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Old 12-03-2006, 05:24 PM   #1
swannee
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nVIDIA drivers and Mandriva 2007 FREE


When I try to install the nvidia 9629 driver in mandriva 2007 the screen comes up and looks like 3 screens at the same time and there is no spaces between words, hard as to read lol , but in all that mess I can make out something about need X.Org SDK development package

a search in the install,remove & update software, first brings error message "impossible to run unknown 'install' program" and when I do a search for x.org sdk or XOrgSDK xorgSDK ect I get nothing, but xorg gives me a few x11-server-xorg-1.1.1-10mdv2007.0, xorg-x11-7.1.0-4mdv2007.0, and xorg-x11-server-7.1.0-4mdv2007.0

I not sure what it's looking for here but any light on the subject would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 12-03-2006, 06:29 PM   #2
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To compile the nvidia driver, make sure you have the kernel-source and libxorg-x11-devel packages installed.
 
Old 12-03-2006, 07:45 PM   #3
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Thank You reddazz

The driver still looked a mess, but I downloaded the xorg-config file from nvidia and did the best I could, and I'm not sure if I did something very wrong or very right, but I have glxgears now and it's showing over 11,800 fps

But what can you expect from a ay!!!!
 
Old 12-03-2006, 10:04 PM   #4
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I seem to have an x11 issue, and I'm not sure what I'm looking for?

glxgears works but 3D games like Frozen Bubble play, but when I try to go full screen it goes straight back to login screen, it doesn't pass go and it doesn't collect $200 is there something in the xorg config file I'm overlooking???
 
Old 12-04-2006, 08:43 AM   #5
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I have installed x86_64 with the new driver just fine. could you share more detail about your hardware? Did you leave X completely in order to install the driver? (not just another terminal but init 3)
 
Old 12-04-2006, 07:49 PM   #6
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Yes I was in init 3 logged in as root but nomatter what driver I try ti install (1.0-9629, 1.0-8774-read that was a better driver for mdriva 2007, but made no differance and just did a reload and tried 1.0-9631), but itś always the same, the nvidia installer comes up with all the words cramed together, amd some overlap, itś hard to make out what your doing but have made out something about XOrgSDK devel package for "your distro" have done google searchs forum searchs and nothing I have no idea what it is looking for? Have installed kernel-source, all x11 packs that are on DVD as well as all libs that have any xorg or xfree86 in them and still the nv installer comes up all cramed together, only this time I aborted the install, because it is buggy as he**
Iĺl wait until I can figure out what I missing this time

Hardware:Mobo-MSI NEO4(nForce4 chipset) Proc-Athlon64 3200+ RAM-OCZ DDR400 512mbx2 Vcard-Winfast gForce 6600 Extreme 128mb DDR3 HDD-2 WD 80gig PATA (1 with Windblows64 & 1 for Linux

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Old 12-05-2006, 04:32 PM   #7
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I am not certain about installing and mixing xfree86 with xorg. They are different. All the nvidia driver needs is kernel sources installed. Are you certain that you are using the AMD64 driver? Are you running the generic nv Mandriva driver or are you using vesa?
 
Old 12-06-2006, 05:05 PM   #8
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Hi Ixthusdan, I know xorg and Xfree86 and not the same, but when you load Nvidia drivers it edits both xorg config and xfree86 config files.

picked gForce 6 series, and set screen res.. at installation, than check the xorg/xfree86 config files both had the "nv" driver installed,when I run the driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-9631-pkg2.run <64bit ay! the instaler comes up with all the words crammed together, and some overlap, makes for interesting reading but I was able to make out something about needing the xorgSDK developing pakage for my distribution.

Did some google searches for xorgSDK and came up with this RPM xorg-x11-sdk-6.9.0-48.x86_64.rpm, installed and tried to run the nvidia driver again, but same thing, it installs but with the 1.0-9629 driver no splash screen, or nvidia control panel, and would crash while playing frozen bubble, or playing a mp3, but glxgears was showing 11,800+.

So after this last reload and the xorgSDK rpm I loaded the new 9631 driver, I do have the nvidia splash screen and the nv control panel app.. but glxgears shows 8800fps, but it seems much more stable now and can play games,mp3ś and watch DVDś

I think what the problem is, (and it seems to be a problem I have with every linux distro I have had is the Nvidia & ATI drivers never support the version of xorg or xfree86 that the distro has), and to compile the xorg or xfree86 to the right version is very confusing for a lame newbie such as myself!!!! and the fact that Mandriva 2007 is an RC that is to be expected
 
Old 12-06-2006, 10:52 PM   #9
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You say that you are using the Mandriva 2007 RC? The final release is available now. Maybe you will do better if you upgrade (or install) Mandriva 2007.0 (Official). You can get the needed iso image(s) at your favorite Mandriva mirror.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 11:17 PM   #10
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Yes. Get the official release. The current nvidia drivers run just fine. There is no comparison between nvidia and ati. nvidia has always supported Linux.
 
Old 12-07-2006, 06:48 PM   #11
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I agree nvidia drivers are usually a breeze in Linux, I had a look at several mirrors and the all just say free, same as the mirror I got this from although it did say RC1, and the others have no mention of RC#. I'm temped to spring for the powerpack version, just not sure if it will be that much better,

If I could find Mandrake 10.1 x64 powerpack, DVD I would jump on it, I have the download ver. but there seems to be no update support for it, and is as buggy as this (mandriva), but the mandrake 10.1 x86 powerpack is great used it on my last computer for about a year and never had any trouble, but it won't load on this beast, think it has to do with the Nvidia raid controller on the MB.

I have all the raid goodies disabled in the bios, and Mandriva picks it up too! in fact I can even set it up in Mandriva, and would love to give it a whorl, but I have to hang on to Winblows until I can find a linux distro that works for me or I should say a better downlod than the one I have

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Old 12-10-2006, 06:14 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ixthusdan
Yes. Get the official release. The current nvidia drivers run just fine. There is no comparison between nvidia and ati. nvidia has always supported Linux.
I have searched high and low best I could come up with was RC2 DVD, can you guys point me to a final release DL

But in the meantime I went to my friends place and copyed the iso, and burned it in Linux, checked the md5sum, was good and burned it in K3B, turns out this is RC2, loaded it 32bit, so I could have some java & flash happening and loaded the x86 nvidia driver, and no probs this time, worked like a dream!!!! So I guess we'll see how it goes this time and hope for the best!!!!
 
Old 12-10-2006, 09:41 AM   #13
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Java works in 64 bit, but not Flash. Adobe says they're working on it. Here is an ftp server I use all the time. I know it's in the Netherlands, but I always get good speed from it.
ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/dist...64/2007.0/DVD/
 
Old 12-10-2006, 05:41 PM   #14
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I couldn't get either to work in that last load (64bit) and thought it may be the cause of some of my other problems, like not getting any programs to install (DVD::Rip & BitTorrent, and a few others) or it could be it was a bad install, I don't know? But in any case it is making it easyer to learn the in's and out's, until I feel a little more comfortable with Linux, and it won't hurt to wait until they have a little better support for 64bit, even Windows XP x64 is buggy, no Active X, and you would be amazed at the number of programs that still have 16 bit code, and XP x64 won't give them the time of day!!!!!

And Thanks for the link I'll download it and tahe it for a spin
 
Old 12-10-2006, 08:25 PM   #15
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With the standard 32 bit driver, hwhat file to I have to replace nv with nvidia?
 
  


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