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Old 05-23-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
SqdnGuns
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Exclamation Slackware-Current x64 & x86 + Nvidia


Greetings,

Been having some issues running both flavors of Current and the latest stable and BETA Nvidia driver. My PC will lock up hard and I have to do a reset, ugh..........

When I change my xorg.conf to use "nv" rather than "nvidia", the lock ups cease BUT when using KDE all seems to be well until I try to open up the menu. All I get is the menu border, if I right click on the desktop to select "Run", the dialog box take forever to draw and when typing in a command, the dialog box only shows the border.

When I use Xfce using the "nv" driver, no problems at all but when I change it to "nvidia" I get the system lock up.

I have taken a look at the logs and do not see anything. This one has me stumped......

My next step is to compile a fresh kernel, not sure what that will do but I need to do it anyways.

DISCLAIMER: Yes, I know things may not work the way they should with Current.
 
Old 05-23-2009, 10:33 PM   #2
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They just came out with a fix for nvidia a little while ago.
I don't know if it relates to your problem or not but you may want to look in to it here:

ftp://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub/.../ChangeLog.txt

If your slackpkg won't do an "slackpkg upgrade-all" then "grissiom" has a fix for it at post # 12
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ackpkg-727378/
 
Old 05-23-2009, 10:56 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by slackass View Post
They just came out with a fix for nvidia a little while ago.
I don't know if it relates to your problem or not but you may want to look in to it here:

ftp://slackware.mirrors.tds.net/pub/.../ChangeLog.txt

If your slackpkg won't do an "slackpkg upgrade-all" then "grissiom" has a fix for it at post # 12
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ackpkg-727378/
Thanks but the fix is only for the curses installer.

I went ahead and put 12.2 back on my desktop PC, left Current on my laptop which is using the Intel drivers, running great on my laptop.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 09:07 AM   #4
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I've gotten those Slackware64-current updates, and the
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-173.14.05-pkg2.run driver still does not install:
Code:
Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
   ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
   rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
   that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.29.2/source'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.29.2/build'
ERROR: If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
       you either have configured kernel sources matching your
       kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
       on your system.

       If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
       you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
       installed on your system. If you specified a separate
       output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
       the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
       directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
       the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.

       Depending on where and how the kernel sources (or the
       kernel headers) were installed, you may need to specify
       their location with the SYSSRC environment variable or
       the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
       on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
       driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 09:13 AM   #5
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Are you sure you have the latest version, I managed to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.51-pkg2 easily with the --ui=none option.

samac
 
Old 05-24-2009, 10:17 AM   #6
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So what does this file /var/log/nvidia-installer.log tell you?

Eric
 
Old 05-24-2009, 10:32 AM   #7
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Thanks for the reply, samac. I did not have the latest version,
so I installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.51-pkg2
and had no problems at all.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 05-24-2009 at 10:34 AM.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 10:34 AM   #8
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Quote:
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So what does this file /var/log/nvidia-installer.log tell you?

Eric
I posted it above ^^^
 
  


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