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Old 01-17-2003, 08:25 PM   #1
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some info that has helped me


download appropriate drivers


rpm -ivh NVIDIA*

cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/

(should see two files)

cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS


rpmbuild -bb NVIDIA*

cd /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/

rpm -Uvh NVIDIA*

pico -w /etc/X11/XF86Config

replace Driver "nv" with "nvidia"

search for Module

comment out Load "dri" , Load "GLcore" (put a hash in front, #Load "dri")



place the following line in /etc/modules.conf
options ide-cd dma=1

**got some tips on installing UT2003 also**

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Old 01-17-2003, 09:49 PM   #2
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Good info there...

Here's something you might consider when building a source RPM like in your Nvidia driver example. Unless you're building the RPM to distribute to a bunch of different machines with different architectures, you might want to optimize it for your CPU type.

rpmbuild -bb --target i686 NVIDIA.spec

replacing i686 with i386, i586, athlon(?) or others...

Might make for a bit of speed difference.
Old 01-31-2003, 05:28 AM   #3
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thanks for tha info, on the
rpmbuild -bb --target i686 NVIDIA.spec

though i tried this replacing the line:
rpmbuild -bb NVIDIA*

it worked only after i had the drivers fully installed
on a freah install using above line X failed to load, what am i missing?
where exactly in the install process does that fit in?

thanks! im all for optimizing for performance.
Old 01-31-2003, 06:17 AM   #4
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The first time I used the source RPMS for my redhat system. worked good. But I also had to build them from source because I find myself only using my Arch system. I thought I would have endless troubles if the posts here are any indication but it was as smooth as silk.
cd NVIDIA_kernel.xxxx
make install SYSINCLUDE=/usr/src/linux-2.4.20/include
cd ../NVIDIA_GLX.xxxx
make install
And then make the changes in XF86Config, and restart x.
No errors no fuss no muss no worries.


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