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Hi everyone! It has been some time since I last posted here, but last week I've finally had some free time to install the Nvidia drivers, and the result was, ...
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    Nvidia driver doesn't load X


    Hi everyone!

    It has been some time since I last posted here, but last week I've finally had some free

    time to install the Nvidia drivers, and the result was, well, unexpected...

    I've been browsing the forums looking for someone with a similar problem, but couldn't find

    one... Let me tell you what happened.
    I downloaded the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg0.run driver, load the system to a console,

    without loading environment.
    Previously, I'd installed the kernel source from the MANDRAKE cd's.
    Typed sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg0.run
    The installer tried to download a kernell from NVIDIA site, buy I don't have an internet

    connection, so I compiled the kernel source I've allready installed.
    Everything seemed to be fine to this point.
    The driver installation finished.
    I loaded KDE.
    Went to etc/X11/XF86config-4 and changed the driver "nv" to "nvidia", in the modules section

    I'd un-comment the Load "glx" line.
    Reboot aaand...
    ¡AAAARRRGGGHH!
    ¡What did I do!

    The system starts apparently normal, but then, when it starts loading X, the screen goes

    black for a second, back tho the blue X screen for a second, then black, then blue, then

    black again and I found my self in the $ prompt.
    I login and password, then type KDE, it goes black for a couple of second, then a long error

    appears, something like this:


    NVIDIA (0) failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device.
    Screen(s) found, but none have a usable config.
    XIO fatal IO error 104 conection reset by peer on X server ":0.0"
    after 0 requests (0 known processed) whit 0 events remaining.

    Does anybody have an idea what this means? ... cause I don't.

    Did I sc&#w it?

    Please, help me! And if I need to edit something from the shell, please tell me what

    commands sould I use, cause I'm not good with the shell, apart from movien between

    directories and viewing some files.

    Thank's everybody.

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    Could you post the output from "lsmod" as root?

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    Sounds like your xf86Config-4 file isn't setup

    Try, as root, typing xf86config to set the file up.
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