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Old 09-08-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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nvidia driver trouble w/ new kernel


Hello. I upgraded my kernel to 3.10.10 from 3.0.8. I have an nvidia GeForce4 MX 4000 video card. The driver is here. I have a regular system (i586) running Vector Linux 7.0. It's a Pentium IV.

I was able to install this driver on the old kernel, but not on the new kernel. So, does anyone know how I can get xwindows working? Is there something else I can use? I tried the nouveau opensource driver, but this also didn't work.

All suggestions are welcome.
 
Old 09-08-2013, 05:58 PM   #2
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I used to use the proprietary nvidia drivers and found that they tended to lag behind new kernels quite a bit so you can either wait until the driver is updated for the new kernel in the mean time using an older kernel or keep experimenting with the open source version.

If you don't particularly need the functions in a new kernel stick with the older one.
 
Old 09-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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not just the kernel
but also Xorg
that gf4 card needs the 96 driver !

even RHEL6.4 / CentOS 6.4 and SL6.4 are TOO NEW

CentOS 5.9 will run on that card with the DEFAULT xorg

OR
CentOS 6.4 BUT -- and a big one -- Downgrade xorg , you MUST use the xorg from 6.3 .

i have SL6.4 running on a box with a gforce2 card and the gforce 4 is in the same family


you will need to downgrade Xorg to 1.12 or 1.11

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Old 09-09-2013, 09:04 AM   #4
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Thanks everyone. I'll likely stick with the older kernel for now. Though I may experiment more with opensource alternatives. If anyone else has had luck with nvidia GeForce4 MX 4000 video card (or any older nvidia card) and opensource drivers then do let me know.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 02:16 PM   #5
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the nouveau driver works on my gforce 2 card
However the FAN DOSE NOT !!!!!!!!
xorg crashes when the card overheats and is forced off .
 
  


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