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  1. #1

    Nvidia Drivers and Xorg.conf

    Hi to all,

    For one day i am trying to get nvidia drivers work in my system. I have NVIDIA GeForce2 MX200 graphics card and i emerged the nvidia-drivers. The installation went very well (i get the guide on the gentoo handbooks) and at the end i can see the nvidia logo and my desktop enviroment. But when i restart the machine and start X the display goes black like if the resolution was to high for the display. Do you know what it could be? The nvidia module is auto-starting (/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6) with sucess and if run xorgconfig again i can see the logo and my desktop. I don't know what is happening and i'm saving the damn file.

    Thank you in advance.


    Bruno Marinho

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    edit your /etx/X11/xorg.conf as root,and remove the wrong resolution from the screen section,save the file & reboot your computer
    i am a newbie too,so good luck

  3. #3
    Well, thank you for your help but i have here an ATI Radeon 9200 SE graphic card and installed in my machine and is working now. It's more powerfull than my GeForce2.

    Thanks anyway

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    Linux Engineer d38dm8nw81k1ng's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    just for reference, xorg skips over incompatible resolutions, and also you could have tried the nvidia-legacy package.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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