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Re: Geforce FX 5900XT

Hi James,

Can you please also post the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4?
As far as I can see from here either the compilation went wrong or the XF86Config-4 contains a mistake.

With the XF86Config-4 I made the best experiences with removing or commenting the following lines from 'Section "Module"':
- Load	"GLcore" (at least this one is active according to your log)
- Load	"dri"
Also the complete 'Section "DRI"' (if exists) needs to be commented.

As for the compilation... if you can find a relevant log, please post it as well. This is quite some time ago for me, if I recall correctly `export CC=gcc-3.4' had to be set before you could start compiling. But I am absolutely not sure about this. I followed the Method #1 from the README, of course the correct kernel-headers have to be installed:
# apt-get install kernel-headers-`uname -r`

I am running Sid/Pure64 w/ 2.6.10-9-amd64-k8 and the nVidia-driver is working fine. I still have the .deb file, but I am not sure whether it's legal to post it (if it would help you anyway).


James Titcumb wrote:
Hi Jens,

You seem to know a bit about the nVidia support. I have followed instructions as you said, and all seemed to go well, but XFree86.0.log says it can't load the module. Please see the logfile attatched.

I hope you can help... I'm using the same arch as Brian (2.6.8-10-amd64-k8 (sarge)), and I simply cannot seem to get it working..

Many thanks in advance,

Jens Vogel wrote:


Basically there are four steps to follow if you want to get nVidia support working. Non-free must be included in your sources.list.

1. apt-get install nvidia-kernel-source nvidia-kernel-common
2. Follow the steps in
3. apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-settings
4. Edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4


Hope that helps,

Brian R. Whitecotton wrote:

Has onyone successfully installed the nvidia provided drivers for the GeForce FX 5900XT or similar chipset? I have a base-debian pure64 netinstall + xserver-common. et. al using the basic nv driver. I have kdm as my window manager and am running KDE3.3.x and it all works quite well! Very excited about that! Now, I want to get hardware graphics support up and running. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Other info: I have installed all pertinent kernel-sources, kernel-headers, etc. The nvidia installer compiles the driver with no problem but then it complains about installing the nvidia module. There are symbols that are unrecognized. Nvidia warns that this is usually due to incorrect libs or kernel headers but I have all matching versions installed as prerequisite. So I am at a loss. I am hoping someone has figured out why nvidia's installer fails. Thank You and Advance!!!


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