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Latest Nvidia Driver for Lucid in Pet format
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JustGreg

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jun 2010, 20:51    Post subject:  Latest Nvidia Driver for Lucid in Pet format
Subject description: Nvidia version 256.36
 

Nvidia on 22 June released its latest version of a driver for Linux. I have compiled and made a pet for use with Lucid Puppy 5.0. It does work and I have learned how to make the package better now. The driver supports the following devices:
Code:

GeForce 400 series:
GTX 480, GTX 465, GTX 470

GeForce 300 series:
GT 340, GT 330, 315, 310, GT 320

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ION series:
ION

GPU Computing Processor series:
Tesla C870, Tesla M2050, Tesla C1060, Tesla C2050

I have include these utilities in the package; nvidia-settings, nvidia-xconfig, nvidia-smi (this a command line tool for communicating with GPU), bug-report.sh (for submitting a bug report to nvidia), glxgears and glxinfo. The glxgears and glxinfo are the latest from xorg. I found older versions of them did not work(missing a library), but these do work. To cut down the size (this pet expanded requires about 45 Megabytes), I left out the vdpu and cuda libraries. If you really need them, either post or provide a "PM" to me.

The pet, nvidia_lucid_a-256.36-k2.6.33.2-p5.pet, is available at two places:

http://dotpups.de/puppy4/dotpups/XServer/

and
http://puppyfiles.ca/dotpupsde/puppy4/dotpups/XServer/

with a user name of puppy and password of linux.

After the pet completes installing, you need to exit to the command prompt (i.e. no xserver running) and enter two commands, The first is
nvidia-xconfig. This configures xorg.conf and saves a backup copy of the original file. The second command is xwin to start xserver in the new configuraton up. This is the least painful of doing the configuration. An Xwindow message box also provides the same information at the end of the pet installtion.

I have also include an un-install script. After un-installing (or removal) of the nvidia driver pet, you need to exit t the command prompt (i.e. no xserver running). First command needed is "rmmod nvidia" to remove the nvidia kernel module. The second command is reboot. A reboot is needed! I have found that nvidia leaves something in memory (maybe something with glx) that causes the xserver to startup with "xwin" to fail. The reboot results in a clean configuration and proper operation.

Feedback is always welcome. I hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jun 2010, 18:44    Post subject:  

Hello JustGreg

on the server I see this: nvidia_lucid_a-256.36-k2.6.33.2-p5.pet
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nvidia_lucid_a-256.33-k2.6.33.2-p5.pet


Is it just a typo?

Grabbing now, thank you.

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jun 2010, 19:03    Post subject:  

Yes, a typo on my part! Thanks for the information.
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jun 2010, 19:17    Post subject:  

Works great! (using luci-205)

How did you get it so small with the glx stuff? I compiled 195.36.24 and it's a massive 46MB Rolling Eyes Shocked

Barry's without glx is 22MB.

Is it something nvidia did? Or are you just a genius? Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jun 2010, 20:16    Post subject: Latest Nvidia Driver for Lucid in Pet format  

Very good effort. Thanks.

I am running an X2 with a single Nvidia 250 (SLI) on an SLI motherboard.

I run LiveCD system.

I had to boot Luci-205 at 1024x768 because the desktop was partially off the screen BEFORE I applied your PET. (Required to get to left desktop icons to setup and pull down your PET).

I, then, applied your PET and am running your PET now in 1024X768.

My question: If I run Xorgwizard now to set the display to 1280x1024, will I have to rerun your PET installation too?

Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Jun 2010, 21:24    Post subject:  

I am not a genius, but thanks for the complement, 01micko. Leaving out the stuff associated with CUDA and VDPU did help (my decision). But, I think Nvidia got wise and decided to make a production version (major number change) without a lot of debugging code and reduced the number of libraries. However, the kernel module is still over 10 Megabyte. It is not small. I am trying to find out more about the open source nouveau driver. I would like to find a source package that I could compile with Puppy. I think having the open source driver would be better for Puppy.

gcmartin, you do not have to rerun xorgwizard to change the resolution. Under the setup menu, there should be a entry for Nvidia X Settings tool. This tool will allow you to change the resolution by using the Xserver Display Configuration entry. There is a button to select various resolutions. Select one you want and use the "Save to X configuration file" to update the xorg.conf file. Depending on hardware, some cases the change will occur about leaving Nvidia X Settings tool or some cases will require the xserver to be restarted. If you do use xorgwizard, then you will not have to re-install the pet. Do make sure that you select the nvidia driver using the choose button of xorgwizard. I hope this helps you.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jun 2010, 02:08    Post subject: Latest Nvidia Driver for Lucid in Pet format  

@JustGreg - Thanks. the items you mentioned are accurate.

Just a note, though, I tried to go through the Setup Menu for the NVidia utility. It did NOT offer the resolution I usually use.. 1280x1024...for this flat panel monitor.

So I reran the XorgWizard utility as you prescribed and was able to properly set the monitor resolution.

Thank you very much for your guidance!

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jun 2010, 13:30    Post subject:  

Great, that everything worked for you, gcmartin. It is interesting that the nvidia tool did not list the resolution. There is a command line (i.e. terminal window) tool that will show you information on the video hardware. It is ddcprobe, I think xorgwizard uses it to find out what is available. Thank you for the feedback. It does help.
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