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Old 12-29-2002, 12:51 AM   #1
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NVidia GeForce3 Ti500 Driver Configuration!??


I'm having trouble installing my drivers!

i did download the drivers from:
http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=li..._ia32_1.0-4191
- NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm
- NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up.i686.rpm

and on the /etc/X11/XF86Config file i modified:
Driver "nv"
(or Driver "vesa")
with
Driver "nvidia"

In the Module section, make sure you have:
Load "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:
Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
i did all that and when i go into Xwin it would stay the screen blank!
i don't know what i' doing wrong! i did a modprobe on it and this is
what i got:

"Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o
will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - NVIDIA
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules"

PLUS A FEW MORE ERRORS
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

one more thing to ask!
how do i know what are the right drivers for my card and/or OS!??


thanx you all for the help!!!

$ uname -a
Linux localhost 2.4.18-14 #1 Wed Sep 4 13:35:50 EDT 2002 i686 i686
386 GNU/Linux
 
Old 12-29-2002, 01:09 AM   #2
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Re: NVidia GeForce3 Ti500 Driver Configuration!??

Quote:
Originally posted by FreakboY


"Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o
will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - NVIDIA
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules"

PLUS A FEW MORE ERRORS
The above wasn't an error, just kernel humor. Its the kernel's way of telling you that you're now running some non-GPL code. That's no big deal... what were the other errors?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 12-29-2002, 01:36 AM   #3
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Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - NVIDIA
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules

/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: create_module: operation not permited
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: insmod nvidia failed
 
Old 12-29-2002, 01:47 AM   #4
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I just read the link and it seems well... that they've built in a component to the kernel that will keep you from loading binary proprietary modules if your kernel is compiled with that option...

I've never seen that before, the first thing I do on a new system is download a fresh 2.4.brandnew and compile out that weenie stuff.

First, you are doing this as root right? Just checking as that's the exact same error line you would get as a non-root user, second, try:

/sbin/insmod -f nividia

-f is for force, it might work, might not.

Second I guess is recompile the kernel with module version symboling OFF. RH punks...

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 12-29-2002, 01:58 AM   #5
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Do i have to be root to do all the above!??

root# /sbin/insmod -f nvidia
Using /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - NVIDIA
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o will taint the kernel: forced load
Module nvidia loaded, with warnings

does this means it is working!??

Last edited by FreakboY; 12-29-2002 at 01:59 AM.
 
Old 12-29-2002, 02:02 AM   #6
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Yep, check:

/sbin/lsmod to see what's currently loaded, also check "dmesg" (anyone can look at that), to see the kernel message about noticing the existence of the card.

Yes, you have to be root to do just about anything as evil as all this to your system :-)

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 12-29-2002, 02:28 AM   #7
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[user@localhost /]$ /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: PF
nvidia 1593856 0 (unused)
sr_mod 18136 0 (autoclean)
audigy 79016 2 (autoclean)
ac97_codec 13384 0 (autoclean) [audigy]
sound 74388 0 (autoclean) [audigy]
soundcore 6532 7 (autoclean) [audigy sound]
autofs 13348 0 (autoclean) (unused)
8139too 17704 1
mii 2156 0 [8139too]
ipt_REJECT 3736 6 (autoclean)
iptable_filter 2412 1 (autoclean)
ip_tables 14936 2 [ipt_REJECT iptable_filter]
ide-scsi 10512 0
scsi_mod 107176 2 [sr_mod ide-scsi]
ide-cd 33608 0
cdrom 33696 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
ohci1394 20108 0 (unused)
ieee1394 46892 0 [ohci1394]
nls_iso8859-1 3516 2 (autoclean)
nls_cp437 5116 2 (autoclean)
vfat 13084 2 (autoclean)
fat 38712 0 (autoclean) [vfat]
mousedev 5524 1
keybdev 2976 0 (unused)
hid 22244 0 (unused)
input 5888 0 [mousedev keybdev hid]
usb-uhci 26188 0 (unused)
usbcore 77024 1 [hid usb-uhci]
ext3 70368 2
jbd 52212 2 [ext3]

[user@localhost /]$ dmesg
any tracks I recognize!
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!
..
..
..
..
..
cdrom: This disc doesn't have any tracks I recognize!

thats what i get!
 
Old 12-29-2002, 02:38 AM   #8
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yep, its loaded, should work now, what happens when you try to restart X?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 12-29-2002, 03:00 AM   #9
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there screen will stay blank and won't
process anything from the keyboard!
 
Old 12-29-2002, 05:51 AM   #10
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When you first downloaded the drivers, did you download and run nvchooser.sh? When I downloaded my drivers I read the bit that says to choose both packages and to only choose compatible ones (in my case I thought I needed i586 drivers) when I ran "sh nvchooser.sh" it told me I needed one i386 file and one i586 file. I ran these and all works fine.

Just a thought.
 
Old 12-29-2002, 04:22 PM   #11
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ya! i did... thats my output!

[user@localhost nvidiaviddrv]$ sh NVchooser.sh
Please download and install the following files:
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up.i686.rpm
NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm

For further installation directions, please see the README.
 
  


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