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Old 04-27-05, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default no 71.xx driver allowed

Ok folks this is really strange....

System:
AMD AthlonXP 1700+
512MB PC2700 RAM
nVidia Geforce FX5200 AGP 128MB
Linux Slackware 10.0
Kernel 2.6.9, 2.6.10, 2.6.11.7 (all vanilla compiled by me)
X.org 6.8.1
nVidia Unified driver used 66.29, 71.69, 71.74

Problem:
Starting from the fact that under 2.6.9 with VMALLOC patch driver 66.29 work fine, I built first 2.6.10 and then 2.6.11.7 to update the system.
Afetr that I wanted to update the nVidia driver too, this's what happened:
in 2.6.10 (or 2.6.11.7) I rerun the driver with sh NVIDIA-blabla6629.run -K (to create the module for new kernel leaving intact the 66.29 one) but the module failed to build, even with VMALLOC patch or w/o it.
in 2.6.9, 2.6.10 (or 2.6.11.7) I installed a new driver (71.xx series both versions), it built correctly and uninstalled old 66.29 fine.
Starting X.org leads to an error and driver will be unloaded ALWAYS, no matter what I change, no matter of VMALLOC patch, no matter about reconfiguring X.org in any way ( I will attach X.org log for 71.74 afterwards).
If I reinstall 66.29 in 2.6.9 everything comes back to normality, X.org starts just fine, all is ok.
It seems that there's something wrong with this new set of drivers for my system.
Please help me guys....
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Old 04-29-05, 07:45 AM   #2
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Default Re: no 71.xx driver allowed

No idea?
Really?
sigh... sob
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Old 04-30-05, 04:48 AM   #3
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Default Re: no 71.xx driver allowed

Something weird like this was happening to me under gentoo. X wouldn't start at all. it'd like load and unload the nvidia kernel module.

It happened because I somehow managed to get GL libraries and other things installed in the wrong places. I manually removed all renmants of the nvidia driver on my system, and reinstalled, and it worked.


What does glxinfo say for you with the older drivers?
OpenGL version string: 1.5.3 NVIDIA 71.74

Mine kept saying it was some ancient version even though I was updating the nvidia drivers, but thats because gentoo stores the gl libs in nonstandard locations, so the nvidia installer will break a gentoo system.
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Old 05-01-05, 04:19 AM   #4
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Default Re: no 71.xx driver allowed

I don't think Slackware stores gl drivers in weird places, but I admit anything is possible.
Anyway I attach my glxinfo output for you to analize.
Thanks for your reply.
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