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last night i try a nvidia-driver on 2.6.33 and fail

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  • #16
    Why 195.36.03 when 195.36.08 is the latest stable? The manual way you never get dkms support - until you know how do do that, i do

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    • #17
      Ubuntu also has an nvidia ppa. Just google for it. Add that as a software source source and suddenly your video driver is managed by apt, no scripts or advanced juju needed.

      Installs the latest 195 driver which worked flawlessly for me on 9.10. Combine that with the xorg crack pushers ppa and use the latest mainline kernel for that true on the edge experience + userland package sanity AMD users can only dream of.

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      • #18
        That's also an idea, just that i can update my script in about 1 min after i know of a new driver - i just prefer to test that driver before.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Kano View Post
          That's also an idea, just that i can update my script in about 1 min after i know of a new driver - i just prefer to test that driver before.
          Oh, I'm not saying your script isn't a good idea -- it'll work on anything. Arch, Fedora, oddball foreign releases... But for your average Ubuntu desktop user the ppa may be simpler and more trouble free.

          My point was to underscore another diffrence between NV and ATI when it comes to Linux drivers. NV proactively manages their own ubuntu PPA to provide their users with an easy, trouble free access to the latest drivers (if that's what they desire) whereas with ATI you're at the mercy of your distribution's vendor. Which is to say, your only hope is community support.

          I fully expect to be enjoying Xorg 1.8 with fresh nv drivers, KMS and a modern kernel on my desktop without ever having to fire up a shell prompt on my NV powered boxes.

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          • #20
            When you use -m option and you maybe optimize the code how to shutdown/start X which is different from distro to distro it should work when build depends for the kernel module is installed, thats correct. Also the dkms code could be written a bit more generic, i currently create a deb and install that, thats not really needed, but more easy to uninstall a nvidia-dkms package than using a dkms command - which is not well known for most ppl. You could create rpm too with dkms btw.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Kano View Post
              Why 195.36.03 when 195.36.08 is the latest stable?
              It's the version he was using.

              Originally posted by Kano View Post
              The manual way you never get dkms support - until you know how do do that, i do
              As Qaridarium comes across as a possible ATI fanboi I wasn't sure if the intent of his post was just a dig at the nVidia drivers. I was simply highlighting how simple the standard installation procedure was, and if he was having legitimate issues, it would show him how to accomplish his end goal.

              Additionally, although your script may automate adding the nVidia driver with a dkms.conf, etc. some people aren't comfortable installing software from non-qualified sources, and the standard procedure would also be of use for those.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by mugginz View Post
                It's the version he was using.
                No it wasn't.

                Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                it was a 190.50 based driver.

                next time i will test the newer one but the nvidia homepage give me thr old one....

                i think the card is to old for the newest driver...

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                • #23
                  I don't think the 190 blob will build on the .33 kernel yet. The 195 blobs might, but they've been pulled because of that minor issue with the firmware frying the graphics chip by not activating the gpu fan under heavy stress.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                    No it wasn't.
                    Indeed. I mistakenly took that version number from the post by hdas. But it was my intention to use the version number in the post that Qaridarium was using. Doesn't change the fact that's it's a fairly irrelevant point though.

                    The nVidia driver's installation procedure hasn't change much in a long, long time. If he can't generalise the instructions across installer file names then he's likely not qualified to be installing it in the first place.

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                    • #25
                      use the following patches:

                      for 190 and 195 driver series
                      http://70.87.46.147/vbulletin/showpo...0&postcount=20

                      for 173 driver series:
                      http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=148509

                      my Kernel 2.6.33-ck1 and a 195 driver work without any problems :-)

                      best regards
                      aelo

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