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Old 03-31-03, 02:47 PM   #26
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Default 1.0-4349 SuSE 8.0 rpms

The SuSE 8.0 rpms from ftp seem to be scrambled. I have tried to install the kernal module and it is not recognised as an rpm. Has anybody else had this problem?
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Old 03-31-03, 02:55 PM   #27
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maybe its just mandrake 9.1, but my textures in half-life under WINE are all screwed up (really, really) after installing these drivers
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Old 03-31-03, 03:17 PM   #28
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That's pretty weird that you're having problems with the GF2go and your dell... I'm using a Toshiba Satellite 3000 with GF2go and they're working wickedly... With Gentoo though, not Mandrake... hmm.
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Old 03-31-03, 03:20 PM   #29
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Default RedHat 8.0, GNOME and RenderAccel

I'm still having problems with these drivers and GNOME in RedHat 8.0, some icons get all messed up in the menus and in nautilus (not on the desktop though). This problem goes away with RenderAccel "off".
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Old 03-31-03, 03:25 PM   #30
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Still no go... 4149 works fine after reinstalling it, but tried the 4349 installer again and it doesn't work, GL doesn't work and then there's that flickering. Checked my XF86Config-4 and it looks fine....

Hmmm...kinda confusing

Later,
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Old 03-31-03, 03:40 PM   #31
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Default 4349 Dell Inspiron 8100

I can't seem to get either 4191 or 4349 to work on my Dell Inspiron 8100. I had no trouble with 3123. When I used the nvidia installer X worked once, but every since I just get a black screen with this weird problem of a fade to white. I have added all of the mobile options to the kernel. It causes X to lock up and I cant go to virtual console or anything. There doesn't seem to be any errors in the X log.

Does anyone have the 4349 working on a Inspiron 8100 with a GeForce2Go 32Mb?
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Old 03-31-03, 03:49 PM   #32
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That "fade to white" sounds like a panel bloom - please check your hsync and vrefresh values and make sure they're appropriate for your panel.

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Old 03-31-03, 03:55 PM   #33
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Just installed the 4339 drivers and everithing is running ok here. Just a problem, I can't change X resolution anymore with Ctrl-Alt + and Ctrl-Alt -


Any clues about this? The relevant portion of my XF86Config file:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Geforce4"
Driver "nvidia"
BoardName "Geforce4"
Option "NoLogo" "on"
Option "NvAGP" "3"
Option "NoRenderAccel" "off"
Option "NoRenderExtension" "off"
Option "DigitalVibrance" "0"
Option "SWCursor" "off"
Option "HWCursor" "on"
Option "CursorShadow" "on"
Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "50"
Option "CursorShadowXOffset" "2"
Option "CursorShadowYOffset" "2"
Option "UseEdidFreqs" "on"
Option "IgnoreEDID" "off"
Option "TwinView" "on"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "MetaModes" "1024x768,800x600; 800x600,800x600"
#Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT, TV"
Option "TVOutFormat" "COMPOSITE"
Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
EndSection

I need to change to 800x600 to get correct output for my TV (I've setup Twinview in Clone mode)
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Old 03-31-03, 04:00 PM   #34
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So, I got a Dell M50 with a Quadro card, since I needed stereo. And I shelled out quite a bit for it. And I thought that it would be a matter of time. But it is getting on my nerves. Version 1.4191 came with 2D broken. So, I went back to 1.3123. And there, when closing the lid on my laptop, the computer did not go to sleep, and the image got distorted (wider horizontally), somebody explain why, PLEASE. But, Ctrl-Alt-F1 (ie back to console) and then Alt-F7 (ie back to X) worked to restore my screen. Now, with the NEW and IMPROVED version, that does not work either rendering my computer unusable. What is going on???

I guess this means back to 1.3123 and wait for four months (and forget about RedHat 9).

Any explanation for me Andy? Here are the questions:

1 - Is the issue of laptop suspend fixed? I though t I had read something in the pdf presentation for the new installer.

