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Old 11-26-05, 11:28 AM   #1
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Question need legacy driver for FC4-x86_64 w AMD 64 X2

I have a Quadro2 Pro, it's in the "legacy" domain

I cannot find any driver that is installable in FC4 x86_64
with latest FC4 kernel

latest driver (I can find) supporting Q2 Pro (id 0x0153) is 6629
but it is too old and does generate a lot of errors building.

all hints welcome
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Old 11-26-05, 01:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: need legacy driver for FC4-x86_64 w AMD 64 X2


Should work... (If it fails, please generate a nvidia-bug-report.log (with nvidia-bug-report.sh script) and attach it here...
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Old 11-26-05, 01:54 PM   #3
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Exclamation fixed ! need legacy driver for FC4-x86_64 w AMD 64 X2

Sorry, Quadro2 Pro and a bunch of other cards where pushed
into legacy land pre 70xx

So the legacy driver for x86_64 etal. it's back to 6629

But luckilly there is some people who know what they are doing

MAB fixed this today ! a very big thanx

MAB gave us a patch in this thread, (patch-6629)

Micro how-to: (details are for Dead Rat FC4)
(to be on the safe side, so all can do this, don't get offended)

close all work in progress, log out from Xwindows
open a VT <alt>+<ctl>+<F1>
login as root

init 3 # this will close any X-windows running

make your self a working dir, maybe like so:
mkdir /usr/src/nvidia
cd /usr/src/nvidia

download the "legacy" driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-6629-pkg2.run
from here:

get the patch from here:

put both files in the workdir and

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-6629-pkg2.run --extract-only
# from the same dir do:
patch -p0 < .patch-6629.diff.txt

cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-6629-pkg2

make install

edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
find and replace
Load "nv"
Load "nvidia"
remove the line: Load "dri"

then do:
init 5

and Bob should be your uncle.

make install # not recomended by the vendor, as patching their driver

follow the normal post install instructions,
found in usr/share/doc/README

se the above mentioned thread, you might need to
tweek the used AGP mode ...

If you want a quick OpenGL test, download:

unzip, fix the Makefile:
replace the LDFLAGS line with this:
LDFLAGS = -L/usr/lib64 -lglut -lGL

then "make maiden" and run it with
./maiden # it really rocks

see the source file maiden.c, there is some keys that control
textures and other stuff.

case closed
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