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Old 10-03-2006, 12:16 PM   #1
es7us
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nvidia 6500 and Mandriva 2007


I just updated from ML2006 to ML2007 using the repositories from easyurpmi.zarb.org, doing something like this:
Code:
urpmi.removemedia -a
add sources from easyurpmi.zarb.org
urpmi --auto --auto-select
everything seems to be good, except that I cannot turn on 3D effects. The 3D effects tool tells me that my system does not support 3D desktop effects, but I don't believe this is true.

I installed the packages dkms-nvidia and task-3ddesktop. In the control center, my graphics card is listed as unknown(generic). When I try to configure it, there are several nvidia choices, the only logical one seems to be GeForce. When I choose this card, it says "There is a proprietary driver available for your card which may support additional features. Do you wish to use it?". When I select "Yes" it tells me to restart the X server. When I do so there are no changes.

As a side note, I could not add the "updates" repository, getting the following message:
Code:
examining synthesis file [/var/cache/urpmi/partial/hdlist.updates.cz]
unable to parse hdlist file of "updates"
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.updates.cz]
problem reading synthesis file of medium "updates"
found 0 headers in cache
removing 0 obsolete headers in cache
wrote config file [/etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg]
unable to update medium "updates"
I have tried several different repositories all with the same result. Are the two problems perhaps related?

thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 10-03-2006, 10:44 PM   #2
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You could always install the latest proprietary driver 1.0-8774..
 
Old 10-04-2006, 10:02 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by tj03
You could always install the latest proprietary driver 1.0-8774..
I did that and can't get 3D accel either. Furthermore, I'm on a dual monitor setup and I cannot get xinerama working. Twinview will enable, but it basically sucks. The --xinerama switch in nvidia-xconfig does nothing when back in KDE. It worked quite well in SUSE 10.1. Anyway I'm sure not getting 3d working and xinerama working are probably related, it seems the driver isn't completely installed or enabled. Any ideas at all would be welcome...
 
Old 10-05-2006, 07:15 AM   #4
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I have the same type of problems.

First, I installed Mandriva with the proprietary drivers it came with, but there was no opengl support in cedega.

So, uninstalled the drivers, and installed nvidia's drivers from their website. Then I had opengl support.

Then I tried getting the 3d desktop to work, which then installed a 3d desktop package and an mesa demo package. And now I have no opengl again??? And no 3ddesktop either??? I even tried reinstalling the nvidia drivers and that still doesn't work.

What would cause me to have no opengl?

the nvidia installer installed them, and I checked to make sure my xorg was the same, and it still says "Load "glx"" like it's supposed to?
 
Old 10-05-2006, 10:34 PM   #5
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I actually am having several other graphics-related issues as well:

1. When I bring the machine back from the screen saver, the colors are negated.
2. When I move the cursor around in a text box with the arrow keys, I get little cursor shadows in between every single character.

I have to log out to fix the first one, the second one kind of goes away after a while. While these aren't major issues, they are very annoying and are almost deal breakers for me.

thanks for all of the input, hopefully a solution is found at some point.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 10:34 PM   #6
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Uninstall MESA. MESA is not compatible with Nvidia drivers.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 09:10 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by badmofo666
I have the same type of problems.

First, I installed Mandriva with the proprietary drivers it came with, but there was no opengl support in cedega.

So, uninstalled the drivers, and installed nvidia's drivers from their website. Then I had opengl support.

Then I tried getting the 3d desktop to work, which then installed a 3d desktop package and an mesa demo package. And now I have no opengl again??? And no 3ddesktop either??? I even tried reinstalling the nvidia drivers and that still doesn't work.

What would cause me to have no opengl?

the nvidia installer installed them, and I checked to make sure my xorg was the same, and it still says "Load "glx"" like it's supposed to?
Identical prob here, word for word!
 
Old 10-07-2006, 09:11 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Ixthusdan
Uninstall MESA. MESA is not compatible with Nvidia drivers.
If i attempt to remove Mesa, it wants to remove 3ddesktop and compiz because of dependencies.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 10:54 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aerogate
If i attempt to remove Mesa, it wants to remove 3ddesktop and compiz because of dependencies.
I Now have 3D desktop :-

Here`s how.

Aparantly nvidia installer from nvidia website overwrites some crucial files for 3d desktop.

1) Remove nvidia drivers sh NVIDIA-Linux-<version>.run --uninstall
2) add plf non-free repo
3) Install dkms-nvidia
4) Make sure xorg.conf has....

Change the Driver to "nvidia" in the Device section.
Remove any Load "glx" lines from the Module section.
Add the following line to the Module section:
Load "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia/libglx.so"
Run "update-alternatives --config gl_conf" and select nvidia.conf.

Reboot

3D desktop should now work
 
  


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