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11287Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Nvidia Config Help Please

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  • Dr. Keith G. Bowden
    Mar 2, 2002
      But I thought that was why you install a new kernel at the same time.

      Don't understand.

      rpm's seem to work for me with the occasional lockup.

      You think rebuilding will fix that?

      Keith Bowden

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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Dr. Robert W. Current <current@...>
      To: linux-dell-laptops <linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 5:21 PM
      Subject: RE: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Nvidia Config Help Please


      > Personally, I think it's unwise to advise anyone to use the .rpm's
      > unless they rebuild them from the src.rpm's.
      >
      > Since it's dependant on your LINUX kernel version, the binaries cause
      > too many people too much trouble...
      >
      > Then again, that's just my opinion..
      >
      > Rob C.
      >
      > =>
      > => Stephen:
      > =>
      > => Can we add this little "how-to" into the FAQ?
      > =>
      > =>
      > => Stuart
      > => Beverly Hills, CA
      > =>
      > =>
      > => --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., "klkinney" <klkinney@y...> wrote:
      > => > --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Frank Lipski <franklipski@y...>
      > => wrote:
      > => > >
      > => > >
      > => > > I have tried the config twice with no luck.
      > => > >
      > => > > Here is my situation. I have I8100 with red hat 7.2 and the
      > => > 2.4.7-10
      > => > > kernel. I used these two rpms from NVIDIA??
      > => > >
      > => > > NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2313.i386.rpm
      > => > >
      > => > > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2313.rh72up.i386.rpm
      > => > >
      > => > > first off, I need to know if that is correct. I guess I could
      > => also
      > => > use
      > => > > some help with how to edit the XF86Config-4, or XF86Config
      > => files, or
      > => > > just what to do from this point.
      > => > >
      > => > > I have the 15in SXGA monitor.
      > => >
      > => > I have A08 BIOS and SXGA+ on my i81K, used 1400x1050 and the
      > => NVchooser
      > => > indicated a different set of GLX and kernels to use for me. Look
      > => > below. It got me into X.
      > => >
      > => > Follow these instructions from nvidia.
      > => >
      > => > So you want to run your NVidia under
      > => Linux?
      > => >
      > => > Let me give you some easy instructions ...
      > => >
      > => > First off, I am assuming a few things from
      > => > your side for my instructions to work:
      > => >
      > => > - Your running Red Hat Linux 7.2
      > => > - You have not updated your kernel
      > => > - You don't have alot of time
      > => >
      > => > So, lets get started:
      > => >
      > => > 1.) Download the GLX Driver RPM file:
      > => > NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2313.i386.rpm
      > => >
      > => > 2.) Download the correct Kernel Driver
      > => RPM:
      > => > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2313.rh72smp.i686.rpm
      > => > In my case it's that one, if ya don't
      > => > know, just download and run the very
      > => > simple NVChooser script.
      > => > Added by klk --> can run from a burnt CD or floppy #./NVChooser.sh
      > => >
      > => > Added by klk --> I needed: Check to make sure that you do as well.
      > => > Added by klk --> NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2313.rh72up.i686.rpm
      > => > Added by klk --> NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2313.i386.rpm
      > => >
      > => >
      > => > 3.) Use pico, vi, or whatever to edit the
      > => > /etc/inittab file and change the line
      > => > that reads:
      > => >
      > => > id:5:initdefault:
      > => > Added by klk --> If you skip the test of Xwindows, it will change
      > => to 3
      > => > as indicated below. Verify anyway.
      > => >
      > => > so that it does not start in X11 by
      > => > changing it to the following:
      > => >
      > => > id:3:initdefault:
      > => >
      > => > 4.) Reboot your Linux system and login as
      > => > root.
      > => >
      > => > 5.) Install the two RPM's you downloaded:
      > => >
      > => > RPM -Uvh
      > => > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2313.rh72smp.i686.rpm - Added by klk -->
      > => multiple
      > => > processor - don't use
      > => > RPM -Uvh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2313.i386.rpm
      > => >
      > => > 6.) Use pico, vi, or whatever to edit the
      > => > /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and look for
      > => > the following line:
      > => >
      > => > Driver "nv"
      > => >
      > => > Change this line to read:
      > => >
      > => > Driver "nvidia"
      > => >
      > => > Also remove the lines:
      > => >
      > => > Load "GLcore"
      > => > Load "dri"
      > => >
      > => > 7.) Use pico, vi, or whatever to edit the
      > => > /etc/inittab file and change the line
      > => > that reads:
      > => >
      > => > id:3:initdefault:
      > => >
      > => > so that it does start in X11 again by
      > => > changing it back to the following:
      > => >
      > => > id:5:initdefault:
      > => >
      > => > 8.) Reboot your machine again, and you
      > => > should now have NVidia running the show.
      > => >
      > => > Some things you want to keep in mind:
      > => >
      > => > - Do not upgrade your kernel unless you
      > => > are willing to do some extra work that
      > => > will be involved for that upgrade.
      > => > - Do not buy Tribes 2 (or at least not
      > => yet..
      > => > I am still trying to find my copy God
      > => > it SUCKS that Loki went out like that
      > => >
      > => > Feel free to ask me any questions you may
      > => > have regarding the above, if it does not
      > => > seem clear.
      > => >
      > => > A suggestion to NVidia:
      > => >
      > => > It would seem the RPM should be able to
      > => take
      > => > care of the editing of /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 for the user in the
      > => > case of a distrubtion install of the
      > => driver
      > => > for things such as Red Hat Linux using perhaps sed/awk?
      > => >
      > => > ... Anyways, enjoy. Robert Burton
      > => >
      > => > Quesiton from KLK:
      > => > 1) Do others remove the XF86Config file?
      > => >
      > => > 2) I also commented out the DRI and mode 066 at the bottom of the
      > => > XF86Config-4 file?
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