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Old 06-02-05, 11:41 PM   #1
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Default HOWTO get NVidia driver working on GeForce cards in Solaris10

Although the NVidia readme says it supports Quadro cards only, I have it working like a champ on my GeForce FX 5200 card.
Here is how to get it working;
1. As su, run /usr/X11/bin/xorgconfig. Answer the questions as appropriate
and the program will create an xorg.conf in /etc/X11.
2. Run kdmconfig and change from the xsun server to xorg server.
3. Download the NVidia driver for Solaris from their website
4. Read the README and run the file as per instructions
5. Run /usr/X11/bin/scanpci and check the pci id of your NVidia card.
6. run the command update_drv -a -i '"pcixxxx,xxx"' where the xxxs are
filled by the values you got from scanpci command. Don't forget the
quotes ' and ". One thing to note here,scanpci gave me a PCI ID for my GeForce
5200 as 0x10de 0x0322. Entering it as '"pci10de,0322"'
failed. I had to go into /etc/driver_aliases and drop the 0 in 0322.
Finicky eh?
7. Finally reboot and enjoy NVidia 3d acceleration in all its glory on
Solaris. Dont forget to run nvidia-settings and check your options there
including cursor shadow

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Old 06-02-05, 11:45 PM   #2
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Ack!!
In addition to everything mentioned above, don't forget to change Driver "nv" to "nvidia" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf before rebooting.

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Old 06-02-05, 11:51 PM   #3
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nice job on the howto man, awesome
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Old 06-08-05, 07:47 AM   #4
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Hi, I have a problem for updating NVIDIA driver for just the FX 5200. Now I have found this instruction of yours and just following it. I am exiting what would happen. See you later!
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Old 06-18-05, 09:16 PM   #5
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Default UPDATED!!(Re: HOWTO get NVidia driver working on GeForce cards in Solaris10)

Although the NVidia readme says it supports Quadro cards only, I have it working like a champ on my GeForce FX 5200 card.
Here is how to get it working;
1. As su, run /usr/X11/bin/xorgconfig. Answer the questions as appropriate
and the program will create an xorg.conf in /etc/X11.
2. Run kdmconfig and change from the xsun server to xorg server.
3. Download the NVidia driver for Solaris from their website
4. Read the README and run the file as per instructions
5. Run /usr/X11/bin/scanpci and check the pci id of your NVidia card.
6. run the command update_drv -a -i '"pcixxxx,xxx"' where the xxxs are
filled by the values you got from scanpci command. Don't forget the
quotes ' and ". One thing to note here,scanpci gave me a PCI ID for my GeForce
5200 as 0x10de 0x0322. Entering it as '"pci10de,0322"'
failed. I had to go into /etc/driver_aliases and drop the 0 in 0322.
Finicky eh?
7.Edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file anc change the entry that reads "nv" to "nvidia"
8. Finally as root run the following command
# reboot -- -r
and enjoy NVidia 3d acceleration in all its glory on
Solaris. Dont forget to run nvidia-settings and check your options there
including cursor shadow

Best Regards
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Old 06-19-05, 06:22 PM   #6
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update_drv -a -i '"pcixxxx,xxx"' nvidia

The last word is critical.

No probs with an FX5500.
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Old 06-25-05, 11:38 AM   #7
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update_drv -a -i '"pcixxxx,xxx"' nvidia

The last word is critical.

No probs with an FX5500.
Thank you guys!

No probs with my old GeForce4 MX 4000 card too.
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Old 07-04-05, 10:30 PM   #8
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Anyone know if this also works for geforce 6200 TC
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Old 07-08-05, 05:49 AM   #9
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Hi!
I used your manipulation to configure my nvidia card FX5200 under Solaris 10 x86 but I have some pbs.
When a finish to configure my card and edit xorg.cong file, after reboot, I have the following error message :
Quote:
X-Server can not started on display:0
I don't understand.
Someone can help me please ?
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Old 07-20-05, 05:11 PM   #10
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Same error here. I get the nvidia logo, then the error.
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Old 07-23-05, 10:44 PM   #11
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If your xserver failed, please copy and paste the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Better still use pastebin (http://pastebin.com/) and we can check the log there

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Old 07-27-05, 09:29 PM   #12
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After installing in on my machine wiht GeForce MX GPU running solaris 5.11 snv_17 , the module would hang at boot up.
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