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Old 06-05-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Kmod-nvidia can't be found


I have seen several post about this rpm, but none are real recent. I'm running a new install of RH enterprise 5.3. I have a Ge Force 9300 card (512 mb) I am trying to get the Nvidia front to open so I can use both of my monitors. 1. is a Dell E1767P the other is a HP 2009m. When I try to find this RPM I keep getting "no package found. Nothing to do." I Understand computers but am new to Linux, and have no idea how to make my monitors work any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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Hi, Welcome to LQ!

LQ has a fantastic search function, with over 3 million posts, it could save you time waiting for an answer to a popular question. :-)

That is a package to track updates.
Quote:
Metapackage which tracks in nvidia kernel module for newest kernel
I think you need twinview.

This page is a bit old, but may head you in the right direction....

ref. http://www.ubuntugeek.com/dual-monit...th-nvidia.html
Quote:
Assuming everything went well, we’re quite close to having dual screens working. Let’s go back into xorg.conf using sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Now go back under the heading “Screen”. Let’s add a few lines:

##This turns on NVidia’s TwinView
Option “TwinView”
##Here I’m setting the resolution to the individual monitors.
Option “MetaModes” “12801024 12801024″
There's more on that page, so give it a look.

regards, Glenn

ps. for more precise info check here...
http://www.nvnews.net/
nvidia-xconfig and nvidia-settings....
download your version and unzip with gzip.
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/

the manual may be found on your system.....
sudo man nvidia-settings

Last edited by GlennsPref; 06-05-2009 at 08:31 PM.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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Hi, you might find this more useful...

type at a shell terminal like konsole

nvidia-settings

for an nVidia settings gui.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 04:13 PM   #4
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Well , I tried to follow you advise. I finally after several hours of bothersome depedencies got the files installed. I think, now when I type "nvidia-settings" I get the gui, but I also get errors. Also still no nvidia screen and no twinview option. This is what I get.ERROR: NV-CONTROL extension not found on this Display.


ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA GPUs on ':0.0'.


ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA Frame Lock Devices on ':0.0'.


ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA VCSCs on ':0.0'.

I don't seem to be able to use the umbutu repository, but am still greatful for any and all help.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 08:55 PM   #5
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Please, don't try to use any repository except redhat. ubuntu is a debian package-management system, DIFFERENT.

If you can't find a decent package for RH, then you may look here...but first read on....

or here....http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

It could be that you need to be root to save settings, as a user, you may look only.

The Program also needs root access to query the device, if you try to do it you get the same answer, unless you have root(admin) privileges.

sudo nvidia-settings --query all

This should show plenty of details, look especially for the "ERROR" above and compare.

I'm hoping it is an admin access problem, "you need to be root to save settings".

What driver version did you get?

Was it an rpm package or nVidia's installer?

a quick and dirty test, type

glxinfo

for a pretty benchmark...

glxgears

you need the mesa-demos to see it.

cheers, Glenn
 
Old 06-07-2009, 07:50 AM   #6
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I want to first thank you for your time. I really appreciate your help. I have no clue about the file structure in Linux nor do I understand all the commands. SU works for me but SUDO doesn't. I understand Switch User, but what is DO? I logged in as root and downloaded the files from Nvidia, the package is sitting on my desktop. I can't for the life of me figure out how to install it. So I got a package from Mesa. and I did SU to install as root.I did the checks you proposed, the little gear window opens and runs. As for the other results, I must admit they mean litte to me except that it shows the drivers I want to be there. I ran these in terminal su to root, here is what I got.

nvidia-settings --query all


ERROR: NV-CONTROL extension not found on this Display.


ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA GPUs on ':0.0'.


ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA Frame Lock Devices on ':0.0'.


ERROR: Unable to determine number of NVIDIA VCSCs on ':0.0'.

glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: No
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_OML_swap_method,
GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_hyperpipe,
GLX_SGIX_swap_barrier, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float,
GLX_EXT_fbconfig_packed_float, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
GLX version: 1.2
GLX extensions:
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.5.1)
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_imaging, GL_ARB_multitexture,
GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_ARB_shadow,
GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_cube_map,
GL_ARB_texture_env_add, GL_ARB_texture_env_combine,
GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat,
GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two, GL_ARB_window_pos,
GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_EXT_abgr,
GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate,
GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_clip_volume_hint,
GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays,
GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap,
GL_EXT_texture3D, GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_object,
GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_NV_blend_square,
GL_NV_texgen_reflection, GL_NV_texture_rectangle, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap,
GL_SGIS_texture_lod, GL_SGIX_depth_texture, GL_SGIX_shadow

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x22 24 tc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x23 24 tc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 16 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 None
0x24 24 tc 0 32 0 r y . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x25 24 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 16 8 16 16 16 16 0 0 None
0x3d 32 tc 0 32 0 r . . 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ncon

I hope there is enough here to help you help me. This is frustrating and embarassing to have to admit I can't figure something out. Thanks Again.
 
Old 06-07-2009, 02:38 PM   #7
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Hi, sorry for the barrage of info. The first few lines of your output tell the tail.

direct rendering: No

That means that your hardware is not doing it's job.

To install the driver you will need the kernel-headers or kernel-desktop-devel for your kernel version.

Best to install it first, if you haven't already.
find out the version by typing uname -a

They are quite small, less than 5mb.

With the nvidia binary package you have on the desktop,

open a shell terminal and su to root again. Hold it....

You can't install the nVidia driver package from a gui, in fact you need to be init 3

so, ctrl+alt+backspace to get out of the gui.

It will probably land you in the login screen.

ctrl+alt+F1 (or F2, F3, etc) to get a clean shell.

login as root. type init 3 and hit enter.

That should shutdown the gui for now so the installer can do it's thing without conflict.

locate the package, cd /home/"user-name"/Desktop if it is on your user desktop

replace user-name with your login name.

(there is also a Desktop directory for root) /root/Desktop

Now type ls (which is like dir in dos,) in fact you can use dir if you like.

Make sure you can see the nvidia package listed there.

Once you have found it type...

sh ./NVIDIA (press Tab to auto complete the name) It (the name) will be case sensitive.

sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.29-pkg2.run --ui=none

That will start the installer without the colours.

just answer the questions, you can skip the "search nvidia.com for latest driver" usually does not work anyway.

The rest you can say yes to, including the last one about writing the x-config file.

The installer should backup the old one by renaming it /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old or xorg.conf~.

That will make it easy to reload the old config file if needed.

the driver won't load untill you go back to the gui, type init 5 and press enter.

Cross your fingers, you should get more frames per second with glxgears now, maybe 5 times more.

see how you go. regards Glenn

ps, to use sudo you may need to configure it, but that can be done later, su works.

The mesa libs give you a foundation to work from, but not 3d accelleration or hardware rendering.

Be carefull working as root, you can do serious damage to your system iof you make a mistake, logout of root asap.

Oh, and don't worry, we all had to start somewhere, the only silly question is one not asked. ;-)

Last edited by GlennsPref; 06-07-2009 at 02:40 PM. Reason: we all had to start somewhere
 
Old 06-08-2009, 02:24 AM   #8
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seeing as you do not have a payed for Red Hat Account $$$ you will not be able to install any thing from red hat -- no-if's-ands-or buts--

But you can use the CentOS 5.3 software repos
SEE: the Cent wiki
http://wiki.centos.org/FrontPage

http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources
and the repos
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories


i would suggest that you install CentOS 5.3 and not use a UNSUPPORTED copy of RHEL 5.2
 
  


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