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Old 08-18-2006, 04:11 AM   #1
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Graphic Driver: How to set up graphic driver for NVidia GeForce 4 MX440?


Hi all =D

I've just installed Fedora Core 5 and tried to install & play quake 3.

The quake 3 can't start and I think it's a graphic driver problem.

I wanted to ask if Fedora Core 5 came with a graphic driver.

When I was in Fedora Core 4, I downloaded the nvidia driver, installed and played Quake 3 fine.

I searched google to see how to set up the graphic driver from Livna (thinking in my head that Livna's graphic driver will support Quake 3).

I followed some instructions and tried to install the "kmod-livna" graphics driver but the results said my version was already installed and newer, thus installation will not install the kmod-livna packages.

Then I tested my computer to see if it supports OpenGL (I think) with the following command:

[user@computer ~]$ glxgears

. . . and a red, green and blue gears pop up, spinning/revolving about.

****************************

If I can see the 3 (red, green and blue) gears, then does that mean my Fedora Core is already set up with 3D graphic driver support?

Or am I missing something here?

Many thanks in advance,



Chuong.

Last edited by Chuong; 08-18-2006 at 07:45 AM.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 04:18 AM   #2
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Oh, by the way, I got this output when I typed the glxinfo thing . . .

[user@computer ~]$ glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: No
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
[user@computer ~]$
 
Old 08-18-2006, 11:18 AM   #3
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So you don't have 3d acceleration, you are using software 3d (mesa).

You need to (re)install the nvidia driver. I'm not familiar with FC5, but if your pkg manager gives you any sh*t, then just download the installer from nvidia and install it manually.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 11:58 AM   #4
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Well, I've read about the Fedora Core release notes about Nvidia drivers.

They say it overwrites the libGL file or something and everytime you update the kernel, you have to update the driver again...if I remember correctly.

I've also tried to install the Nvidia driver, but the installation said something about can't build kernel interface/module or something and exit. My /etc/inittab is set to run level 3 too when I did that.

I want to try to get this Livna driver working anyways, hopefully someone knows.

By the way, does this site work:

http://www.fedorafaq.org/

?

It says server error for me.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 12:12 PM   #5
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Quote:
They say it overwrites the libGL file or something
Well, you need nvidia's libGL or it's not going to work... however, I used Suse a few years ago and it had a bunch of scripts to symlink to the appropriate libGL rather than just overwriting it as the nvidia installer does, I guess that's what FC5 does too...?

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and everytime you update the kernel, you have to update the driver again...if I remember correctly.
Yes, you need to recompile the kernel module (but not libGL etc), for each kernel.

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I've also tried to install the Nvidia driver, but the installation said something about can't build kernel interface/module or something and exit.
That's usually because it can't find the kernel source, are you sure you installed it?

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By the way, does this site work:

http://www.fedorafaq.org/

?

It says server error for me.
Yeah, I'm getting an error too...
 
Old 08-18-2006, 01:02 PM   #6
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How do I check if I've installed the kernel source or not?
 
Old 08-18-2006, 02:59 PM   #7
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You can do this with rpm, though it's years since I used an rpm distro, I can't remeber exactly, is it rpm -qpvi <package> or something like that.

In any case, the kernel source should be in /usr/src/linux-<version>, so it's easier to check that. Also, /lib/modules/<version>/build should be a symlink to the build directory.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 03:47 PM   #8
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Once you get all the 3D video Driver stuff worked out, heres the Q3 Linux FAQ from ID, to help you work through any other issues..

http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/q3a/
 
Old 08-18-2006, 11:20 PM   #9
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^_^ it's:

uname, uname -r or uname -a (different level of details of your system.)

Thank you for the link farslayer.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 05:48 AM   #10
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Man it's weird, I can't seem to start quake 3 anymore.

Earlier on today when I manage to get my 3D driver working from Livna, I could start quake 3.

