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Old 07-01-2004, 12:08 PM   #1
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slack10, 2.4.26 kernel, nvidia 6106

have slackware 10 installed with the 2.4.26 kernel and using the nv driver with my quadro based card. i downloaded and installed the nvidia 6106 driver with no issues except that the installer said my kernel was setup with the rivafb module and that the new 6106 driver would not work correctly if this module was loaded. i did an lsmod but did not see anything about the rivafb module. is there another way to know if this module is being loaded and if so how do i keep it from being loaded?

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If you don't see it with lsmod I don't think it is loaded, I guess nvidia driver complains about that after seeing a header file about rivafb somewhere, install your driver as this and you will see.

But if rivafb compiled as built-in in kernel, you're out of luck and should recompile your kernel without this feature.

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Old 07-01-2004, 12:31 PM   #3
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thanks. thats what i have never done is recompile the kernel, its time i learned though

went ahead and changed to the nvidia driver and all seems well, startx took me into kde and i ran glxgears and i am getting a fps of around 3500fps when the window is hidden and around 1300 when it is visible. weird huh?

but everything is working so its cool
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Your 3500 fps is because glxgears doesn't have to actually draw anything when it's hidden, so the program runs a lot faster. You could experiment with it by moving half of the window out of your screen, just for fun. That 1300 is your real outcome.
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ahh, that makes sense. thanks
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I got 1.0-6106 to work on Slack 10

There are several things you can check against:

1. run this command to install if it says it's conflicting with rivafb even though it's not loaded (nvidia's driver is retarded): sh --kernel-name='2.4.26'

Note: The 2.4.26 that I use in --kernel-name='2.4.26' is read from this command: uname -r
So it may be different depending on whether you compiled a different kernel but for default Slack 10 install, that's what you should type.

2. Make sure you set the bios to assign an IRQ for your VGA card

3. Look for rivadb in modules.dep and comment it out if nvidia is still complaining after configuring xorg.conf.


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