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Old 12-23-03, 12:54 AM   #8
AndrewMyers
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Just installed the new drivers on Fedora Core 1 for my Geforce4 4400 without a hitch (although I'm not running any games or anything).

I used my existing 4496 package as the start point, although it should work exactly the same if you've downloaded the newer one (I used --update, which makes it go get the newest automagically).

The skinny:

$ sudo init 3

(things stop, things start, login prompt appears)

$ export CC=gcc32
$ ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run --update

(should work just as well with any of their .run scripts)

The script went ahead and downloaded the new driver, determined it needed to build it (since there were no prebuilts available), uninstalled the 4496 driver, compiled the new, installed it, and left me at a shell prompt.

$ sudo init 5

(things stop, things start, x fires up, graphical login appears)

Done! That's all it took for me, didn't need to touch a thing in my configs -- my old settings worked fine. I'll paste it here, in case it's helpful to anyone.

Again, I have a geforce4 4400, with a pair of 19" monitors, running twinview.

Oh, yeah, and kernel 2.4.22.

Quote:
# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "Resolution" "120"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell P991"
HorizSync 30.0 - 107.0
VertRefresh 48.0 - 120.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
VideoRam 131072
Option "TwinView"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30.0 - 107.0"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "48.0 - 120.0"
Option "MetaModes" "1600x1200, 1600x1200"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, CRT"
Option "NoLogo" "1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "3200x1200" "1920x1440" "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

Last edited by AndrewMyers; 12-23-03 at 01:01 AM.
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