[gobolinux-users] NVidia 1.0-7667 HOWTO to GoboLinux012 ?

Fabio Mierlo geromao at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 14:58:03 GMT 2005


Can you put it on Wiki?

http://gobo.kundor.org/kb/

Thanks in advanced,

On 8/16/05, teike <teikecorp at yahoo.com.br> wrote:
>  NVIDIA DRIVER:
>  
>  Does anyone have the NVidia 3D accelarated driver running on GoboLinux 012?
>  
>  I think I could solve it by just compiling the kernel 2.6.11.9 and then
> running these commands:
>  
>  strPkgVersion="Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1"
> strPkgVersionPath="/Programs/Nvidia/Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1"
>  strKernelSource="/System/Kernel/Modules/`uname -r`/build"
>  ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1.run                             
>               \
>    --expert                                                
>                      \
>    --accept-license                                        
>                      \
>    --no-backup                                             
>                      \
>    --no-network                                            
>                      \
>    --no-runlevel-check                                     
>                      \
>    --opengl-prefix="$strPkgVersionPath"                    
>                      \
>    --installer-prefix="$strPkgVersionPath"                 
>                      \
>    --utility-prefix="$strPkgVersionPath"                   
>                      \
>    --x-prefix="$strPkgVersionPath"                         
>                      \
>    --kernel-source-path="$strKernelSource"                 
>                      \
>    --kernel-install-path=/System/Kernel/Modules/`uname
> -r`/kernel/drivers/video  \
>    --proc-mount-point=/System/Kernel/Status               
>                       \
>   
> --log-file-name=/System/Variable/log/nvidia-installer.log
>  if(($?==0));then
>    SymlinkProgram Nvidia "$strPkgVersion"
>    modprobe nvidia
>  fi
>  
>  Btw if added the option --add-this-kernel, it would be handy to provide a
> custom .run package to GoboLinux012 users :)
>  
>  
>  PRE-COMPILED PACKAGE:
>  
>  This package below seem outdated as it has the driver nvidia_drv.o that
> cannot be loaded by kernel 2.6.xx that only loads modules with extension
> like .ko as I researched.
> http://www.kundor.org/gobo/packages/official/Nvidia--Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1--i686.tar.bz2
>  
>  If I try 'insmod ./nvidia_drv.o' it says: insmod: error inserting
> './nvidia_drv.o': -1 Invalid module format 
>  
>  I also think these files that came with the kernel have no 3D acceleration:
> nvidia-agp.ko and nvidiafb.ko(frame buffer?).
>  
>  Is someone currently preparing the new pre-compiled package? :D
>  
>  
>  KERNEL COMPILATION:
>  
>  What make option or .config file GoboLinux 012 uses to compile the kernel?
>  On running 'make xconfig' I found out that several unchecked modules on the
> 'default' configuration were available at
> '/System/Kernel/Modules/2.6.11.9-Gobo'.
>  Btw I almost forgot how fun it is to configure the kernel options and read
> all cool new (to me) stuff like 'zisofs' :D.
>  
>  If possible, I would like to avoid the compilation of the kernel sources
> 2.6.11.9, I think it will take too long on my pentium II 350.
>  Despite I believe I may need it compiled sometime later for one or other
> reason :/.
>  I expect nothing that is already working on GoboLinux 012 stop working
> after I enable the new kernel :(, any tips?
>  
>  Is there a way I could join the pre-compiled kernel stuff from
> '/System/Kernel/Modules/2.6.11.9-Gobo' with the sources at
> '/Files/Compile/Sources/linux-2.6.11.9' so that NVidia installer recognize
> it properly and continue its driver compilation (if that is the problem...)?
> or at least speedup the new kernel compilation, just a thought :D...
>  
>  
>  SEARCHING AT THIS MAILING LIST:
>  
>  The search at
> http://search.gmane.org/search.php?group=gmane.linux.distributions.gobo.general
> seems very outdated, like the last month stuff is missing.
>  Is there a way to perform a search for the newest mails?
>  
>  
>  Henrique
>  
>  
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