OT: nvidia drivers ppc, ppc64

shrek-m at gmx.de shrek-m at gmx.de
Sun May 1 13:29:42 UTC 2005

Arjan van de Ven wrote:

>>where/how can i get/compile these drivers if they are not (yet) provided 
>>by nvidia
>you're joking right? 

99,99 % yes  :-)
but 00,01 % was hope.

i have no clue about development, drivers, etc.
my little glimmer of hope was the possibility that there is some 
platform-independent-closed-code provided by nvidia where some 
platform-dependent-code is compiled around.
similiar to the wlan-firmware.

i am not really up-to-date with the nvidia stuff.
$ vi nvidia/README.txt
NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Driver Set README & Installation Guide
Last Updated: $Date: 2003/04/10 $
Most Recent Driver: 1.0-4363

The NVIDIA kernel module has a kernel interface layer which must be
compiled specifically for the configuration and version of the kernel
you are running.  NVIDIA distributes the source code to this kernel
interface layer, as well as a precompiled version for many of the kernels
distributed by some popular distributions.

When the installer is run, it will determine if it has a precompiled
kernel interface for the kernel you are running.  If it does not have
one, it will check if there is one on the NVIDIA ftp site (assuming you
have an internet connection), and download it.

If a precompiled kernel interface is found that matches your kernel,
then that will be linked[1] against the binary portion of the NVIDIA
kernel module.  The result of this operation will be a kernel module
appropriate for your kernel.

If no matching precompiled kernel interface is found, then the installer
will compile the kernel interface for you.  However, first it will
check that you have the correct kernel headers intalled on your system.
If the installer must compile the kernel interface, then you must install
the kernel-sources package for your kernel.

or  ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-7174/README.txt


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