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Nvidia Video Driver Pet for Kernel 2.6.33.2
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JustGreg

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PostPosted: Tue 25 May 2010, 11:20    Post subject:  Nvidia Video Driver Pet for Kernel 2.6.33.2
Subject description: Nvidia version 195.36.24
 

I copied Barry's nvidia-195.36.15-k2.6.33.2-q1.pet directory structure and used files for the latest (for me) nvidia offficial installer (version 195.36.24) package. I found to get the official installer package to compile correctly, one needs at least 512 Megabyte save file with a frugal installation. It was tested on my Acer Aspire Revo system (Nvidia Ion LE chipset). It is a large pet 23 Megabytes and expands to about 71 Meagbytes.

Nvidia video devices supported by Nvidia 195.36.24:

Quote:
GeForce 400 series: GTX 470, GTX 480

GeForce 300 series: GT 340, GT 330, GT 320

GeForce 300M series:
305M, GT 335M, 310M, GT 325M, GTS 350M, GT 330M, GTS 360M, GTS 250M

GeForce 200 series:
GT 240, GTX 285, GT 220, GTX 275, 210, GTX 260, GTX 295, GT 230, G210, GTS 240, GTX 280, GTS 250, 205

GeForce 200M series:
GT 240M, GTX 280M, GT 230M, GT 220M, G210M, GTS 260M, GTX 260M, GTX 285M

GeForce 100 series:
G 100, GT 120, GT 130, GT 140

GeForce 100M series:
G 110M, GT 130M, G 105M, G 103M, G 102M, GT 120M

GeForce 9 series:
9800 GX2, 9100, 9600 GSO, 9300, 9600 GS, 9200, 9800 GT, 9400 GT, 9300 GE, 9300 SE, 9400, 9500 GS, 9600 GT, 9500 GT, 9600 GSO 512, 9800 GTX/GTX+, 9300 GS

GeForce 9M series:
9800M GTX, 9650M GS, 9800M GTS, 9300M GS, 9600M GS, 9700M GTS, 9800M GS, 9800M GT, 9200M GS, 9700M GT, 9100M G, 9500M G, 9600M GT, 9400M, 9500M GS, 9650M GT, 9400M G, 9300M G

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

GeForce 8M series:
8200M G, 8800M GS, 8800M GTX, 8400M GT, 8700M GT, 8400M GS, 8400M G, 8600M GT

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

GeForce Go 7 series:
Go 7950 GTX, Go 7800 GTX, Go 7900 GTX, Go 7900 GS

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

Quadro FX series:
FX 540, FX 5600, CX, FX 4500 X2, FX 580, FX 4500, FX 560, FX 5500, FX 4600, FX 3500, FX 1400, FX 5800, FX 3450, FX 380, FX 3700, FX 4000, FX 570, FX 550, FX 1700, FX 4800, FX 1800, FX 4700 X2, FX 1500, FX 370, FX 350, FX 3800, FX 3400/4400, FX 370 Low Profile

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

Quadro NVS series:
NVS 210, NVS 450, NVS 290, NVS 285, NVS 295, NVS 280, NVS 440, NVS 420

ION series:
ION

GPU Computing Processor series:
Tesla C2050, Tesla C1060


Please check to see if your hardware is listed before using.

I compiled the driver using the Puppy 5.0 (Lucid) distribution with its devx sfs file and the kernel 2.6.33.2 source package. This driver should work with Quirky 1.1. However, I have found that normal included open source nvidia driver, nv works well on my Quirky installation. So, I have been using that. (26 May, I found this pet does not install correctly for Quirky 1.1. I have to do some more work. The problem may be due to directrory structure differences. Please use the normal nv or nvidia drivers that are part of Quirky. Also CatDude has posted nvidia drivers in this section of forum for Quirky)

If you are going to try this latest nvidia driver on your system, you should first test it using a frugal installtion with 512 Megabyte save file first. This way you can confirm it works correctly on system and its hardware. This is the first time I have done this.

To complete the installation after the pet has installed:
1. Exit to the console prompt using the shutdown menu
2. Run "xorgwizard"
3. Either use the probe button or the chose button
If the chose button is used, then entry nvidia in the selection box
If the probe button, then select the correct resolution
4. Use xorgwizard test x function to ensure that the x server does work properly
5. Press finish to exit
6. Run "xwin" to re-start the xserver using the nvidia driver.

This package over writes the orginial libglx.so in
/usr/X11R7/lib/xorg/modules/extensions. Normally, the glx module is disabled in xorg.conf, so it is not used. If you want to use glx module, one has to edit line 28 in /etc/X11/xorg.conf to "load" GLX. One changes the word "disable" to "load". One needs to "restart the x server" using the shutdown menu. Once the pet is installed, the nvidia libglx file will be used and not the original Puppy version.

