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NVIDIA drivers - cannot Install & run at all !!!
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night_mare007

Joined: 07 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2011, 13:55    Post subject:  NVIDIA drivers - cannot Install & run at all !!!
Subject description: tried to install dozen of .pet, but no luck. ( I'm familar with linux environments -+ )
 

Hey...
Let me 1st say i'm new to this forum and puppy, but not to linux. Very Happy
i'm ubuntu user for a couple of year.

Some few background details:
- I run macpup which is puppy v525+e17 gui ( but also with jwm ).
- I use kernel 2.6.33.2 and have kernel_src-2.6.33.2-patched.sfs and lupu_devx_525.sfs loaded ( for Orig nvidia drivers compiling )
- I installed the Update_lucid52-001 instant update.
( not b1 or b2 - which i don't know what are they )

I want to install NVIDIA drivers for my "360m GTS" card ( on my laptop )
I tried at first to install driver v256 and v195 from PPM ( separately of course ), kill Xorg, performed xorgwizard, used auto-scan, picked a 1024x768@16 bit res, applied - and BOOM.
X won't load, so I backed up Xorg.conf before that and reverted back to it to load back X, without Nvidia ( I guess it uses Vesa... successfully )

Then I tried to install Nvidia's drivers .pet from other sources like http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet-packages-lucid/.

To uninstall every driver, I used PPM to uninstall the .pet, and then ran "rmmod nvidia" @ terminal as the driver popup ordered.


Then I it got really frustrating, and I decided to compile the drivers for myself.
I ran puppy with devx + kernel source SFSs loaded, and download the latest v280.13 driver from nvidia.com.
I chmod +X it, and ran it. BOOM.... Error.. !
Here's the installation log:
Quote:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sun Aug 7 15:16:33 2011
installer version: 280.13

PATH:
/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11R7/bin:/root/my-applicatio
ns/bin

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
precompiled interfaces : true
no ncurses color : false
query latest version : false
no questions : false
silent : false
no recursion : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
no kernel module : false
force SELinux : default
no X server check : false
no cc version check : false
run distro scripts : true
no nouveau check : false
run nvidia-xconfig : false
sigwinch work around : true
force tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : (not specified)
X library install path : (not specified)
X module install path : (not specified)
OpenGL install prefix : (not specified)
OpenGL install libdir : (not specified)
utility install prefix : (not specified)
utility install libdir : (not specified)
installer prefix : (not specified)
doc install prefix : (not specified)
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
precompiled kernel interfaces path : (not specified)
precompiled kernel interfaces url : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)
selinux chcon type : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 280.13.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.33.2/source'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.33.2/build'
ERROR: If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
you either have configured kernel sources matching your
kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
on your system.

If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
installed on your system. If you specified a separate
output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.

Depending on where and how the kernel sources (or the
kernel headers) were installed, you may need to specify
their location with the SYSSRC environment variable or
the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.


Now.. let me say that I don't know If i have OpenGL install at all, and whether it connected to this HUGE Nvidia installation problem I got.
the output from "system information" tool I got under "display" section about OpenGL is that:
Vedor+ Renderer + Version is Unknown and Direct rendering is NO.

PLEASE HELP ME !
I know it's possible to enable Nvidia drivers this fraking toaster.
( Exclamation Poll: say woof-woof if you like this last statment Wink )
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wuwei


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug 2011, 05:44    Post subject:  

From the looks of it, you did everything right. But obviously it does not work.

So, to eliminate any other possibility, I'd start with an entirely fresh installation.
Start Puppy with puppy pfix=ram (from CD) or just with pfix=ram (with Grub) at the first welcome screen. Then use the quickpet procedures to install nvidia. (One driver at a time; if you'd have to try more than one, start anew with pfix=ram)
If it works, you have something in your installed version, that prevents nvidia from working properly. Solution: Build the pupsave file once more from scratch.
If it doesn't work, then I'd conclude your hardware to be the culprit.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug 2011, 05:53    Post subject:  

Where did you get the kernel source? There is a similar one that is compiled in Quirky Linux which could be borking you.

