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Ok I am running Mandrake 10.1 I just installed UT2004Demo v3334 and the initial splash screen pops up saying Unreal Tournament 2004 Demo, but instead of loading the game it just disappears. I have no clue what it is doing, I am a newbie to linux and it took me a week just to figure out how to install it. Please help me anyone!!!!!
Yeah when i installed the OS i set it for the Geforce FX drivers, is there another way to update them? I'm new to all this and just tryin to figure things out on my own has been driving me crazy. Let me know. I downloaded the new drivers from the nvidia website, but for some reason it says i have to install them from root, but my access keeps getting denied, any suggestions. OK another update to this message I think i have it figured out but i need to be able to disable x server, but i dk how to pls help
If your already logged in as root. Open a console and type:
If booting. at the LILO screen press tab or esc (don't remember which) and type:
linux 3 (if the boot menu entry says 'linux' that is. Grub should be similar.)
log in as root and install your drivers. Has to be done via console mode WITHOUT X. You may have to make the file executable like:
chmod a+x filename.foo
run a search. its hard to throw a rock at this site without hitting some sort of NVIDIA help.
Just remember to do this as root and with no X running. AND don't for get to edit the X.org file or whatever its called now. It slips my mind at present. There maybe some other things you have to do because of Mandrake.
That all sounds clear as mud to me. Hope you can gleen a little out of that.
Well i will give it a try tomorrow evening, I don't really know how to use linux, but i tried the init 3 command took me out of the GUI into command prompt, but i couldn't get it to sh the nvidia .run file. I guess i will keep working at it and thanks for the help
Erick I remember trying to get Nvidia drivers to go for a friend under MDK 9.1 and having fits. Here is the fix and a link to that thread. I can't help but think the procedure would be similar. Let us know if it helps.
One tip. When you have the chance to enable distro provided 3d acceleration or distro provided Nvidia drivers. Don't. You will most likely wind up getting rid of it all anyway. Find whatever nvidia glx files that Mandrake throws in and ditch them. I'm sorry but I can't remember the directory.
Ok this is a lengthy post because of file output. The new Nvidia drivers seem to be running nice and stable.
Here is what I did to get them to go:
I entered init 3 (no need to edit any files for this). I had already installed the kernel sources and I verified that binutils were installed (as per the link provided by kilgore). I then edited XF86Config-4 and made it what it should be. I went ahead and backed up the Mandrake glx stuff then removed it from its original directory. I edited /etc/modules and commented out NVdriver. I switched to KDM (I really don't think switching display managers did anything but I did it any way. The new drivers work!
I tried a little game called openuniverse that came with MDK and it renders fine at between 400 and 500 FPS.
I type in init 3 and it takes me to a login screen for the root command console. I don't know what to type to install the nvidia drivers. I tried doing the xf86config -4 but there are no nvidia drivers listed. I know when I installed the OS I selected Nvidia Geforce FX drivers from the list of video card drivers, I just don't understand why UT2004 shows the demo splash screen and disappears. I haven't done anything to the settings of the game because I can't get into the game to do anything. Can someone pls just let me know what command to type in the root console after I init 3 so i can get this installed. Thanks for all the help so far.
Originally posted by erick6220 I type in init 3 and it takes me to a login screen for the root command console. I don't know what to type to install the nvidia drivers. I tried doing the xf86config -4 but there are no nvidia drivers listed. I know when I installed the OS I selected Nvidia Geforce FX drivers from the list of video card drivers, I just don't understand why UT2004 shows the demo splash screen and disappears. I haven't done anything to the settings of the game because I can't get into the game to do anything. Can someone pls just let me know what command to type in the root console after I init 3 so i can get this installed. Thanks for all the help so far.
try _learning_ the command line. Its generally a Good Idea, and wont take very long to at least have a basic understanding of it. If you have to be walked through it, try searching for "nvidia" here.
I know it happened to me the same thing on an ATI board and at this moment I don't know how I managed to solve it.
Try to open a console in X and type there [...]$ ut2004 (if you have the link correct) and if not try
You will be presented with an error message. Please read that carefully and hopefully it will guide you to the answer. I can't remember what was the error nor how did I fixed it.
(TIP: the path to MDK glx may be present in you xf86config. if not issue the command: locate glx
The reason the Mandrake Nvidia drivers don't work is because....................... They don't work. Never have and until certain licenseing issue are dealt with they never will. Forget about them.
Don't forget to edit the files (as root) that I mentioned in previous posts. That Nvidia entry in that modules file proved to be a show stopper for me back then.
All of the following must be done as root.
In /etc directory find the modules file. If you see anything pertaing to Nvidia comment it out by placeing a # in front of it like:
It will continue to try to load the old drivers if you don't. Find the Mandrake glx files and delete them.
After you reach runlevel 3 (init 3) and are root user navigate to the directory that holds the Nvidia driver. For me its:
Once there you may have to make the file executible:
chmod a+x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run
Then to install the driver:
Now you MUST edit your xf86config-4 file or your xorg.conf file (same thing different name). I don't know which one MDK 10 has but its located in the /etc/X11 directory.
At the top of the file look for the modules section; Your looking for glx. Yours may have a path spelled out. Listing the entire path may not be necessary. I can't remember if it made a difference and I don't see why it would. If present comment out dri like (# Load "dri"). Anyway here is my modules seciton:
# This loads the DBE extension module.
Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension
# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
# This loads the font modules
# This loads the GLX module
Look for the "Graphics device" section. In that section look for "Driver" make sure it is followed by "nvida". Here is my Graphics Device section.
# Graphics device section
# Any number of graphics device sections may be present
Identifier "FX 5700"
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
Save your changes and you should be done... Reboot.
(TIP: after you install a game always run it from console at first. if the game crashes it should leave the console open with error output.
to run unreal open a console as normal user and type:
keep track of any and all errors. they make the difference when asking for specific help on this or any forum.
Somebody double check me. I don't think I left anything out.
oh yeah. after reboot hopefully you will see the nvidia splash screen for a second or two.
to test use a game other than ut2004 to test like tuxracer or something. the reason I say that is because games like unreal and quake are a little finiky and could be crashed by a sound problem. so verify that your drivers work then move on to UT.
will give you an indication of working or failing drivers. to exit the program simply CTRL-C
Ok got into root ran all info given.
Ran driver intall
errors, had to install the gcc package and the kernel-source package.
Finally installed drivers, but i have to remove the rivafb drivers, how exactly do i do that it didn't tell me where to find the driver.
I ran xf86config -4, but the only 2 Nvidia's offered so I picked Geforce, but its the same driver i originally had.
I'm getting further in this solution just need a lil more help.