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Simple steps to compiling Nvidia drivers for Lucid-004/005
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Apr 2012, 05:55    Post subject:  Simple steps to compiling Nvidia drivers for Lucid-004/005  

Hopefully this will be straightforward for all to follow.

Check on the Nvidia website and see if your graphics card has an update available for you here:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

Current build ( 12 April 2012 ):

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/295.40/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-295.40.run

Download the driver and keep it outside of your 'home' folder.

eg

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-295.40.run

Next you need to download two SFS files for Lucid:

http://ftp.nluug.nl/ftp/pub/os/Linux/distr/puppylinux/puppy-5.2.8/lupu_devx_528-4.sfs

and

http://ftp.nluug.nl/ftp/pub/os/Linux/distr/puppylinux/pet_packages-lucid/kernel_src_L4-2.6.33.2-patched.sfs



Both of these will need to be loaded when you next boot up.



Reboot your OS and choose XVesa as your graphics driver then press

CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE

this will drop you out of XServer and you should see a empty screen.

Type:

cd path/to/your/Nvidia-download

eg

cd /mnt/home/downloads/

then type:

dir

this should give you a list of the files in that directory eg

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-295.40.run

now type in:

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-295.40.run



this will now take you through a few dialog boxes onscreen to install your new driver.

Once that has finished it will make the necessary changes to the Xorg configuration files.

Then type:

xwin

to get back to your desktop.

Lastly 'unload' the 2 SFS files and 'save'.

The compilation will not give you a menu entry in Puppy, but you can find the desktop icon in:

/usr/share/applications

this will allow you to change any further settings for your display.

Goodluck! Smile



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