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maistru 07-17-08 02:29 AM

RE 96.43.07 (legacy) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
halelujah!
amen!

:captnkill:


still, I couldn't find it in the nvidia.com site - . Dowload drivers-> etc....but the link Aaron gave is OK

maistru 07-17-08 03:08 AM

Re: RE 96.43.07 (legacy) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
on fedora 9 still doesn't work! :cry:

it complains about

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so: undefined symbol: AllocateScreenPrivateIndex
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (loader failed, 7)
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"

Tehnik 07-18-08 04:14 AM

Re: RE 96.43.07 (legacy) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
I confirm. The same problem. I use GeForce2 MX/MX 400 on Fedora 9. I've been waiting for an updated version of the legace driver too long and was really disappointed to find out my distro is still not supported.

towo| 07-18-08 05:47 AM

Re: RE 96.43.07 (legacy) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
Don't blame Nvidia, blame Fedora!
This distro is using an X-Server-Version, which is not released yet.

Tehnik 07-18-08 06:12 AM

Re: RE 96.43.07 (legacy) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by towo| (Post 1715853)
Don't blame Nvidia, blame Fedora!
This distro is using an X-Server-Version, which is not released yet.

Why not? We were promised by NVidia corp. to see the working driver.

Quote:

An updated driver with support for Linux 2.6.25 and a few other fixes should become available in the near future. Support for the X.Org server shipped with Fedora 9 will follow some time after that, but unfortunately, no firm date is available at this point.
But things things haven't budged an inch.... All is left is to wait, wait and wait....

TPG 07-19-08 03:29 AM

Re: RE 96.43.07 (legacy) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
Fedora 9 goes with xserver-1.5.0 snapshot, and that's why legacy drivers doesn't work ;)

gstaniak 07-20-08 09:15 AM

Re: RE 96.43.07 (legacy) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TPG (Post 1716626)
Fedora 9 goes with xserver-1.5.0 snapshot, and that's why legacy drivers doesn't work ;)

Well, I guess every F9 user knows that by now. The question is, how long will we have to wait for a legacy driver working with the new xserver. Nvidia won't answer this question - I'm not criticising them for it, that's just a fact - and all Fedora developers can say is "it's not our fault, buy ATI".

macemoneta 07-20-08 11:47 AM

Re: RE 96.43.07 (legacy) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gstaniak (Post 1717566)
Well, I guess every F9 user knows that by now. The question is, how long will we have to wait for a legacy driver working with the new xserver. Nvidia won't answer this question - I'm not criticising them for it, that's just a fact - and all Fedora developers can say is "it's not our fault, buy ATI".

Well, AMD/ATI and Intel drivers work with Fedora 9. Nvidia policy is that they won't provide a driver for pre-release X. Only Nvidia's customers are impacted. It sounds like the Fedora developers are right - if you want drivers that can keep up with the pace of Linux development, use AMD/ATI or Intel hardware.

It's not a slam on Nvidia developers, it's a slam on Nvidia's policy that doesn't reflect the realities of a Linux development environment.

ledoc 07-20-08 12:06 PM

Re: RE 96.43.07 (legacy) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by macemoneta (Post 1717670)
It's not a slam on Nvidia developers, it's a slam on Nvidia's policy that doesn't reflect the realities of a Linux development environment.

And it is stupid, too. Already WE, the (partially very knowledgable) users in this forum who are willing to try out and debug beta versions and pre-releases are such a valuable (but free of charge) resource for driver development; totally idiotic to squander like that.

At some point, when this resource moves to use/help/test/debug nouveau, we'll at least get something in return for our efforts.

Big P 07-20-08 12:40 PM

Re: RE 96.43.07 (legacy) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by macemoneta (Post 1717670)
Well, AMD/ATI and Intel drivers work with Fedora 9.

Are you sure about that? Last I saw AMD/ATI (ie. fglrx) does not support the prerelease xorg server in F9 at all, let alone legacy drivers.

macemoneta 07-20-08 12:47 PM

Re: RE 96.43.07 (legacy) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ledoc (Post 1717689)
At some point, when this resource moves to use/help/test/debug nouveau, we'll at least get something in return for our efforts.

The question for me would be why devote the effort to Nouveau, to the profit of a vendor whose policies limit their Linux support, when the AMD/ATI and Intel vendors are open? Nvidia would benefit, while being actively hostile to open source efforts. Not a good use of my time.

macemoneta 07-20-08 12:49 PM

Re: RE 96.43.07 (legacy) for Linux x86/x86-64 released
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Big P (Post 1717720)
Are you sure about that? Last I saw AMD/ATI (ie. fglrx) does not support the prerelease xorg server in F9 at all, let alone legacy drivers.

The open source driver (which includes accelerated 3D for supported cards), not the proprietary driver.


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