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Old 05-12-03, 08:55 AM   #1
Gemini
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Default Howto install old driver (3123) on Red Hat 9?

I have a GeForce 3 card made by Creative. New NVidia drivers hang Linux on this system, so I have been using 1.0-3123 until now. I upgraded the machine to Red Hat Linux 9 and noticed that I cannot build from the 3123 source RPMs any more because of the new threading implementation. Is there any way around this? I have tried every release after 3123, including the latest RH 9 compatible one, and they all hang the system when X is started. It will respond to ping over the network but nothing else. I have never found out if this is a known problem with the card, which seems to me to be of a common make (Creative 3d Blaster GeForce3 Titanium 500). The motherboard is Abit TH7II. Lspci -vv says

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV20 [GeForce3 Ti 500] (rev a3) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd.: Unknown device 5305
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
Latency: 32 (1250ns min, 250ns max)
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
Region 0: Memory at dc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Region 1: Memory at d4000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Region 2: Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=512K]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
Capabilities: [44] AGP version 2.0
Status: RQ=31 SBA- 64bit- FW- Rate=x1,x2,x4
Command: RQ=0 SBA- AGP- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>


The version 3123 driver did pretty much everything I wanted it to, so I do not necessarily need the latest and greatest driver. If anyone has an idea how to build the old driver on RH9, it would be greatly appreciated.


... Forgot to mention the kernel version, which is Red Hat's RPM-packaged 2.4.20-9. I have had the hang problem on Mandrake 8.2, 9.0 and 9.1 as well as Red Hat 8.0, with various vendor and custom kernels, so I think the hang is caused by a hardware problem.

Last edited by Gemini; 05-12-03 at 09:17 AM.
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