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Old 01-29-2004, 09:02 AM   #1
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New Nvidia Drivers (2.6 Compatible)

Dunno if anyone else has already posted this (sorry if they have) - just checked the nvidia site and found some new drivers that are supposed to work with new 2.6 kernel - havent tried them myself yet as not at my slackware box - but will try them later

If you have tested them - do they work ? any probs?

cant post the link as it says i need to have more than 5 posts

bit hard when your new - anyway you all now where to go

Linux Display Driver - IA32

Version: 1.0-5336
Operating System: Linux IA32
Release Date: January 26, 2004

Release Highlights

Support for Linux 2.6 kernels.
Fixed AGP failures on some VIA motherboards.
Fixed a problem that prevented X from running on Samsung X10 laptops.:
Old 01-29-2004, 09:48 AM   #2
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well with slack and the 2.6.1 kernel that i am using, i couldn't get the drivers from nvidias site to work ... they just wouldn't install with many errors .... which i won't get into ...
but the drivers here are kinda tweaked up to be working with the 2.6.x kernel, and they installed no problems at all ...
so if you do try the ones straight from nvidias site and they dont' work, then try these, or simply just use these ...
Old 01-29-2004, 09:51 AM   #3
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Just installed them, they work and glxgears gives more fps (around 4000 instead of about 3500 before) here so I'm keeping them!
Old 01-29-2004, 10:06 AM   #4
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Dr0zz - ye i have tried them too - they work - but after using them i found that the kernel was tainted and i couldnt access my dvdr drive anymore

Not saying it was those drivers could have been anything, i just hope these new drivers work for me when i get the time to install slackware and try them
Old 01-29-2004, 10:11 AM   #5
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Thanx for the update. Those drivers were the only thing keeping me from installing 2.6.1 on my main machine
Old 01-29-2004, 10:37 AM   #6
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I've been using the 5336 drivers since the 26th, replaced the patched drivers from no noticeable difference, but they work fine, as has always been my experience with nVidia drivers.
Old 01-29-2004, 11:22 PM   #7
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Just installed it, started without problem, but noticed that the monitor is kinda darker now, have to turn up the brightness setting for monitor.
Anyway, my question is, is there anyway to switch to the new driver without rebooting?
Old 01-30-2004, 01:16 AM   #8
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I'm using the new 2.6 one from the nvidia site and they work great with 2.6.1 and my mx440 8x agp.

The fps under glxgears is still ridiculously low but it has been for every version of the drivers under any kernel, but at least it works.

If you don't want to reboot then just switch to run level 3, install the new driver (uninstalls the old one by default) and then startx again.


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