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SubjectRe: 2.5/2.6 NVidia (was Re: 2.4 vs 2.6 ver#
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On Tuesday 05 August 2003 22:08, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
>On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 18:07:00 EDT, you said:
>> Now, the factory nvidia drivers will not build for 2.6, so I don't
>> have any X. Whats the status of the kernel versions vis-a-vis
>> running a gforce2 MMX 32 megger?
>
>(Sorry for replying to the list, but let's get this into the
> archives in case people actually search before asking... (yeah
> right ;))
>
>I'm running the NVidia 4496 drivers right now on 2.6.0-test2-mm4.
>
>Do the following (can be done on a 2.4 kernel if needed)
>
>1) Get the 4496 drivers from NVidia
>2) './NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run --extract-only'
>3) Go to www.minion.de and get the patch:
> NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4496-2.5.diff 4) cd
> NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2/usr/src/nv
>5) patch -p1 < NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4496-2.5.diff
>6) cp Makefile.kbuild Makefile
>
>Now *as root*, while running the 2.6 kernel you want support for:
>(either single-user or runlevel 3 (No X) are OK here - reboot if
> needed)
>
>7) cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2/usr/src/nv if you're not
> there already. 8) make this will build the nvidia.ko, copy to
> /lib/modules, and insmod it for you. 9) cd ../../.. back to
> the 4496-pgk2 directory
>10) 'make install' to put the /usr/lib parts in place.
>11) Start X in the usual manner - you've probably got an XFconfig
> file with the right NVidia pieces in it already (or you'd not be
> asking ;)
>
>Hope this helps...
>You should be ready to go at that point (note that you will need to
> do (7) and (8) each time you do a 'make modules_install', but 9/10
> only need doing if/when you upgrade from 4496 to a new version.

I just made a script out of that, thanks, now I'm off to reboot and
try it. :)

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Cheers, Gene
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