FC8x64 nvidia 8500gt problems

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by dr3w807, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. dr3w807

    dr3w807 New Member

    I;m sure this question is asked all the time and for that I apologize, I've recently moved from dirty xp to fedorax64. I've started with the fedora perfect desktop howto and I'm stuck on installing my drivers. I've also tried doing the drivers by following the nvidia websites instruction but it still doesn't work. Every time i reboot i have to re-setup xserver and hope linux loads. I don't know what errors to post so any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Any errors in your logs? The logs are located in the /var/log directory.
     
  3. dr3w807

    dr3w807 New Member

    I'm not sure what log to look in, I looked in my nvidia install log(obvious choice i guess) and there were some errors. Umm oh i forgot to mention earlier that when i tried to install the drivers with the 64bit stuff, they said i was running a 32bit os.
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Can you post the exact error messages?
    What's the output of
    Code:
    uname -a
    ?
     
  5. dr3w807

    dr3w807 New Member

    I was talking to my friend and he convinced my to go with 32bit linux but i still have the same problem, this is the output of uname -a "Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.23.15-137.fc8 #1 SMP Sun Feb 10 17:48:34 EST 2008 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux" but i'm still not sure what log to post, btw i no longer have a nvidia log and there is 3 xwindows logs and i don't want to waste space by posting them all therei is Xorg.0.log, Xorg.0.log.old, and Xorg.setup.log. Thanks for the help also!
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    What's the output of
    Code:
    ls -l /var/log
    ?
     
  7. o.meyer

    o.meyer HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi,

    have you added the livna repository as described in the howto? If yes, install the kmod-nvidia package (i686) that suits to your kernel version. Afterwards reboot your system.

    Best regards,

    Olli
     
  8. dr3w807

    dr3w807 New Member

    total 912
    -rw------- 1 root root 32821 2008-03-03 00:37 anaconda.log
    -rw------- 1 root root 37452 2008-03-03 00:37 anaconda.syslog
    -rw------- 1 root root 54770 2008-03-03 00:37 anaconda.xlog
    drwxr-x--- 2 root root 4096 2008-01-11 14:47 audit
    drwxr-xr-x 2 torrent torrent 4096 2007-03-25 07:49 bittorrent
    -rw------- 1 root root 0 2008-03-03 00:38 boot.log
    -rw------- 1 root utmp 1536 2008-03-03 13:09 btmp
    -rw------- 1 root root 4439 2008-03-03 13:40 cron
    drwxr-xr-x 2 lp sys 4096 2008-02-23 05:25 cups
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31841 2008-03-03 12:50 dmesg
    -rw------- 1 root root 0 2008-03-03 02:13 faillog
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-03-03 13:40 gdm
    drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2008-01-28 04:27 httpd
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 145708 2008-03-03 13:09 lastlog
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-03-03 02:16 mail
    -rw------- 1 root root 4184 2008-03-03 12:51 maillog
    -rw------- 1 root root 332937 2008-03-03 13:41 messages
    drwxr-xr-x 2 ntp ntp 4096 2007-09-24 08:40 ntpstats
    drwx------ 2 root root 4096 2006-12-01 05:54 ppp
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-03-03 02:09 prelink
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 28172 2008-03-03 04:13 rpmpkgs
    drwx------ 3 root root 4096 2007-12-10 09:03 samba
    -rw------- 1 root root 11622 2008-03-03 13:41 secure
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-02-23 10:00 setroubleshoot
    -rw------- 1 root root 0 2008-03-03 00:26 spooler
    -rw------- 1 root root 0 2008-03-03 02:13 tallylog
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2007-09-27 16:06 vbox
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root utmp 72192 2008-03-03 13:45 wtmp
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 52990 2008-03-03 13:40 Xorg.0.log
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 19302 2008-03-03 13:40 Xorg.0.log.old
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1649 2008-03-03 13:40 Xorg.setup.log
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 19684 2008-03-03 13:36 yum.log
     
  9. dr3w807

    dr3w807 New Member

    I've already tried that many, many times, but thanks....bumps...
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2008
  10. dr3w807

    dr3w807 New Member

    Sorry for being so whinny but I really want to solve this problem. Does anyone have any ideas...? As a side note, as of late i have to reconfigure xserver graphics each time i log on. Edit...bump...
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2008
  11. o.meyer

    o.meyer HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi dr3w807,

    Please paste the output of the following commands:

