Re: RIVA TNT2
From: Dances With Crows (danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows_at_gmail.com)
Date: 29 Mar 2005 15:11:12 GMT
On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 08:36:59 +0200, vertigo staggered into the Black Sun
>>>i can't get [a] RIVA TNT2 working. I don't have such problems with
>> Um. All nVidia cards use the same X module, and the errors you
>> included indicate that the "nvidia" X module won't work with the
>> kernel you're using. Are you using a different X config file with
>> these GeForce cards? Are you using a different kernel? Specifics
>> are important here.
> i use exactly the same kernel and modules and X config (it's tiny live
> linux distribution)
...on different motherboards? LiveCDs are not recommended for real
installs; they're too damned slow. If you're going to use a LiveCD for
doing real work, you'll have to live with the restrictions it imposes on
you, or do a hard disk install.
>> Like the (EE) lines indicate, the nvidia kernel module wasn't loaded.
>> You need to do your distro's equivalent of "emerge nvidia-kernel";
>> that is, compile the nvidia kernel module against the 2.6.9 kernel
>> headers and install the compiled module in /lib/modules/2.6.9/ .
>> This is easy, just run the nVidia-installer script again.
> does it mean that i need to patch standart 2.6.9 kernel with nvidia
Kernel patch? Hell no. You need to do as the README that came with the
evil binary-only nVidia kernel module and X server tells you to do.
This amounts to "run the nVidia-installer script again". You have to
run the nVidia-installer script to recompile the nVidia module every
time you update your kernel.
> ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-7167/README.txt but
> i'm not sure it will work, because my card doesn't work at all and it
> seems that this drivers are for 3d graphics support ...?....
You can use the "nv" X server if you don't need accelerated 3D. This
involves editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf and restarting X. Just change the
line 'Driver "nvidia" ' to 'Driver "nv" '.
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