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Old 12-11-02, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Official Linux driver 1.0-4191 thread

NVIDIA has posted new Linux drivers:

IA32
Version: 1.0-41.91 (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=li..._ia32_1.0-4191)
Release Date: Dec 11 2002
Release Highlights
* OpenGL 1.4 with CineFX architecture support
* Support for AGP 8x and nForce2 IGP
* Support for index overlays on Quadro4 to support legacy applications
* Support for separate X screens on a nView enabled GPUs
* GLX 1.3 support

IA64
Version: 1.0-40.50 (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=li..._ia64_1.0-4050)
Release Date: Dec 11 2002
Release Highlights
* OpenGL 1.4 with CineFX architecture support
* Improved SPEC Viewperf performance by up to 20%
* GLX 1.3 support

Athlon 64
Version: 1.0-4180 (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=li...amd64_1.0-4180)
Release Date: Dec 11 2002
Release Highlights
* First publicly available Athlon 64 graphics driver
* OpenGL 1.4 with CineFX architecture support
* GLX 1.3 support
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Old 12-11-02, 12:59 PM   #2
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before anyone complains without reading the documentation:

the name NVdriver is obsolete,
new name is nvidia.o (modprobe
nvidia should work)


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Old 12-11-02, 01:51 PM   #3
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I just installed the new driver but when starting X the screen turns black and nothing happens. CTRL-ALT-Backspace has no effect. CTRL-ALT-Del causes the machine to start the shutdown procedure but shortly after the machine freezes. When I disable AGP support, I can start X but of course with degraded performance.

The XFree log looks normal, the last entry is something about initializing AGP8x

My hardware-configuration: MSI KT4 Ultra (KT400 chipset with AGP8x), Athlon XP 2400, MSI GeForce 4 ti 4200 AGP8x 128MB, kernel 2.4.20-ac1 (for KT400 support)

Is it possible to disable AGP8x initialisation to try AGP4x? I guess my problem is the KT400 chipset and/or AGP8x...

btw. using kernel agpgart fails with "agpgart: unable to determine aperture size" so I am using the internal AGP support of the driver.

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Old 12-11-02, 02:54 PM   #4
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Holy cow. I just got this driver and the kernel module (nvidia.o) is 1.7MB! Thats insane. Its up 50% from the previous release. Please tell me that its "mostly useful, human readable, debug/error strings and sanity checking" :-)

Seriously, what is gong on here? 1.7MB seems a little excessive for a kernel module. I realize that to make video as fast as possible, a lot of stuff needs to go into kernel space, but what about system stability? Isn't one of the reasons that Windows is/was so notoriously unstable is because they put the graphics at the kernel level?

Can anyone comment on the possible tradeoffs of disadvantages of having so much graphics code in the kernel? Is the size of the kernel module a result of the "universial" nature of the driver? I'm not so much concerned with the amount of RAM used as the bloat itself.

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Old 12-11-02, 04:00 PM   #5
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You people better help me RIGHT NOW!!! I installed the supposed Nvidia driver Rpm for 8.0 and along with GLX, now I cannot get into Xserve. It took me 3 days to install the last drivers and get my system configured and everything working, and now everything is blown thanks to this b$. I am getting a XIO fatal IO error 104 on Xserve. Fatal server error no screens found, I can edit my Xconfig but changing driver from nvidia to nvidia.o has not helped. WHAT DO I DO???

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Old 12-11-02, 04:08 PM   #6
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this is very frustrating, I am trying to manually re-install the old drivers to get Xserve again. Anyone reading this DO NOT install the rpm by Nvidia, thay are junk and will wreck your system. Try to install the new drivers via Tar.GZ, that what I'm going to do if what I'm trying to do now works
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Old 12-11-02, 04:16 PM   #7
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OK, the error that first brought me here ("dlopen: /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1: undefined symbol: __divdi3" message in /var/log/XFree86.0.log) has apparently recurred.

Version 3123 fixed the problem, which was good, but making 4191 reintroduce it? Come on, guys!

Well, I for one will be going back to 3123 until this gets fixed...

Oh, by the way, the problem as I understand it is with gcc 3.2, so anyone who used that to compile glibc would be well-advised to either just not bother with 4191, or try it anyway but be warned -- you may not get "glx" to load due to this error.

Is anyone from nVidia reading this? (Andy?) Can you get someone to fix that bug again? -- I'm assuming it's a simple change, since the last time I asked linux-bugs, it was a known problem.

3777 -- post your X log (/var/log/XFree86.0.log, AS AN ATTACHMENT PLEASE ) and your hardware.
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calm down boy, don't change your XF86Config(-4)
or whatever redhat calls it.

look in /etc/modules.conf and change every appearance of 'NVdriver'
with 'nvidia' and do a depmod (-ae) after.


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Old 12-11-02, 04:25 PM   #9
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On a laptop right now, system with Red Hat is Athalon XP2100+, 1 gig DDR, and TI4600 card, running Red Hat 8.0 ver. 18.8 & XP Pro. I have everything back, but those Nvidia rpm's SHOULD install a proper Xconfig file as part of the process. I dont' understand how Nvidia can just put out rpm's that for some people .......could lead them to have to re-install .....or completely give up on Linux. I will try to make the new drivers from Tar.gz, if that works great, if not I will go back to 3123's, but please people build the drivers, do not just install the rpm, they just don't work.
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Quote:
Originally posted by mtrr
calm down boy, don't change your XF86Config(-4)
or whatever redhat calls it.

look in /etc/modules.conf and change every appearance of 'NVdriver'
with 'nvidia' and do a depmod (-ae) after.


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Ok so this a new one. I edit the modules.conf file as well? (See Nvidia you should have the rpm's do this !!!!) I wll still create the new driver via Tar.GZ, and rename the modlues.conf and see if it works...
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Old 12-11-02, 04:31 PM   #11
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This sucks !!! I dont know if it`s a SUSE thing but Ti4200 is NOT working with SUSE 8.1 SMP Athlon. Holy shi*

The last message in *.log is :

(**) Mouse[1]: Buttons: 5
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse[1]" (type: MOUSE)
select returned 1
select returned 1 .... (a few times)
...
select returned 0 ....
....
this goes on forever. The System is not crashed it can be reached via telnet and rebooted without any problem.

When using "nv" instead of "nvdriver" and NOT loading "glx" at least X can be started beside the fact that some minor applications like xterm or emacs do produce some fly footprints on the screen. I'll give it a last try with mandrake and if this is not working you'll find a Ti4200 at a reasonable price at ebay

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Old 12-11-02, 04:42 PM   #12
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Why the hell do you use RPM's. That's the worst thing you could have done. Compiling from source aint hard nor time consuming. I haven't compiled new drivers but NEVER had problems with older versions (Both Redhat and Slackware). Have you read README ? You could have done something wrong, so please stop blaming Nvidia unless you are 100% positive. Once you install the drivers MAKE SURE your XConfig file is correctly edited (read the notes in README). The new drivers may overwrite your existing file so double check your entries.
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