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Old 05-04-05, 06:57 PM   #145
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Default Re: nVidia Linux Driver support for mobile video cards (Geforce* Go)...

Allright, this makes no sense.. From my working 4620 install:

Code:
[root@jaguar ~] ls -la /usr/lib/tls/
total 5762
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root      21 2005-05-04 16:58 libGLcore.so.1 -> libGLcore.so.1.0.4620
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root 5406896 2005-05-04 16:57 libGLcore.so.1.0.4620
-rw-r--r--   1 root root     657 2005-05-04 16:58 libGL.la
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root      10 2005-05-04 16:58 libGL.so -> libGL.so.1
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root      17 2005-05-04 16:58 libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.1.0.4620
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root root  433432 2005-05-04 16:57 libGL.so.1.0.4620
When I install 7174, I only have 2 files in there... I believe it's:

libGL.so.1.0.7174
libGL.so.1

What gives? I'm starting to think this directory is my problem...
Code:
[root@jaguar ~] /lib/libc.so.6 | grep "Thread-local storage support included."
Thread-local storage support included.
O.k... So, your telling me that my system needs these libraries in order to run the nvidia driver... Are they all there with the newer nvidia drivers? Is this the problem? Missing libs which result in some sort of a hard lock because you can't complete the loading process?


I was just going to talk this out on my own, but some feed back on this particular issue would be splendid...

Also, on a side note, my drivers are back up on the web. Angelfire must have had a change of heart. Lets hope they stay up this time. Go back a page for the link...

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Old 05-05-05, 09:53 AM   #146
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Default Re: nVidia Linux Driver support for mobile video cards (Geforce* Go)...

I haven't followed all the developments closely here, but there is another thread on this forum where someone says they solved the "signal 11" hard lock. Did you check it out?
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Old 05-05-05, 03:48 PM   #147
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Default Re: nVidia Linux Driver support for mobile video cards (Geforce* Go)...

I haven't. Thanks for the heads up though. If you get a chance, can you look in /usr/lib/tls and tell me what you have in there? Thanks!
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Old 05-05-05, 04:30 PM   #148
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I suggest you start at 6111. I'm using a Geforce2Go on a Dell Inspiron 2650 and that's the last version I can use flawlessly.

It is *not* directly compilable under the latest 2.6.x kernels. You can either go back to a kernel it's compatible with, or patch it (IIRC, the only patch needed is provided by Con Kolivas).
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Old 05-05-05, 07:23 PM   #149
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Default Re: nVidia Linux Driver support for mobile video cards (Geforce* Go)...

Here is the contents of my /ursr/lib/tls:

Code:
% ls -l /usr/lib/tls
total 5220
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     657 2004-11-12 10:58 libGL.la
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      10 2004-11-12 10:58 libGL.so -> libGL.so.1
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      17 2004-11-12 10:58 libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.1.0.5336
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  367332 2004-11-12 10:58 libGL.so.1.0.5336
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      21 2004-11-12 10:58 libGLcore.so.1 -> libGLcore.so.1.0.5336
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 4954300 2004-11-12 10:58 libGLcore.so.1.0.5336
Hope it helps.
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Old 05-05-05, 10:12 PM   #150
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Default Re: nVidia Linux Driver support for mobile video cards (Geforce* Go)...

It just might... Thanks!! I'll have to give 5336 a whirl again and see what it drops in there... I know the 7xxx drivers are only droping 2 files on me with that directory... The 'core' isn't one of them...

Thanks for the info koala... I think you guys are right. Messing with the latest drivers is like beating your head against a wall...

I need to do something soon because my 4620 drivers no longer work with 2.6.11 and above.....

I need to read up some on this but I'm assuming they install the clasic tls libs in /usr/lib/tls and put the new ones in your /usr/lib directory... That is if your system is using the new ones... I don't know. Why would they install the clasic ones in /usr/lib if you have a newer version of glibc? It would make sense to put the working ones in /usr/lib. I just don't know though... For some reason I'm focused on this aspect so I'm going to plod forward with this line of thought. Whether or not it ammounts to anything, we'll see....

Thanks again!!
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Old 05-05-05, 10:56 PM   #151
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All, right... I uninstalled 4620 and then installed 5336. O.K... Its got that pci_find_class and vmalloc thing goin on with the module. So I uninstall it and then patch the source to fix it so those unresolved symbols go away and I can atleast insert it... I'm getting the same black screen of death.

