Nvidia driver installation woes
Hi all, I'm requesting help with the installation of NVidia drivers for my Linux
Mandrake 9.0 setup (kernel 2.4.19-16mdk). I have tried installation with the tar
files of both the 3123 and 4191 versions, ie
I have the kernel source installed on my machine. My machine is an AMD Duron 1G, Nvidia GeForce2MX400
After I install everything login again and restart X, I get the NVidia splash
screen and then a black screen with the black X.....permanently. The X can move
with the mouse, but she aint going to do anything else. I have to restart the
comp with the restart button and reinstall Mandrake with a fresh reinstall. To
install the drivers I do as follows:
tar -xvzf NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191/3123.tar.gz
tar -xvzf NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191/3123.tar.gz
all this done as root and without having X operating ie text input.
I then use vi to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and change Driver "nv" to Driver
"nvidia" as per Nvidia instructions. Load "glx" is already present, Load "dri"
and Load "GLcore" are not present. (Nvidia instruct to remove these if they are
The result of doing all this is a black screen with a black X. The black X can
move pretty fast when I move the mouse fast...I wonder if that is the benefit of
I have also tried the following that I gleaned off some forums:
alias char-major-10-175 agpgart
cd /lib/modules/2.4.19-16md (my kernel)
Guess what?? The mouse still moves the black X pretty fast.
Oh yeah, I have also tried the following:
#ln -s /usr/lib/libGL.so libGL.so.1.2 && ln -s libGL.so.1.2 libGL.so
Even the mouse failed to perform.
Any help will be appreciated. I am a Linux newbie like you wouldn't believe.