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Old 03-31-2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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nVidia Driver


I wanted to let everyone know that a new nVidia driver is available, just released today. I will post my results as soon as I get home and get that module built.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 04:35 PM   #2
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It seems to work fine. No problem building for linux 2.6.11.6.

How do you judge your graphics card's performance? I just check out xScreensaver, and count my FPS. What do the rest of you do?
 
Old 03-31-2005, 04:45 PM   #3
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How do you judge your graphics card's performance? I just check out xScreensaver, and count my FPS. What do the rest of you do?
Well, I use glxgears and/or play doom3!!!
 
Old 03-31-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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UT2004 is about the only game that I play. Can Doom 3 be installed in linux? Or does it take Wine? If so, how hard to set up is it?
 
Old 03-31-2005, 05:28 PM   #5
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Try flightgear, a good open source flight simulator for linux,
and slackware package is available :

http://www.flightgear.org/Downloads/binary.shtml#linux
 
Old 03-31-2005, 05:37 PM   #6
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Can Doom 3 be installed in linux? Or does it take Wine? If so, how hard to set up is it?
Yes. No. Not hard at all.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 11:04 PM   #7
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installing nvidia driver without reboot

You can install nvidia driver without reboot.

Requirements:
0: Module unloading is compiled into the kernel.
Loadable module support --->Module unloading

1: init 3, you do not boot-up to Xwindows.

2: agpart - compiled as module, this seems to be a requirement with 71** drivers.

edited:
"3: I guess it is quite obvious you need root access. "


Steps:
1. Download latest nvidia driver.

2. modprobe -r nividia

3. cd /path/to/NVIDIA-driver

4. sh NVIDIA-driver and follow through the normal compilation/installation procedure

5. startx

6. in a terminal, nvidia-settings &
The NVIDIA X Server Settings window will appear and you can see the NVIDIA Driver Version: 1.0-7174(latest)

Hope this helps.

Edited:
Works fine with Slackware-currrent, 2.6.11.6 kernel.

Edited again:
Beat the hell out of windoze, huh.. who says installing new driver needs rebooting?

Last edited by carboncopy; 03-31-2005 at 11:27 PM.
 
  


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