Code:
[root@jaguar ~] ldconfig
ldconfig: /usr/X11R6/lib/libXvMCNVIDIA.so.1.0.5336 is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/X11R6/lib/libXvMCNVIDIA_dynamic.so.1 is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/X11R6/lib/libXvMCNVIDIA.so.1 is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/X11R6/lib/libXvMCNVIDIA.so is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/lib/libGL.so.1.0.5336 is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/lib/libGL.so is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1 is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1.0.5336 is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/lib/tls/libGL.so.1 is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/lib/tls/libGL.so.1.0.5336 is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/lib/tls/libGL.so is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/lib/tls/libGLcore.so.1 is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.

ldconfig: /usr/lib/tls/libGLcore.so.1.0.5336 is not an ELF file - it has the wrong magic bytes at the start.
Thats a big problem...
Code:
[root@jaguar ~] file /usr/lib/libGL.so.1.0.5336
/usr/lib/libGL.so.1.0.5336: data
Yea, it's not an ELF file allright...

Am I the only one having these issues? I don't get it...

gcc-3.4.1
glibc-2.3.4
linux-2.6.10
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Old 05-06-05, 01:13 AM   #152
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Originally Posted by koala
(IIRC, the only patch needed is provided by Con Kolivas).
Yea, thats a comptabilty patch that adds pci_find_class back into the kernel. I've been directly changing that function in the nvidia driver itself... I still get a black screen. The pci_find_class and vmalloc issues are unrelated to what is happening with me.... I change those in the 4620 driver and it allows them to run on 2.6.10... I think 2.6.9 is where they broke the older nvidia drivers with that.... I was hoping for something other than that patch.. But, oh well... Thanks anyway....

I've had this problem back on the 2.4.2x kernels with the black screen allthough I never remember seeing the ldconfig problem. I still want to try Xfree86 at some point instead of Xorg... I'm just dreading the build. I don't want to waste hours on that only to find out it does the same thing. I'm almost positive that I was having these problems on Xfree too.
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Old 05-06-05, 02:57 AM   #153
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Default Re: nVidia Linux Driver support for mobile video cards (Geforce* Go)...

So, I tried the 6111 driver again. It's not giving me ldconfig errors... I don't get it. Sometimes, the libs are fine, sometimes they are not...
Code:
[root@jaguar ~] file /usr/lib/libGL.so.1.0.6111
/usr/lib/libGL.so.1.0.6111: ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), stripped
I patched it using the standard fix of changing the depreciated pci_find_class function along with adding "#define __VMALLOC_RESERVE (128 << 20)"

Still getting a black screen.
Code:
[root@jaguar ~] ls /usr/lib/tls/
libnvidia-tls.so.1  libnvidia-tls.so.1.0.6111
This must be the first version where they changed the layout of this directory. There are only 2 libs instead of several... That or something is wrong during the build/install... I'm giving up on that approach I think.

I've tried:
pci=routeirq
acpi=off

for boot options. No joy. I've even turned Power management completely off in the bios. I've recompiled the kernel and removed ALL aspects of APM and ACPI... No go...

I still would like to try an older version of Xfree86 instead of Xorg..

I'm also curious as to whether or not I should risk downgrading my BIOS... That shouldn't have anything to do with it but you never know I suppose... I'm currently using A13

It seems as if kernel 2.6.11.x has completely broken MANY older nvidia drivers... The attached install log is common output that I've seen on the web with people trying to run 2.6.11.8 and 5xxx/6xxx nvidia drivers.
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File Type: txt xorg.conf.txt (2.9 KB, 231 views)
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Old 05-06-05, 01:37 PM   #154
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koala,

I PM'ed you about obtaining that patch from matthias-christian (aka matott). The kernel 2.6.11rc5 patch for TNT cards.... I would be most greatful if you could see it your way to attach it here...

nvidia_display_driver-1.0-6111.diff

Thanks...
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Old 05-06-05, 04:21 PM   #155
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koala,

I PM'ed you about obtaining that patch from matthias-christian (aka matott). The kernel 2.6.11rc5 patch for TNT cards.... I would be most greatful if you could see it your way to attach it here...

nvidia_display_driver-1.0-6111.diff

Thanks...
I'm so sorry, I don't usually log in here, so I don't read my PM's. I'm PM'ing you my email if you want to further contact me.

These are the patches I have, I hope they help you...

Edit: also, I haven't really dealt with all that TLS stuff. The Debian Nvidia packages handle those automagically, I believe...
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Sweet... Thanks man... Pretty silly to post a link to a patch on a public forum and then chmod the hell out of your pub directory.... That patch hopefully over time will allow me to get my 4620 driver operational again with the 2.6.11 series kernels.... We'll see....

Thanks again!!!

Still no luck on more recent nvidia drivers. I've just about given up all hope of ever using anything higher than 4620... Actually, I'm suprised it took me 2 years to come to that conclusion...

SHAME ON YOU NVIDIA!!!!! You guys better get your act together soon. As we speak your loosing future customers over your haphazard linux support. The day is fast approaching when Linux will dominate over it's MS counterpart (In my little world anyway). Your going to be caught with your pants down and I'll be there to chant:

"I told you so, I told you so!!!!"
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