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#1 2004-11-07 18:28:17

PunkRawkSucks
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From: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2004-11-06
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Updated nvidia module problems

I just did a 'pacman -Syu' which included an update to the nvidia module. Now my screen is whacked. I took a couple pics with my camera:

This is the KDM login screen. People with nvidia cards will know that when the X server first starts up, you initially get a white screen with the nvidia log on it, and then your login manager starts up. As you can see in the pic, you can still "see" that nvidia logo.

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And here is the desktop!

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Completely hosed. I switched back to the nv driver and I'm working fine.

Any thoughts?

Mark

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#2 2004-11-07 20:24:08

tpowa
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From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,260

Re: Updated nvidia module problems

looks like wrong xorg.conf
try to change your xorg.conf to other values in graphics section
perhaps the driver doesn't detect your card wrong
look at the readme of nvidia driver for hints about hardware

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#3 2004-11-08 00:29:54

PunkRawkSucks
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From: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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Re: Updated nvidia module problems

I don't undestand how xorg.conf could have anything to do with it. I was already using the nvidia driver and it was working just fine. This only started happening after updating to a newer nvidia driver by way of a pacman update. I've been using the same xorg.conf many months now with no problems. I'll check the docs but it doesn't make much sense unless they changed something in the driver which requires a change in the config file.

Thanks,

Mark

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#4 2004-11-08 06:30:03

tpowa
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From: Lauingen , Germany
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Re: Updated nvidia module problems

hm sorry for that
didn't know that it worked before
seems to be a driver problem then
i have 3 machines on all of them the new driver works

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#5 2004-11-08 11:46:52

tony
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Registered: 2004-10-11
Posts: 108

Re: Updated nvidia module problems

After 4 hours of installing everything and having brand new Arch in my comp I have installed nvidia driver from their page and my system is down :cry: . Then I've tried pacman and its practically same :evil:  Now I'm not able to boot in kdm. The article said something about version number 3 but I wasn't able to find it anywhere. Do I have to reinstall everything or is there some remedy sad

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#6 2004-11-08 14:38:23

skeeterbug
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From: Oklahoma, USA
Registered: 2004-10-24
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Re: Updated nvidia module problems

Of course you don't have to start over - you can use nvidia's thing to uninstall (nvidia-installer --uninstall) or pacman -R - whichever you installed last, or maybe run both.  Anyway, after that if you change your xorg.conf driver line from nvidia to nv it might work.  It's slow and no 3d but it might give you a temporary solution until you can figure out what's going on with the driver.

edit:
Sorry, may not have been clear - nvidia is from them nv is from xorg.

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#7 2004-11-08 17:40:36

dk
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Registered: 2004-04-20
Posts: 106

Re: Updated nvidia module problems

tony wrote:

After 4 hours of installing everything and having brand new Arch in my comp I have installed nvidia driver from their page and my system is down :cry: . Then I've tried pacman and its practically same :evil:  Now I'm not able to boot in kdm. The article said something about version number 3 but I wasn't able to find it anywhere. Do I have to reinstall everything or is there some remedy sad

Some are having nvidia driver problems. I have not tried this yet, but
I will later today.

Here is the thread:
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=7945&start=15

hyp0luxa wrote:

this driver disables GLX when the composite extension is enabled. to fix add
Code:

Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "1" 

in your card device section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf

I don't know if this will work, but it's worth a shot

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#8 2004-11-09 06:24:15

tony
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Registered: 2004-10-11
Posts: 108

Re: Updated nvidia module problems

Well I'm sorry but it wasn't problem with nvidia driver it was my stupidity :oops: While doing xorgconfig I've forgotten to adjust my "Device" for mouse to /dev/psaux   :oops:  :oops:
Again thank you for your help and I apologise once more  :oops:  :oops:

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