Thanks to forum member MU, the pet can be found at:

http://dotpups.de/puppy4/dotpups/XServer/nvidia_lucid-195.36.24-k2.6.33.2-p5.pet

Update 6/1/210, the above includes glxgears to calculate the frame rate.

To sign on the site use:
user: puppy
password: linux

Maybe one of the more knowledgeable pet developers can help me out on my next version. How does one add/update information (HTML) to the help menu for the installed applications? I would like to include the nvidia html files for help. Thanks in advance for any help!

I hope this helps.

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8-bit


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PostPosted: Tue 25 May 2010, 20:41    Post subject:  

I am a little late getting back to you. But I wanted to let you know that I tried your PET on lupu-500 with pfix=ram.
I ran xorgwizard before installing it and then at the desktop, ran "nvidia-xconfig" and restarted X.
When I ran "nvidia-settings" from a terminal, it also worked and afterward, ran "glxgears" copied over from a previous pupsave file.
My screen frames-per-second is 2464.

You could upgrade the PET to include a menu entry for "nvidia-settings" and also include "/usr/bin/glxgears" if you wanted.
That would make it complete.
But the important thing is it worked.

Maybe we can get the user who posted the message of his Nvidia AGP card not working to try it. That would be a real test.
My video card is an NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE.

Anyway, good work!
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PostPosted: Wed 26 May 2010, 00:01    Post subject:  

Using a Gforce fx5200 nvidia card in a dell optilex gx270 in a AGP slot card.The driver did not work.I had tried two other pets for this kernel with the same negative result.I think is back to 4.3.1 kernell 2.6.30.5.
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PostPosted: Wed 26 May 2010, 00:58    Post subject:  

elcurita wrote:
Using a Gforce fx5200 nvidia card in a dell optilex gx270 in a AGP slot card.The driver did not work.I had tried two other pets for this kernel with the same negative result.I think is back to 4.3.1 kernell 2.6.30.5.
Pity

What version of Puppy are you using?
Did you have the factory driver working in Puppy 4.3.1?
Also, does the Nvidia web site show your nvidia card as being supported?
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PostPosted: Wed 26 May 2010, 01:47    Post subject:    

I am using Lucid Puppy 5.0 in this Dell Optiplex gx270 with a Fx5200 Nvidia card and yes it works in puppy 4.3.1...But wait... you were right My card is supported by the 173.xxx driver not the 195.xxx driver.
In my other machine I have an FX6200 in the AGP slot and it is working really good with Lucid Puppy and the 195.xxx driver.Well now I can only wait for a pet of a 173. driver to be available.
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8-bit


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PostPosted: Wed 26 May 2010, 03:59    Post subject:  

elcurita wrote:
I am using Lucid Puppy 5.0 in this Dell Optiplex gx270 with a Fx5200 Nvidia card and yes it works in puppy 4.3.1...But wait... you were right My card is supported by the 173.xxx driver not the 195.xxx driver.
In my other machine I have an FX6200 in the AGP slot and it is working really good with Lucid Puppy and the 195.xxx driver.Well now I can only wait for a pet of a 173. driver to be available.


I do not know if it will work for you, but you can try Here.

It is in Additional Software section of forum under Drivers.
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JustGreg

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PostPosted: Wed 26 May 2010, 07:54    Post subject:
Subject description: Thank you and some more information
 

Thanks for the feed back.

Yes, 8-bit, I do have glxgears. I will add it to the package and update. There should be a entry for nvidia-settings in the menu. It should be under setup. I used Barry's desktop file, so it should be there. The desktop file is located in /usr/share/applications and is called nvidia-settings.desktop If you open it with a text editor (Gearny) then you can change the menu setting, the Categories= entry. Try System. It should work. In a console window, type fixmenus. This generates the new menus. Then use Restart X server under the shutdown menu to use the new menu. The nvidia-settings will be under System Settings.

It will take a couple of days for me to update the package. I will post when I get it done.

elcurita, CatDude has done a pet package of nvidia 173 driver for the kernel 2.6.33.2. His package may work for you. Here is the location of his drivers:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=54886

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jun 2010, 02:00    Post subject:  

This works very nicely on my new setup - an Acer 20" widescreen display, 1600x900 native resolution. The CPU has a 7100 integrated graphics chip. Using Puppy 5.01 for the first time. This post gave me an excuse to upgrade from Puppy 4.31. Nice, crisp look.
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PostPosted: Fri 11 Jun 2010, 10:52    Post subject:  

Crash, thank you for the positive feedback. It is nice to know it works on other hardware than my own!
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PostPosted: Fri 30 Sep 2011, 02:27    Post subject:  

173.14.25 version is just what I needed for Quirky.
Now my video card is working at full capability.
Thanks for this update!
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