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Old 08-01-03, 09:30 AM   #73
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Linux 2.6.0-test* are development kernels and as such unsupported by the NVIDIA accelerated Linux driver set. Third parties have made modifications available, however, which allow using the NVIDIA Linux driver on Linux 2.5.* and 2.6.0-test* development kernels. If you're interested, take a look at http://www.minion.de/nvidia.html.
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Old 08-01-03, 10:20 AM   #74
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Default Re: Re: Re: Virtual terminal problem

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This is a bit of a me-too post.

I'm running Mandrake Cooker (living on the bleeding edge) and I also get the super-large text in the virtual terminals when switching from X back to the vt.

That said, the vts are fine before X is started - I can boot to run level 3 and work fine at the text consoles. A startx and quit later and everything is borked.
Seems we are not alone ... :-/
http://www.linuxgames.com/news/feedb...ction=flatview

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Old 08-01-03, 10:22 AM   #75
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Thanks. I'm planning on putting together a Gentoo 1.4 / Kernel 2.6test2 system in the next week or so, and I wanted to make sure I could get X running
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Old 08-01-03, 02:44 PM   #76
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Linux 2.6.0-test* are development kernels and as such unsupported by the NVIDIA accelerated Linux driver set.
Well seeing as 2.6 is well on the way to becoming the new stable kernel it would seem logical, at least to me, to at the very least begin to add support so that once 2.6 is ready then officially supported drivers will be there.

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Old 08-01-03, 03:19 PM   #77
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Linux 2.6 might be well on its way to becoming the new stable kernel, but it isn't considered stable now and likely won't be for weeks/months to come. While it doesn't look like the Linux 2.4 debacle will repeat itself, stabilitizing a development kernel does take time.
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Old 08-01-03, 07:38 PM   #78
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Default problems with 4496 on Dell M-60, 2.4.21/22 kernels

I just tried 4496 (I have been happily running
4363) and cannot make it work. I normally
use a 2.4.22-pre(x) kernel (now x=10) with
ACPI patches; 4363 works just fine with
that kernel. But with it or with a stock 2.4.21
kernel (without ACPI), 4696 fails always in the
same way: it installs fine, I insert the module,
then start X; it goes to a full screen, but simply
cycles solid screens in red-green-blue-grey-black-(repeat)
ad infinitum. No mouse and no keyboard,
so only way to stop it is through hard power down. If I switch early to a console (before the
driver stabilizes in its infernal loop), the console
has a cute pinkish mauve background ;-)
Going back from that console to the X screen
induces immediately the infernal color cycle.

Hardware is a Dell Precision M-60 laptop (a
dolled-up Latitude D-800 with a Quadro FX 700Go graphics card).

Switching back to 4363 works fine -- absolutely
not one change to the X system (4.3.0.1) nor
to the kernel -- all I do is recompile the nvidia.o module by running the NVidia*.run file;
and that's the same under both the stock
2.4.21 kernel and the ACPI-patched
2.4.22-pre10 kernel.

/var/log/Xfree86.log messages (read after reboot ;-) show nothing abnormal (a diff
with the log file from 4363 shows only
nominal changes): it appears that the server
starts normally, but then goes nuts.

I'd be happy to provide the log files, config
files, etc., if anyone wants them. For now,
I'll just stick with 4363 ;-)

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Old 08-01-03, 08:13 PM   #79
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Seems so - rpm reports gtk2-2.2.1-4. Is this a problem?
yeap, nvidia+gtk2.2.2 = some artefacts on screen
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Old 08-01-03, 10:40 PM   #80
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Default Linux 2.5/6, no more .tar.gz?

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Linux 2.6.0-test* are development kernels and as such unsupported by the NVIDIA accelerated Linux driver set. Third parties have made modifications available, however, which allow using the NVIDIA Linux driver on Linux 2.5.* and 2.6.0-test* development kernels. If you're interested, take a look at http://www.minion.de/nvidia.html.
I've used this patch with 4363 and 2.5.75, but there no longer appears to be a .tar.gz version provided as of 4496. Am I just missing it? It really makes it much easier to apply the patch on linux systems that don't use RPM by default.

In the meantime, I'll probably just install the RPM tools on my system.
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Old 08-01-03, 11:41 PM   #81
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This has finally fixed the display frequency problems that existed when switching between graphics and text mode with all previous versions on my GeForce MX 420! The stability of my system is also now much better. Thankyou very much!
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Old 08-02-03, 01:51 AM   #82
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Oops, of all the stupid first posts to make to a forum, it would have to be a FAQ.

Of course, what I needed was the --extract-only option to the .run file.
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Old 08-02-03, 02:25 AM   #83
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You can also easily extract the .tar.gz archive from the source RPM: rpm2cpio NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4496.src.rpm | cpio -i NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4496.tar.gz.
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Old 08-02-03, 02:22 PM   #84
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Seems we are not alone ... :-/
http://www.linuxgames.com/news/feedb...ction=flatview

Cheers,
Mario
After trying to get the twinview going i have the exact same "garbled screen after switching from x to terminal" problem!!

Ive found that this only happens with my tv hooked to the card. pulling the cable from the tv without any changes to the config stops this odd behavior....
hmmm these colours really look like a 1982 vga game

but.... would be great to fix this problem, because i like the 2d speed of the new driver set so much!


best,
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