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NVIDIA drivers for k2.6.25.16 (puppy 4.1)
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sml

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Nov 2008, 07:12    Post subject:  

Haha .. I was going to say exactly the same thing!

You're a legend Gray!
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PostPosted: Wed 26 Nov 2008, 14:11    Post subject:  

more 3d accelerated stuff; the Puppy compiling and running Irrlicht! Gotta love it! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec 2008, 22:06    Post subject: Nvidia drivers for k2.6.25.15 (Puppy 4.1)  

Hi, great Forum!!

I am newbie with Linux, and I am trying to install the driver for GeForce 7100 Graphics card. The chipset came onboard on XFXforce motherboard 630i.

I am running Intrepid Ibix from hard disk since last weekend. I downloaded the 177 driver Alvaro mentions, and apparently installation is OK. I exit to prompt and run nvidia-xconfig, and later I made a cat of the config file and I saw there are some lines referring to nvidia. Later I ran xwin and came back to my desktop.

I clicked on Menu->System->Nvidia X server settings

and a graphic interface pops up (NVIDIA X Server Settings), and simultaneously another screen pops up saying:

ou do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.

I repeated the procedure twice and obtained the same results. I rebooted completely in between. Is this the normal behaviour, or this driver is now working fine for my chipset?

Another question I ask you to allow me to post is : how do I connect the HDMI output ?, I mean, shouldn't there be some way to have both screens simultaneously online?, I tried on Ubuntu, and there is a package which allows to control both screens in such a way. But I'd rather use Puppy which I find more userfriendly (although I am not very experienced).

Another one... (the last) is there a way to install the Ubuntu packages in Puppy?, perhaps that could work... I don't have any idea.

Thanks and sorry for asking so many questions.

Vic
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Fishy

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Dec 2008, 21:15    Post subject:  

Will these pets work with the 2.6.27 kernel that MU put together? Question
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MU


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Dec 2008, 21:20    Post subject:  

don't think so.
But in Muppy008.4c4 that should be available tomorrow, I could compile the drivers, so they will be included.
I used the original nvidia installer to compile them.
But I don't think the one I compiled for Muppy will work in Puppy (different compiler).
So for Puppy, you had to compile them on your own.
I no longer have access to a computer with modern nvidia card, so I cannot compile it for you, as the installer refuses to compile, if it finds no matching nvidia card.
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Dec 2008, 21:38    Post subject:  

Thanks for the quick reply MU, gratefully appreciated. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Dec 2008, 15:04    Post subject:  

Fishy, did you ever get your card working with any of the driver .pets? If not, I think I know the problem, as I have the exact same thing happen.

I have an 8600 GTS. I think it's the card's fault. I tried 2 different driver .pets for 4.1 and even went back to Puppy 2.17.1 and tried the ones that gray made for it, which I know worked before. Nothing works now but the standard xorg setup.

I just tested the 177.82xx.pet and it worked fine in another PC with a 6100. Got 1774.xxx FPS out of it in glxgears. So it's something to do with your PC, not the drivers. At least that's what I've concluded with my setup.

Hope that helps.

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MU


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Dec 2008, 16:28    Post subject:  

works fine, thanks!
See:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=257705#257705

I noted, that
driver "vesa" #card0driver
still is in xorg.conf, it is before
driver "nvidia".
Maybe the script that modifies xorg.conf should slightly be tweaked concerning this.

The card displayed 1600x1200 instead of 1680x1050.
This looked ugly, as the monitor can handle only 1680x1050.
I could solve this with a modeline I found via google:

In
Section "Monitor"
I added:
Modeline "1680x1050" 147.14 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087

Now all is fine.
Mark

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MU


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec 2008, 06:41    Post subject:  

I created small sourcepackages of the KERNEL modules.
So the PETs can be used also with other kernels, if someone compiles the matching kernelmodules.
Then only a very small kernelmodule pet is required in addition.
See:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=258106#258106

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec 2008, 16:02    Post subject:  

what if the NVIDIA installer script freezes when trying to download what he needs from the internet ? Smile
is that because i'm on a WLAN? (didn't have this problem with ethernet).

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Dec 2008, 17:19    Post subject:  

I think it just looks for precompiled kernelmodules.
As those do not math Puppy anyway, you can skip that step.
If you still get problems, try to go offline first.
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Botanic


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PostPosted: Sat 20 Dec 2008, 12:57    Post subject:  

I skip and he proposes to compile stuff himself. I say ok, but i get the following error message:

Quote:
Error: unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel. [...] If you know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line option.


I'm running in full install, i merged devx_412.sfs in my system. I think the kernel source is included in devx, isn't it ?
With Puppy 2.16, there wasn't the error message, Nvidia compiled what he needed and everything was fine.
But if i remember well there was a /src folder in 2.16... i can't find it here with 4.12

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Dec 2008, 07:32    Post subject:  

Indeed that's the problem: i don't have the kernel sources !!
And i can't compile alsa drivers for the same reason

Why are they not included in devx?? Mad

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Apr 2009, 03:16    Post subject: Latest  

Added the latest NVIDIA driver - 180.44

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PostPosted: Sun 17 May 2009, 01:49    Post subject: Hey Gray it'd be Great if a Guru like U could transform Comp
Subject description: Hey Gray it'd be Great if a Guru like U could transform Comp
 

Hey Gray it'd be Great if a Guru like U could transform Compiz-Fusion into a sfs package that could be run w/ Xfce, eNlightenment or MacDingo Smile

Ps. Super 14 Glory 2KX ( that is Next Yea' ) Smile
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