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NVIDIA drivers for k2.6.25.16 (puppy 4.1)
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gray


Joined: 23 Feb 2007
Posts: 313
Location: Adelaide - South Australia

PostPosted: Mon 24 Nov 2008, 07:24    Post_subject: The unobtainable  

Afecelis,

The puppylinux.ca site is seriously overloaded I think (puppy is a victim of its own success). I will try to set up an alternative download site.

As to your question. Yes, running the pet then restarting X will give hardware accelration and set up OpenGL (so no need to install DRI packages). You can test the setup by running glxgears or glxinfo commands in a terminal.

Unfortunately if you run on a USB stick you will get a plain old default xorg file when you try on a new machine. You have to run nvidia-xconfig to set it up for that machine. I then go into /etc/X11 and copy the new working xorg.conf to the file that has been set up for that graphics card-monitor combo so that next time I plug into that machine it will use that file and have the 3D accel set up at boot up, even if I have used the USB on a different machine. That way a collection of files such as xorg.conf.NVIDIABenQFP71G are set up for the machines that you frequent.
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afecelis


Joined: 21 Nov 2008
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Location: Bucaramanga, Colombia

PostPosted: Mon 24 Nov 2008, 14:08    Post_subject:  

Excellent! thanks a lot! Very Happy

I was able to get the drivers from another mirror, and now I got 3d acceleration. I'm getting 13000-17000 when running glxgears:


And with the developer's sfs pack I was able to compile yafray for blender! Now both blender and yafray are running great!


I'll see how things go when I plug my usb drive into another pc with no nvidia card. Wink

regards, and thanks,

Alvaro

ps. I'd appreciate the mirror in case any newer version comes out.
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afecelis


Joined: 21 Nov 2008
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Location: Bucaramanga, Colombia

PostPosted: Mon 24 Nov 2008, 20:55    Post_subject:  

yay! the puppy running a scene exported from blender into equinox and wings3d! Very Happy
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sml

Joined: 09 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Nov 2008, 06:25    Post_subject:  

Concurrent download limit exceeded.
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sml

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Nov 2008, 08:12    Post_subject:    

afecelis wrote:
Excellent! thanks a lot! Very Happy

I was able to get the drivers from another mirror, and now I got 3d acceleration.


Nice to know but can you share the mirror please.
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afecelis


Joined: 21 Nov 2008
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Location: Bucaramanga, Colombia

PostPosted: Tue 25 Nov 2008, 09:08    Post_subject:  

The mirror I had found was this one:
http://puppylinux.igsobe.com/puppylinux/tpp/NOP/
But it now seems to be dead as well.

However, I uploaded a copy to my ftp, so grab it here:
http://files.wildspad.com/afecelis/linux/puppy/drivers/NVIDIA-177.82-k2.6.25.16.pet
Wink

Regards,
Alvaro

ps. This is the version for modern cards (Geforce 6-9-200)
And here's another screenie, OPenarena (quake 3) Wink

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scottie_dog

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Location: Glasgow, Scotland

PostPosted: Tue 25 Nov 2008, 12:38    Post_subject: NVIDIA drivers for k2.6.25.16 (puppy 4.1)
Sub_title: NVIDIA drivers for k2.6.25.16 (puppy 4.1)
 

Many thanks Alvaro,

Now i've been able to get my onboard nvidia chipset supporting full resolution and 3D. It makes my puppy a complete, lightweight and powerful distro.


Thanks again Very Happy
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afecelis


Joined: 21 Nov 2008
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Location: Bucaramanga, Colombia

PostPosted: Tue 25 Nov 2008, 15:08    Post_subject:  

Great! Very Happy
I'm very glad it helped. I hope others can benefit and download the driver from the link I posted.

regards,

Alvaro
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sml

Joined: 09 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Nov 2008, 16:36    Post_subject:  

Thanks Alvaro!

I spent about 3 hours last night just trying to download a file!

Hope these problems get fixed soon.
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afecelis


Joined: 21 Nov 2008
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Location: Bucaramanga, Colombia

PostPosted: Tue 25 Nov 2008, 17:30    Post_subject:  

hehehe, it's really not a problem; Puppy is becoming too popular and it's flooding all servers! Very Happy

regards,

Alvaro
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davidv

Joined: 26 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Wed 26 Nov 2008, 03:40    Post_subject: Anybody have NVIDIA-173.14.12-k2.6.25.16.pet ?
Sub_title: Impossible to download
 

Like others, I cannot download

NVIDIA-173.14.12-k2.6.25.16.pet

I get the "Concurrent download limit exceeded" error.

I am trying to build a box that needs NVidia twin view
support urgently for a client, any suggestions where I
can get it?

thanks very much
davidv
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sml

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Nov 2008, 05:01    Post_subject: Re: Anybody have NVIDIA-173.14.12-k2.6.25.16.pet ?
Sub_title: Impossible to download
 

davidv wrote:
Like others, I cannot download

NVIDIA-173.14.12-k2.6.25.16.pet


Ummm ... did you read the post about 3 posts higher? One generous person uploaded to a new site for download. Worked for me luckily.

And more good news ... its a newer driver than the one you listed above!

Although I think 177.82 is still outdated now.
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davidv

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Nov 2008, 05:32    Post_subject: Re: Anybody have NVIDIA-173.14.12-k2.6.25.16.pet ?
Sub_title: Impossible to download
 

sml wrote:
davidv wrote:
Like others, I cannot download

NVIDIA-173.14.12-k2.6.25.16.pet


Ummm ... did you read the post about 3 posts higher? One generous person uploaded to a new site for download. Worked for me luckily.

And more good news ... its a newer driver than the one you listed above!

Although I think 177.82 is still outdated now.


Thanks sml, as per my response in the other thread, the NVidia drivers come in (at least) 3 different series, each supporting different aged cards. That's why gray has packaged them all up here.

Thanks anyway. I have pm'd gray to see if he can put the 173.14.x pet somewhere else ..

Smile
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gray


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Location: Adelaide - South Australia

PostPosted: Wed 26 Nov 2008, 06:08    Post_subject: Alternate download site  

I have put the Nvidia drivers on an alternate download server.

Try http://download.tuxfamily.org/nop/

. Question
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davidv

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Nov 2008, 06:26    Post_subject: Re: Alternate download site  

gray wrote:
I have put the Nvidia drivers on an alternate download server.

Try http://download.tuxfamily.org/nop/

. Question



You legend !
thank you very much gray!
downloading now ..
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