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Old 09-30-2003, 09:55 AM   #16
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how do i uninstall it?
can't seem to find the drivers.............

./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496.run --uninstall
doesn't work


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Old 09-30-2003, 12:13 PM   #17
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I'm not 100% sure if the card is even supported by nvidia
I can't find it exactly the same as in the readme file.

Has anyone else got this graphics card working successfully with 3d hardware acceleration? (it was a pretty cheap computer)

this is the log from the pc card list:

thanks

VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV15 [GeForce2 - nForce GPU] ( rev 177).
IRQ 11.
Master Capable. Latency=248. Min Gnt=5.Max Lat=1.
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xeb000000 [0xebffffff].
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf0000000 [0xf7ffffff].
 
Old 09-30-2003, 12:44 PM   #18
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To get the specs of the card do lspci -n and check for something that has 10de in the string like this:
02:00.0 Class 0300: 10de:0312 (rev a1)

The 0312 is the type of the card - in my case FX5600.Those numbers are in the appendix A of the nvidia readme.Just like 0x0312.
I don't know how to uninstall your drivers.How did you install them?With a rpm from Suse?In that case uninstall the rpm but your xserver might be gone after you do this.Unfortunately I didn't fool around with Suse for a couple of years and can't be of much help there.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 06:39 PM   #19
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thanks. It appears my card is supported.
I installed the drivers through the suse online update, and haven't done anything else with them.

could I just get the glx rpm and install that?

this is proving rather complicated. thank you for your help.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 08:18 PM   #20
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I got no idea if or how Suse divided up xfree in different rpm's .You can check with the nvidia website under Linux drivers in the readme.There is a lot of tests there to figure out if you got everything you need installed.Check with appendix B and C - there is a lot of information about the needed lib's and where to look for them.Also found a howto on the Suse ftp server here:
ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/ftp...nstaller-HOWTO
 
Old 10-01-2003, 02:24 AM   #21
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thanks.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 03:11 PM   #22
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it appears from reading the above and others that when I updated through YOU I checked the "remove source package after instllation " box. I'm not sure what to do next. following the instructions in the suse instructions makes no difference.

could I just download glx rpm? (it appears that is the problem)

not 100% sure what the problem is - I get the nvidia splash screen so the drivers must be working........it says that 3d enabled in sax............but get error message in tux racer as no 3d hardware acceleration

still confused, will get there in the end.

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Old 10-01-2003, 03:16 PM   #23
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run a search for alsa uninstallation it should be similiar to the instructions I posted there.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 05:35 PM   #24
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Thanks, I have read your helpful thread UNINSTALLING ALSA [or anything really]
I have typed out below what I have found & intend to do, just so I don't destroy the system. is it correct?


linux:/home/le # find / -name "nvidia"
/var/lib/nvidia
/usr/X11R6/lib/sax/profile/nvidia
/usr/share/doc/nvidia
/proc/driver/nvidia
find: /proc/4758/fd: No such file or directory
linux:/home/le #

(/usr/share/doc/nvidia is the new driver that I've downloaded for the re-install)

so I type

rm -rf /var/lib/nvidia
rm -rf /usr/X11R6/lib/sax/profile/nvidia
rm -rf /proc/driver/nvidia

then reinstall?
I presume I should do all of this as root in runlevel3

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:50 PM   #25
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check their readme about uninstalling there may also be a ./makeclean or something to that effect.

~IF NOT

yes this looks good - try that. However if that fails I might want to run:
find / -name "*nvidia*"
as it might turn up more stuff.

PS. please check for more info on the site about problematic uninstalls beforehand because it may require something else. These instructions will delete the nVidia files tho.

ALSO~
you might check:
lsmod
to see if there are any nVidia modules and redit any files the nvidia instructions have you do.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 07:27 AM   #26
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Thanks. It appears from the readme file that the nvida installer will uninstall previous versions. However I'm getting an error that there is no precompiled kernel interface...

is there another way of getting glx to load?



nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Oct 2 10:25:33 2003

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
XFree86 install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
Installer install prefix: /usr
kernel include path : (not specified)
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-
4496). As part of installing this driver (version: 1.0-4496), 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.
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel header files for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel header files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel header
files are installed, you may specify the kernel include path with the
'--kernel-include-path' commandline option.
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 10-02-2003, 07:34 AM   #27
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You'll need to install the kernel sources and headers from suse.
1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source' package with YaST2.

BTW - tried to install Suse from ftp yesterday.Of course that didn't go anywhere

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Old 10-02-2003, 09:06 AM   #28
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You should get the kernel sources like crashmeister says. If it still doesn't work [you can't use the nvidia-installer to recompile], try getting the nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx from ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-4496. I believe the nvidia-kernel is a dependency of the nvidia-glx. I would assume that the nvidia-*.src.rpm files just give you the source and you'd have to compile it yourself, I never really dabbled in the src.rpms or srpms. I'm using gentoo currently, so I can't really help you too much there. I'll do what I can though. :-)

[edit]

or you can try this, it has a pdf to read and the tarballs.
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_40/1.0-4191/

haha... penguin...

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Old 10-02-2003, 09:40 AM   #29
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I checked with the Suse support database and it seems they did whatever they could to make this as complicated as possible.You could try to issue the command '3Ddiag' That supposedly checks what is going on.Also seems you need to run switch2nvidia_glx.But this is written for installation from nvidia rpm's.Try if this page helps you any http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/wessels_3d.html
 
Old 10-02-2003, 10:02 AM   #30
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well I have managed to successfully uninstall the nvidia drivers.
so things are slightly worse than before

I have the driver from nvidia, but won't install as no kernel source.
I extracted it as per instructions.

thanks for your help
I'll check out that suse page you linked to
 
  


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