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Old 01-04-04, 11:28 AM   #1
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Thumbs down This is not a work from you guys (to developers)

Hi, I hope you driver developers read this.

The latest driver (as 4th of january 2004) is a not a driver. A driver doesn't crash in kernel space.
I try to gep my NVidia GeForce4 MX 440 Agp8x card to work about half a year.
I tried everything from 4496 up to 5328.
There is no driver that work correctly with my card.

I'm unable to set the the dual view, the TVout, and when I return from X my console is messed up. Every piece of your driver is a trash. (I read the installation manual about 100 times, and I'm an experienced linux software developer, also searched thruw the forums)
I understand if you don't want to write a driver for your card. But a card costing about 130$ should work, souldn't? If not, display it on the box (and I don't by it)

BTW your news site is quite unfoundable. I had to search it with google, because
there is no link from nvidia.com.

I'm sad that an NVidia card is unusable, I think about changing vendor. (for all my clients and propose to the people the same).

If you think this is not good, and you think the issues should be fixed, feel free to contact me if you need more information about the metioned errors.
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Old 01-04-04, 12:52 PM   #2
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note: This site is linked from the driver pages, as Linux Discussion Forum.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-4496.html
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Old 01-04-04, 01:08 PM   #3
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I used they packaged binary. This is what should work in every case, since they packaged them.
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Old 01-04-04, 02:44 PM   #4
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The signature on my post wasn't specific to you, only the fact that I was pointing out the forum is linked from their site. It isn't reasonable to expect one packaged binary to work in every case anyway.. but perhaps most cases.
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Old 01-04-04, 03:33 PM   #5
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This is a public forum so here is my $0.02
I think you should have tried the tarball before writing such a harsh thread.
Like lord Mogul has said, you cannot expect the precompilled binary to work with every possible kernel config.
Give the tarball build a go then if you feel the same way, go ahead and write more harsh
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Old 01-04-04, 03:40 PM   #6
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tarball means source tgz? - because nvidia's driver is closed source.
If tarball is a binary distribution, then there's no difference is the binary prebuilded is tarred or mad into nvidia's pkg format.
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Old 01-04-04, 03:52 PM   #7
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Quote:
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tarball means source tgz? - because nvidia's driver is closed source.
If tarball is a binary distribution, then there's no difference is the binary prebuilded is tarred or mad into nvidia's pkg format.
No there is a big differrence.
The precompilled binaries are built against specific kernels.
Since not all of the package is close source only nv-kernel.o and nvidia_drv.o
There are other parts of the package which are opensource.
Please give the tarball a try.
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Old 01-04-04, 03:55 PM   #8
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I give it a try - since I will be more happy if my card works than I have to buy another. Could you tell me where can I find it? (I tried since your last post but did not find it - tried under driver download from nvidia.com)

If it really works thanks in forward.

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Old 01-04-04, 04:11 PM   #9
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To build first you must extract the package.
Code:
./ NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5328-pkg1.run --extract-only
cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5328-pkg1
make install
NOTE if you are using a 2.4.XX kernel you must have the kernel source in /usr/src/linux.
This is not neccessary for 2.6.XX kernels.
You will also need to compilled your kernel with the same gcc version as you intend to use to build nvidia package. There is a workaround if this is not the case.
If you are unsure it is documented in the Nvidia README and elsewhere in this forum.
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Old 01-04-04, 04:33 PM   #10
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I gave it a try, but when I compile it manually, the driver crash the same way (and there is only a blank monitor when x starts).

Should I post the output of dmesg for debugging?
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Old 01-04-04, 04:38 PM   #11
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Post the output from /var/log/XF86Config.0.log and post your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.
What chipset does your mainboard have and what kernel version and distro are you running?
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I gave it a try, but when I compile it manually, the driver crash the same way (and there is only a blank monitor when x starts).

Should I post the output of dmesg for debugging?
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