    Code:
    cat Xorg.0.log | egrep "^\([WE]"
    
    yum list installed | grep nvidia
    
    uname -r
    
    arch
    Best regards,

    Olli
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2008
  12. dr3w807

    dr3w807 New Member

    [dr3w807@localhost ~]$ cat Xorg.0.log | egrep "^\([WE]"
    cat: Xorg.0.log: No such file or directory
    [dr3w807@localhost ~]$
    [dr3w807@localhost ~]$ yum list installed | grep nvidia

    kmod-nvidia.i686 169.09-7.lvn8 installed
    kmod-nvidia-2.6.23.15-137.fc8.i686 169.09-7.lvn8 installed
    xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i386 169.09-6.lvn8 installed
    xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i386 169.09-6.lvn8 installed
    [dr3w807@localhost ~]$
    [dr3w807@localhost ~]$ uname -r
    2.6.23.15-137.fc8
    [dr3w807@localhost ~]$
    [dr3w807@localhost ~]$ arch
    i686
    [dr3w807@localhost ~]$
     
  13. o.meyer

    o.meyer HowtoForge Supporter

    I forgot the path to the xorg.log - please paste the output of

    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | egrep "^\([WE]"
    Olli
     
  14. dr3w807

    dr3w807 New Member

    [root@localhost dr3w807]# cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | egrep "^\([WE]"
    (WW) No monitor specified for screen "Screen0".
    (WW) The core pointer device wasn't specified explicitly in the layout.
    (WW) No FontPath specified. Using compiled-in default.
    (WW) ****INVALID MEM ALLOCATION**** b: 0xce000000 e: 0xce000000 correcting
    (WW) <default pointer>: No Device specified, looking for one...
    [root@localhost dr3w807]#
     
  15. dr3w807

    dr3w807 New Member

    Bump, bump, bummitibumpbump
     
  16. o.meyer

    o.meyer HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi dr3w807,

    that looks not good. OK, let's reset the configuration and make a fresh driver installation. First deinstall all nvidia relaten stuff - please deinstall all packages from the output of

    Code:
    yum list installed | grep nvidia
    After that reboot the system. When the system is up again, make a backup of your xorg.conf and create a new one via:

    Code:
    cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup
    Code:
    system-config-display --reconfig
    Additionally you have to reconfigure your keyboard layout.

    Code:
    system-config-keyboard
    Reboot your system again. When it's up again, install livna's nvidia driver that fits to your kernel version and your system architecture.

    Find out your kernel version and the architecture.

    Code:
    uname -mr
    Install the nvidia driver. (The dependences will be resolved automatically)

    Code:
    yum -y install kmod-nvidia-%kernel_version%.fc8.%architecture%
    For example:

    Code:
    yum -y install kmod-nvidia-2.6.24.3-12.fc8.i686
    After that reboot your system and all should be OK.

    Best regards,

    Olli
     
  17. dr3w807

    dr3w807 New Member

    Sorry it took me so long to respond...but anyway, i tried all of that jazz last night and it didn't work. I don't know if i forgot to mention this but I am running two of those graphics cards if it makes a difference. Thanks again for the help.
     
  18. o.meyer

    o.meyer HowtoForge Supporter

    Two 8500gt in a single system? Hm... I've never worked with two structurally identical graphics cards in a single system. You should remove one and look if it works with a single graphics card.

    Best regards,

    Olli
     
  19. dr3w807

    dr3w807 New Member

    It still didn't work ( taking out the card) so I'm goint to post my xorg.conf file maybe you guys can see some giant noob mistake and make me happy.

    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder3) Thu Feb 14 18:20:37 PST 2008

    # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "single head configuration"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    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"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us+inet"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "Unknown"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 110.0
    VertRefresh 50.0 - 150.0
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

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

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection
     
  20. o.meyer

    o.meyer HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi dr3w807,

    the nvidia related settings are missing in your configuration. You should try to reconfigure your xorg.conf with

    Code:
    nvidia-xconfig
    (as root)

    By way of comparison my configuration - GeForce 7800GT with kmod-nvidia-2.6.24.3-34.fc8.i686 on Fedora 8 (2.6.24.3-34.fc8 i686).

    Code:
    # Xorg configuration created by livna-config-display
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
            Identifier     "Default Layout"
            Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
            InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
            InputDevice    "MX Rev" "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Files"
            ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
            ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerFlags"
            Option      "AIGLX" "on"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Keyboard0"
            Driver      "kbd"
            Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
            Option      "XkbLayout" "de"
            Option      "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "MX Rev"
            Driver      "evdev"
            Option      "Phys" "usb-*/input0"
            Option      "Name" "Logitech USB Receiver"
            Option      "CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            Identifier  "Videocard0"
            Driver      "nvidia"
            Option      "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen0"
            Device     "Videocard0"
            DefaultDepth     24
            SubSection "Display"
                    Viewport   0 0
                    Depth     24
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
            Option      "Composite" "Enable"
    EndSection
    Best regards,

    Olli
     

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