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Old 11-21-03, 09:44 AM   #1
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Question Nvidiadriver on Mandrake 9.2

Hardware:

Case: Colorcase Silent CI-6A21B w 300W HEC PSU
MB: KT7A-Raid rev. 1.2;
BIOS A9-Mod (ACPI disabled by default);
Hpt370 BIOS/Driver: 2.35/MS 2.35, Linux 1.3X.
CPU: AMD Athlon 1333 (266[133]) - Underclocked at 1000 (266[133]) - Donīt need the extra speed, need the cooling and silent fans though
CPUCooler: Spire WhisperRock IV
RAM: 3* 256MB SDRAM PC133 Cas 3 - 768 mb Mixed Noname memory - works excellent
GPU: MSI G4MX440SE-T [Fanless] (MS-8878) - (Geforce 4 - MX440, 64 MB DDR, 4X AGP)
NIC: Realtek 8139D 10/100Mbits PCI
Sound: Creative Soundblaster Vibra 128 PCI

Now, everything works great on this machine, exept for two things, hpt 370 raidcontroller fails under mandrake since I haven't compiled the opensource driver to recognize the chip correctly, Mandrake thinks it's the older hpt 366 by default.

AND, I can't install the driver provided by Nvidia. (www.nvidia.com IA32)

I am very experienced when it comes to hardware in general, and I believe that I I am very experienced when it comes to MSconfigs and hardwaremanagement under MS Windows.

I am however, a noob with hardwaremanagement under Linux.

First out, I can't copy the Nvidiadriver to the rootdirectory with the console though I am logged in as su.
Every try to copy it from somewherelse fails aswell so...

I can't install the driver from the home directory in failsafe cause it says blabla/blabla/dl is missing OR a binloader is missing, something jadajada.

Is there something that needs to be configured?
I mean, I have backup on the xfree86 config files (etc/x11) and managed to edit the xfree 86 config 4 to take nvidia instead of nv.

But the driverinstallation fails on me.

Guess that whoever answers this message needs to be patient.
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Old 11-21-03, 06:17 PM   #2
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You dont need to copy the installer to the root directory.
All you need to do is execute it in a console as root.
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Old 11-21-03, 07:21 PM   #3
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Default Thanks buddy, but need more help

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You dont need to copy the installer to the root directory.
All you need to do is execute it in a console as root.

Thanks a lot blueworm!

The problem is that I can't get the installer to run from the consoles I've tried. Neither in KDE or in failsafe.

It extracts, it says that I am missing blabla/blabla/ dl ???
what is dl?

what is the binloader?
(Yeah, that came up once, but once only)

Do I need to boot to a console directly? I mean, without booting to KDE or similar.

Now, I boot to KDE, log out, enter failsafeconsole (needed?) and type sh ***.run, it runs, but it says path/ DL is missing ???

Please, be patient.
I am a nice guy, a bit annoying I imagine, but I'll buy you a beer whenever you visit Sweden ;-)

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Old 11-22-03, 09:54 AM   #4
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Yes you will need to boot to a terminal.
You may also need to have the kernel source installed in /usr/src it should be somewhere on disk 3.
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Old 11-24-03, 11:06 AM   #5
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Default kernel-source-2.4.22-10mdk.i586.rpm ???

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Yes you will need to boot to a terminal.
You may also need to have the kernel source installed in /usr/src it should be somewhere on disk 3.
Uhm, after some research i found that Mandrake forgot to include >kernel-source-2.4.22-10mdk.i586.rpm< in their 9.2 ISOs...
However, I am not quite sure how to install it...

As I understand it, it is needed to change drivers?

Do you think you can assist me?
Or someonelse that knows how?

Yes, I am a rookie on linux.

