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HP Pavilion dv6500 video scrambled with kernels 3 and 4
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan 2018, 07:39    Post subject:  

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I downloaded (for Tahr 6.05, updated with fix8, non-PAE) devx and kernel source, also the 'run' file for my Geforce 7150M (from nvidia) and getnvidia.
The first three are in /mnt/home and I installed getnvidia 1.0 pet.

uname -a 3.14.56 #1 SMP PREEMPT

I downloaded both sfs's for 3.14.56 using sfsget in Tahr 6.0.5.

getnvidia says:

'You need devx package. You have a kernel source package but it does not match with the running kernel (linux-3.14.56).'


Did you load the devx and kernel source sfs?????
After placing them in /mnt/home you have to load them by using:
Boot Manager>SFS packages or SFS-load-on-the-fly.
(have to reboot if using Boot Manager)

DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER DEVX OR KERNEL SOURCE PACKAGES LOADED other than the correct ones.

After you get them loaded Getnvidia program should work.

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan 2018, 11:58    Post subject: newbie compiling nvidia module, some progress  

cd /mnt/home/
sfs_load *.sfs

Now it starts to compile, says Downloading.... for a while
I see a new file nvidia.files in /mnt/home/ (listing some libraries in /usr/lib/ and some files in /usr/share/doc/deadbeef including Brazilian Portuguese help).

Then it cannot find /etc/OpenCL and is 'unable to determine the most recent NVIDIA Linux-X86 driver'.

The log file in /mnt/home/ reads:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Jan 26 10:31:50 2018
installer version: 319.23

PATH: /bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/root/my-applications/bin:/usr/games

nvidia-installer command line:
nvidia-installer
--update
-a
-s
--kernel-name=3.14.56
--kernel-install-path=/lib/modules/3.14.56/kernel/drivers/video/
--tmpdir=/var/tmp

Using built-in stream user interface
ERROR: Unable to connect to remote host download.nvidia.com (Connection timed out)
ERROR: Unable to determine most recent NVIDIA Linux-x86 driver version.

I tried twice, same result.

I have the NVIDIA *.run file for this 304.137 (Geforce Go 7150M) in /mnt/home. I did not find source code at nvidia site.

Recompiling the kernel seems more straightforward and I would prefer nv to the newer driver anyway. I may need to recompile to get fbcon to work anyway. Nouveau is acceptable.
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan 2018, 13:17    Post subject: Re: kernel 3.0.25 supports nv  

"Where do I find kernel config
files for Lucid and Tahr pups?
They are not in /boot (as in
Dpup)"

In Lupu 2016
/etc/modules/DOTconfig* -
probably also in other
official puppies.
In Dpup 7 with kernel 3.16,
/boot/.config
make menuconfig or edit the
config file manually
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan 2018, 17:35    Post subject:  

When you ran Getnivida.

Did it look like this before dropping to the prompt and starting the build process?

All items say OK?

Keep pressing rerun to check until they do.
If something will not say OK. That item is missing, not loaded, etc....

This is example:
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan 2018, 17:43    Post subject:  

Quote:
"Where do I find kernel config
files for Lucid and Tahr pups?

Config files to do what?

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan 2018, 19:06    Post subject: nvidia will not compile  

It said everything was OK but it could not download (source code from nvidia).

.config for configuring the kernel and recompiling it to use nv instead of nouveau.
nv works in Lupu with kernels 2.6.33 and 3.0.25.

I would prefer a kernel with nv and fbcon (and smaller than default) to the nvidia driver.
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 22:46    Post subject: kernel compiling problems and how to create a zdrv*sfs  

I downloaded source code for Tahr's kernel 3.14.56 and compiled a kernel using the default .config (which turned out to be the Tahr standard kernel).
It took about two hours. (I neglected to read instructions to make -j 2 for dual-core cpu). It worked.

I then spent an hour or so doing a make menuconfig and unchecking most of the options (serial, parallel, modem, ata, bluetooth, lots of video and sound that I do not have, battery since mine is dead, various file systems such as ext4, and much more).

My .config was 2/3 the size, so was my kernel (2.5 instead of 3.5MB) and it took about 2/3 or less as long to compile. (And I left in a lot of things that I should have left out because I don't understand what they are).

But when I tried to boot it could not find the tahr sfs file - what might I have wrongly omitted? I attempted to read all the help files but they are in a foreign vocabulary.

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A simpler approach is to use the Sulu1 3.0.25 kernel and modules. Sulu1 (Lupu) has no zdrv file. How do I make a zdrv*sfs of what is in /lib/modules/3.0.25 and also any required firmware to transplant to Tahr? If that works, I would then make a very few minor changes (add fbcon and tileblit, remove things I am certain of) and compile again. Smaller kernel, faster compile, and hopefully correct nvidia driver.

I got lots of help from people in a discussion of Xenial 7.06 who politely noted that my problem was not very relevant there.
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