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Old 07-09-2005, 10:18 AM   #1
Lallo
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Question nvidia RIVA TNT and kernel 2.6.12


Hello!
I really don't understand what I should do with my ancient nvidia RIVA TNT card (16 MB).
First I followed the wonderful shilo's guide with the default kernel and all seemed to work properly (I had the nvidia logo before fluxbox).
Then I tried to compile and install latest 2.6.12 kernel from sources. After this the package pointed for download from shilo does not work anymore, I thought maybe is because it's too old for 2.6.12... So I downloaded the latest nvidia linux driver at nvidia.com but it says that my GPU is supported only in the legacy driver? Where is this legacy driver? I'm not even sure on what "legacy" means...
Any hint would be appreciated!
 
Old 07-09-2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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Go to the nvidia linux downloads, there is a section called archives. Download the NVIDIA 7174 driver.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 11:43 AM   #3
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As stated here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_18897.html
You can't use drivers > to 1.0-75XX, so the latest driver you can use is Linux Display Driver - IA32 Version: 1.0-7167, get it here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_archive.html
 
Old 07-09-2005, 07:42 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by gbonvehi
As stated here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_18897.html
You can't use drivers > to 1.0-75XX, so the latest driver you can use is Linux Display Driver - IA32 Version: 1.0-7167, get it here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_archive.html
Thanks, I just could not find that page on nvidia.com!
I used NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pk and it worked like a charm, but I first switched to 2.4.31 kernel.
I think that my 6 years old PC does not gain anything from a 2.6 kernel, no added functionality or stability and more important, no speed gains!
 
  


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