Now I can't, keep giving me this error message:

Q3 1.32b linux-i386 Nov 14 2002
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
/home/caveman/.q3a/baseq3
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/z_rocketme.pk3 (4 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/ztn3tourney1.pk3 (6 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/ztn3dm1.pk3 (10 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/tow1f.pk3 (7 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/shut.pk3 (8 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/radio.pk3 (141 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/q3wpak4.pk3 (562 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/q3wpak3.pk3 (447 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/q3wpak2.pk3 (195 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/q3wpak1.pk3 (396 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/q3wpak0.pk3 (287 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/q3aerowalk.pk3 (6 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak8.pk3 (9 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak7.pk3 (4 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak6.pk3 (64 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak5.pk3 (7 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak4.pk3 (272 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak3.pk3 (4 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak2.pk3 (148 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak1.pk3 (26 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak04.pk3 (4 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak03.pk3 (475 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak02.pk3 (12 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak01.pk3 (17 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak00.pk3 (492 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/pak0.pk3 (3539 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/overkill.pk3 (8 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/optusnet_q3ctf_mappack1.pk3 (767 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/optusmaps.pk3 (1760 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpmctf5.pk3 (16 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpmctf3.pk3 (118 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpmctf2.pk3 (57 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpmctf1.pk3 (45 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpma3.pk3 (10 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm9.pk3 (10 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm8.pk3 (13 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm7.pk3 (15 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm6.pk3 (41 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm5.pk3 (7 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm4a.pk3 (74 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm4.pk3 (7 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm3a.pk3 (79 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm3.pk3 (28 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm29.pk3 (78 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm28.pk3 (33 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm27.pk3 (95 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm26_cpmctf4.pk3 (100 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm25.pk3 (59 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm24.pk3 (44 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm23.pk3 (91 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm22.pk3 (60 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm21.pk3 (93 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm20.pk3 (82 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm2.pk3 (14 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm1a.pk3 (57 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm19.pk3 (58 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm18r.pk3 (79 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm18.pk3 (77 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm17.pk3 (71 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm16.pk3 (34 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm15.pk3 (28 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm14.pk3 (86 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm13.pk3 (72 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm12.pk3 (20 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm11a.pk3 (18 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm11.pk3 (15 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map_cpm10.pk3 (16 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map-q3mexx1.pk3 (22 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map-hope.pk3 (20 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map-ffdm2.pk3 (19 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/map-cpma1.pk3 (101 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/KtSdm1.pk3 (8 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/kaos.pk3 (7 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/hub3tourney1.pk3 (28 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/hub3aeroq3.pk3 (30 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/euroctf.pk3 (846 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/drjumpiipro.pk3 (6 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/csu1_a.pk3 (31 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/CPMAskins.pk3 (163 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/cpma2b.pk3 (52 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/cpm14.pk3 (86 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/cpm13.pk3 (72 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/cpm12.pk3 (20 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/cpm11.pk3 (15 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/cpm10.pk3 (16 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/coldrun.pk3 (58 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/carnagearena1b.pk3 (13 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3/6++.pk3 (9 files)
/usr/local/games/quake3/baseq3
./quake3.x86/baseq3

----------------------
13199 files in pk3 files
execing default.cfg
execing q3config.cfg
com_zoneMegs will be changed upon restarting.
couldn't exec autoexec.cfg
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok

------- Input Initialization -------
Joystick is not active.
------------------------------------
----- Client Initialization -----
----- Initializing Renderer ----
-------------------------------
----- Client Initialization Complete -----
----- R_Init -----
...loading opengl32: QGL_Init: Can't load opengl32 from /etc/ld.so.conf or curre
nt dir: /usr/local/games/quake3/opengl32: cannot open shared object file: No suc
h file or directory
failed
...loading libGL.so.1: Initializing OpenGL display
...setting mode 4: 800 600
Using XFree86-VidModeExtension Version 2.2
XF86DGA Mouse (Version 2.0) initialized
XFree86-VidModeExtension: Ignored on non-fullscreen/Voodoo
Couldn't get a visual
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (4)
Initializing OpenGL display
...setting mode 3: 640 480
Using XFree86-VidModeExtension Version 2.2
XF86DGA Mouse (Version 2.0) initialized
XFree86-VidModeExtension: Ignored on non-fullscreen/Voodoo
Couldn't get a visual
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
----- CL_Shutdown -----
RE_Shutdown( 1 )
-----------------------
----- CL_Shutdown -----
-----------------------
Sys_Error: GLimp_Init() - could not load OpenGL subsystem





Has anyone faced this problem before, and know how to fix it?


I'm using Fedora Core 5, kernel-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5, with the latest kmod-nvidia driver from livna.

Chuong.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 10:43 PM   #11
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Hey, thank you all, but nevermind about the problem anymore. I've fixed it ^_^!

Thank you all for helping.
 
  


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