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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:21 pm    Post subject: Nvidia drivers for xorg Reply with quote

Trying to follow handbook just a couple questions:
Handbook:
Quote:

Device Drivers --->
Graphics support --->
Support for frame buffer devices --->
## (Disable all drivers, including VGA, Intel, nVidia, and ATI)

## (Further down, enable basic console support. KMS uses this.)
Console display driver support --->
<*> Framebuffer Console Support

Under support for frame buffer devices------>
do I disable
[*] Enable firmware EDID
[*] VESA VGA graphics support
[*] EFI-based Framebuffer Support

Cause I dont know if those are drivers like its saying or not.


Then,
Handbook:
Code:

Device Drivers --->
  Graphics support --->
    Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support) --->
    <*>    Nouveau (nVidia) cards

If I do that am I going to get the real, proprietary nVidia drivers from nvidia?

And last thing
Handbook
Code:

The drivers can be installed with the gtk USE flag set in /etc/portage/make.conf. This will install media-video/nvidia-settings, a handy graphical tool for monitoring and configuring several aspects of your nVidia card.

How do I do this flag?

So here is what I need.

Do I disable those 3 under frame buffer if I want the real nVidia drivers?
Then I would check the one, Nouveau cards
Then how do i put the use flag in the make.conf? how should it looks, USE=?????
and then last I would put this???? VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia" in /etc/portage/make.conf

Is that how I am going to get nvidia drivers? sorry guys im new trying to get this though been working a long time on it.

These are links im using
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/NVidia/nvidia-drivers#Kernel
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Xorg/Configuration#Input_driver_support
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: proprietary nvidia support Reply with quote

Make sure you have VIDEO_CARDS set in your /etc/make.conf. That's what gets looked at when mesa and the xorg drivers get rebuilt during an upgrade. For example

Code:
VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia vmware"


will rebuild the proprietary nvidia-drivers and the vmware virtual display driver.

The EDID, VESA and EFI framebuffer settings probably won't interfere with anything, but you do want to turn off the Nouveau setting in the DRI support. The pre-emerge check for nvidia-drivers will complain about that to you if you forget since it will conflict with the proprietary nvidia kernel module that gets built with nvidia-drivers.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rexineffect,

Welcome to Gentoo.

[*] Enable firmware EDID is OK,
[*] EFI-based Framebuffer Support is ok too.

[*] VESA VGA graphics support is mostly harmless. The nVidia binary blob will emit a warning message but it works for me.
It the only way to use the blob and have a framebuffer console.

Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support) ---> must be off.
<*> Nouveau (nVidia) cards is for the open source driver. This option must be off or the binary blob cannot load.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support) ---> must be off.
<*> Nouveau (nVidia) cards is for the open source driver. This option must be off or the binary blob cannot load.


Now I am really confused cause the handbook says this has to be on, then I am supposed to follow the xorg configuration and it will automatically install the real nvidia drivers.


can soneone just tell me the steps to install the real nvidia drivers, i am on a brand new gentoo install, i have nothing installed other than what the handbook has said just to get gentoo up and runing. the last thing i did was make a user.

thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rexineffect,

There are three nvidia drivers :)

nv - the open source no 3D acceleration driver from nVidia
nouveau - the community open source driver, with 3D acceleration
nvidia-drivers - the binary blob that keeps playing catch up with the kernel.

For the binary blob follow the wiki.
You must use a kernel <3.13 or it won't build.
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