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Old 05-16-2006, 02:04 PM   #196
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Hmm... That card should be fine with the 8756 driver at least. I just had to buy one of those for my MythTV box (since it was actually cheaper than replacing the demolished fan on my 5200).
Ooopppsss...I'm actually using the old 5336 driver. I'm going to install the new driver when I get home from work. Thanks for pointing that out. BTW, I'll make sure to word my post better, just to make sure it doesn't sound like I'm hijacking!
 
Old 05-16-2006, 02:32 PM   #197
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No need to bother with that first part. In /usr/src/linux there will be a .config file. This is the kernel config as you last saved it. Copy this somewhere. Do a `make mrproper` to clean everything out...
Good advice, except use 'make mrproper' can remove some files (particularly Symlink.module) that others programs need/require to compile. By all means, use it if you wish, but I do not (anymore). I don't mind starting a fresh compile. But that is just me. Just remeber that there are as many ways to compile a kernel as there are Linux installations out there.

Just remember, all advice in this thread, from myself or others, is just that:

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If you try anything anybody tells you, and things mess up, well...... We are all trying, so remember that.

Dagmars advice is great. Mine is so-so. Remember that you are the boss of your system.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 02:35 PM   #198
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Ooopppsss...I'm actually using the old 5336 driver. I'm going to install the new driver when I get home from work. Thanks for pointing that out. BTW, I'll make sure to word my post better, just to make sure it doesn't sound like I'm hijacking!
I never thought you were. There are many questions asked in this thread, and by and large, alot get added to the main post.

I WANT people to ask questions. That's how this whole deal started. And that is how it will improve.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 02:51 PM   #199
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I never thought you were. There are many questions asked in this thread, and by and large, alot get added to the main post.

I WANT people to ask questions. That's how this whole deal started. And that is how it will improve.
Your thread is very, very helpful!!! I have another question, I don't think it was been covered yet, but if I'm compiling my own kernel, what are the things that I need enabled to get the NVIDIA script to work correctly? I have done it before, but for the life of me I can't remember. Is it to make sure that DRI is not enabled as module?
 
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I have it enabled as a module. Read post 1 in the i810 section, it will help. Also, with nvidia, it makes it's own stuff anyways. I never had any issue with nvidia just plain working, unless it's a new kernel/older driver type thing, but those are rare, because those guys/girls/wizards/ogres are ON THE BALL.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 03:01 PM   #201
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I have it enabled as a module. Read post 1 in the i810 section, it will help. Also, with nvidia, it makes it's own stuff anyways. I never had any issue with nvidia just plain working, unless it's a new kernel/older driver type thing, but those are rare, because those guys/girls/wizards/ogres are ON THE BALL.
I remember not having much problems when I compiled the kernel. I'm sure I'll figure it out. Thanks again!
 
Old 05-16-2006, 08:29 PM   #202
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Well, the good news is that the new drivers worked. The bad news is that I can't display anything on my monitor less than 1280x1024. When I do 1024x768, the screen comes in bigger than the monitor. I've played around with the settings, but no luck. The 1280x1024 setting is ok, but my monitor is not that big. Any ideas?
 
Old 05-16-2006, 09:12 PM   #203
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Edit your xorg.conf for resolution and monitor. You'll have to google and search around for better info, sorry.
 
Old 05-16-2006, 09:37 PM   #204
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Edit your xorg.conf for resolution and monitor. You'll have to google and search around for better info, sorry.
Well, I ran xorgsetup instead of running xorgconfig, and that did the trick. Not sure what happened, but it worked. I'm finally bringing new life to this old machine.
 
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Run the nvidia installer again. It will modify and add to your xorg.conf. (Right now, you're using the generic nvidia drivers.)
 
Old 05-16-2006, 11:19 PM   #206
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Run the nvidia installer again. It will modify and add to your xorg.conf. (Right now, you're using the generic nvidia drivers.)
I modified the xorg.conf file after running xorgsetup to make sure the correct drivers were being loaded. I did glxinfo and glxgears after, and it all worked good. That was a good catch though.
 
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The last few posts have been removed. This is not in any way because I have an issue with what was being said, but because it was wildly off-topic.

I would suggest that you either deal with the issues raised in those posts off-line or start a new thread to thrash them out.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 02:55 PM   #208
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I modified the xorg.conf file after running xorgsetup to make sure the correct drivers were being loaded. I did glxinfo and glxgears after, and it all worked good. That was a good catch though.
Cool. Glad to hear that straightened it out.

The weird thing is that it seems xorgsetup makes a 'snappier' system, but can, and does, miss some stuff. What I usually do is run xorgsetup, backup that file, then run xorgconfig , then compare. It can get fustrating, but after awhile you just 'know' what looks right....

Another tip:

When you get xorg.conf exactly the way you want it, make a copy on a cd with other config files (lilo.conf, for example). That way, when/if your install decides it wants to join the ranks of Windows users everywhere, you can restore alot of functionality a bit quicker. I not only do that, but also backup to a nfs server here at the house. I like the 'belt and suspenders' approach. It came in real handy yesterday when I decided to repartition/reinstall on my laptop.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 03:05 PM   #209
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Cool. Glad to hear that straightened it out.

The weird thing is that it seems xorgsetup makes a 'snappier' system, but can, and does, miss some stuff. What I usually do is run xorgsetup, backup that file, then run xorgconfig , then compare. It can get fustrating, but after awhile you just 'know' what looks right....

Another tip:

When you get xorg.conf exactly the way you want it, make a copy on a cd with other config files (lilo.conf, for example). That way, when/if your install decides it wants to join the ranks of Windows users everywhere, you can restore alot of functionality a bit quicker. I not only do that, but also backup to a nfs server here at the house. I like the 'belt and suspenders' approach. It came in real handy yesterday when I decided to repartition/reinstall on my laptop.
Those are some good tips. I'll make sure to back them up this time around. I'll be compiling my own kernel again soon on that box. I'll see if that makes a difference. Right now, I'm getting about 1200 fps at 24 bit. If I run it at 16 bit, it jumps up to 1450 fps. But, I really don't notice a difference. So I just leave it a 24 bit. I did notice that the nvidia-xconfig script does very well too.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 03:07 PM   #210
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Backup your new config too. That way, next 'fresh' recompile, you'll be starting with a config closer to what you want, as long as you're not trying to use a 2.4 config on a 2.6 kernel. That's BADDD JUJU.

Seems like you have everything well in hand. Keep jammin' on it.
 
  


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