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Old 12-01-2004, 12:19 PM   #1
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nvidia glx

I think i have trouble with my xserver for nvidia,

I am trying to compile a new kernel 2.6.9 from Morphix wich is based on 2.4.21 ...

Whenever i used the 2.4.21 normal configuration ... everything works, and when i compile a new 2.6.9 it cannot find the nvidia driver ...

I dont understand ... i clearly state to support Framebuffer and Riva nVidia-based card ....
Old 12-01-2004, 12:25 PM   #2
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did you re-install your driver with the new kernel ?
i think it's needed...

Old 12-01-2004, 01:03 PM   #3
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The framebuffer / riva drivers in the kernel are not the same as the closed-source drivers from The drivers need to be reinstalled every time you change your kernel.

An easy way to check if you're using the closed-source drivers is to look at your XF86Config / Xorg.conf. If the graphics device has a line that says Driver "nvidia", these are the closed source drivers. Driver "nv" is the open source counterpart.

Last edited by kpex; 12-01-2004 at 01:04 PM.


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