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Old 02-18-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Nvidia GeForce MX 4000 - Nvidia 96


Hello,
I use Ubuntu 10.04.03 and with Nvidia 96 driver. I am searching for a distro to use After 10.04.03 support ends in April 2013. I have tried a number of them but cannot see my cursor/mouse arrow in live CD to try and setup Nvidia 96. Perhaps I could try to install a distro which will support my old video card GeForce MX 4000 and Then try to enable Nvidia 96.

I would appreciate any suggestions of distros to try. Thank you.
 
Old 02-18-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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CentOS 6.3 or ScientificLinux 6.3
will still run the nvidia 96 driver
"NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.23-pkg1.run"

however the current kmod-nvidia-96xx is a bit busted
the devs are working on the "96.43.23" new kmod

currently the 96 .run will need extra steps before you can install it on CentOS 6.3
but it works
 
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:52 AM   #3
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Thanks John VV, I will explore both distros
 
Old 02-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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I have installed both centos 6.3 and scientific linux 6.3. I followed instructions as best I could, not being an experienced user, and could not enable nvidia 96. I am giving up and will stay with ubuntu 10.04.03 since it makes enabling nvidia 96 quite straight forward. I also may invest in a new computer and junk the old one.
 
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cent is using the nouveau driver as default
for the 96 ...23.run or the NEW kmod-nvidia.96xx in the ELrepo-TESTING repo
you will need to rebuild the boot image to remove the nouveau driver

see my post on the SL6 forum
http://scientificlinuxforum.org/inde...ndpost&p=15013

that is for the .run

for the kmod you just need to use dracut
AFTER you install the kmod-nvidia.96XX from the TESTING repo
Code:
su -
cp /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img  /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img.backup
dracut -f /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
I just tested the new kmod for the elrepo-testing and it is working for the gf2 and gf4 cards

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