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Old 07-30-2004, 09:25 PM   #1
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nVidia MX 440--Drivers will not compile. At my wits end.


Hello,

I have been trying for a few days to get a GF MX 440 card working with Mandrake 10 official. It is important to note that the card performs perfectly under suSE and Windows. I have gotten it to work enough under Mandrake to at least get me a graphical environment. However, after only a few minutes the computer will either shut down and reboot or simply freeze, and I mean all of the way. I do not even have the ability to go to console.

The nvidia drivers and kernel supplied by mandrake will get me up long enough to where I have downloaded the official NVidia drivers from there site. I am running kernel 2.6.3-15mdk and have the kernel source, and gcc compliers installed as well. Following the directions from these links and also the nvidia site I still have no love.

http://www.linuxloader.com/modules.p...showpage&pid=6
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=188561
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=194100

What is happening is that when I run the sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-XXXX..... command I get the installer and accept the licens. Then I get a warning that there is an rpm-nvidia installed and will be uninstalled. I say OK. Then the installer complains that there is no precompiled kernel avaiable would I like it to search for one on the internet. I say sure. It comes back and says no kernel was found will have to build a kernel module or something like that. I say sure. The installer starts and after about 3 seconds of compiling a kernel panic happens and the computer freezes and I am stuck.

I am at my wits end here so any help would be very appreciated. Like I wrote before, this seems to be a Mandrake specific problem but perhaps it is not. Thanks in advance for any guidence with this.

tsw

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Old 07-31-2004, 01:37 AM   #2
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What nVidia driver version are you using? There was a new driver released not too long ago that fixes exactly this problem (I had same problem on my FC2 box but new driver fixed it)
 
Old 07-31-2004, 04:25 AM   #3
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Thank you for the reply.
This is the nVidia driver version that I am trying to use Linux Display Driver - IA32 Version: 1.0-6106. As far as I can tell it is the latest release.

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Old 07-31-2004, 03:38 PM   #4
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It is the latest Nvidia driver and it works well with the nVidia MX 440 on one of our computers. I've found Mandrake 10 to be very crashy. I would recommend Fedora Core 2 or (if you can recompile a kernel) Slackware 10. Good luck
 
Old 07-31-2004, 05:05 PM   #5
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I agree with Andrew - Mandrake has always had a poor history of being rather 'buggy' - I would suggest FC2 aswell as from what i've seen it's a very stable and smooth distro (NOTE: I've never tried Slackware (yet) so I can't really comment on that one)...
 
Old 07-31-2004, 08:00 PM   #6
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Thanks for responding,

Yeah, I can recompile a kernel. I gave Slack 9.1 a spin about two months ago. I simply don't have the patience it takes to configure Slack how it needs to be configured. I also have tried Red Hat, although not FC2, and just did not like it.

I came into Linux with Mandrake about 6 months ago. While I will agree that it can be buggy (like all linux distros) I have never really had any major problems with it. At least not a problem like this. In fact it was working so well I gave up windows and only recently re-added a windoze partition simply for video editing (dvdshrink) that stuff is just simply better under M$.

Perhaps it is true that I'll have to find another distro to get this card working, but I have to believe that this cards and driver will work with mandrake. I am just hoping that another Mandraker or perhaps someone who really knows their NVidia stuff will reach out to this thread and point me in the right direction.

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Old 07-31-2004, 10:16 PM   #7
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There's no reason at all to change distro's because of your card. I had Mdk 10 working with MX440 up until a short time ago, at which point I upgraded to a newer card.

I don't have a solution for you right now, but try posting your question here , I've had almost every Mdk problem solved at this site.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 04:19 AM   #8
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Thanks mdg! I feel the same way. It would be a pretty extreme move to dump my distro. I like Mandy, other than this @**@%! problem. I'll direct the problem to the other forum. Thanks again.

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Old 08-04-2004, 11:18 PM   #9
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Thanks to everyone who replied. This problem is resolved. It was entirely hardware related. The new motherboard that I installed had a short in it. Amazing what a little misdirected electricity can accomplish. The board was replaced and everything is working as it should.

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