video Card Problem in Redhat 9.0

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video Card Problem in Redhat 9.0

Postby Zaheer » Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:55 am

AOA,
When Installing redhat 9.0 on my system I get video error and my computer screen goes blank,but in Mandrake and Window its fine.I have a Geforce FX 5200 AGP card any solution please.

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Re: video Card Problem in Redhat 9.0

Postby lambda » Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:56 pm

don't install rh9. or, if you must use it, do a text-based install, and then install nvidia's linux drivers before starting x windows.
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Postby jargon » Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:12 am

do what lamba suggested.

it's common sense, when you have such an old distro. you can't expect something old to support something so new. how the heck is rh9.0 supposed to autodetect a new GeForceFX.
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Re: video Card Problem in Redhat 9.0

Postby syedbilalmasaud » Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:20 am

Hello Mr Zaheer

Nvidia new crads are creating some problem on linux 9 i prefer u to use fedora core 4 or Redhat Enterprise Linux 3 or later to solve this problem automatically
I would say installing the NVIDIA drivers was one of the easiest things I have done...kudos to them for making it so simple.
  1. init 3
  2. sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg1.run
  3. vi /etc/X11/XF86Config
  4. Find the Device section and replace either Driver "nv" or Driver "vesa" with Driver "nvidia".
  5. In the Module section, make sure you have Load "glx"
  6. Remove Load "dri" and Load "GLcore" (if you have them).
  7. init 5

All this is also explained in the README...although if you do it my way you won't need to reboot (just switch between runlevels). Good luck :).
after that
# service xfs restart
# redhat-config-xfree86

otherwise try out this

If you are installing a distro, install in text-only mode. When you boot for the first time after installing, make sure to enter into runlevel 2. To do this (assuming GRUB as your bootloader), when GRUB comes up, edit the command that boots the system, and tack on 'init 2' to the end. This will give you a single-user console bootup process.
(2) Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config (or, if your distro is using it, XF86Config-4). Find the section marked "Device" and add to it the last two lines (with my comments).

Code: Select all

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
Option "FlatPanel" "true" # without this it thinks it's in CRT-land
Option "CrtcNumber" "1" # without this it may try to use the analog VGA out
EndSection


Save your XF86Config file and fire up X by typing 'startx'. This worked for me, YMMV. Next time you boot, you may have to re-edit your GRUB bootline and remove the 'init 2' thing.

I've seen lots of people asking desperately about this, and I didn't find any clear answers, so I thought I'd post this and save other people the five days of Linux-less that I recently endured

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Geforce Linux Driver

Postby Zaheer » Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:59 am

AOA,
There are two Linux Drivers.Which one I should download Linux IA32 and Linux IA64.WHich one should I install.

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Re: Geforce Linux Driver

Postby lambda » Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:29 pm

ia32. redhat 9 doesn't support ia64.
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Which distro to support Geforce FX

Postby Zaheer » Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:06 pm

AOA,
OK just tell me which distro supports Geforce FX 5200.I want to run Oracle on that.And which distro is best suited for Oracle and supports Gefoce FX Agp card.
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Re: Which distro to support Geforce FX

Postby Anjum Butt » Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:14 pm

Zaheer wrote:AOA,
OK just tell me which distro supports Geforce FX 5200.I want to run Oracle on that.And which distro is best suited for Oracle and supports Gefoce FX Agp card.


Nvidia's proprietary drivers support all their latest video chips.
If you're going to use Fedora Core just for the sake of your display card, I will recommend not using any Fedora Core. especially when you're going to run Oracle on it, reason being that its an experimental distribution which experiments on the unsuspecting users ie, the ones who use Fedora Core.

I am going to assume you are setting it up as a server, and in that case you should try StartCom AS 4.0.0 Barak.
It is based on updated RedHat EL sources, and is our current recommendation for people using RedHat Linux.

CDs can be ordered from LinuxPakistan http://www.linuxpakistan.net/software
Be sure to scroll down to the end of the page for a map of physical location, in case you wish to visit.

Startcom EL comes with free automatic update from StartCom's update network.

If you can afford to pay for RedHat EL, then you should order a RedHat EL 4.0 for $1400 + $100 shipping to Pakistan .
More will follow :)

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Re: Which distro to support Geforce FX

Postby lambda » Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:09 am

Zaheer wrote:.I want to run Oracle on that.And which distro is best suited for Oracle and supports Gefoce FX Agp card.

look at what oracle recommends, and use that.
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