2 - Why would my screen get distorted after closing and opening the lid of my computer?
(GPU is Quadro 500 GoGL)

3 - In the past (i.e. 1.3123) I could reset the distortion by switching back and forth from console (Alt-Ctrl-F1 Alt-F7). Any clues?

I could live with 1 and 2 but 3 is killing the machine for good and I can't afford it. Any thoughts (or should I go back to 1.3123)?

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Old 03-31-03, 04:25 PM   #35
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Default 1024 works but no native 1400

A Panel bloom, that is exactly what is does. I went to linux-laptop.net and grabbed a few example Modelines trying to get the 1400x1050 resolution to work but I can only make 1024x768 work. If I take out 1024 from the available modes it will do the Panel bloom. I have tried a few combinations with the NVreg_Moblie options set to 1 for dell laptops and the other SoftEDIDs option turned on. Plus I have tried the IgnoreEDID in the XConfig file. I am not for sure what I need to do here.

Any thoughts? Here are some files that might be of interest.

My laptop:
Dell Inspiron 8100
32MB Geforce2Go 1400x1050 XGA or SVGA screen I can't remember.

Trying to get 4349 to work with these files.

XConfig:
http://comp.uark.edu/~gamerso/files/XF86Config-4
XLog:
http://comp.uark.edu/~gamerso/files/XFree86.0.log
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Old 03-31-03, 04:32 PM   #36
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bwkaz: I expect that there will be source tarballs in the future. As always, letting us know what you want helps influence future decisions.
OK, cool. Let the record show that I want tarballs in the future.

Or at least an equivalent, like the ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4349.run --extract-only option that there is.

Thanks again.
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Old 03-31-03, 04:32 PM   #37
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Default Twinmode issues fixed and installer feedback

Hi,
the latest 4349 installer didn't work at once on a woody/sarge, the kernel module wasn't loaded. --extract + a manual make install works flawlessly.
While improving 3D accel by around 15-20% on my machine (Athlon 1900+, GeForce2MX, AGP4, ...) it also fixed the crash problem I experimented after having upgraded to XFree 4.2.x
Good work, keep going
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Old 03-31-03, 04:38 PM   #38
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OK, cool. Let the record show that I want tarballs in the future.

Or at least an equivalent, like the ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4349.run --extract-only option that there is.

Thanks again.
I second the vote, I would like to see the option of tarballs packed in the installer forever, this allows for installation on a much wider number of highly 'tweaked' or modified linuxes that might not otherwise respond to the installer.
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Old 03-31-03, 04:43 PM   #39
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[quote]Originally posted by nosrema
[b]A Panel bloom, that is exactly what is does.

Any thoughts? Here are some files that might be of interest.

My laptop:
Dell Inspiron 8100
32MB Geforce2Go 1400x1050 XGA or SVGA screen I can't remember.

I'm having exactly the same problem on my Inspiron 8000 with the same display and graphics card. For now, I have to use the 1.0-3123 drivers as anything newer causes the problems described by nosrema. The funny thing is that I use the same XF86config files with the newer versions as with the old ones.
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Old 03-31-03, 04:45 PM   #40
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Sorry to interject this question into this thread, but it's halfway on topic. I'm just curious if there are any plans to bring the FreeBSD drivers up to date with the other linux drivers?
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Old 03-31-03, 04:51 PM   #41
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I second the vote, I would like to see the option of tarballs packed in the installer forever, this allows for installation on a much wider number of highly 'tweaked' or modified linuxes that might not otherwise respond to the installer.
I think there's some misunderstandings about the installer. If the installer doesn't have a precompiled bit for your kernel, it will build one for you - it's the same thing as using the source tarball, except it's all in one nice, neat package. The installer should work on ANY installation or distribution, provided you have a shell, gzip, and a linker.

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There's been a lot of talk about the tarballs missing on here, and I'd just like to point out that they aren't really 'missing'...

