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Re: 2.6 and nvidia



Installing the current nvidia gfx drivers in 2.6 is
actually real simple.  You can download their
self-installer from nvidia.com's driver section and
run it with the sh.  It Just Worked for me (well, it
worked after I found some good workarounds for all
the lockups my nForce mobo caused).  You may have to
tell XF86-Config to use the 'nvidia' module, though.
I do not believe there are any specifics in the
kernel config to...specify.  You'll probably want to
turn on VESA 16-bit support, though.
 
-Daniel


> --- hanasaki <hanasaki@hanaden.com> wrote:
> > My nvidia is due in the mail soon.  The nvidia
> > packages from apt-cache 
> > search seem to depend on the 2.4 kernels.  Could
> you
> > walk me through the 
> > steps to get get the nvidia drivers
> built/installed
> > on kernel 2.6.x?  I 
> > have built the kernel with make-kpkg.  Also, Any
> > specific options to 
> > choose/not choose in the kernel .config?
> > 
> > thanks
> > 
> > Were there any package conflicts?
> > 
> > I had an ati card and after using alien to convert
> > their .rpm to a .deb 
> > it installed fine but created mesa depend
> conflicts.
> >  Wondering if the 
> > same happens on nvidia?
> > 
> > Kevin Mark wrote:
> > > On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 12:46:38AM -0400, Emma
> > Jane Hogbin wrote:
> > > 
> > >>As a warning ... I was getting ready to upgrade
> my
> > kernel to 2.6. I
> > >>downloaded the new nvidia package. I was
> following
> > instructions from
> > >>/usr/share/doc without really thinking and did a
> > "make" on the modules
> > >>package. Within seconds I got dumped out of X
> and
> > have been unable to
> > >>start it ever since. The error messages I'm
> > getting have to do with the
> > >>module versions not matching the kernel
> versions.
> > >>
> > >>I have no idea how to get X back under my old
> > kernel, and the new one
> > >>isn't ready to be used yet (basically nothing's
> > working yet).
> > >>
> > >>So as a warning....do NOT mess around with the
> > latest nvidia packages 
> > >>until you know for sure that the rest of the 2.6
> > kernel is going to work. :(
> > >>
> > >>emma
> > >>
> > >>-- 
> > >>Emma Jane Hogbin
> > > 
> > > Hi Emma,
> > > are you referring to 'make'ing X or the kernel?
> > > couldnt you just reinstall what was overriten?
> > > or remove the X packages and install them?
> > > -Kev
> > 
> > 
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