Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA Legacy Graphics Cards

Newegg Daily Deals

Thread Tools
Old 11-21-06, 08:42 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11
Exclamation Legacy driver does not work/install on recent Linux distros

Hi everyone!

I have an Inno3D Geforce2 Ti (AGP) video card. The latest legacy releases (7174-7184) used to work like a charm on all major distros (Mandriva 2006, SUSE 9.3 etc.)

Under SUSE 10.0 and later, Mandriva 2007 and FC6 I am running into problems.

M2007: the driver apparently installs correctly, I get the NVIDIA splash screen, everything seems to work fine but when I start any 3D-accelerated game I am getting an error message. A Wolfenstein Singleplayer demo output is attached. Apparently a GLX or OpenGL thing but I am clueless on it.

SUSE: the driver does not even install. I tried the workaround described here but no joy. I posted some logs that may be useful.

I understand the legacy releases do not support the newer kernels in recent distros. Does anyone know if NVIDIA are planning to release an updated legacy driver anytime soon? After all these drivers are supposed to work without patching and tweaking, very much like they did under older distros...

Please also note that I am relatively new to Linux, though not a complete newbie either.

Thanks a lot in advance for your help.
Attached Files
File Type: txt M2007_wolfspd_output.txt (2.3 KB, 139 views)
File Type: log M2007_nvidia-installer.log (19.1 KB, 143 views)
File Type: log SUSE10.1_nvidia-installer.log (22.5 KB, 144 views)
File Type: log SUSE10.1_SaX.log (48.9 KB, 168 views)
klnv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-07, 09:19 AM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3
Default Re: Legacy driver does not work/install on recent Linux distros

I've only been able to make this work using the link provided below by adding the livna repository to yum and update per the instructions listed in the link given. Nothing I tried in this forum worked. As a side note, I also noticed how poorly the Fedora 6 installer upgrades from Fedora 5. I had to update KDE in text mode using yum before I could get to the desktop, after upgrading the nvidia drivers from livna of course. Good luck!

livna Nvidia drivers, install help, etc.
reddins is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
173.14.35 (legacy prerelease) for Linux x86/x86_64 released AaronP NVIDIA Linux 0 06-05-12 03:42 PM
173.14.34 (legacy prerelease) for Linux x86/x86_64 released AaronP NVIDIA Linux 0 05-19-12 10:27 AM
Best Linux driver for Quadro FX2700M dclement NVIDIA Linux 0 05-07-12 06:58 AM
302.07 (beta) for Linux x86/x86_64 released AaronP NVIDIA Linux 0 05-02-12 09:55 AM
Current NVIDIA Linux graphics driver releases AaronP NVIDIA Linux 0 11-06-08 04:39 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.