Can't get KDE

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Sun Apr 4 07:37:11 PDT 2004

On Sunday 04 April 2004 07:22 am, Teilhard Knight wrote:
> > On Sunday 04 April 2004 06:49 am, Teilhard Knight wrote:
> > > I have been doing my research, reading all pieces of information
> > > which can help me. My problem is that I installed the NVIDIA
> > > driver for my Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 with NVIDIA chipset. When
> > > I command the machine "startx", I get the error message: "NVIDIA:
> > > chipset "GeForce3 in device section "card0" isn't valid for this
> > > driver". Now, I cannot even revert to the old "nv" driver because
> > > I get another error. I have found the line "start nvidia" in an
> > > archive, God knows where else there are configured files in my
> > > system. I'll appreciate any help.
> >
> > If you have locate turned on, do a "locate XF86Config".  There may
> > be old versions lying around. X expects it in serveral places, I
> > have mine in
> >
> > /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
> Thank you for your answer. I have XF86Config in /etc/X11. I have
> fiddled with the configuration file to no avail. First thing I did
> was to change the driver "nvidia" for the one loaded by default
> ("nv"). I also set up the modules as the file README. Linux (in the
> NVIDIA driver package) instructs, and I haven't been successful. FAQ
> in the package do not address the problem, let alone the Handbook.

I would look at the XFree86 web page for your video card and add it to 
your config file. I ran xf86cfg and haven't had to go back to it in 
some time. There used to be a web page devoted to the video cards but I 
couldn't find it. 


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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