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NVIDIA Drivers for kernel (wary-020)
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Apr 2010, 16:34    Post_subject:  NVIDIA Drivers for kernel (wary-020)
Sub_title: Versions: 96.43.16 and 173.14.25


I have managed to compile a couple of nVIDIA drivers for wary-020

Using gray's .pets as templates, i made the following pet packages:

They also contain the files that gray had in his .pets
gray wrote:

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.

I tested both of them in fresh frugal installs without any problems.

You can get them here:

Username = puppy
Password = linux

The following information was taken from this page: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_96.43.16.html



GeForce 4 MX series:
MX 420 (AGP 8X), MX 440 (AGP 8X), MX Integrated GPU, MX 440, MX 460, MX 4000, MX 440SE (AGP 8X), MX 420, MX 440-SE

Quadro NVS series:
NVS 290, NVS 450, NVS 210, NVS 50, NVS 420, NVS 280, NVS 285, NVS 295, NVS 440, NVS 55/280 PCI

Quadro 4 Go series:
550 XGL, 500 GoGL, 700 GoGL

Quadro 2 Go series:

GeForce 4 Ti series:
Ti 4800 SE, Ti 4200, Ti 4600, Ti 4800, Ti 4200 (AGP 8X), Ti 4400

GeForce 2 series:
Ti 200, Ti 500, GeForce3

Quadro 2 MXR series:
Quadro2 MXR/EX/Go

The following information was taken from this page: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_173.14.25.html



GeForce 200 series:
GTX 280, GTX 260

GeForce 9 series:
9800 GT, 9600 GT, 9800 GX2, 9800 GTX/GTX+, 9600 GSO, 9500 GT

GeForce 8 series:
8200, 8300, 8600 GS, 8400 GS, 8300 GS, 8800 GTS 512, 8800 GS, 8200 / nForce 730a, 8600 GTS, 8100 / nForce 720a, 8800 GTS, 8800 GTX, 8400 SE, 8800 Ultra, 8500 GT, 8400, 8600 GT, 8800 GT

GeForce 7 series:
7900 GTX, 7950 GT, 7800 SLI, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7900 GT/GTO, 7300 GT, 7300 LE, 7300 GS, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7600 LE, 7350 LE, 7300 SE / 7200 GS, 7800 GTX, 7100 GS, 7550 LE, 7950 GX2, 7650 GS, 7600 GT, 7600 GS, 7500 LE, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7800 GS, 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7900 GS

GeForce 6 series:
6200 LE, 6800, 6800 GS, 6600 GT, 6150SE nForce 430, 6800 XE, 6200, 6150, 6200 TurboCache, 6800 GS/XT, 6250, 6800 LE, 6800 GT, 6200SE TurboCache, 6800 XT, 6600 LE, 6610 XL, 6150 LE, 6600 VE, 6100 nForce 405, 6100 nForce 400, 6600, 6500, 6100, 6100 nForce 420, 6700 XL, 6200 A-LE, 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, 6800 Ultra

GeForce 5 FX series:
FX 5700LE, FX 5600, FX 5600 Ultra, FX 5100, FX 5200 Ultra, PCX 5900, FX 5600XT, FX 5700 Ultra, FX 5950 Ultra, FX 5700, FX 5500, FX 5700VE, FX 5900 Ultra, PCX 5300, PCX 5750, FX 5900XT, FX 5900, FX 5800, FX 5200, FX 5800 Ultra, FX 5200LE, FX 5900ZT

Quadro FX series:
FX 370, FX 1400, FX 5600, FX 540, FX 4500, FX 4000, FX 4500 X2, FX 500/FX 600, FX 1000, FX 3700, FX 1700, FX 1300, FX 1500, FX 560, FX 550, FX 700, FX 1100, FX 3400/4400, FX 4700 X2, FX 330, FX 5500, FX 3500, FX 570, FX 4600, FX 2000, FX 3000, FX 350, FX 3450

Quadro FX Notebook series:
FX 370M, FX 1600M, FX 3600M, FX 1700M, FX 2700M, FX 570M, FX 360M

Quadro NVS series:
NVS 285, NVS 290, NVS 440

Quadro Plex series:
Model IV, Model II

Quadro G-Sync series:
G-Sync II, G-Sync I

Quadro SDI series:
Quadro SDI

GPU Computing Processor series:
Tesla C870

Deskside series:



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PostPosted: Wed 28 Apr 2010, 16:53    Post_subject:  


Thanks for these drivers. Very Happy

Installed NVIDIA-173.14.25 on frugal installation of wary-020, appears to be working fine. Very Happy

Also installed it on a frugal installation of Lupu-113 which uses the same kernel as wary-020. It appears to install properly, but does not work. See attached desktop for error messages. Sad

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Apr 2010, 05:59    Post_subject:  

Hello Jim

Sorry for the delay in responding,
but i have been trying to get this to work in lupu-113, and have not had any luck.

Although i couldn't get this .pet working, i did manage to compile the driver in lupu-113
using the following:

I followed the advice Barry gave here: http://www.bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=01536
that is, drop to the prompt, and enter the following:

# cd /usr/src/linux-
# make prepare

Then did the usual:

# cd /
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.25-pkg1.run

It complained about gcc versions being different, but i continued anyway (could someone tell me if this was unwise)
i carried on regardless, and when it was finished i ran xwin to get back to the desktop.

At the desktop, i opened a terminal and ran:

# depmod
# modprobe nvidia

Then just to check it was loaded, i ran:

# lsmod

Next i manually edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf
changing the driver from nv to nvidia
saved the change, and restarted X server.

As you can see in the image below, nvidia-settings is now working.

I would have made a .pet,
but i got a bit confused as files are in different locations than they were in the .pet i used as the template.

Hope this helps
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Apr 2010, 12:49    Post_subject:  


Thanks for the info, however, my skills don't include compiling. Seems like you've succeeded where others haven't on this kernel.

Installed NVIDIA-173.14.25 on frugal installation of quirky-021, but it gave same results as posted above for lupu-113.

NVIDIA-195 may do better than 173, that's what works best on my hardware of those that gray complied for the older kernel.

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PostPosted: Mon 03 May 2010, 23:51    Post_subject:
Sub_title: Nvidia driver for lupu-114 or 113

I also compiled the factory Nvidia drver package in lupu 114 after installing the kernel source and devx.
But I tried it twice.
First, one has to exit to prompt and run the xorgwizard to get a working xorg.conf file for the installer to work with.
Next, and this was on the second try, I had to make a system link in /lib to the GL file in /usr/lib.
I think it was the one from the first failed install. that matched the installer package. In my case, it was INVIDIA-Linux-x86-195.36.24-pkg1.run
I did your suggested step both times of:
# cd /usr/src/linux-
# make prepare
Then I ran the installer from the prompt and also got the compiler mismatch to which I answered NO to have it continue.
It failed on the depmod -a -q and I still told it to continue.
It asked if I wanted it to modify xorg.conf.
I said yes and picked the first selection.
I then typed depmod -a and then modprobe nvidia and then xwin.
And I had a working factory driver.

Note: 114 does not have the glxgears file in it and I do not know if the installer made the nvidia-settings file or an attempt with one of your pets did.

I also tried to make a pet and failed.
I am guessing too many steps.

This was all done on a frugal install.
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