Bug 72039 - limbo: no recognition of the onboard-graficcard on an msi-k7n420 pro
Summary: limbo: no recognition of the onboard-graficcard on an msi-k7n420 pro
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-08-20 20:40 UTC by shrek-m
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:45 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-22 16:17:20 UTC
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Description shrek-m 2002-08-20 20:40:35 UTC
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Description of problem:
nor rhl 7.x nor limbo
the onboard graficcard will not be recognized on an msi-k7n420 pro mainboard,the
installation hangs (no driver for nvidia geforce 2 mx)
boot:linux text

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot from floppy
3.starting X-server ....????

Actual Results:  installation hangs

Expected Results:  kill x-server,installation in text-mode

Additional info:

NVIDIA_GLX, NVIDIA_kernel at www.nvidia.com

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-22 16:17:02 UTC
Any ideas Mike?

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-08-22 16:45:25 UTC
Yes, I've got an idea....

shrek-m)  You've filed at least 3 bugs about this in less than 2 days,
all of which you've been told that the Nvidia binary only driver is
not supported.

Not supported _at_ _all_.  That means, in no way, is it supported, which
means that it isn't supported.  That means that it does not work, because
we do not support it.

We support the "nv" driver _ONLY_.  That goes for XFree86, Xconfigurator,
redhat-config-xfree86, xf86config, xf86cfg, anaconda (the installer),
the kernel, and everything else.

Only the "nv" driver is supported, and the support for your card, is only
available using the "nv" driver.  All other drivers not supplied by
Red Hat...  are unsupported.  Roughly translated, that means we
do not support them.

If you DO use the Nvidia driver, instead of the "nv" driver, then
when you upgrade, your X configuration will NOT be touched.  This
is intentional, because we do not modify a users configuration if
they're using unsupported drivers, of which the "nvidia" driver

Solution:  Uninstall the Nvidia drivers completely, remove the
Nvidia GLX, and kernel stuff.  Reinstall XFree86 to put back
the files that were destroyed by the Nvidia driver installation
(libGL I believe).  Edit your X config, and put the "nv" driver

Run X configuration utilities, and it should work.

As an additional note, please keep in mind that the "nvidia" binary
only drivers are unsupported in all releases of Red Hat Linux,
and that using them makes your whole system unsupported unless
you can reproduce a problem using only the "nv" driver.

Closing bug as NOTABUG.

Comment 3 shrek-m 2002-08-24 10:38:49 UTC
thanks for your reply,

neither anaconda, nor any other X-Configuration-tool could bring the X-server up.
all in all several days since rhl 7.2  :-(
(i do prefer rhl 6.2 on i486)

for me, the easyest way is to install NVIDIA_kernel and NVIDIA_GLX
(tar, cd, no configure!, make, make install)
and edit the XF86Config by myself to
DRIVER "nvidia"

all about in a few minutes :-)

everytime i am running a X-configuration-tool the entry is changed to
and i get an error starting X with crash

it4s always the same in rhl 7.2/7.3/7.393

for me its better to have a running unsupported system than ...

an exit!

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