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How to switch on 3D-accelleration, i.e. install nvidia drive
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PostPosted: Thu 22 Dec 2005, 12:47    Post subject:  How to switch on 3D-accelleration, i.e. install nvidia drive  

Anybody knows how??
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2005, 07:00    Post subject:  

You'll need either XFree or Xorg installed for it to work at all

From memory

AAAA. Read the documentation for the nvidia driver
AAAA. Read the documentation for the nvidia driver
AAAA. Read the documentation for the nvidia driver
AAAA. Read the documentation for the nvidia driver
AAAA. Read the documentation for the nvidia driver

We've read the docs ?


1 Have usr_dev.fs mounted

2 Have kernel source installed

3 Have a .config in the kernel source

4 Run make dep

The above is required when the Nvidia installer builds the kernel modules

5 Get the latest nvidia driver

6 Run it and follow the prompts

This is more or less what I needed to do on my slack system, apart from mounting usr_dev.fs

This would be a good candidate for a dotpup but I don't know about the redistribution side of it
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2005, 07:08    Post subject:  

its not as easy I fear.

I currently try to install the ATI-DRI-modules (the free ones, not the propriatary ones).

Problems:
The installer-script expects the source somewhere else.
So first you might need install the Kernel-source (I don't know if the files in usr_devx.sfs are sufficient).
Yes, create the .config, see http://www.goosee.com/puppy/development/compilekernel.htm
Then add a symlink:
ln -s /usr/src/linux /lib/modules/2.4.29/source

Then the script compiles the DRM-Kernelmodules.
And it copys files to /usr/X11R6/

And then X won't start Wink

Still testing...

Also keep in mind, that all changes in /lib/modules are lost after reboot, so you will need a script or modify image.gz

Mark
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