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xorg.conf

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 13:22
by amandus
I have installed Sabayon but it failes on my graphic card (Nvidia FX5200)
I got this at boot with live cd:
/sys/module/nvidia (3105) !
/sys/module/nvidia (3106) !

I have tried to install nouveau driver instead of nvidia and put nouveau in my xorg.conf but it did not work,

Are there anything else I must do? So I can get it to work with nouveau?

Re: xorg.conf

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 14:39
by steffie
Supported Cards for 173.14.xx:
GeForce PCX 5750
GeForce PCX 5900
Quadro FX 330/GeForce PCX 5300
Quadro FX 330/Quadro NVS 280 PCI-E
Quadro FX 1300
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra
GeForce FX 5800
Quadro FX 2000
Quadro FX 1000
GeForce FX 5600 Ultra
GeForce FX 5600
GeForce FX 5600XT
GeForce FX Go5600
GeForce FX Go5650
Quadro FX Go700
GeForce FX 5200
GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
GeForce FX 5200
GeForce FX 5200LE
GeForce FX Go5200
GeForce FX Go5250
GeForce FX 5500
GeForce FX 5100
GeForce FX Go5200 32M/64M

Re: xorg.conf

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:42
by batvink
Open your favourite konsole/terminal as root, and enter:

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equo remove nvidia-drivers --ask
It should remove the current installed nvidia-driver plus dependencies. (check that...)
Then:

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equo install nvidia-drivers-173.14.36#`uname -r` --ask
(also check that the right drivers plus dependencies getting installed, according to the command.)
If everything went well, the new (right) drivers are installed.

Now, when upgrading the System, it probably also wants to upgrade your nvidia-driver,
which you don't want., so you have to mask all future nvidia-drivers it may want to upgrade to...
Enter (while still running the terminal) as root:

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nano -w /etc/entropy/packages/package.mask
Scroll to the end of the list, and enter the following:

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>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-174.0.0
>=media-video/nvidia-settings-174.0.0
>=x11-drivers/nvidia-userspace-174.0.0
Save the file by pressing (CTRL+O) and leave the nano-editor by pressing (CTRL+X)

Next, edit xorg:

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nano -w /etc/X11/xorg.conf
search under: section "device" if the driver is nvidia:

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Section "Device"

    Identifier  "SabayonVga0"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    #BusID    "PCI:01:00"
    #Option "RenderAccel" "on"
    #Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
    #Option "BusType" "PCI"
    #Option "ColorTiling" "on"
    #Option "EnablePageFlip" "on"
    # UseEvents is causing segmentation faults with
    # NVIDIA 6xxx, 7xxx and >=275.xx.xx drivers
#    #Option "UseEvents" "True"
    Option "LogoPath" "/usr/share/backgrounds/sabayonlinux-nvidia.png"

EndSection
If not, correct it, save, and close the editor.
Restart X:

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/etc/init.d/xdm restart
It closes all programs, the session, and brings you back to login.
Now you should login properly with a working X.

Re: xorg.conf

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:39
by amandus
The big problem is that I can´t get it to load the install when I click the icon "Install" on the desktop.

Re: xorg.conf

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:57
by micia
I am a bit confused, when does this issue happen exactly?

Is Sabayon installed on your system or are you trying to install it and you can't open the installer at all? By your first post I assumed you already installed Sabayon but the graphical interface doesn't load because of your drivers.

Re: xorg.conf

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:15
by amandus
Yes I did a text installation and then I tried to install a driver but it fails, then I try a new installation and go in safe mode and then the desktop comes up but nothing happens when I click the icon.

I removed the first installation with gparted, and saw that the installation put in LVM and that I don´t want. I could´n find any choice for other filesystem in text mode install. Now I have put in Arch Linux, but I want Sabayon.

Re: xorg.conf

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:45
by micia
No need for that, it's an easy fix really, did you try the xdriver=vesa boot parameter in the live boot menu?
http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php? ... c_Hardware

Once you get Sabayon installed (with your preferred partitioning scheme) it's easy to fix that.

Re: xorg.conf

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:30
by amandus
Yes I have tried that, it was then I got a desktop up but the install icon don´t work then.

Re: xorg.conf

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:14
by micia
When you are in graphical mode, does it produce any output if run from within a console window?

If running on KDE live:
(run as normal user)

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kdesu installer
Otherwise:
(run as normal user)

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gksu installer
You could also try to run with:
xdriver=nouveau

Re: xorg.conf

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 15:23
by batvink
Do you remember when you downloaded the ISO,? 'cause there were problems with them around 28-11-2012
Issues like: installer doesn't work, bad graphics, etc.

If Micia's sugestion also don't work,
Please try to burn a fresh ISO., and reinstall.