LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-30-2003, 09:15 PM   #1
jsmarshall85
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 386

Rep: Reputation: 30
new nvidia driver for linux


has anyone installed the new nvidia driver 1.0-5328 on slackware 9.1 kernel 2.4.22? the install goes fine but when i run a 3d game or select a GL screensaver (like euphoria, my favorite) it is extremely slow. if i uninstall the 5328 driver and reinstall the 4496 driver, everything works fine.

i have an nvidia geforce2

has anyone else experienced this issue?
 
Old 12-30-2003, 09:24 PM   #2
320mb
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: pikes peak
Distribution: Slackware, LFS
Posts: 2,577

Rep: Reputation: 48
I too have a GeForce2 GTS card......gonna stay with .4496
for now, it works fine on Both my P3 and P4 boxes.......
if it ain't broke, why mess with a good thing.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 09:53 PM   #3
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: McCalla, AL, USA
Distribution: Arch, Gentoo
Posts: 6,939

Rep: Reputation: 129Reputation: 129
Re: new nvidia driver for linux

Quote:
Originally posted by jsmarshall85 has anyone installed the new nvidia driver 1.0-5328 on slackware 9.1 kernel 2.4.22? the install goes fine but when i run a 3d game or select a GL screensaver (like euphoria, my favorite) it is extremely slow. if i uninstall the 5328 driver and reinstall the 4496 driver, everything works fine.

i have an nvidia geforce2

has anyone else experienced this issue?
I got a GeForce FX 5200 on this comp running Slack 9.1 kernel 2.4.23. The NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run works, and my opinion is that "latest isn't the greatest." Support for my card is there, and I can top 3,000 FPS so I'll stay with it. If I change it'll be to get another ATI card. Nvidia may be better for games (which I don't play), but ATI is better for displaying text and graphics. In Win2K the Nvidia display is awful compared to the ATI.

My wife and daughter's comp has a Nvidia GeForce4 MX 440 8X, Slack 9.1 and kernel 2.4.23 and the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5328-pkg1.run driver did not work, so I removed it and installed the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run which works okay.

Run glxgears in a terminal with X going and see what you get. If your FPS gets around 3,000 you're getting about all you can expect - from what I've read about these drivers and *nix.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 10:45 PM   #4
boolim
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 32

Rep: Reputation: 15
currently, is there any official driver from nvidia for kernel 2.6?
 
Old 12-30-2003, 11:12 PM   #5
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: McCalla, AL, USA
Distribution: Arch, Gentoo
Posts: 6,939

Rep: Reputation: 129Reputation: 129
Read this ->

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li....0-5328/README

Quote:
__________________________________________________________________________

(app-b) APPENDIX B: MINIMUM SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
__________________________________________________________________________

o linux kernel 2.2.12 # cat /proc/version
o XFree86 4.0.1 # XFree86 -version
o Kernel modutils 2.1.121 # insmod -V

If you need to build the NVIDIA kernel module:

o binutils 2.9.5 # size --version
o GNU make 3.77 # make --version
o gcc 2.91.66 # gcc --version

If you build from source rpms:

o spec-helper rpm # rpm -qi spec-helper

All official stable kernel releases from 2.2.12 and up are supported;
"prerelease" versions such as "2.4.3-pre2" are not supported, nor are
development series kernels such as 2.3.x or 2.5.x. The linux kernel
can be downloaded from www.kernel.org or one of its mirrors.
Then read the posts here in LQ and see how much trouble everyone has been having with the new "stable" 2.6.0 kernel.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 09:41 AM   #6
maciek
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
i also had the same thing with geforce4mx440 32mb almost stopped rendering any frames at all :/ one step back for nvidia, still havent tried older drivers, the 2nd thing i noticed was that fonts look now worse than with 'generic' 'nv' driver from XFree and that is the mystery
 
Old 12-31-2003, 02:12 PM   #7
jsmarshall85
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 386

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
thank you all for your replies and i have to say i agree...newer isnt always better.

have reinstalled the 4496 driver on my machine with a quadro.
ran the glxgears and i am getting frame rates above 8000. one low of 5138fps and a high of 9260fps. most others are in the 8000 range. i am running at 1152x864 16 bit on a P4 1.8 gig machine with 512 ram. i guess i can get more than 3000 out of this driver huh? is it the quadro card?
 
