View Full Version : Nvidia driver trouble- rivafb

04-19-2005, 04:07 AM
I'm having trouble installing nvidia video card drivers on knoppix 3.8.1 (this is the newest, right?).

The problem seems to be in the kernel's rivafb support. So, my question: does knoppix use a specialized kernel, and if so, where can I find the source? (To compile without rivafb).

04-20-2005, 09:56 AM
knoppix 3.8.1 (this is the newest, right?)Right - very very new.

where can I find the source?Good question. Not here: http://developer.linuxtag.net/knoppix/ - but it seems that this is where they're supposed to be. I found it by starting at http://knoppix.com/ then clicking on the link "Knoppix-Info," which takes you to www.knopper.net/knoppix-info/index-en.html and then clicking the link for "Sources for the special components of the KNOPPIX-CD."

I have a somewhat-new cheapo (emachines) desktop with an nVidia mobo. I was surprised - and very happy! :D - when Knoppix 3.7 detected everything just fine for me. (And so did 3.8.1. And so have Debian sarge RC2 and RC3.)

For my own curiosity, what's in your file /etc/sysconfig/xserver? Here's mine:
XDESC="nVidia Corporation|NV18 [GeForce4 MX - nForce GPU]"
I hope someone can give you better info than I have!

-- Ed