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08-24-2004, 11:14 PM
Not sure if anyone can help me.

A long time ago, when I had a decent Internet connection, I installed Nvidia drivers for my AGP.

I ran the script, the script pulled the necessary files from the nvidia website, and the graphics card was installed.

No I have no usable internet connection and I have to drive around 100 miles to log on and download what files I think I'll need.

It's a pain in the but to get home and find that the installation script still requires this or that.

Is there no way of finding which files are needed by the script, cutting those to a CD and then pointing the script to the CD instead of the net?

Many thanks,

Dave Coventry

A. Jorge Garcia
08-25-2004, 01:20 AM
Well, why don't you get a copy of one of Kano's nVidia scripts (from kanotix) and read it to see what files are used?

Good Luck,

09-01-2004, 10:59 PM

Thanks for your reply.

I've tried to do as you suggest but after nearly six hundred miles of travelling, I am no nearer instralling my Nvidia AGP.

When I download the files the script seems to find them incompatible and simply exits. "Please rerun this script".

09-04-2004, 04:46 AM
I feel pity for you, because you have to travel so far just to get nvidia driver to work.
What you need is:

1) If you are using kernel 2.4.26, you only need latest nvidia driver because kernel source is included in knoppix. Look at /usr/src.
Latest nvidia driver : http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-6111/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run
Boot into command line mode and run command:
export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-2.95
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run

Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 :

Drivers Section
Replace "nv" with "nvidia"

Modules Section
Remove or comment out lines including "dri" and "GLCore"
Ensure there is a line with Load "glx"

2) If you are using kernel 2.6.6:
You need to download latest nvidia driver and kernel 2.6.6 source from:
Then follow my instruction from this post:
Don't forget to edit your XF86Config-4.

I would suggest you do 1) first , follow by 2). This way you will have both kernel running with nvidia.

3) If you are using kernel 2.6.5:
Your need is like above but slightly change in compiling.
Follow this instruction:

4) I don't think kano's script will work with knoppix because it's using different type of kernel and patch. Maybe I'm wrong, because I can't seem to get it to work with knoppix.

A. Jorge Garcia
09-04-2004, 01:57 PM
I used Kano's script after knoppix-installer without a problem.

Good Luck,