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Old 01-01-2004, 12:24 AM   #1
doralsoral
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Nvidia driver


Hey i just downloaded the nvidia driver for my geforce 4 mx 440, and i dont know if they have a new driver or not but ive installed the nvidia driver on my red hat 9 syetem many times with no problems. this last time i did it it wouldnt go into X. just stayed black. has anyone had trouble with this driver? I just got a new motherboard also and this is the first time ive tried this drive ron this board altough i dont see why that would bake a difference, but in case it helps i have an ASUS A7V600
 
Old 01-01-2004, 01:44 AM   #2
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I had the same problem with the newest driver - version 5328 or something like that. Go to the archives and get the 4496 pkg2 driver and try that one.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 07:19 AM   #3
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I had the same problem with a GigaByte 7VTXE mobo and an Abit Siluro (GeForce) FX5200:
The "nv" drivers that came with my Mandrake 9.2 worked fine but ... NO 3D acceleration (1-2 fps in glxgears, tuxracer and armagetron) !!!
So I decided to upgrade the video drivers with the latest Nvidia 1.0-5328 and the blank screen appeared every time I tried to start X.
I've read many times the Nvidia readme included with the drivers and tried almost every suggested settings, but none seemed work.
I recompiled my kernel (after having downloaded its sources because I have not found them in my Mandrake 9.2 download version) three times (with AGP support included, with AGP support as a module, and without AGP support at all), because I read that the Nvidia drivers AGP support is not compatible with any other, and tried all the options for "NvAgp" in XF86Config-4: nothing worked.

Finally after a reading of a lot of posts here in LinuxQuestions (... yes, thanks to everybody!) I found the solution in the patches released by Christian Zander (thank you!) at www.minion.de and precisely in the version for kernel 2.4.x which is available at http://www.sh.nu/download/nvidia/lin...-5328-pkg0.run
thanks (a lot) to Daniel Ceregatti.
Summarizing I have now:
- kernel 2.4.22 (but I think this should be applicable to all 2.4 kernels) WITHOUT AGP support compiled at all (neither as a module).
- Nvidia drivers 1.0-5328 installed
- Patch NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5328-pkg0.run installed
- ' Driver "nvidia" ' and ' Option "NvAgp" "1" ' options in the "Device" section of /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
- X and GL applications properly running !!!
- learned how to compile kernels
- learned the use of bash TAB-autocompleting function (try to install the Nvidia drivers with those incredibly long names several times and you will soon learn what is autocomplete! )

I'm sorry if my post looks too long, but I hope it will be useful to newbies like I am and ...
I'm sorry If my english is not correct, but I am a newbie in english writing too.

Thanks to you all at LinuxQuestions, bye.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 07:25 AM   #4
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Johnnus,

Thanks for your post. Your English is fine. You should come to where I live and listen to their attempts at English.

Could you run glxgears and post what your results are please? Just like to see what someone's getting. I also have a GeForce FX 5200.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 08:01 AM   #5
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The results of glxgears are:
4927 frames in 5.0 seconds = 985.400 FPS
5129 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1025.800 FPS
5116 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1023.200 FPS
5114 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1022.800 FPS
5126 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1025.200 FPS
5116 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1023.200 FPS
5128 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1025.600 FPS
5115 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1023.000 FPS
5126 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1025.200 FPS
5119 frames in 5.0 seconds = 1023.800 FPS

then I stopped it with CTRL+C (is it correct?)
I noticed that if I resize (enlarge) the graphic window of glxgears the resulting FPS go down (is it correct too?)
I started it from a Konsole in KDE, is it correct to obtain a valid information?
Are there other tests I can perform to control if my configuration is good?
 
Old 01-02-2004, 08:07 AM   #6
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I don't really know how to answer that. This is my results from right now ->

mingdao@paul:Fri Jan 02 09:25:19/var/log/packages$ glxgears
10840 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2168.000 FPS
12213 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2442.600 FPS
19481 frames in 5.0 seconds = 3896.200 FPS
28705 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5741.000 FPS
24066 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4813.200 FPS
24878 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4975.600 FPS
29295 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5859.000 FPS
29108 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5821.600 FPS
29782 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5956.400 FPS
29619 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5923.800 FPS
29343 frames in 5.0 seconds = 5868.600 FPS
30217 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6043.400 FPS
30188 frames in 5.0 seconds = 6037.600 FPS
20617 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4123.400 FPS
24331 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4866.200 FPS
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

I open a Konsole in KDE and at the user prompt type glxgears. Then I came here and read your post. I went back into the Konsole and stopped it by closing the gears window with the X at the top right.

I currently have Mozilla running with 9 tabs open, KMail running checking POP3 mail every minute, that konsole open, and XMMS. I don't really know what is the proper way to get these results, and I don't know of any other tests. Maybe someone else will post and help us.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 08:13 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Johnnus

then I stopped it with CTRL+C (is it correct?)
I noticed that if I resize (enlarge) the graphic window of glxgears the resulting FPS go down (is it correct too?)
I started it from a Konsole in KDE, is it correct to obtain a valid information?
Are there other tests I can perform to control if my configuration is good?
CTRL+C is fine.

When you resize the screen it should slow down because it is changing more of the screen. That is normal.

Konsole is the way to do it. At least it is the way I did it anyway.

Don't know of any other test except to play a game and see what it looks like.

Later

 
Old 01-02-2004, 08:23 AM   #8
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Hey MS Man! Good to see your post. Looks like we may come your way in April or May.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 09:14 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chinaman
Hey MS Man! Good to see your post. Looks like we may come your way in April or May.
Me? I do seem to recall you saying you may be coming this way sometime. Give me a shout. May meet up somewhere, health permitting. Hmmm, actually if the garden allows. I plan to get a cortizone shot so I can have a garden this year. Freezer is running a bit low.

Later

 
Old 01-02-2004, 09:32 AM   #10
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Me? I do seem to recall you saying you may be coming this way sometime. Give me a shout. May meet up somewhere, health permitting. Hmmm, actually if the garden allows. I plan to get a cortizone shot so I can have a garden this year. Freezer is running a bit low.

Later

Yes, you, my Mississippi friend! Man, would I like to have a garden! But you know, in the People's Republic of China you can't just buy some land and plant a garden like in the good old Republic of Mississippi!

Actually, our lease here expires in July, and my wife has her eye on a ground floor unit that has a little bit of yard with a white picket fence. Actually, the fence is sort of white-washed concrete. Dalek, it would freak you out to see it. We probably wouldn't grow a garden if we got that unit, because the vegetables here are always fresh in the market and cheap! Actually, everything here is cheaper than America except computer hardware. Software is cheaper, though. In China they say copyright means "the right to copy," so you can get any software you want for 3 yuan (about 35 cents US).

Well, if your health permits, we gotta go to the waterway or somewhere and catch some fish. I sure would like a mess of crappie right about now. Going to bed now. It's 10:32 p.m. - I'm 14 hours ahead of you. It was a good day. Hope you enjoy it, too!

 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:12 PM   #11
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I got flooded this past year. It would rain, then turn around and rain again. Put a new meaning to Mississippi mud. It was late May before I could get a tractor in there, even then it was iffy, getting stuck that is.

Let me know when you get here.

 
Old 01-02-2004, 07:57 PM   #12
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I got flooded this past year. It would rain, then turn around and rain again. Put a new meaning to Mississippi mud. It was late May before I could get a tractor in there, even then it was iffy, getting stuck that is.

Let me know when you get here.

We'll pray for wind and sun on your land.

Will let you know when we're planning to come, then holler at ya when we get over the jet lag!
 
  


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