Get this one:

http://www.smokey01.com/01micko/lupu_kernel/kernel_src_L4-2.6.33.2-patched.sfs

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night_mare007

Joined: 07 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug 2011, 06:58    Post subject:  

Thanks m8...

That got around the problem - a little bit forward:
Now I got another error - W/R style....

here's the part where it got weird:
Code:
-> Searching for conflicting OpenGL files:
-> done.
-> Installing 'NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86' (280.13):
ERROR: Unable to create '/usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so' for
       copying (Input/output error)
-> The installer has encountered the following error during installation: 'Cann
   ot install /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so'.  Continue anyway? (
   "no" will abort)? (Answer: Yes)
ERROR: Unable to create '/usr/bin/nvidia-smi' for copying (Input/output error)
-> The installer has encountered the following error during installation: 'Cann
   ot install /usr/bin/nvidia-smi'.  Continue anyway? ("no" will abort)? (Answe
   r: Yes)
ERROR: Unable to create '/usr/bin/nvidia-xconfig' for copying (Input/output
       error)
-> The installer has encountered the following error during installation: 'Cann
   ot install /usr/bin/nvidia-xconfig'.  Continue anyway? ("no" will abort)? (A
   nswer: No)
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
       on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
       driver download page at www.nvidia.com.


During the installation - When I got the 1st error, I told it "yes" to ignore the error and move forward... but it just got me more errors... so I stopped the process.
I execed the Nvidia.RAN file while X was killed ( as the driver told me to do ) and I was logged as root of course...
the Nvidia.RAN sits under /root/Downloads folder.

1 other thing...
I think I don't have OpenGL installed on my system.
I don't have glxgear command... only glxinfo.
I also stated above that at the "hardware information" util, under "display" section, OpenGL values are unknown.

I tried to look for the appropriate XORG DRI .PET module for my Xorg v1.7.6..... BUT DIDN'T FOUND ONE TO DOWNLOAD. ( I read somewhere that I should install this module in order to add opengl to my system.
On the net there's only 1.7.5 version to download... not 1.7.6 !


What should I do ?
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Speedyluck

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr 2012, 04:51    Post subject:  

Same problems with nvidia card ion.
I think nvidia drivers are bad, no problems with ati !
never more nvidia cards
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Speedyluck

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr 2012, 04:54    Post subject:  

Perhaps you have to install xorgdri-high pet, but let me say
nvidia drivers are bad, better ati ! with it no problems .
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr 2012, 05:26    Post subject:  

Hi

Speedyluck wrote:
....I think nvidia drivers are bad, no problems with ati !
never more nvidia cards


Speedyluck wrote:
....but let me say
nvidia drivers are bad, better ati ! with it no problems .


That's a little harsh don't you think. Rolling Eyes

I have one machine here that has an nVIDIA card (FX5200), plus another that has built-in ATI (HD 4250) graphics.

Provided that i have the correct devx and kernel-sources installed (and those packages are not broken in any way)
i have always been able to build the driver for either of those cards with no problem at all.

CatDude
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Speedyluck

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr 2012, 17:47    Post subject:  

I made a pet package of last driver for nvidia cards with opengl for lupu 5.2.8 k2.6.33.2 (i tested it);
here the link:

nvidia-opengl-k2.6.33.2-295.33.pet

it has glxinfo and glxgears and the hardinfo show opengl render.
here the list of supported nvidia cards (also geforce 360M gts):

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/FreeBSD-x86/295.33/README/supportedchips.html
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PostPosted: Sat 28 Apr 2012, 04:56    Post subject:  

Thanks Speedyluck!
I tried recently to convert a Win7 user to Puppy (latest Lucid 5.28+Wine) using both a custom-built ISO/CD and USB install, on his ASUS lappie. His specs fail me at present, but it was quad-core with 2GB ram, with a GT 520M videocard that xorgborked despite all my attempted workarounds without internet access. (Xvesa was 'fine', but the system refused to load jwm, and there were issues with various programs in icewm).
Your pet looks the charm - I'll let you know how it works out, cheers Smile

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