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Old 09-06-2005, 07:18 AM   #1
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kernel 2.6.13 and nvidia drivers

Hello, first sorry for my english.

I compile the kernel 2.6.13 for my SID machine, and I reboot the system to enter with my new kernel Works fine. I have a nvidia, i install the nvidia drivers for kernel 2.6.13, change the drivers section in the xfree configuration file, reboot the x server and nvidia drivers works fine, but, when i reboot my system, i have an error in the x server because of the nvidia drivers, so i must to change again to "nv", install again the nvidia drivers and change to "nvidia". This happen every time i reboot the system. Is any way to fixe this? I mean, when i use the distro kernel this thing don't happen.

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Old 09-06-2005, 08:37 AM   #2
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You need to remove packages called "*nvidia*" when you use custom kernel and/or install nvidia drivers from
Old 09-06-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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what error does X give ?
cat /var/log/X*.log
Old 09-16-2005, 10:33 PM   #4
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i had the same problem with kernel 2.6.10 i fix it removing(moving) a script created by the nvidia installer (/etc/init.d/nvidia-glx)
i don't know if it will help in your case

sorry the english :-D
Old 09-18-2005, 12:18 PM   #5
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I had the hardest time installing nvidia drivers on my custom kernel. I ended up getting them installed using module assistant.

#apt-get update
#apt-get install module-assistant nvidia-kernel-common

When that completes, run:

#m-a prepare
#m-a auto-install nvidia

Next you need to install the nvidia user space libraries:

#apt-get -t testing install nvidia-glx (change testing to stable or unstable depending upon your distro)

If it asks whether you want to install the thread-local storage libraries, say yes. Next, reconfigure your video:

#dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

When it asks for a driver, choose nv. When asked to select xserver modules, select glx and deselct GLCore and dri. Now add the drivers to the appropriate group:

#addgroup --system video
#adduser $user video (Change $user to the user name of the user you want to use the drivers)
#adduser root video

The final task is to make sure the drivers are inserted into the kernel at boot:

#grep -q ^nvidia /etc/modules || echo nvidia >> /etc/modules

If this all works, when you reboot you should see the nvidia splash screen when you reboot. I hope this helps.



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