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Old 03-28-2003, 02:03 PM   #1
donk4621
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nvidia drivers again!!


Hi can anyone help with a problem I have?

System: athlon 1000mhz / 256ram / 40 gb disk/ geforce 2mx / etc

Being a "newbie" to linux i decided to try linux again (tried before but ran into many problems with it)
anyway that was suse 7.3

My problem is as follows: I recently partitioned my windows xp machine an installed Mandrake 9.0 and it went VERY WELL! and it seems to boot and work fine but none of the games would work in 3d so after reading the post of "fingel" I downloaded nvchooser and ran it as instructed and it came back with the following:
files required 2
NVIDIA_Kernal-1.0-4191.mdk90up.i586.rpm
NVIDIA_Glx-1.0-4191.i386.rpm
I downloaded these files from nvidia's website and followed the instructions and first edited the XF86Config file and then installed the drivers on reboot the "NVIDIA" logo appears and it boots fine and the 3d games work great!

so what's the problem?

well that's it when i shut down or reboot into KDE everything seems fine (including the "NVIDIA" logo at boot) but the 3d games won't run again so i have to re-install the glx everytime i want to run any 3d games

Whats wrong please as this is getting annoying! everything else in the "distro" run flawlessly

Thank you for any help
 
Old 03-28-2003, 02:49 PM   #2
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I think that when you install glx it changes your PATH variable. So try doing a echo $PATH before installing it and then echo $PATH after, check if they are the same, if not do a export $PATH= <path needed> and everything should be fine.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 02:55 PM   #3
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KDE has some known incompatiblities with the GLX provided with Nvidia drivers, especially on an MDK system.

I've personally seen KDE crash hard (take the system down) just because the Nvidia GLX was installed.

I don't know exactly what causes this though (since nv drivers are closed it would be very difficult to track down). The problem does seem to be directly related to KDE and Nvidia.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 05:05 PM   #4
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I've had no problems with NVIDIA kernel drivers, but the GLX driver, that's another story!!
 
Old 03-30-2003, 12:40 AM   #5
donk4621
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Hi,

Well I've tried all your suggestions but still have the same problem, so I think that mdk 9.0 (KDE 3+) has a serious problem with the GLX drivers from nvidia! Thank you very much for all your help it was VERY MUCH appreciated, I guess until either can sought out i'm destined not to play some games on this distro!!

p.s another slight problem : I have an ALCATEL USB MODEM (for broadband) and mdk say's it needs a file called mgmt.o to be placed in the usr/share/speedtouch folder but although i've scoured the alcatel website can't seem to find this file to make my internet work (ANY IDEAS?)

Thank you once again what a great place this is!!
 
Old 03-30-2003, 10:41 AM   #6
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I guess until either can sought out i'm destined not to play some games on this distro
Or don't use KDE.

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I have an ALCATEL USB MODEM (for broadband)
If you have the ability to use this with just plain Ethernet then do that instead.

Otherwise, I'd suggest starting a new thread with that question.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 10:57 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by donk4621


p.s another slight problem : I have an ALCATEL USB MODEM (for broadband) and mdk say's it needs a file called mgmt.o to be placed in the usr/share/speedtouch folder but although i've scoured the alcatel website can't seem to find this file to make my internet work (ANY IDEAS?)

Thank you once again what a great place this is!!
i had the same problem as you.. it isn't online anymore at the alcatel website

what i did is contacted them and requested the file

what type of usb modem do you have ?

i have the speedtouch, so if you want i can give the package to you

mine is called "speedtouch.tar.gz" though, i don't know what that mgmt.o stands for. The package INSIDE the "speedtouch.tar.gz" contains a folder called mgmt. So it could be the same.

Contact me if you want
 
Old 03-31-2003, 04:32 PM   #8
donk4621
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Back Again!,

Thanks Twan for your help (and everybody else on here) as I now have the file to make the speedtouch work!!

I don't know if you know but nvidia have released a new driver for nvidia based cards with newer kernals (4193) and will be downloading and installing with interest!!

will keep you posted!!
 
  


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