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Old 09-12-05, 05:07 AM   #13
Vanuatoo
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Default Re: HOWTO get NVidia driver working on GeForce cards in Solaris10

I've got solaris express 8/05 on amd 64. I followed the guide
but can't get my GeForce FX 5200 card working.
I've installed version 7676.

I checked /etc/driver_aliases and it contains the string
nvidia "pci10de,0322"

Here is the /var/log/Xorg.0.log
http://pastebin.com/361340

And here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
http://pastebin.com/361341

If I change nvidia to nv in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
everything works fine.

What is the problem?
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Old 09-12-05, 10:45 PM   #14
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Did you run the command as root after installing the driver?

reboot -- -r
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Old 09-13-05, 03:23 AM   #15
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Did you run the command as root after installing the driver?

reboot -- -r
Yes. The driver is loading fine. Something wrong with the configuration I think.
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Old 09-21-05, 08:01 PM   #16
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The syntax for the entry in /etc/driver_aliases should be:

nvidia "pci10de,322"

The match will fail with the leading zero in "pci10de,0322".
Do the configuration reboot.
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Old 09-22-05, 05:18 AM   #17
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Thank you very much. Now it works fine but
I don't notice any change. What settings should I change
to achieve better performance in X?. I remember in linux
I used dri module. Is it possible in Solaris?
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Old 09-23-05, 09:01 AM   #18
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Which performance is lacking?

Things to check:

1. Is the NVIDIA DDX being used:

$ grep "NVIDIA 3D" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
$

2. Are AGP cycles being used:

$ grep "Detected AGP" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected AGP rate: 8X
$
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Old 09-23-05, 10:42 AM   #19
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Experiencing problems as described in this post (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=55107). The thread seems to indicate the problem was resolved. Please post any solutions/suggestions.

I've added the proper driver aliases using the update_drv command, done a reconfiguration boot. Still hangs upon reboot with the message "Can't find driver for console framebuffer".

I able to rlogin to the machine and back out the changes, then reboot with the generic nv driver.
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Old 09-24-05, 09:14 AM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnmartin
Which performance is lacking?

Things to check:

1. Is the NVIDIA DDX being used:

$ grep "NVIDIA 3D" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
$
This is printed

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnmartin
2. Are AGP cycles being used:

$ grep "Detected AGP" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected AGP rate: 8X
$
This is not. What should I change in xorg.conf?
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Old 10-07-05, 01:36 PM   #21
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Well, I have tried and treid, to no avail. I have a 6800 Ultra, Solaris10 x64

I dl'd the 7676 driver and did all that was required, but have stumbled upon an
interesting discovery that might be causing the god aweful "can't open display on :0"
error.

I discovered that Solaris is making it's own /etc/X11/.xorg.conf every time I reboot

Now I have edited that file to set the AGP to 3, and upon reboot the file was
replaced, I did a find for xorg.conf and .xorg.conf from / and can't for the life of me figure out where it's coming from.

I even removed /etc/X11/xorg.conf and used my edited .xorg.conf and once again it was replaced.

I've used these drivers a million time in Linux with never a problem.

what gives ?
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Old 10-07-05, 02:26 PM   #22
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nope nogo

Upon boot it says the NVidia module loads sucessfully, however here is
suspicious output from the log:

grep NV /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(**) | |-->Device "** NVIDIA (generic) [nv]"
(II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 1.0-7676 Fri Jul 29 13:25:02 PDT 2005
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all NVIDIA GPUs
(--) Chipset NVIDIA GPU found
(++) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! Please ensure
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that there is a supported NVIDIA GPU in this system, and
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that the NVIDIA device files have been created properly.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please consult the NVIDIA README for details.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***

I guess either the 6800 Ultra is unsupported or the Driver installation isn't working right. I don't know I'll give up for a while and move on to other things I guess unless someone has an idea

Thanks
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