I performed a search and didn't find anything so thought I'd post a new thread. If my search terms were bad and a thread about this exists, be gentle, k?
I'm using the following applicable hardware/software:
DFI Lanparty SLI mobo
(2) Asus 7600GS Silent cards PCI-Express cards
Using Fresh installation of Kubuntu 6.01 32 bit version (Kernel 2.6.15-26-386)
I started by referencing the section below for installation, located at:
Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu with Xorg 7.x
If you wish to install the NVIDIA Linux graphics driver on a Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu system that ships with Xorg 7.x, please ensure that your system meets the following requirements:
* development tools like make and gcc are installed
* the linux-headers package matching the installed Linux kernel is installed
* the pkg-config and xserver-xorg-dev packages are installed
* the nvidia-glx package has been uninstalled with the --purge option and the file /etc/init.d/nvidia-glx does not exist.
If you use Ubuntu, please also ensure that the linux-restricted-modules packages have been uninstalled.
After initial(completely fresh) installation of the OS, I performed the updates requested by the Adept package manager and then I removed the linux-restricted-modules by using Adept to request un-installation of the restricted modules.
I exited KDE to init 3 (Console login) and ran the install command sh NV(TAB)
Accepted the license
Answered Yes to the prompts that followed until I received an error that there were no kernel tree files.
Copied my backup xorg.conf file back and started X again.
Started Adept and reinstalled the restricted modules I removed earlier and logged out back to init 3
Restarted the installation process
Install process went all the way through creating and compiling my kernel module, and I allowed the script to modify my xorg.conf to load the "nvidia" driver.
I ran glxinfo and Direct Rendering = Yes
I'd say it "seems" to be working, but it only "seems" that way. After I reboot, X Hangs and I am stuck on the Kubuntu loading screen.
If I perform a CTRL-ALT-F1 and login to the console and restore the driver to "nv", I can boot into X fine.
If I refer to the information in Appendix W of the Readme and perform an lspci query I see the following:
/sbin$ lspci | grep -i vga
0000:04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0392 (rev a1)
0000:05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0392 (rev a1)
/sbin$ lspci -t
I have no idea if this is good or bad so I thought I'd include it here.
Also enclosed are the compressed files from my bug report script, the nvidia installer log and the xorg log.
I'm hoping that I won't have to upgrade to a newer kernel in order to recognize my cards because I have never been able to get a kernel upgrade to work.