Geforce Drivers - Confused
cdrobsonjr at netscape.net
cdrobsonjr at netscape.net
Wed Feb 11 19:03:26 UTC 2004
I was reading this thread because I am impacted similarly.
However, what is not covered here, and which I would like to know is,
while these instructions do in fact remedy getting nVidia drivers
working for the newer kernel, running the nVidia install script
modifies the old setups of the previous install on the old kernel.
I want to be able to switch back to my old kernel, or in fact any
kernel I may choose to keep on my system, and have the nVidia
drivers at the ready upon booting into any kernel without the
necessity of going through the steps as outlined in the post
below. There must be a way to set up a separte set of configuration
files which each kernel can refer to without having to write over
one common one that nVidia drivers can reference upon startup.
This is my quest. Anybody out there care to help or point me
somewhere which addresses this need?
Clint Harshaw <clint at penguinsolutions.org> wrote:
>Jim Radford wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I've managed to get the afternoon off, so I'm taking the time to upgrade my
>> kernel (using up2date) to 2.4.22-1.2166
>> However, I know that last time I upgraded, I had to reinstall my Geforce
>> drivers - so I'm looking to upgrade them to the latest version as well.
>> I currently have the following installed:
>> [root at mailgate new]# rpm -qa | grep nvidia
>> Firstly, I can't recall where I got those rpms from :(
>> Secondly, I grabbed a URL from another thread on this list and went to look at
>> the rpms there: http://atrpms.physik.fu-berlin.de/dist/fc1/nvidia-graphics/
>> There are so many to choose from, that I'm confused as to which to get.
>> I have an Althlon XP 1800 and a Geforce 4 Ti (I forget which model)
>> Can somebody please tell me what to install and ease my aching brain.
>Here is set of instructions that work for me when I install an updated
>kernel and need to get my nvidia driver to play with the new kernel.
>1. Point your browser to this URL:
>2. You can select the most recent driver there. (as of this writing,
>3. Download it, and note the location of where you put it. Write it down
>on some paper, 'cause you'll need to navigate there soon.
>4. Reboot your machine in the new kernel. X will fail and ask if you
>want to view the logs, or try the configuration. Answer "no" to both of
>them, and you'll go to a text-based login.
>6. login as root and navigate to where you stored your downloaded driver
>7. type this:
>sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run --add-this-kernel
>9. when the previous instruction is complete, type this:
>10. reboot your machine and X will be using the new driver.
>There is also a more complete set of instructions at this URL:
>(I didn't have to do the CC="gcc32" for this latest driver, but I did
>for an earlier driver installation.))
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