driver-- from what i understand-- will not open (i even chmod 766 the directory just to see if that would fix it, but there was no visible change)

the x-server continues to crash when loading (trying to load?) xorg.conf at boot-time due to:
could not open /lib/modules/2.6.17-1.2187_FC5/extra/nvidia/nvidia...
it's no wonder selecting 'nvidia' at the crash-recovery x-server configuration dialogue also continues to fail. repeated attempts of selecting 'nvidia', w/ different display-resolution selections, 'always' fail, yet 'nv' always boots directly.

do we know if the module is failing to open as a direct result of, or independent of other variables (ie. is it failing because of reasons other than what kmod* and xorg*nvida module/drivers i've installed)? ... and whatever other bits are related... aw fiddlesticks!, i don't even think i ever did know for sure what all i'm looking for here! ha! not to mention, i'm a little burned out on it by now, and frankly, beginning to lose faith (hmph! well... i guess it does still 'work', technically...)

going from what we know of the x-server boot failure, and what i've got installed, what options do i have?

other than what i've listed below, what do i need to determine about the existing state of my system before i can solve this problem?

$ yum --enablerepo=livna list kmod*
Installed Packages
kmod-nvidia-legacy.i686                  1.0.7184- installed
Available Packages
kmod-nvidia.i586                         1.0.8774- livna
kmod-nvidia.i686                         1.0.8774- livna
kmod-nvidia-kdump.i686                   1.0.8774- livna
kmod-nvidia-legacy.i586                  1.0.7184- livna
kmod-nvidia-legacy-kdump.i686            1.0.7184- livna
kmod-nvidia-legacy-smp.i686              1.0.7184- livna
kmod-nvidia-legacy-xen0.i686             1.0.7184- livna
kmod-nvidia-smp.i686                     1.0.8774- livna
kmod-nvidia-xen0.i686                    1.0.8774- livna
$ yum --enablerepo=livna list xorg-x11-drv-n*
Installed Packages
xorg-x11-drv-nv.i386                     1.2.0-3.fc5            installed
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-legacy.i386          1.0.7184-2.lvn5        installed
Available Packages
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i386                 1.0.8774-1.lvn5        livna
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-devel.i386           1.0.8774-1.lvn5        livna
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-legacy-devel.i386    1.0.7184-2.lvn5        livna
and the complete contents of my xorg.conf:
Originally Posted by xorg.conf
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, a font server independent of the X server is
# used to render fonts.

FontPath "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"

Section "InputDevice"
# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "KDS Visual Sensations VS-70/VS-77/VS-7b/VS-7p"
DisplaySize 320 240
### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
HorizSync 30.0 - 72.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400]"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024"

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
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