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Bern
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".......]

Wiggo
12-01-2001, 07:36 AM
Keep the coming Bern as some of us appreciate it. ;)
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Bern
12-01-2001, 07:39 AM
Bern's linux cornacopia perhaps ?
:D

Wiggo
12-02-2001, 12:08 PM
Yes, if ya like. ;)
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Bern
12-02-2001, 12:26 PM
LOL.
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
LOL.
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.

Bern
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...:(

farrier
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

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

farrier
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:

Bern
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)

Bern
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,
[code:1:9825e70de8]
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
[/code:1:9825e70de8]
to the graphic device section. This is what mine looks like,
[code:1:9825e70de8]
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
EndSection
[/code:1:9825e70de8]
And we check it after restarting X with "cat /proc/nv/card0"
[code:1:9825e70de8]
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: 03.11.01.24
------ AGP Info -------
AGP status: Enabled
AGP Driver: NVIDIA
Bridge: Via Apollo Pro KT133
SBA: Supported [disabled]
FW: Unsupported [disabled]
Rates: 4x 2x 1x [4x]
Registers: 0x1f000207:0x00000104
[/code:1:9825e70de8]
And bingo! an extra 15fps in q3a.

Wiggo
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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Bern
03-08-2002, 08:36 AM
w00t! Thanks wiggo, after I get them install I'll report back on their performance :)

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

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

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

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