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foxpup


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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jun 2019, 15:43    Post subject: geforce 6 series  

GTX 660 (Geforce 6 series) seems to be supported by almost any driver! Surprised
Have you found these from shinobar? http://shinobar.server-on.net/puppy/opt/pup64/xenialpup64/
(If you prefer .pet to .sfs you can unsquash the sfs in a directory and use dir2pet on the directory.)

After installation of the nvidia sfs/pet, don't let nvidia set up/configure.
Just reboot immediately.

Before installing the driver make sure nouveau is not loaded and will not be loaded on reboot.
I do this by booting to the prompt with pfix=nox. Then execute
Code:
rmmod nouveau
xwin
You could also blacklist nouveau in Set > Puppy Setup > Startup > Modules.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jun 2019, 18:29    Post subject:  

Getnvidia program will take care of Unloading the nouveau driver.

It is hard to say what you are doing wrong, but it is something.
Step by step info on what you do is the only way to find out.
Just saying I tried a driver is not giving any useful info on what you may be doing wrong.

Nvidia says you need the 430.26 driver.
https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/148435/en-us
However, that is the latest version driver by Nvidia.
The 340 or 383 driver pets, from the Xenialpup repository, should be able to support that old a Nvidia card.
For some reason there are two pets for each driver.
One smaller by half the size of the other.
Make sure to try the larger pet.

You say you are using Xenialpup64 7.5
Sorry, have to ask.
You are not using the Xenialpup 7.5 (32bit)?
You are downloading the correct bit version driver?
Is Xenialpup a full or frugal install?

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jun 2019, 18:51    Post subject:  

Jynxd wrote:
Yeah, I used that website, I got the correct driver.

So ,what exact driver?
You think you got the correct one.
We think you may not have.
We need specific details to help you!

We only know what you tell us!!! Shocked

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The things they do not tell you, are usually the clue to solving the problem.
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YaPI(any iso installer) http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=107601
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun 2019, 04:02    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Getnvidia program will take care of Unloading the nouveau driver.
... unless you do not use getnvidia and just use the prepared sfs or pet or 'run' the nvidia driver package directly.
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Jynxd

Joined: 15 May 2019
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun 2019, 11:17    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Jynxd wrote:
Yeah, I used that website, I got the correct driver.

So ,what exact driver?
You think you got the correct one.
We think you may not have.
We need specific details to help you!

We only know what you tell us!!! Shocked


I was answering to dancytron, who linked to nvidia's website to download nvidia's .run linux driver.

bigpup wrote:
Getnvidia program will take care of Unloading the nouveau driver.

It is hard to say what you are doing wrong, but it is something.
Step by step info on what you do is the only way to find out.
Just saying I tried a driver is not giving any useful info on what you may be doing wrong.


The .sfs drivers took care of nouveau too, I didn't have to do it.

foxpup wrote:
GTX 660 (Geforce 6 series) seems to be supported by almost any driver! Surprised
Have you found these from shinobar? http://shinobar.server-on.net/puppy/opt/pup64/xenialpup64/
(If you prefer .pet to .sfs you can unsquash the sfs in a directory and use dir2pet on the directory.)

After installation of the nvidia sfs/pet, don't let nvidia set up/configure.
Just reboot immediately.

Before installing the driver make sure nouveau is not loaded and will not be loaded on reboot.
I do this by booting to the prompt with pfix=nox. Then execute
Code:
rmmod nouveau
xwin
You could also blacklist nouveau in Set > Puppy Setup > Startup > Modules.


Oh yeah! Those two worked, now I can run retroarch and it won't forcibly quit after a few seconds or minutes. I haven't tried it yet, but blender should detect the GPU now and it should let me use GPU acceleration for cycles.

Thanks all!
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