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nvidia video driver 6629 with kernel 2.8.6.1-12mdk

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first install the package kernel-source-2.6-2.6.8.1-12mdk

 

To install the nvidia driver

first have to exit the xserver. This can be made easily by just opening the console, and

writing:

 

su root

init 3

 

log in as root

 

Note that you have not to restart (or log in as diferent user) until the end of the installation

 

Then go where the driver is and write:

 

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run

 

Then it will say that there isn't precompiled kernel module for the kernel and that have to compile new.

The installation will also say that there is rivafb kernel module that could conflict with the nvidia kernel module but it will install ok.

After that you have to edit the file XF86Config (or xorg.conf but it is only symbolic link to XF86Config).

Find the line

 

# Load "glx" # 3D layer

 

and delete "#" symbol so it will look so

 

Load "glx" # 3D layer

 

Find the section "Device"

and change the line Driver "nv" to Driver "nvidia"

 

the only think to do then is to write in console:

 

modprobe -r rivafb

 

and to add line in the file /etc/modprobe.preload

nvidia

 

then write

init 5

and run some games

after restart there should have no problems :cheesy:

 

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This is good info, worked liked a charm for me. I have been trying to get those drivers to work and it seems the nvidia instructions were missing the last two steps you listed to make it work. Now all my games work in real open GL, thanks for the great and step by step info!!

 

:thanks:

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Nice tutorial. Thanks.

 

Strangely, I can't find 'rivafb' among the kernel module list.

 

Anyway, the difference from Kernel 2.4 install is to add the 'nvidia' item in the file /etc/modprobe.preload

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[ :headbang: Thanks! I couldn't really understand why I could NOT log into X after rebooting.

I needed to actually go through a complete re-install of the UDA (6629) with my 10.2 beta 2.

 

great!

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I also have Mandrake 10.1 (default 2.6 kernel) using these drivers and XORG 6.8.2, but still does not work.

When X tries to start, the screen blinks 3 times, and stays in a text init 5 mode

Before looking here, my configuration is identical to what has been posted..

 

I have in my Xorg.conf

Load "glx" # 3D layer

 

and have changed Driver "nv" to Driver "nvidia"

 

modprobe -r rivafb (this had been done, but was never loading as a module anyhow)

modrope nvidia (also been given)

 

The line /etc/modprobe.preload has been edited to include nvidia.

 

After a reboot I still get the error in xorg.log at the end

 

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!

(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***

(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"

(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:

no screens found

 

everything else is loaded, GLX etc, this is the only error from the logs..

 

 

lsmod shows:

agpgart 27752 1 via-agp

nvidia 3462972 0

 

(although nvidia is far down the bottom of the list, i dont think this should matter)

 

I have also tried sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run --sanity

This checks that the nvidia driver has all the files in the right place - it was faultless

 

Any ideas on my issue?

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:evilmod: Here we go again!

Update my 10.2 beta 2 with 10.2 beta3 and ran into same problem: X server dying at startup... I've installed kernel-source package and re-ran Nvidia installer but can't make it work...

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:evilmod: Here we go again!

Update my 10.2 beta 2 with 10.2 beta3 and ran into same problem: X server dying at startup... I've installed kernel-source package and re-ran Nvidia installer but can't make it work...

 

bummer.

recheck /etc/modprobe.preload and /etc/X11/xorg.conf ? I had one of them change on me without it telling me when I booted in the wrong kern.

hth

Kristi

Edit: afterthought - you're still using the regular 2.6.10-3 kern, aren't you?

Edited by kristi

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