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Author Topic: NVIDIA and the Kernel-driver in VL7 Std Gold...  (Read 2290 times)
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« on: February 02, 2012, 07:55:54 am »

OK,
So I installed VL7 Std Gold and all's fine on that screen before that hat of mine.
OK, creating a User-account during Install won't "stick" but that's easily remedied post-install.
I even got the proper resolution for my screen in one go and the scroll-wheel works too! (Woo-HOOH!...)
So; all's peach here.

Except.....
I want to install the NVIDIA-driver, to get that li'l extra speed out of it.

And the kernel-driver is in the way.

I did try to use the utillity, included in the NVIDIA-driver, but that sent my entire X-server *KAH-BLOOY!* and a quick re-install was in order.
Sure; I could get my hands dirty and restore the whole thing manually, but since I keep a tidy backup of my home-dir, re-install is quicker.

So, My question is:

How do I remove the kernel-driver properly, so NVIDIA doesn't barf up and installs properly?
I didn't have this problem in any of the previous versions.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 09:30:02 am »

Hi there, i installed the nvidia binary driver without problem, after i downloaded the file from nvidia website, i just rebooted my PC in TUI mode, ran the installer, it warned me that the nouveau driver was installed and both of them are incompatible and offered to blacklisting the nouveau driver for me, i accepted, then the installer failed because the recently blacklisted nouveau module was still loaded, so i rebooted in TUI mode again and ran the installer once more, it installed properly this time.

if the installer doesn't blacklist the nouveau driver for you, you can do it manually, just edit (or create if necessary) /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf an add the following line:

Code:
blacklist nouveau

I hope it helps.

note: after installing the nvidia propietary driver, my X server would not load, i just ran nvidia-xconfig and rebooted my PC and it worked.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 10:47:17 am »

I just make sure I switch to vesa drivers before attempting the nvidia driver install.

Now if you are using a live-cd install you will need to install the kernel-striped sources also before running the nvidia installer. (This is true for 64bit as well.)
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/kernels/3.0.8-1vl70/kernel-stripped-src-3.0.8-i686-1vl70.txz

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 01:52:58 pm »

I think I'll go the Vesa-route; looks safest to me.

And no: I NEVER install from a Live-distro for exactly THAT reason.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 01:54:53 pm »

Btw.-
I've been out of the loop for some time;
Why the hell did they rename it "nouveau"?
Did NVIDIA sue some peeps, or what?
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 02:27:13 pm »

"nouveau" is a project to make high quality free software drivers for nvidia video-cards, it supports 3D acceleration and openGL, the old "nv" driver didn't have any 3D support, I installed the nvidia propietary driver before give a chance to nouveau, but had to go back to nouveau because nvidia driver did not detect right the resolution of my flat panel, now that i have tried nouveau i'm happy with it, tried compiz, it ran smoothly (just to test cause i don't really like compiz that much) and can play nexuiz and other 3D games just fine.

this is the link to Nouveau project site:

http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 09:27:48 am »

So, the NVIDIA-driver is installed and all works ok, except...
Opera.
While Youtube works ok, some other video-sites (Like Vimeo and Ongein.nl or the vid-section of Nu.nl) only provide sound, no video.
On some games-sites it won't show certain images in flash either.

They used to work ok previously on this install AND with the NVIDIA-driver on VL 6.0 Std Gold.

Already re-installed Opera, but no dice there...

I could understand it when the vids wouldn't show at all, but the fact they still play the sound AND the fact I don't have this problem in FF... makes me look at an Opera-NVIDIA-issue in combination with something missing/misplaced in VL....

Anyone any ideas?
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 09:44:02 am »

OK.
Problem solved.

It turned out, I had colour-depth set at 16bits. Setting it at 24 bits solved the issue.

