View Full Version : New drivers :)

12-01-2001, 07:02 AM
Nvidia have released a new set of drivers for linux...up to version 1.0-2313 now :)
Get the goodies here (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=linux) and don't forget to install the kernel package first :toung:

[Mabe I should start a campain to call this forum "me, myself, I".......]

12-01-2001, 07:36 AM
Keep the coming Bern as some of us appreciate it. ;)

12-01-2001, 07:39 AM
Bern's linux cornacopia perhaps ?

12-02-2001, 12:08 PM
Yes, if ya like. ;)

12-02-2001, 12:26 PM
As for these "new" drivers...AGP is broken. I got hard locks unless I completely disables AGP so I've gone back to the previous version.

Mr. C
12-03-2001, 03:14 AM
As for these "new" drivers...AGP is broken. I got hard locks unless I completely disables AGP so I've gone back to the previous version.

Looks like their having serious issues with some chipsets yet, according to the readme.

12-05-2001, 02:20 PM
The main problem is part of the code comes from SGI and therefore can't be open sourced, a pity really because if they were I'm sure these bugs would be long gone...:(

12-06-2001, 12:24 AM
yeah i have one of the vid cards the drivers don't like, i tried mandrake 8.1 and redhat 7.2 this weekend and couldn't even play tux racer:( uggg am back on win 2 k till nvidia gets slapped straight

12-06-2001, 06:07 AM
The -1541 set should work, thats what I'm using right now.

12-18-2001, 03:42 AM
ok bern took your advice and i'm trying the 15 ones and well ugg it works just like the last batch so one of these days maybe i'll get it right:smokin:

12-18-2001, 10:08 PM
If you can do "cat /proc/nv/card0" and post the results I might be able to give a few hints, a lot of problems with the nvidia drivers are caused by the wrong agp module or left over libraries from the defaule openGL install that conflict with the nvidia ones, in that last situation this script will help (right click in windows/shift click in linux),nv_check.sh (ftp://ftp.p-two.net/pub/nv_check.sh)

12-19-2001, 10:31 PM
I've been doing a bit of "research" and I came across an article on nvidia drivers that gave me a tip on getting the latest version working. First you do "lspci" as root and you will get something like this for your card,
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 (rev b2)
The numbers before "VGA" are what we want, you strip the leading 0 so you have : 1:0:0 -yours might vary a bit, next we edit /etc/X11/XF86Config(-4) and add,
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
to the graphic device section. This is what mine looks like,
Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0" #made sure you have this as the Device in your screens section
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "GeForce2-MX400"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
VideoRam 65536
Option "NVagp" "1"
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
And we check it after restarting X with "cat /proc/nv/card0"
bash-2.05$ cat /proc/nv/card0
----- Driver Info -----
NVRM Version: NVIDIA NVdriver Kernel Module 1.0.2314 Fri Nov 30 19:33:20 PST 2001
Compiled with: gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release)
------ Card Info ------
Model: GeForce2 MX/MX 400
IRQ: 10
Video BIOS:
------ AGP Info -------
AGP status: Enabled
Bridge: Via Apollo Pro KT133
SBA: Supported [disabled]
FW: Unsupported [disabled]
Rates: 4x 2x 1x [4x]
Registers: 0x1f000207:0x00000104
And bingo! an extra 15fps in q3a.

03-08-2002, 08:10 AM
Check out the TT Web News (http://www.tweaktown.com/news.php?nId=1481) for today. ;)
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03-08-2002, 08:36 AM
w00t! Thanks wiggo, after I get them install I'll report back on their performance :)

03-08-2002, 09:10 AM
I thought ya may have missed the news so I didn't want ya's to miss out. ;)

03-08-2002, 11:12 AM
Ok, I'm getting 58.4 fps in Q3A ( demo four.dm_66) at 1024x768 and 32bit with all the eyecandy turned on, not bad for a GF2MX-400 :D

03-08-2002, 11:23 AM
So I take it that so far so good? :?:
:beer: :beer: :beer:

03-08-2002, 11:37 AM
Yep :D
No problems so far, we'll see what happens after a week of uptime.

03-08-2002, 11:53 AM
I'll leave them in your capable hands then, so to speak. ;)
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