Re: getting Nvidia 2D/3D to work (M.Hockings)

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hi David,

Thanks for the great instructions. They should have been in the Release
Notes!

thanks,
wayne

On Sun, 2003-11-09 at 07:21, David Utidjian wrote:
> Mike,
> 
> I also went through similar tribulations since installing RC1 and the 
> 4496 version of the Nvidia drivers. I went to the Nvidia forum and there 
> are some pretty goofy methods in there (recompile the kernel with 
> gcc-3.3.2 and whatnot). The basic method (see below) is identical to the 
> regular Nvidia install instructions in the README from Nvidia with two 
> added steps. Pretty (relatively) simple.
> I also had some problems with running Quake3. Very messed up. I haven't 
> tried UT2K3 yet. I also have a dual PIII system not an Athlon.
> 
> Please let me know if this works.
> 
> [Begin included instructions]
> 
> This is what I did (all root commands are prepended with a # sign):
> 
> 0. Download the file NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run from
> http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/...0-4496-pkg2.run
> and put it somewhere useful (/tmp or /home/downloads or whatever).
> 
> 1. Logout of the system then Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to a virtual console and 
> log in as root.
> 
> 2. Switch runlevels from 5 to 3 this will stop X (as root):
> 
> # telinit 3
> 
> It will take a few seconds as things shutdown/restart.
> Hit [Enter] if you don't get a prompt back right away.
> This will stop X "gracefully". X will restart automatically on reboot OR 
> the command startx OR the command telinit 5.
> 
> 3. Set the C compiler environment variable to gcc32 (it is currently gcc 
> by default).
> 
> # export CC=gcc32
> 
> 4. Remove the XFree86-Mesa-libGL package:
> 
> # rpm -e --nodeps XFree86-Mesa-libGL
> 
> 5. Now run the Nvidia driver installer as usual:
> 
> # cd /path/to/where/you/put/it
> # sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run
> 
> Answer the usual questions and it should build and install correctly.
> 
> 6. Make a backup copy of your "known good" /etc/X11/XF86Config file:
> 
> # cd /etc/X11
> # cp XF86Config XF86Config.bak
> 
> 7. Edit your XF86Config file so that it will use the nvidia driver 
> rather than the stock nv driver. This will be in 'Section "Device"' and 
> there will be a line like this:
> 
> Driver "nv"
> 
> Change that line to:
> 
> Driver "nvidia"
> 
> You may also need to add and/or comment out some options in the 'Section 
> "Module"' part of that file. For details on this see the README file 
> which should be in /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README. Once you are 
> finished editing the XF86Config file save it.
> 
> 8. Test the new driver:
> 
> # startx
> 
> Which should start X. If X starts up OK try opening a terminal and type 
> in the command:
> 
> # glxgears
> 
> If that works fine then you are done installing the driver.
> 
> 9. Logout of X. You should be abck at a command prompt. Then restart the 
> GUI login for X:
> 
> # telinit 5
> 
> The GUI login for X should start up.
> 
> 10. One last thing... you left a virtual console logged in as root. You 
> propably don't want to forget and leave that open so....
> 
> Ctrl-Alt-F1
> # exit
> Alt-F7
> 
> Will log you out as root and return you to the GUI login.
> 
> 
> Note: The above method is really pretty simple. There are only two added 
> steps from the method one would use in previous versions of Red Hat 9 or 
> earlier... they are steps 3 and 4. If you have installed Nvidia drivers 
> in Red Hat (or other distros) before then you will already be familiar 
> with most of this. Even if you are familiar with the Nvidia Linux 
> drivers you should read the README and other docs because there are a 
> lot of very cool features you may want to try out. This feature set 
> changes with each release of the drivers.
> 
> [End included post]
> 
> -DU-...etc...
> 
> 
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