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Old 03-01-2005, 12:28 AM   #1
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How do I check which nvidia driver version I am using?


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Old 03-01-2005, 12:42 AM   #2
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Run nvidia-settings, the name of the driver in use is printed on the gui that pops up.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 01:18 PM   #3
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I couldn't find that program. I searched the disk for a "nvidia-*" and got two nvidia-installer.log files

They say YOU installed 5336. The lastest is 62xx but on the nvnews site they say 6111 is actually the last stable driver for many cards.

Thank you.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 03:04 AM   #4
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Maybe your version of the drivers wasn't shipping with the nvidia-settings program. Anway 6111 works fine with my card, but 6629 just freezes my system, so try installing the latest one first and if it doesn't work try 6111.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 02:43 PM   #5
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I can't get 6111 to install. Make throws error [2] and it quits.

I had to change the default source directory, it says it looks for kernel.h in /lib/modules/2.6.5-7.147-default/build/include/linux/

but kernel.h only exists in /usr/src/linux-2.6..../include/linux
and /usr/include/linux

I tried both and got terrible errors (the first seemed to go farther.

This has been terrible. I will try to re d/l the file cause maybe it was a bad d/l.

Last edited by jdblick; 03-02-2005 at 02:52 PM.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 02:54 PM   #6
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-q !!!!!! maybe it will work now that I will add that parameter.

I feel confused.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 03:02 PM   #7
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Code:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' 
creation time: Wed Mar  2 15:56:59 2005 
 
option status: 
  license pre-accepted    : false 
  update                  : false 
  force update            : false 
  expert                  : false 
  uninstall               : false 
  driver info             : false 
  no precompiled interface: false 
  no ncurses color        : false 
  query latest driver ver : false 
  OpenGL header files     : false 
  no questions            : false 
  silent                  : false 
  X install prefix        : /usr/X11R6 
  OpenGL install prefix   : /usr 
  Installer install prefix: /usr 
  kernel source path      : /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.147 
  kernel install path     : (not specified) 
  proc mount point        : /proc 
  ui                      : (not specified) 
  tmpdir                  : /tmp 
  ftp site                : ftp://download.nvidia.com 
 
Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface 
-> License accepted. 
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 1.0- 
   5336).  As part of installing this driver (version: 1.0-6111), the existing  
   driver will be uninstalled.  Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will a 
   bort installation) (Answer: Yes) 
-> 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: Yes) 
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site; 
   this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for 
   your kernel. 
-> Using the kernel source path '/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.147' as specified by 
   the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option. 
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.147' 
-> Performing cc_version_check with CC="cc". 
-> Performing rivafb check. 
-> Performing rivafb module check. 
WARNING: Your kernel was configured to include rivafb support as 
         a loadable kernel module. 
 
         The rivafb driver conflicts with the NVIDIA driver; the 
         NVIDIA kernel module will still be built and installed, 
         but be aware that the NVIDIA driver will not be able to 
         function properly if the rivafb module is loaded! 
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory. 
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'... 
   rm -f -f nv.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv.o os-agp.o os-interfa 
   ce.o os-registry.o nvidia.mod.o 
   rm -f -f build-in.o nv-linux.o *.d .*.{cmd,flags} 
   rm -f -f nvidia.{o,ko,mod.{o,c}} nv_compiler.h *~ 
-> Building kernel module: 
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.147 S 
   YSOUT=/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.147'... 
   Your kernel was configured to include rivafb support as 
   a loadable kernel module. 
 
   The rivafb driver conflicts with the NVIDIA driver; the 
   NVIDIA kernel module will still be built and installed, 
   but be aware that the NVIDIA driver will not be able to 
   function properly if the rivafb module is loaded! 
 
   *** Failed rivafb module sanity check, but continuing! *** 
 
 
   NVIDIA: calling KBUILD... 
   make -C /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.147		\ 
   KBUILD_SRC=/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.147	     KBUILD_VERBOSE=1	\ 
   KBUILD_CHECK= KBUILD_EXTMOD="/tmp/selfgz6690/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1/ 
   usr/src/nv"	\ 
           -f /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.147/Makefile modules 
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.147/Makefile:438: .config: No such file or directory 
   mkdir -p /tmp/selfgz6690/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_vers 
   ions 
 
   WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.147/Module.symvers is  m 
   issing, modules will have CONFIG_MODVERSIONS disabled. 
 
   make -f /usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.147/scripts/Makefile.build obj=/tmp/selfgz669 
   0/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1/usr/src/nv 
   echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`cc -v 2>&1 | tail -n 1`\" > /tmp/selfgz6690/NVI 
   DIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv_compiler.h 
     cc -Wp,-MD,/tmp/selfgz6690/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.nv.o 
   .d -nostdinc -iwithprefix include -D__KERNEL__ -Iinclude -Iinclude2 -I/usr/s 
   rc/linux-2.6.5-7.147/include  -I/tmp/selfgz6690/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pk 
   g1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing  
   -fno-common -pipe -msoft-float -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -funit-at-a-time 
   -funit-at-a-time -I/usr/src/linux-2.6.5-7.147/include/asm-i386/mach-default  
   -Iinclude/asm-i386/mach-default -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer  -I/tmp/selfgz6690/ 
   NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Ws 
   witch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wparentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-multicha 
   r -Werror -O -fno-common -MD -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES 
   -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNTRM -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL_ 
   _ -DMODULE -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV 
   _MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=6111 -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DNV_INT64_OK -DN 
   VCPU_X86 -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG -DNV_CHANGE_PAGE_ATTR_PRESENT -DNV_CLASS_ 
   SIMPLE_PRESENT -DMODULE -DKBUILD_BASENAME=nv -DKBUILD_MODNAME=nvidia -c -o / 
   tmp/selfgz6690/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.o /tmp/selfgz669 
   0/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c 
   /bin/sh: line 1: scripts/basic/fixdep: No such file or directory 
   make[4]: *** [/tmp/selfgz6690/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.o 
   ] Error 1 
   make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/selfgz6690/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1/usr/src 
   /nv] Error 2 
   make[2]: *** [modules] Error 2 
   NVIDIA: left KBUILD. 
   nvidia.ko failed to build! 
   make[1]: *** [module] Error 1 
   make: *** [module] Error 2 
-> Error. 
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module. 
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 03-08-2005, 05:39 PM   #8
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have you found a solution
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:55 PM   #9
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Yeah, got it to install, and I get 3d. It's rather nice. I really like the Euphoria (GL) screensaver alot.

nvnews.net is where to look for help with nvidia cards.

They haven't been able to help me with my consoles yet though. They get torn up by the nvidia driver and turn to garbleygook.

Do you know how to keep grub in text mode? When it gets to the OS chooser screen it is in VESA mode I think. That messes it all up.

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