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    =( not again... nvidia drivers this time


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    if u need me to post any files jsut say which ones...

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    What version of Xorg are you using?
    What version of nvidia-drivers are you using?
    You are using the "nvidia-drivers" package aren't you?
    Plus, it would help to know what card you are using.

    You did an "eselect opengl set nvidia" right?

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    You did an "eselect opengl set nvidia" right?

    ^yes

    x11-base/xorg-x11-7.0-r1
    media-video/nvidia-kernel-1.0.6629-r6
    media-video/nvidia-glx-1.0.6629-r7

    i have a GeForce FX 5500

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    Ah yes. The "stable" nVidia drivers actually aren't. Run these commands as root:
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    echo "media-video/nvidia-kernel ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
    emerge nvidia-kernel
    That should fix you right up.

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    thanks for the help evne though i havent tried it since im at a friends house studying calculus.

    do you think this guy is leading me in the right direction? http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-491526.html
    if what you said works im probably not going to finish what hes telling me to do, as ive been having bad luck with getting gentoo to boot into kde

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    He is basically telling you to do the same things we are. You need to upgrade to the latest nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx. They are masked by keyword, which is why you have to put those two things in your /etc/portage/package.keyword file.

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    ok ive done what ive been told and now the only errors i get are when i 'startx'. it says failure to load modules "pcidata" and "bitmap"

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    they're not in my xorg.conf
    edit the xorg.conf file and search for pcidata and bitmap. if they are in, comment them out (# at the beginning of the line).
    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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