[I did manage to boot to a terminal directly though, so I guess it's just the kernelsource that's preventing me now]

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Old 11-24-03, 12:20 PM   #6
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like I said before you need to have the kernel source in in /usr/src.
It is usually in disk 3. But if you say they forgot to include it you will need to look for it elseware.
To find out the exact kernel version you have running, open a terminal and type
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uname -r
You will then need to download the apropriate kernel from Mandrake.
It will be something like this
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kernel-source-2.4.XX-XXmdk.i586.rpm
Once you have downloaded the rpm you have to install it,as follows (as root)
Code:
rpm -Uvh kernel-source-2.4.XX-XXmdk.i586.rpm
Then check that the sym link /usr/src/linux has been created. to do this type
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ls -las /usr/src
Now try with the installer...
If you still have problems let me know and I talk you through a tarball install.
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Old 11-24-03, 01:08 PM   #7
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i just did a search on google for
kernel-source-2.4.22-10mdk.i586.rpm
downloaded it form some kernel rpm site
su to root
ran rpm -i kernel-source-2.4.22-10mdk.i586.rpm
then it told me what dependenices i needed. Installed those form the cd then redid
rpm -i kernel-source-2.4.22-10mdk.i586.rpm
and it seemed to run fine
so then i bootted to failsafe
then typed the sh ./NVIDIA*.run
and it installed and recompiled and said complete but i would need to edit my XF86config
i opened up the usr/shar/doc/nvidia-glx-1.0/readme but couldnt find what i needed to change? i dont see anywhere in the file where it says Driver "nv" which i need to change to NVIDIA
i dont think im looking at the right file. whats the full path? thanks
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Old 11-24-03, 11:54 PM   #8
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the file: driver:nv is not in XF86Config but in XF86Config-4. Try that one

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Old 11-25-03, 04:35 AM   #9
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Default Thanks Blueworm

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like I said before you need to have the kernel source in in /usr/src.
It is usually in disk 3. But if you say they forgot to include it you will need to look for it elseware.
To find out the exact kernel version you have running, open a terminal and type
Code:
uname -r
You will then need to download the apropriate kernel from Mandrake.
It will be something like this
Code:
kernel-source-2.4.XX-XXmdk.i586.rpm
Once you have downloaded the rpm you have to install it,as follows (as root)
Code:
rpm -Uvh kernel-source-2.4.XX-XXmdk.i586.rpm
Then check that the sym link /usr/src/linux has been created. to do this type
Code:
ls -las /usr/src
Now try with the installer...
If you still have problems let me know and I talk you through a tarball install.
I had the 2.4.22-10mdk kernel and the source was easy to find and download, the trickier part was to install it.
I hadn't installed "ncurses-devel" and "gcc" so I went back to KDE and added these development rpms (they were on the cd:s).

I then logged out (to terminal) and was able to install the kernel-source. (it went where you said it would)
I was then able to run the Nvidiainstaller which asked for the right to contact Nvidias server. I let it do so.
It found nothing to download so it built a new "kernel"-something.

Now, I am searching for the XF86Config-4 as mentioned by jorjur1980, to see if it loads Nvidia instead of Nv.

I am so thankful for all your help that I am starting to feel silly ;-)

I will let you know how it goes.
Especially for you Blueworm *hug*
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Old 11-25-03, 05:03 AM   #10
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Mandrake loads nvidia instead of nv, and it seems that 3D is up and running cause cpuusage went down just a bit.
3D games included in Mandrake now runs, for what it's worth hehe

I don't have any heavier games for Linux yet.

So how do I test this config, like a 3Dtest program, or perhaps an overall hardware test with 3D included?
Any tip?

Finally, why does the new driver lower the montors frequency?
It used to run 100 Hz, now it's 85...
The monitor is a LG Flatron 915 FTPlus, it easily manages 120Hz in 1024*768.
I'm fine with "just" 100, but 85 feels too low.

Thanks again
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Old 11-25-03, 09:35 AM   #11
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you can download wings3d form www.wings3d.com
its a 3d modeling program.
let me know if it works.
when i edited the file and replaced nv with nvidia i couldnt load load a gui anymore. so had to put back the nv
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