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NVIDIA Drivers for kernel 2.6.30.5 (puppy 4.3)
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Oct 2009, 03:14    Post subject:  

Thanks Horst,

Will look out for that BIOS setting next time I boot
. . . and take it from there

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PostPosted: Sun 18 Oct 2009, 09:28    Post subject:  

Hi, gray, thanks again. 185.18.36/GF6200/Puppy4.3.1= thumbs up!

When we install the driver it asks if we want to enable Compiz like effects or just normal effects. I answered 'normal' (maybe the terminology is different but you get it).
Now I want to install Google Earth and would like to know some things before (I feel its better to prevent than to fix):
-does Google Earth need the extra effects enabled (as opposed to only normal effects)?
-Is the Compiz like effects dri? So now that I have the driver already installed, to enable these extra effects would be just a matter of adding 'Load "dri"' to /etc/xorg.conf, right?

My current xorg.conf
Code:
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# This loads the font modules
    Load           "dbe"     # Double buffer extension
    SubSection     "extmod"
        Option         "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection
    Load           "type1"
    Load           "freetype"
# This loads xtrap extension, used by xrandr
    Load           "xtrap"
# This loads the GLX module (if present)
    Load           "glx"
# This loads dri module (if present)
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
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Of course anyone is welcome to respond this.

This post is a duplicate of the following post in the beginners section:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=47916

Edit- while I don't know if 'Load "dri"' is the same as enable Compiz effects, I saw my Ubuntu xorg.conf and it has only glx enabled so I guess that's enough to work with Google Earth.
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct 2009, 05:31    Post subject:  Re: NVIDIA Drivers for kernel 2.6.30.5 (puppy 4.3)  

gray wrote:
I have compiled and packaged the Nvidia drivers for the new kernel of Puppy 4.3 (k2.6.30.5). The pet packages also contain OpenGL libraries (libglut and libGLU) and a test program glxgears, so you do not need to install the xorg_dri package for OpenGL support.

Worked without a hitch with my GeForce 8200 M on my brand new 4.3.1 frugal setup! Way easier than the same install on OpenSUSE, too! Thanks, gray, for you efforts. Gonna go try it on some of my earlier puppy versions, too (using the appropriate kernel version of course). Cool

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Oct 2009, 22:13    Post subject:  

Hi, I have nVidia 7200GS card, but it can't work with your driver.
I've tried all version of your driver, but X.org refuse to start.

[EDIT: SOLVED]

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PostPosted: Tue 27 Oct 2009, 22:18    Post subject: [UPDATE] It works for nVidia 7200GS  

[UPDATE]:
It works, I reinstall Puppy, install the .pet nVidia driver, and restart X-server. Thanks gray.

Here's my recipe:
Puppy 4.3.1, kernel 2.6.30.5
nVidia 7300SE/7200GS 256MB
NVIDIA-185.18.36-k2.6.30.5-1.pet

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct 2009, 01:13    Post subject:  

I have the nVidia Geforce 7050PV onboard motherboard chip
and also can not use any of the drivers compiled for Puppy 4.3.1 with kernel 2.6.30.5

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct 2009, 22:46    Post subject: Nvidia drivers in puppy 4.31
Subject description: Installation problems
 

Hey gray!

I'm having persistent problems installing the nvidia drivers in puppy 4.31.
CatDude suggested I asked you for help.
I've installed NVIDIA-173.14.20-k2.6.30.5-1.pet which I think is the right package for the Nvidia FX5600 w/128Mb video RAM, please correct me if I'm wrong.

I get the following error when running the nvidia xserver settings utility:

You 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 have tried to restart the Xserver which results in being left at a command prompt and have checked the xorg.conf file, changed the nv to nvidia, again I was left at a command prompt. I ran xorgwizard to regain my desktop

When I do lsmod, I can find no reference to nvidia
When I do modprobe nvidia I get FATAL: Module nvidia not found.

This is my first puppy, I'm at a loss, any help would be much appreciated Cool
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct 2009, 22:48    Post subject: Nvidia drivers in puppy 4.31
Subject description: Installation problems
 

Hey gray!

I'm having persistent problems installing the nvidia drivers in puppy 4.31.
CatDude suggested I asked you for help.
I've installed NVIDIA-173.14.20-k2.6.30.5-1.pet which I think is the right package for the Nvidia FX5600 w/128Mb video RAM, please correct me if I'm wrong.

I get the following error when running the nvidia xserver settings utility:

You 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 have tried to restart the Xserver which results in being left at a command prompt and have checked the xorg.conf file, changed the nv to nvidia, again I was left at a command prompt. I ran xorgwizard to regain my desktop

When I do lsmod, I can find no reference to nvidia
When I do modprobe nvidia I get FATAL: Module nvidia not found.

This is my first puppy, I'm at a loss, any help would be much appreciated Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Oct 2009, 00:01    Post subject: Double post
Subject description: Aplogies
 

Sorry about the double post -ooops!
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Oct 2009, 23:49    Post subject:  

Same problem for me yesterday, but it works now. Here's what I do.

- Reinstall Puppy 4.3
- Install NVIDIA-173.14.20-k2.6.30.5-1.pet
- Restart X-server

I hope that yours will work.
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Oct 2009, 23:41    Post subject: Nvidia drivers in puppy 4.31
Subject description: Nvidia drivers installation
 

Thanks for your suggestion auriza but I really wanted to fix the problem rather than doing a fresh install etc., perhaps someone else can help me.....
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Oct 2009, 06:45    Post subject:  

Hi Abi

perhaps this link will help. http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=47049

I've installed nvidia drivers from official nvidia sources successfully in Ubuntu and other Linuxes but I haven't tried this with Puppy. Should work if you have the compiler and kernel sources. Iguleder does a good job of describing what to do.

Good luck

If this doesn't work then I think you probably have a more exotic problem not specifically related to puppy. I had an NVIDIA problem with a GF8800GT and Vuewsonic 2025WX monitor in which I always got a 640x480 display with the nvidia drivers. My display is 1680x1050. Turned out to have nothing to do with Linux at all.
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Oct 2009, 21:29    Post subject: Nvidia drivers
Subject description: Nvidia drivers
 

Thanks for your help Chris. I guess I'll prod and poke some more, should be achievable somehow.............
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Nov 2009, 03:53    Post subject:  

Hi Abi

I'd encourage you to give this a go. I just tried it on a Puppy 431 installation and it went very smoothly and was easy.

If you need some more help just let me know and I'll see what I can do. I'd make a copy of your save file first just in case but I don't think there should be any problem. I'm going to upgrade my nvidia driver on my main puppy now.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Nov 2009, 22:08    Post subject: Nvidia drivers
Subject description: Nvidia drivers
 

Thanks for your reply again Chris. I've been playing with this for long enough. A fresh install is probably in order. There's no important data on this system but I just hate re-installing without trying all the options available first. It's how I learn about things. Thanks again.
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