View Full Version : problems with nvidia

01-29-2005, 01:00 AM
I have searched a lot but I have been unable to install properly my nVidia graphics card. Till now I have reached two objectives:
- Use of "nv" driver at 1280x1024, perfect but no 3D acceleration
- Use of "nvidia" driver from www.nvidia.com; but when KDM starts, after nVidia logo, it goes out. I have to reinstall EVERY boot the driver and "/etc/init.d/kdm start) manually; and resolutions is just 1280x960.

I have tried the kanotix solution:
* wget http://kanotix.com/files/install-nvidia-6629-debian.sh
* chmod +x install-nvidia-6629-debian.sh
* ./install-nvidia-6629-debian.sh
with no results; and
cd /usr/src
wget ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.6.tar.bz2
tar jxvf linux-2.6.6.tar.bz2
rm -f linux
ln -s linux-2.6.9 linux
cp /boot/config-2.6.9 linux/.config
cd linux/include
ln -s asm-i386 asm

cd ..
make oldconfig
patch -p1 <../knoppix-kernel.patch
cd /usr/bin
cd /usr/src
apt-get update
apt-get install nvidia-kernel-common nvidia-kernel-source
tar zxvf nvidia-kernel-source.tar.gz
cd modules/nvidia-kernel
debian/rules KSRC=/usr/src/linux-2.6.9 KVERS=2.6.9 kdist_image

cd /usr/src/modules
dpkg -i nvidia-kernel-2.6.6_1.0.5336-6_i386.deb
apt-get install nvidia-glx
but didn't work neither....
I tried downloading a newer version of kernel (2.6.10) in order to avoid using rivafb and RamDisk, but didn't work neither....

any hint or help?


01-30-2005, 07:31 AM
For you limited resolution problem, have a look on GTF.
You can with this tool have some specific modelines to add in your XF86Config-4 file, in the monitor section,

Ex : gtf 1280 1024 70
will give you 2 lines to allow a 1280x1024 resolution with 70hz