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Old 05-19-2004, 03:54 PM   #16
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config 4stacks is built into the kernel now with no option to change it... I rebuilt a sr.rpm of the kernel, commented out the section of the spec file that applied the 4kstack patch... AFAIK the 2.6.6 kernel will have this built in with no config to remove it... here's an interesting read on it as mentioned above...

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=26745

It seems some have been able to get the drivers to work and others get the blank screen (I'm dubbing it the 4KStack black screen o' death)...

You can always use a vanilla 2.6.5 for now but at 2.6.6, unless nvidia comes out with a new driver, we nvidia users are sol for 3d apparently.

By the way, REGPARMS apparently has nothing to do with this according to the NV forum thread above.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 06:43 PM   #17
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After recompiling the kernel 2.6.6 from kernel.org with the old .config file and without the 4KSTACK parameter following the guide at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=73436 the nVidia driver now works for me.
 
Old 05-19-2004, 09:26 PM   #18
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Yeah, I did the same... glad there's still the option to disable 4Kstacks... ahhh, now to play tuxracer!
 
Old 05-19-2004, 11:38 PM   #19
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how about for dummies?

Is there a way to get this to work without recompiling the kernel?
 
Old 05-20-2004, 12:34 AM   #20
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Not AFAIK... someone said they had tried it and it worked over at justlinux but I got a black screen everytime... compiling the 2.6.6 was easy though... just copy over the config from /boot to .config in your kernel source and then make menuconfig to make sure 4kstacks is disabled (kernel hacking section).... then make && make bzImage && make modules_install && make install. reboot.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 12:58 AM   #21
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my kernel hacking section offered this

# Kernel hacking
#
CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL=y
CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK=y
CONFIG_DEBUG_STACKOVERFLOW=y
# CONFIG_DEBUG_STACK_USAGE is not set
# CONFIG_DEBUG_SLAB is not set
CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ=y
# CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK is not set
# CONFIG_DEBUG_PAGEALLOC is not set
CONFIG_DEBUG_HIGHMEM=y
CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO=y
CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK_SLEEP=y
# CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER is not set

I see no mention of the 4kstacks stuff. Is this a line I can manually add? I'm confused and just want to play enemy territory. Curse my need to "upgade" to core 2.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 01:34 AM   #22
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Man, what a pain. I love all the speedy software in FC2 like the 2.6 kernel and KDE 3.2.2 but my sound doesn't work and Im just going to wait for a new NVidia driver to come out.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 01:46 AM   #23
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Also, I need to get kernel 2.6.6 but http://www.kernel.org doesn't seem to be responding anymore. I assume it's just me, so can someone post the IP, in case it's a DNS problem on my end.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 06:55 PM   #24
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The Nvidia driver works just fine with kernel 2.6.5 and 2.6.6, the only thing different in FC2 is that it is somewhat of a custom kernel build so you will have to re-compile your kernel to make sure you take out the 4stacks (no) and you'll want to make sure you enable the Nvidia portion. Also don't forget that you will get better performance (3d wise) if you take out the DRI option in the kernel and your XF86Config (or Xorg) file(s).

One thing to also make sure of is to check to see if you have the kernel-source installed, this would lead to errors when running the Nvidia installer.

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Old 05-29-2004, 01:22 AM   #25
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Sorry to restart an old thred .. however I need to know how you go about recompiling your kernel so that I can get the nvidia driver working correctly ...
 
Old 05-29-2004, 06:29 AM   #26
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Dumb Question: Why does the nVidia driver work in my computer with the normal stock Fedora
kernel and others are having trouble? Is this not just an nVidia driver problem but a combination of software and HARDWARE problem?

My card is an older GeForce3 and it seems a lot of people hare having trouble with the MX series
of cards. This is very curious. I anticipated all kinds of trouble from what I have read, I did a standard nvidia install and am having NO TROUBLE whatsoever, even with OpenGL applications.

Any insight on this?

Also, I am going to head over to a commercial distro for my "working" computers just to have the stability and support necessary. I love Fedora and will always have on running somewhere, but as a sidelight to the success of Linux, I am now just about completely migrated over. This is a real success as it's only been a year since I started with Red Hat 9! So, SuSE is going on the big machine within a week!
 
Old 05-29-2004, 11:41 AM   #27
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Bobmeister,

What core are you running 1 or 2? .. From what I understand the nvidia drivers will work fine on Core1 ..

I just downloaded core 1 last night .. so .. I am going to whipe core 2 out and install core 1
 
Old 05-29-2004, 12:14 PM   #28
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I had Core 1 but did a clean install with Core 2....I'm talking about Core 2. Didn't have a problem
with any of the test releases (all clean installs) and not a problem in Core 2 with the current
STANDARD kernel that comes with Fedora. Weird, huh? It might be something to do with the
AMD processor/GeForce3 combination or something.

Anyway, when I install SuSE, which is running the 2.6.4 kernel, I'm interested if it will
work fine. I decided to go with a different distribution, just for fun. I like what I see
having played with it for a while...but my roots are in Red Hat..so I'll keep the Fedora
thing going.

Fedora 2 has been working well for me so far...but Fedora 1 was absolutely perfect.
I'm thinking that Fedora 3 will be less buggy as some of this new technology will
have matured a little by then.

That is one of the reasons I'm taking a step back from here also..but not to Core
1 (although I still have a copy of it sitting here...I KNOW it works well)....
 
Old 05-29-2004, 02:12 PM   #29
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That is strange ... I to am running a Gforce3 TI200 .. so .. who knows .. I really wish it would have worked for me .. but like I stated earlier .. I am going back to FC1 ... (and hope like he!! it works for me) .. if not .. back to RH9 ..

Last edited by thebutler4; 05-29-2004 at 02:13 PM.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 05:09 PM   #30
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ok .. the nvivia driver do in fact work with FC1 ... but not FC2 .. just thought I would toss that out there ...

on a side note ... I LOVE this new Fedora! ..
 
  


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