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Stephen
04-01-2003, 08:18 AM
For all of you that use Nvidia based cards there is a new driver release (march 31) available on their website here (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=linux_display_ia32_1.0-4349).

Henk Poley
04-01-2003, 07:42 PM
Nice, an automated installer :-)

But don't forget to "export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-2.95", else compilation will fail on a stock Knoppix kernel.

VeeDubb
04-02-2003, 01:25 PM
FINALY! Now if only more hrdware manufacturers would take the lead from Nvidia and realease automatic installers. Heck, we might even see self installing software some day! Frightening......

Henk Poley
04-02-2003, 01:39 PM
FINALY! Now if only more hrdware manufacturers would take the lead from Nvidia and realease automatic installers. Heck, we might even see self installing software some day! Frightening......
I know I know, I was icky too about running a program released just before April Fools as root. I guess they got fed up by all the n00b questions.

And indeed they should really release the normal "source" version too. It's downloaded by the installer anyways and it doesn't even parse the 'make' output. You were directed to look at some error log, a little output screen would have been nice. Can't think of a normal Linux systemd at doesn't have a pager like 'more' installed...

VeeDubb
04-08-2003, 09:47 PM
I'm all for releaseing source versions, I'm even okay if they get realeased first. But, there's a lot of applications where I couldn't care less about the source code. Nvidia drivers are one of them. And it's nice to see them realeaeing a dummy installer

aay
04-08-2003, 10:34 PM
Anyone used this sucessfully to install the drivers? Work well? Any tips?

god
04-08-2003, 11:13 PM
They work great, just done forget to use the export gcc command above.

VeeDubb
04-09-2003, 12:08 AM
Yes and no, at least for me, there was more to it than that. after you edit the XF86Config-4 there's two othere files that need editing, at elast they did fo me. If you search here for nvidia, you'll find a thread with instructions for installing the last set of drivers (manual install) and it lists two files that need a line with a new alias. I found I still had to do that with these, but they work great and I seems to get more proformance out of my GeForce2 now.

aay
04-09-2003, 02:04 AM
Yes and no, at least for me, there was more to it than that. after you edit the XF86Config-4 there's two othere files that need editing, at elast they did fo me. If you search here for nvidia, you'll find a thread with instructions for installing the last set of drivers (manual install) and it lists two files that need a line with a new alias. I found I still had to do that with these, but they work great and I seems to get more proformance out of my GeForce2 now.

Ok, this makes sense. I installed the new drivers but they were't being utilized. I edited XF86Config-4 the way that Nvidia prescribes and that resulted in X failing to start. I'll look for the other post later. If anyone knows all the things that need to be done to get this to work, it would make a nice howto for the Docs section.


Since I don't have access to the Nvidia computer I was working on now, i'll try and post back later.

Adam

VeeDubb
04-09-2003, 02:25 AM
Try this: http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=960

You will skip the "unpacking" section and instead of following the directions for instalation, just run the executables you downloaded. Then it's just a matter of following the directions in the last section for editing configuration files instead of following nVidia's directions.

I am assuming this is nessicary because of the odd-ball kernel that knoppix uses, but it worked great for me.

PhantomOSX
07-08-2003, 07:31 AM
Howdy. I did everything I need to do except when I type "kate etc/X11/XF86Config-4" at the konsole it comes up but there's no text to edit. Any reason why it's like that. And when I use X-display it still doesn't list my GeForce MX 440.

Stephen
07-08-2003, 07:49 AM
Howdy. I did everything I need to do except when I type "kate etc/X11/XF86Config-4" at the konsole it comes up but there's no text to edit. Any reason why it's like that. And when I use X-display it still doesn't list my GeForce MX 440.

If you typed it in like you have here then you would be editing a new file try kate /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 also you would have to be root in a console. Also it does not show my 440 SE in the Xdisplay either it just works. BTW the drivers are a real dog on startup I have to wait at least a minute maybe more to get a login screen there's quite a thread on this in the nvidia forum (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/index.php?s=2fabccdc31b19db8479d6ddc98269c01).