Still got me baffled though, how putting MORE strain on a system makes for less problems....
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 10:27:20 am »

hi,

I have got 2 queries here

1)

I have Nvidia GT 240 graphic card which only works with non-free nvidia blob drivers so i will be installing that

at moment i noticed that there are these xf86 packages installed on the latest LXDE light version by default


xf86-input-acecad-1.4.0-i586-2 [inst=yes]: xf86-input-acecad
xf86-input-aiptek-1.3.1-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-input-aiptek
xf86-input-evdev-2.6.0-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-input-evdev
xf86-input-joystick-1.5.0-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-input-joystick
xf86-input-keyboard-1.6.0-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-input-keyboard
xf86-input-mouse-1.7.0-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-input-mouse
xf86-input-penmount-1.4.1-i586-2 [inst=yes]: xf86-input-penmount
xf86-input-synaptics-1.4.0-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-input-synaptics
xf86-input-vmmouse-12.7.0-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-input-vmmouse
xf86-input-void-1.3.1-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-input-void
xf86-input-wacom-0.10.11-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-input-wacom
xf86-video-apm-1.2.3-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-apm
xf86-video-ark-0.7.3-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-ark
xf86-video-ast-0.91.10-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-ast
xf86-video-ati-6.14.1-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-ati
xf86-video-chips-1.2.4-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-chips
xf86-video-cirrus-1.3.2-i586-3 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-cirrus
xf86-video-dummy-0.3.4-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-dummy
xf86-video-glint-1.2.5-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-glint
xf86-video-i128-1.3.4-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-i128
xf86-video-i740-1.3.2-i586-3 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-i740
xf86-video-intel-2.15.0-i586-2vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-intel
xf86-video-intel-newest-2.15.901-i586-2vl70 [inst=yes]: X.org Intel i810/i830/i915/945G/G965+ video drivers 2.16-alpha1!
xf86-video-mach64-6.8.2-i586-3 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-mach64
xf86-video-mga-1.4.13-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-mga
xf86-video-neomagic-1.2.5-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-neomagic
xf86-video-nouveau-8bb82312-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-nouveau
xf86-video-nv-2.1.18-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-nv
xf86-video-openchrome-0.2.904-i586-2 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-openchrome
xf86-video-r128-6.8.1-i586-3 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-r128
xf86-video-radeonhd-1.3.0-i586-2 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-radeonhd (driver for AMD GPG (ATI) R5xx/R6xx chipsets)
xf86-video-rendition-4.2.4-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-rendition
xf86-video-s3-0.6.3-i586-3 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-s3
xf86-video-s3virge-1.10.4-i586-3 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-s3virge
xf86-video-savage-2.3.2-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-savage
xf86-video-siliconmotion-1.7.5-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-siliconmotion
xf86-video-sis-0.10.3-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-sis
xf86-video-sisusb-0.9.4-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-sisusb
xf86-video-tdfx-1.4.3-i586-3 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-tdfx
xf86-video-tga-1.2.1-i586-2 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-tga
xf86-video-trident-1.3.4-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-trident
xf86-video-tseng-1.2.4-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-tseng
xf86-video-v4l-0.2.0-i586-4 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-v4l
xf86-video-vesa-2.3.0-i586-3 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-vesa
xf86-video-vmware-11.0.3-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-vmware
xf86-video-voodoo-1.2.4-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-voodoo
xf86-video-xgi-1.6.0-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86-video-xgi
xf86bigfontproto-1.2.0-noarch-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86bigfontproto
xf86dga-1.0.3-i586-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86dga
xf86dgaproto-2.1-noarch-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86dgaproto
xf86driproto-2.1.1-noarch-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86driproto
xf86miscproto-0.9.3-noarch-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86miscproto
xf86vidmodeproto-2.3.1-noarch-3vl70 [inst=yes]: xf86vidmodeproto


considering that i would be needing nvidia non-free drivers which of these packages can i remove safely because i want to remove unsed packages and make a custom live iso as small as possible Huh

2 ) why cant/dont we have an xf86-video-nvidia-current package on repos so we can install nvidia driver directly from repos than installing it from nvidia site?? just wondering


regards,
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2012, 03:25:03 pm »

We can't legally package the proprietary NVidia driver.
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