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How to install nvidia 8600 Driver ?
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sathyan

Joined: 23 May 2007
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Mon 17 Dec 2007, 06:27    Post_subject:  How to install nvidia 8600 Driver ?
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Hi all,
Just bought a new graphics card with nvidia 8600...
i tryed installing drivers for tht.. but nothing is working in puppy.....
i'm trying in puppy 3 with kernal 2.6.21.7..

i tryed nvidia-964301-K2.6.21.7.pet and when i tryed restarting X.. it failed... Embarassed

i tryed other methods from this forum...
where many showed error saying tht binutils can't find....
when i tryed to solve that i got cc command not found...... Crying or Very sad
now how to install gcc in puppy Question

is there any .pet for nvidia 8600 ??

help plz........
thanks
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kirk

Joined: 11 Nov 2005
Posts: 1411
Location: florida

PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec 2007, 19:10    Post_subject:  

If you want to try the Nvidia installer, you'll need the devx and kernel source sfs files from here:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/sfs_modules-3/

Place the two sfs files in the same place as your pup_save file and reboot. This will give Puppy a compile environment and kernel source.

Then try the Nvidia installer. I haven't used the Nvidia installer for a while, but last time I tried it worked. Also, make a new pup_save file before starting and you'll need to be running Xorg (not Xvesa).
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gray


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

PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec 2007, 05:40    Post_subject: Nvidia Driver  

sathyan,

For the 8600 you probably need to use the NVIDIA-100.14.19-k2.6.21.7.pet

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

Joined: 23 May 2007
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jan 2008, 00:41    Post_subject:  

gray,
thanks for the .pet and the location... it worked great...
one more question.. i connected a LCD TV with a HDMI port.. to get the max resolution i need to set the refresh rate to 25Hz.. how to set that ??

thank u once again...
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