Old 12-31-2003, 04:52 PM   #8
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: McCalla, AL, USA
Distribution: Arch, Gentoo
Posts: 6,939

Rep: Reputation: 129Reputation: 129
jsmarshall85

I don't know if it's the quadro or what, since these are my first 2 Nividia cards and I've always been an ATI guy. But, whatever you've done, don't change it!

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
 
Old 12-31-2003, 05:13 PM   #9
TheOneAndOnlySM
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Posts: 987

Rep: Reputation: 30
so it is true and not just me....

the new nvidia drivers are no good, don't upgrade, pkg1 and pkg2 versions will probably be out soon for those drivers

as for running in 2.6 kernel, couldn't have been better

look around for posts about compiling the nvidia drivers in 2.6 kernel; sounds hard but it's not half bad, and they work great
 
Old 12-31-2003, 05:17 PM   #10
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: McCalla, AL, USA
Distribution: Arch, Gentoo
Posts: 6,939

Rep: Reputation: 129Reputation: 129
Quote:
Originally posted by TheOneAndOnlySM
so it is true and not just me....

the new nvidia drivers are no good, don't upgrade, pkg1 and pkg2 versions will probably be out soon for those drivers

as for running in 2.6 kernel, couldn't have been better

look around for posts about compiling the nvidia drivers in 2.6 kernel; sounds hard but it's not half bad, and they work great
I didn't quite understand your post. Are you saying that NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5328-pkg1.run works with the 2.6.0 kernel?
 
Old 12-31-2003, 05:24 PM   #11
TheOneAndOnlySM
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Posts: 987

Rep: Reputation: 30
actually, i didn't try compiling the new drivers on linux 2.6, only on my 2.4.23 and they weren't too great

however, i have successfully installed 4496 drivers on the 2.6 kernel without any problems and they work like a charm (i needed to patch the installer of course)

try this thread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...iver+kernel+.6
 
Old 12-31-2003, 05:37 PM   #12
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: McCalla, AL, USA
Distribution: Arch, Gentoo
Posts: 6,939

Rep: Reputation: 129Reputation: 129
Thanks for the clarification. I haven't tried 2.6.0 yet, and am using 2.4.23 on both comps here with Slack 9.1. They both have Nvidia cards and use the 4496 pkg2 drivers, also.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 12:05 AM   #13
hyp_spec
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
http://minion.de for the NVIDIA 2.6 kernel patches... for me I'm using NVAGP over AGPGART with 5328 and notice no difference at all from 4496
 
Old 01-01-2004, 12:30 AM   #14
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: McCalla, AL, USA
Distribution: Arch, Gentoo
Posts: 6,939

Rep: Reputation: 129Reputation: 129
From reading other posts, some have success with drivers off that site, and others have failure.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 08:16 AM   #15
spyghost
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Redhat
Posts: 245

Rep: Reputation: 30
in my case, things became even worse than the default nv driver. by the way, i am using rh 9.0

i am now stepping back to 4496
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dell800 linux nvidia driver v2010 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 8 03-16-2005 11:49 AM
Updating NVidia Driver - Linux RySk8er30 Mandriva 4 02-07-2005 06:48 AM
nvidia fx5600 loads vesa driver instead of nvidia driver saburo62 Linux - Hardware 3 05-04-2004 03:59 PM
kernel 2.6.3--bk8 and NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336 video driver from Nvidia zdenkod Linux - Hardware 2 03-09-2004 05:38 AM
linux nvidia driver help? Kage Linux - Hardware 4 09-19-2002 03:54 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration