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Old 06-04-07, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default 1.0-9762? Livna has it, but is it released?

I'm running Fedora Core 6 X86-64. I went to do a Yum update, and noticed a new kernel, so first went to Livna to get the matching Nvidia driver (which I always install manually, not using Yum.)

I see the driver matching the new kernel version (2.6.20-1.2952.fc6) is Nvidia version 1.0-9762.

But I don't see a release notice on this version here.

Did Livna jump the gun, or has Nvidia started giving them the code a few days early, and/or a "heads up" that a beta version has been locked down and will be released shortly?

I'm reluctant to install the latest Livna version, not knowing if it's an official release or not.

I see that Livna had a hard drive failure, and so is running on a backup server, but I can't see how that would have anything to do with this. (Unless Livna "stages" new releases on the backup server, and so we are seeing the release a bit early?)

BTW, the Livna version is dated May 31, along with the corresponding X11 driver libraries.
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Old 06-04-07, 05:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1.0-9762? Livna has it, but is it released?

1.0-9762 was released explicitly for QuadroPlex. NVIDIA does not pre-release drivers to any 3rd party packaging groups (Livna, FreshRPMS, etc).
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Old 06-04-07, 05:09 PM   #3
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1.0-9762 was released explicitly for QuadroPlex. NVIDIA does not pre-release drivers to any 3rd party packaging groups (Livna, FreshRPMS, etc).
You beat me to it...

I went to the download page, and substituted "9762" in the URL, to see if a release had been staged on your server. Surprise, surprise.... there it was. But with a heading indicating that it's a QuadroPlex driver.

Looks like a Livna screwup.

Unfortunately, that means there no legit driver available from Livna for the current kernel release for FC6 (and possibly other Fedora releases).

I don't think Livna has any naming scheme for QuadroPlex-only drivers, and you threw them for a loop by making a release that is for a specific board only.

Get ready for an onslaught of Livna-related support complaints...

Glad I checked before loading it. Thanks for the quick reply!
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Old 06-04-07, 05:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1.0-9762? Livna has it, but is it released?

Just to clarify, there isn't any reason why you cannot use 1.0-9762 is you're having problems with 1.0-9755. 1.0-9762 supports the same hardware as 1.0-9755, it was just explicitly qualified for QuadroPlex.

However, moving forward, all new driver releases will be from the 100.xx.xx branch, so if you're having issues with 1.0-9755, it would be best to test the 100.14.06 beta driver.

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Old 06-04-07, 05:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1.0-9762? Livna has it, but is it released?

Thanks. Yes, it was unclear from your previous response that I can still use the 9762 release with non-QuadroPlex hardware.

I am not having problems - only updating because I'd like to update the kernel, I use the Livna builds, and they only provide the latest release when the Kernel is revved.

BTW, I see FreshRPMs did the same thing.

I suppose it makes sense, since otherwise Quadro users would be counted-out.

However, it leaves things in a bit of an ambiguous state. I'd imagine that Nvidia's position is that you don't officially "support" 9762 on non-Quadro hardware, since it was only qualified on Quadro.
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Old 06-06-07, 11:11 AM   #6
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Default Re: 1.0-9762? Livna has it, but is it released?

After I updated the kernel and the driver (I use kmod-nvidia, not a manual install), I could not get any monitor attached to the DFP port to work (hardware: dual Opteron, 64 bit kernel (2.6.20.2952), GF 6600, a Samsung 24" LCD on DFP, a Sceptre 19" LCD on Analog). While Linux is in console mode, both displays are fine, but when running X, the DFP won't work. I tried swapping the displays, same story. I thought it may be refresh rate related, I checked using nvidia-settings -q RefreshRate and they were within spec.

Oddly, when I removed kmod-nvidia and installed kmod-nvidia-96xx instead (and did rmmod nvidia; modprobe nvidia), the problem persisted.

I also tried removing the livna drivers, then installing the official nvidia driver package, that didn't help either.

Any ideas? Did the kernel update mess things up somehow?
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Old 06-06-07, 11:21 AM   #7
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Default Re: 1.0-9762? Livna has it, but is it released?

Just checked, yes, the kernel update seems to be the culprit. I rebooted with the old kernel, reinstalled nvidia's official driver, and the DFP works fine.

Is there some way I can provide info so this can be fixed?
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Old 06-18-07, 06:30 PM   #8
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Default Re: 1.0-9762? Livna has it, but is it released?

Anybody knows what to do about this? I can't update my kernel to 2.6.20-1.2952.fc6 because if I do, I seem to lose DVI support from my GeForce 6600.
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