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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:36 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] nvidia drivers - precaution... Reply with quote

Howdy,

I'm a little nervous about installing the nvidia drivers for my laptop as I used 4K stacks in the kernel as opposed to the 8K stacks and I've heard it through the grapevine that people have had serious issues w/ the gentoo-ized versions of the nvidia drivers using the 4K stacks.

Any advice?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The driver in ~x86 (I think it's version 1.0.6111) has no issues with 4k stacks, but the current stable driver does. My advice would be to instal the ~x86 driver.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:52 pm    Post subject: so... Reply with quote

chunderbunny wrote:
The driver in ~x86 (I think it's version 1.0.6111) has no issues with 4k stacks, but the current stable driver does. My advice would be to instal the ~x86 driver.


You've done this and not had a problem?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:01 pm    Post subject: emerge search... Reply with quote

All I found while searching the portage tree was the following:

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* app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-nvidia [ Masked ]
Latest version available: 1.0.6111-r1
Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
Size of downloaded files: 7,161 kB
Homepage: http://www.nvidia.com/
Description: NVIDIA GLX 32-bit compatibility libraries
License: NVIDIA

* media-gfx/nvidia-cg-toolkit
Latest version available: 1.2.0402.1900
Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
Size of downloaded files: 3,675 kB
Homepage: http://developer.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=cg_toolkit
Description: nvidia's c graphics compiler toolkit
License: NVIDIA

* media-video/nvidia-glx
Latest version available: 1.0.5336-r2
Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
Size of downloaded files: 6,661 kB
Homepage: http://www.nvidia.com/
Description: XFree86 GLX libraries for the NVIDIA's X driver
License: NVIDIA

* media-video/nvidia-kernel
Latest version available: 1.0.5336-r4
Latest version installed: 1.0.4496-r3
Size of downloaded files: 6,661 kB
Homepage: http://www.nvidia.com/
Description: Linux kernel module for the NVIDIA's X driver
License: NVIDIA

* media-video/nvidia-settings [ Masked ]
Latest version available: 1.0.6111
Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
Size of downloaded files: 720 kB
Homepage: http://www.nvidia.com/
Description: NVIDIA Linux X11 Settings Utility
License: GPL-2


The only glx I see is 1.0.5336-r2

What should I be after? I have it compiled into the kernel, just need the drivers.

-v
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is hard masked. do this

#ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge /usr/portage/media-video/nvidia-glx/nvidia-glx-1.0.6111.ebuild -vp
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:26 pm    Post subject: or... Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
I think it is hard masked. do this

#ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge /usr/portage/media-video/nvidia-glx/nvidia-glx-1.0.6111.ebuild -vp


This found it for me...had to have the "=" to find the specific version...

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ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge -vp =nvidia-glx-1.0.6111


Now, the only thing I'll have to do after emerging this is change the driver from "nv" to "nvidia" in my xorg.conf, correct?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What chunderbunny was telling you was to put
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## Nvidia drivers
media-video/nvidia-kernel ~x86
media-video/nvidia-glx ~x86
media-video/nvidia-settings ~x86
x11-base/opengl-update ~x86
in your /etc/portage/package.keywords to install the ~x86 drivers (version 1.0.6111)

Then follow:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml

NB: you shouldn't use this driver with rivafb compiled in the kernel so if you've done this recompile your kernel without it and emerge the nvidia stuff after rebooting with the new kernel
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:39 pm    Post subject: sure... Reply with quote

Oh yeah, I understand how to unmask it and emerge...I just want to make sure I have all of my bases covered.

I can't have my laptop down for too long as I work all day on it, so I'm hoping it goes smoothly and I don't spend hours back-tracking to get running again.

Thanks for all the info!!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 6:57 pm    Post subject: VideoRam size... Reply with quote

I'm in the middle of doing this, finally.

I have 32mb video ram, what exactly do I put in the VideoRam tag of the "Device" section to specify this? I'm not sure so currently I have "32000" just to be safe but I know it's slightly higher than this.

What's the equation for this? It's been so long since I thought about it.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

32 x 1024 == 32768
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 7:05 pm    Post subject: duh Reply with quote

oh... :oops:

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 7:09 pm    Post subject: problem... Reply with quote

I followed these instructions:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml

...and when I do the glxinfo | grep direct, here's what I get :cry:

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direct rendering: No
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
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