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guys just want to ask,who among of you are using the latest nvidia driver for GF 2 MX400? and what is the use of nvidia-config? is it a separate config ...
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    nvidia GF2 MX400 driver


    guys just want to ask,who among of you are using the latest nvidia driver for GF 2 MX400? and what is the use of nvidia-config? is it a separate config of the driver?
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    nvidia-config, if I remember correctly, is a graphical window that lets you tweak some settings on the Nvidia drivers like Antialiasing, Anisotropic Filtering, shadows under your cursor in X Windows, and whether or not you want the Nvidia splash screen at boot.
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    oic..becasue before the tweaks was to be added at xorg-conf... so just after finishing the download of the new driver, all i have to do is to run the script ? then after that it will be automatically installed right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by icedtea
    oic..becasue before the tweaks was to be added at xorg-conf... so just after finishing the download of the new driver, all i have to do is to run the script ? then after that it will be automatically installed right?
    If you download the latest driver from Nvidia, you should be able to run the script (while logged in as root) and it will tweak your /etc/xorg.conf file for you. If you need more detailed instructions, look here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...d-drivers.html
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    ok i read the link.. BUT sir how about the nvidia-conf? after running and completing the driver script, do i need to install also nvidia-conf? OR will it be automatically be included after a successfull install of the driver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by icedtea
    ok i read the link.. BUT sir how about the nvidia-conf? after running and completing the driver script, do i need to install also nvidia-conf? OR will it be automatically be included after a successfull install of the driver?
    nvidia-config is included when you install your drivers.
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    sir I got mine working... i just added 2 options in xorg.conf 1. the option for NVAGP which i placed it to "3" as also stated in the read me file 2. I turned off the nvidia logo during startup..

    here are some details from /var/log/Xorg.conf:

    ************************************************** ***************

    _XSERVTransSocketOpenCOTSServer: Unable to open socket for inet6
    _XSERVTransOpen: transport open failed for inet6/darkstar:0
    _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: failed to open listener for inet6

    X Window System Version 6.8.2
    Release Date: 9 February 2005
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.13 i686 [ELF]
    Current Operating System: Linux darkstar 2.4.31 #8 Sun Jun 5 19:08:07 PDT 2005 i686
    Build Date: 11 September 2005
    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    Module Loader present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri Mar 17 08:54:31 2006
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    (==) ServerLayout "Simple Layout"
    (**) |-->Screen "Screen 1" (0)
    (**) | |-->Monitor "AOC"
    (**) | |-->Device "gforce"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse1"
    (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard1"
    (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/".
    Entry deleted from font path.
    (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/").
    (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/".
    Entry deleted from font path.
    (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/").
    (**) FontPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11
    /fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/
    100dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"
    (**) RgbPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

    (WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such device)

    (II) Setting vga for screen 0.
    (**) 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): Option "NoLogo" "on"
    (**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NvAGP" "3"
    (--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xD0000000
    (--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xDE000000
    (II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU detected as: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
    (--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 03.11.01.26.00
    (--) NVIDIA(0): Interlaced video modes are not supported on this GPU
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Detected AGP rate: 4X
    (--) NVIDIA(0): VideoRAM: 65536 kBytes
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s): CRT-0
    (--) NVIDIA(0): CRT-0: maximum pixel clock: 350 MHz
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Frequency information for CRT-0:
    (II) NVIDIA(0): HorizSync : 30.000-70.000 kHz
    (II) NVIDIA(0): VertRefresh : 50.000-130.000 Hz
    (II) NVIDIA(0): (HorizSync from EDID)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): (VertRefresh from EDID)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): AOC: Using hsync range of 30.00-70.00 kHz
    (II) NVIDIA(0): AOC: Using vrefresh range of 50.00-130.00 Hz
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Clock range: 12.00 to 350.00 MHz

    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (bad mode clock/interlace/doublescan)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (hsync out of range)
    (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)

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    pls check.. are there something wrong here?
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    I've never used the "NVAGP" option, so first I'd try commenting that one out to see if that's what is causing the problem. (Just add a # at the front of the line.)
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    telling u honestly sir, i 4got to type modprobe nvidia after installation... do u think this was the cause of the output i posted? though i have not received errors after installation...

    here are some details (from the readme file of the driver) from /proc/driver/nvidia

    Model: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
    IRQ: 11
    Video BIOS: 03.11.01.26.00
    Card Type: AGP


    Status: Enabled
    Driver: AGPGART
    AGP Rate: 4x
    Fast Writes: Disabled
    SBA: Disabled
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    Quote Originally Posted by icedtea
    telling u honestly sir, i 4got to type modprobe nvidia after installation... do u think this was the cause of the output i posted? though i have not received errors after installation...
    If you didn't modprobe nvidia then you should have had errors, yes. Have you modprobed now? Does it work?
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