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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:51 pm    Post subject: new nvidia drivers 8774 Reply with quote

Release Highlights:
- Added support for X.Org 7.1.
- Added support for XVideo with the Composite X extension when using X.Org 7.1.
- Improved interaction with newer Linux kernels.

see here:
32bit http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-8774.html
64bit http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_1.0-8774.html
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't wait to test these when i get home tonight.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great. Lets all hope for an updated ebuild soon,[/code] and a nice bug free release from nVidia.

Just to clarify for the wishful thinkers this still doesn't support GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap needed for AIGLX, but its a start!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just to clarify for the wishful thinkers this still doesn't support GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap needed for AIGLX, but its a start!


Is GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap support needed for XGL also?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ejs76 wrote:
Is GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap support needed for XGL also?

It's needed for hardware accelerated XGL... that's why we have to use mesa at the moment.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henning Rogge wrote:
ejs76 wrote:
Is GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap support needed for XGL also?

It's needed for hardware accelerated XGL... that's why we have to use mesa at the moment.


At the risk of going off topic (but I might as well since there is no ebuild yet for 8774) isn't there very little to the GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap extension that can be 'hardware accelerated'? I would think it's just a case of nVidia writing and testing their own software implementation, since the current implementations are obviously GPL'd.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'll probably see an ebuild soon, there's already a bugzilla entry for it:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=145004
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had Xorg-7.1 masked for a long time because of this, can't wait to install it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just received a notification about a comment in bugzilla entry for ebuild
there is an attacment with ebuild for a new driver based on 8762 version ebuild
though i didn't tried it yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone successfully installed the new drivers with xorg 7.1?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Master Shake wrote:
Has anyone successfully installed the new drivers with xorg 7.1?

Yes. I hacked an older ebuild and X starts no issues, but the evdev driver is really causing some problems. I switch to using the mouse driver instead of evdev and the mouse started zipping around the screen at light speed. :?

I didn't see any errors in the logs and I was able to run a few 3D tests, no problems. (Not a very exhaustive test. :wink: )
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All works fine here so far. I just created an overlay for both, the xorg-server and the nvidia-drivers one (this one bumped to the new version). Then I just removed the blockings from both and emerged them along with a couple more of packages that xorg updated. All works perfectly. Well, time to, finally, try xorg 7.1 :P
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

6thpink wrote:
All works fine here so far. I just created an overlay for both, the xorg-server and the nvidia-drivers one (this one bumped to the new version). Then I just removed the blockings from both and emerged them along with a couple more of packages that xorg updated. All works perfectly. Well, time to, finally, try xorg 7.1 :P

Are you using the evdev driver for your mouse? If so can you post the input device section from /etc/X11/xorg.conf

I can't get this sucker working. X seems to auto scan for the core pointer and no matter what I try in xorg.conf it never finds it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Headrush wrote:
6thpink wrote:
All works fine here so far. I just created an overlay for both, the xorg-server and the nvidia-drivers one (this one bumped to the new version). Then I just removed the blockings from both and emerged them along with a couple more of packages that xorg updated. All works perfectly. Well, time to, finally, try xorg 7.1 :P

Are you using the evdev driver for your mouse? If so can you post the input device section from /etc/X11/xorg.conf

I can't get this sucker working. X seems to auto scan for the core pointer and no matter what I try in xorg.conf it never finds it.


I had "luck" -note that I wrote it between quotes, ill explain why.

I just use this.

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Keyboard0"
   Driver      "evdev"
   Option      "Device" "/dev/input/event0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Mouse0"
   Driver      "evdev"
   Option      "Device" "/dev/input/event1"
EndSection


It works, kinda... The problem with the mouse is a very slight one. My mouse has two wheels, with this setup both do the same (one should be for vertical and another for the horizontal scroll, with evdev, both do vertical scroll).

With the keyboard, the problem is worse. Normal keys work ok. F keys too. I can change vts without problems, unlike some other users. Anyway, the curson keys and some others are uncorrectly mapped.

Anyway, mouse / kbd drivers work perfectly, as they always did :P
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the new evdev driver you can use this. No udev rules are needed to distinct your mouse from other event devices:
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Section "InputDevice"
        Driver          "evdev"
        # Uit /proc/bus/input/devices
        Option          "Name" "Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse"

        Identifier      "Mouse0"
EndSection

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Composite is finally working with XV (so the changelog is right) :)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good here as well, seems a bit sharper too.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a pretty interesting release... Seems to me that nVidia gave up on all the complaints about lack of X.org 7.1 support and decided to release a slightly updated 87xx series to appease the angry pitchfork and torch crowd that has been gathering for the past two months.

Anyway, installing new drivers along with 7.1 now! Yay!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So to clarify, all of us who got done in by the previous release can now unmask the following:

Code:

>=x11-base/xorg-server-1.0.99
>=x11-base/xorg-x11-7.1


Is this correct?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DepretioN wrote:
So to clarify, all of us who got done in by the previous release can now unmask the following:

Code:

>=x11-base/xorg-server-1.0.99
>=x11-base/xorg-x11-7.1


Is this correct?

Thanks!

nope, isn't so simple until xorg-server ebuild isn't changed to allow nvidia drivers, read
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=145004
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh ok, will keep an eye on that then. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't wait the few hours for an updated ebuild. I just did the following overlay:

1. Took out those masks off of /etc/portage/package.mask:

Code:
#>x11-base/xorg-server-1.0.99
#>=x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev-1.1.2-r1
#=x11-base/xorg-x11-7.1



2. modify /etc/make.conf to use overlay by adding
Code:
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage"
(see wiki for overlays for more on this)

3. copied /usr/portage/x11-base/xorg-server/* to /usr/local/portage/x11-base/xorg-server

4. Modified the xorg-server-1.1.1.ebuild file as follows:

$ diff /usr/portage/x11-base/xorg-server/xorg-server-1.1.1.ebuild /usr/local/portage/x11-base/xorg-server/xorg-server-1.1.1.ebuild

Code:
75a76
>       video_cards_nvidia
144c145
<       !x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers
---
>       x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers


5. ebuild /usr/local/portage/x11-base/xorg-server/xorg-server-1.1.1.ebuild digest (no errors).

6. emerge -Dup world

It's currently building. No clue if it'll work (esp cuz I use evdev drivers) but i'll be sure to tune back here with any errors/problems.

W

update: It worked, though my arrow keys don't seem to be working. Will have to fool with the evdev settings... mouse works fine and rest of keyboard seems okay. Now to figure out how to test this compositing stuff....
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it works fine for me. hurray :)

2 VValdo
your ebuild is not correct, though it should work
there should be something like:

in the PDEPEND variable

Code:
     video_cards_nvidia? ( 
                    || (
                            >=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-1.0.8744 
                            >=x11-drivers/nvidia-legacy-drivers-1.0.7184
                            >=media-video/nvidia-glx-1.0.8744
                    )
                )

and

!x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers
should be just removed
(and !x11-drivers/nvidia-legacy-drivers too)


also I have some troubles with restarting xorg after emerge. and opengl apps crashed (glxgears)
I had to do restart to make it work

and don'f forget to run "eselect opengl set nvidia"
because it might be reset to xorg-x11 by xorg-server ebuild
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that pkg0 will be more "gentooish", because of absence of precompiled kernel modules (which is in pkg1 etc). See the difference:

File: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8774-pkg0.run 6328 KB 21:48:00
File: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8774-pkg1.run 12739 KB 21:48:00

P.S. Sorry for very bad english :)
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