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Old 03-26-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
sourian
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Mandrake 9.1 & Nvidia drivers


Hi all!

Just finished installing Mdk 9.1. So far it seems to be fine. I will not comment it yet. But 1st thoughts are positive...

One litle problem: I have a video card Nvidia GeForce 2 MX400 with 64 mb of sdram. I put the NVchooser.sh to the test, and it said that I need the tar.gz. Good. Downloaded them, unpacked, but when I try to do make install for the kernel, I get this:

nv-linux.h:43:4: #error This driver does not support 2.6.x or newer kernels!

This is the most interesting error, 'cause there are a lot of them.

Anyone knows any workaround this problem?

Or we should bombard Nvidia with emails to update their drivers?

Thanks,
Sourian
 
Old 03-26-2003, 01:25 PM   #2
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Are you sure you need to upgrade the drivers atm, coz I have 9.0 with a GF3 Ti200 128Mb and Mandrake automatically set up some 'generic' GF3 driver, they're just not the latest nVidia ones that's all. Has 9.1 done something similar for you already?
 
Old 03-26-2003, 01:35 PM   #3
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Oh, the "generic" drivers work just fine...until it comes to 3d acceleration.

So no complaints about the "initial" setup made by Mandrake. ;-)

Regards,
Sourian
 
Old 03-26-2003, 01:45 PM   #4
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Good, good

Hmm, guess I havent needed to use my graphics card much so far-upgrading the drivers is down my list of 'To-Do' items
 
Old 03-26-2003, 02:10 PM   #5
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I use Debian for a server, no X...But on my desktop until recently I had RedHat 8.0. When Mandrake came out, I said to give it a try.

I hope RH 9.0 will be at least at the same level with Mandrake...if not, they have lost one client ;-)

Still, my Nvidia problem came out when I wanted to try UT2003, and got hanged by the Nvidia drivers ...
 
Old 03-26-2003, 02:24 PM   #6
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Have you tried using the src rpms and rebuilding them for your system ?
 
Old 03-26-2003, 03:20 PM   #7
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src.rpm are generatated from sources. For the hack of it I've tried them. No result.

............................

 
Old 03-26-2003, 03:50 PM   #8
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Is the kernel source installed? That's the only thing I can think of.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 04:41 PM   #9
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Re: Mandrake 9.1 & Nvidia drivers

Quote:
Originally posted by sourian


nv-linux.h:43:4: #error This driver does not support 2.6.x or newer kernels!

Sourian

eh? are you sure thats what it sais? The 2.6.x kernel series has not even been released yet.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 04:47 PM   #10
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Yes, I am sure. I did a copy&paste ;-). That's why I put it on, because it sounded so weird.

Anyway, thank you Seph, I didn't had my kernel-sources installed

Now I compiled them from sources, works, but it is very slow.

Guys, how was it in Mandrake 9.0? Is it there a hack to make it faster?

Thanks.
 
Old 03-26-2003, 07:36 PM   #11
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Yeah, I had this problem earlier today and I also fixed it. Ok, first, make sure you have your kernel source installed. If you are unsure go into the Mandrake Control Center (not KDE Control Center) and go to install Software. From here type in Kernel in the search box. If kernel-source.xx.x.xx (something similar) shows up in the results just install that. Ok, next step.

Go download the GLX source RPM and the Kernel source RPM.

cd to directory you have them.

type: rpmbuild --rebuild NVIDIA*

Next

type: cd /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/i586
and type: rpm -ivh NVIDIA*

next, edit your xf86Config-4 file and you should be good to go.
test to make sure it works after you restart X by typing: glxgears
Have phun with 3-d!

-AquamaN
 
Old 03-26-2003, 07:38 PM   #12
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Hey, my laptop & dual processor home machine both have GeForce2 cards -- I used to have to use the tar file to get GLX & nVidia kernel installed properly... until now! I setup the repository from Texstar at pclinuxonline -- There are RPMS for both that worked on the first try for me! After install, exited KDE & restarted.. My test: Run Tuxracer -- came up full screen and full speed!
 
  


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