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li....0-4349.tar.gz
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li....0-4349.tar.gz
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Old 03-31-03, 05:07 PM   #43
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it will build one for you
That's all I need to hear.

Quote:
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There's been a lot of talk about the tarballs missing on here, and I'd just like to point out that they aren't really 'missing'...
Well no, not for 4349. But the README is implying that they will not be provided for later versions, and I wanted to make sure (now, before the new versions got released) that they would be buildable. I would consider that to be the case now.
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Old 03-31-03, 05:10 PM   #44
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Ive got small problem with new drivers

[root@veto NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4349]# make
echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`cc -v 2>&1 | tail -1`\" > nv_compiler.h
cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wparentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Wno-multichar -O -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -DNTRM -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=4349 -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DNV_INT64_OK -DNVCPU_X86 -DREMAP_PAGE_RANGE_4 -I. -I/lib/modules/2.4.19/build/include -Wno-cast-qual nv.c
In file included from /lib/modules/2.4.19/build/include/linux/vmalloc.h:8,
from nv-linux.h:72,
from nv.c:14:
/lib/modules/2.4.19/build/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
/lib/modules/2.4.19/build/include/linux/highmem.h:21: warning: pointer of type `void *' used in arithmetic
nv.c: In function `nvos_proc_remove_all':
nv.c:624: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
nv.c:625: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
nv.c:626: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
nv.c:627: warning: implicit declaration of function `remove_proc_entry'
nv.c:627: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
nv.c:627: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
make: *** [nv.o] Error 1
[root@veto NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4349]#

What can I do?
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Old 03-31-03, 05:14 PM   #45
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I upgraded to the 4349 drivers. I see the same behavior as 4191 which is why I keep 3123 around. Sheesh :-)

Anyway, the problem is it takes 2 minutes before I see the NVidia logo and the system is totally unresponsive to network requests or anything! If I am remotely logged when those drivers fire up, I have a dead system for almost 2 minutes.

After 1:20 i see a flicker on my otherwise black screen. After just over 2 minutes I finally see the logo and I get my xdm login.

I thought the 3123 drivers were slow. They take 10 to 20 seconds before I see the logo.

My ATI-All-in-Blunder and my Voodoo3 take 3 seconds to get my xdm login.

WAAAAAAAAAA!
What do you need from me?
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Old 03-31-03, 05:17 PM   #46
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My distro will not work with anything other than source...
Would be the first time.... what distro would that be? I'm quite curious... lol.


Anyway... running Slackware 9 here and never experienced any problems whatsoever with the precedent drivers... going to install this new release asap tho.

Could anyone from the NVidia staff summarize the updates / implementations on this new version ?

Cheers,

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Old 03-31-03, 05:19 PM   #47
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johnod:

There's a new setting that might help you. From the README:

Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "string"
This option tells the NVIDIA kernel module to completely
ignore the indicated classes of display devices when
checking what display devices are connected. You may
specify a comma-separated list containing any of "CRT",
"DFP", and "TV".

For example:

Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP, TV"

will cause the NVIDIA driver to not attempt to detect
if any flatpanels or TVs are connected.

This option is not normally necessary; however, some video
BIOSes contain incorrect information about what display
devices may be connected, or what i2c port should be
used for detection. These errors can cause long delays
in starting X. If you are experiencing such delays, you
may be able to avoid this by telling the NVIDIA driver to
ignore display devices which you know are not connected.

NOTE: anything attached to a 15 pin VGA connector is
regarded by the driver as a CRT. "DFP" should only be
used to refer to flatpanels connected via a DVI port.

Can you try this?

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Would be the first time.... what distro would that be? I'm quite curious... lol.
Linux From Scratch, with no package management system installed. It also has an extremely patched kernel (an assortment of various patches I've found over the past few months), so I highly doubt that anyone has built a binary module that will work with the kernel.
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going to right now - ty
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OMFG THAT WAS FAST!!!!!!
LESS THAN 1 SECOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TY TY TY TY TY TY TY
These drivers ROCK!!!!!
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