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Old 01-13-06, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default HELP, PLEASE! tnt2 linux drivers

Ok. i'm getting mad trying to install some nvidia driver for my TNT2 card in my PC. i'm using mandriva 2006 linux with a new compiled kernel (2.6.14)...
i know i've to use drivers supporting TNT2, i've tried all of them, but the driver allways fails to build... i also tried with an older kernel 2.6.12 (one of mandrake's distribution)
old drivers, like 4349, (i think the ones designed for 2.4 kernels) stop installating saying they don't find modversions.h
new drivers, like 6629, (for 2.6, i think) are not able to build the kernel module... trying it by hand with 'make install' using the source i just see a long list of compilation errors.

i'll be glad if somebody can help me to solve this problem... i'll like to be able to use the graphic's card also with linux, not only with windows... please, help me!

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Old 02-25-06, 12:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: HELP, PLEASE! tnt2 linux drivers

It seems I'm trying to install the same combination as you:

Mandriva official 2006 with a nVIDIA RIVA TNT2 M64....and it doesn't work.
Although at the time you did not receive any answer, did you find the solution?
At the time I have downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run.txt, but is it the adequate download?

Thanks
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Old 02-25-06, 09:00 PM   #3
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Almost the same here, Debian Etch (testing) with RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro (acording to lspci).

Acording to nvidia we have to use the 70 drivers:

Quote:
The following products are not supported in the current ForceWare Release 75 driver. Please continue to use the previous ForceWare Release 70 drivers available here.

TNT2
TNT2 Pro
TNT2 Ultra
TNT2 Model 64 (M64)
TNT2 Model 64 (M64) Pro
...
But... which one is the 70??
there is:
1.0-7676
1.0-7667
1.0-7664
1.0-7174
1.0-7167
70 ?¿¿??
1.0-6629

where is 70, and where is 75? what am i missing?
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Old 02-25-06, 10:16 PM   #4
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Default Re: HELP, PLEASE! tnt2 linux drivers

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But... which one is the 70??
there is:
1.0-7676
1.0-7667
1.0-7664
1.0-7174
1.0-7167
70 ?¿¿??
1.0-6629

where is 70, and where is 75? what am i missing?
Look at the last series of numbers:

<=version 7499 is Forceware 70; >=7500 is Forceware 75
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Old 02-26-06, 07:29 AM   #5
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for TNT2 you have to use 1.0-7174, seee:

http://www.guiadohardware.net/guias/07/index2.php qui dit:

A segunda grande mudança ocorreu a partir do 1.0-7664 (Junho de 2005). Até o 1.0-7174 o driver dava suporte a toda a família nVidia, desde as antigas TNT e TNT2, até as placas mais recentes.
A partir do 1.0-7664 foi removido o suporte às placas TNT e TNT2 (incluindo as Vanta, Pro e Ultra), além das GeForce 256, GeForce DDR, GeForce2 GTS, Ti e Ultra, que passaram a ser consideradas placas "de legado". Se você tem uma, a única opção é continuar usando o antigo driver 1.0-7174, que continua disponível no arquivo: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_archive.html.


qui me mène à http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-7174.html où je télécharge NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run
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Old 02-26-06, 07:39 AM   #6
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So I try NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run, but it does not find any kernel to use. This refer to the herebelow included part of the associated README:
since I don't even know what a kernel is and how to check if the kernel sources package is installed. I was just able to check that the '/usr/bin/ld' is on the computer

KERNEL INTERFACES

The NVIDIA kernel module has a kernel interface layer which must be
compiled specifically for the configuration and version of the kernel
you are running. NVIDIA distributes the source code to this kernel
interface layer, as well as a precompiled version for many of the kernels
distributed by some popular distributions.

When the installer is run, it will determine if it has a precompiled
kernel interface for the kernel you are running. If it does not have
one, it will check if there is one on the NVIDIA ftp site (assuming you
have an internet connection), and download it.

If a precompiled kernel interface is found that matches your kernel,
then that will be linked[1] against the binary portion of the NVIDIA
kernel module. The result of this operation will be a kernel module
appropriate for your kernel.

If no matching precompiled kernel interface is found, then the installer
will compile the kernel interface for you. However, first it will
check that you have the correct kernel headers intalled on your system.
If the installer must compile the kernel interface, then you must install
the kernel-sources package for your kernel.

[1] NOTE: installation requires that you have a linker installed.
The linker, usually '/usr/bin/ld', is part of the binutils package;
please be sure you have this package installed prior to installing the
NVIDIA driver.
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Why not just use Windows so that you don't have to go through this crap to get video drivers working?
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Why not just use Windows so that you don't have to go through this crap to get video drivers working?
Because it's the only crap going on in linux, on windows everything else is the crap.
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