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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: NVidia-settings - can't open X server display configuration Reply with quote

Code:
Unable to load X Server Display Configuration page:

Failed to query NoScanout for screen 0.


It seems that the driver isn't working .. :( Is there a way to check it besides playing a HD quality video or anything of that kind ?
Installed NVidia by following the Gentoo Wiki guide and everything went through pretty well ( module installed, modprobe works, X doesn't reject it, etc. ) but still .. it looks like it's not initialized - even screensavers hang :D

Code:
dainis@gentoo ~ $ glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes
dainis@gentoo ~ $ su -c 'lspci | grep VGA'
Password:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] (rev a1)


Any ideas on how to resolve this ?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure I understand completely the issue here.
However I you emerge nvidia-settings you should be able to run this from your X environment to prove that you are using the nvidia-drivers and not the open source NV drivers.
Note you should su - to allow nvidia-settings update your xorg.conf
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chiefbag wrote:

However I you emerge nvidia-settings you should be able to run this from your X environment to prove that you are using the nvidia-drivers and not the open source NV drivers.

The text ( error code ) at the beginning of my post was copied directly from nvidia-settings GUI, section X Server Display Configuration.

chiefbag wrote:
Note you should su - to allow nvidia-settings update your xorg.conf

Tried - no effect.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not at a terminal at the moment but. . .
I'm not sure have you tried this but there is a command that you should run from outside your X environment.
Its something like nvidia-Xconfig. This will give you a solid xorg.conf for your X environ.
Also not to over look the obvious have you checked that when you emerged the nvidia-drivers that they were built against the same kernel version that you are running.
IE.
Check your /usr/src/Linux symlink against your current running kernel
"uname -a"
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chiefbag wrote:
Its something like nvidia-Xconfig. This will give you a solid xorg.conf for your X environ.

One of the first things I did after emerging nvidia-drivers and X.org doesn't reject it - everything seems to be loading just fine ( I'm on XFCE right now ).

chiefbag wrote:
Also not to over look the obvious have you checked that when you emerged the nvidia-drivers that they were built against the same kernel version that you are running.
IE.
Check your /usr/src/Linux symlink against your current running kernel
"uname -a"

Yea, I guess one could really miss that but no, nvidia-drivers have been built against the current kernel ( haven't rebuilt it ).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have been messing around this for a while now and still no sign of my video card driver being in a working state .. everything loads up just fine but everything in the system is still hanging ( screensavers, videos, etc. ) so I assume something isn't right.

Any ideas ?

** UPDATE **

Driver seems to be working now but still can't access the corresponding nvidia-settings section.
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