Nvidia GeForce 4 under Mandrake Linux 8.2 or 9?
Posted 23 September 2002 - 09:59 PM
I'm kinda new, and I would like to be able to play games under linux with this card and even possible watch some DVD's or something and have very smooth playback.
Posted 24 September 2002 - 05:05 PM
In any case, go here for the drivers, and here for documentation on installing them. You should read the page from top to bottom, so that you will note the order in which they ask you to get the files. The first file that you will get is the GLX driver, and I always get the source TAR file. Next, you can run the NVchooser.sh file to see what kernel version you have and mate that to the kernel driver you need. However, I get the source tar in this case too. Next, I run "make" *FIRST*, and I do *NOT* run "make install" as the readme suggests, since you might have a snag once or twice in the compile, and then you could have issues if for some reason you reboot or try to cycle the X-server. Once both compiles are clean (no errors, though you might see one talking about the GNU license, disregard it) I edit the XF86Config-4 file just like the readme says to, and once I am sure that the file is ready I run "make install" on the kernel driver, and then the GLX driver. After they are ready, I logout (I boot to the command prompt) and log back in, then restart X. You should now see the nVidia logo, and then your normal desktop. Good luck.
Posted 25 September 2002 - 01:56 PM
I agree with clutch, building from source is the best route to go here, no matter what distro you use. After you have run make successfully you need to start editing the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. (Be sure to do this as superuser)
Posted 25 September 2002 - 09:42 PM
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Posted 28 November 2002 - 01:12 AM
Posted 11 January 2003 - 04:48 AM
You appear to be compiling the NVdriver kernel module with
> > a compiler different from the one that was used to compile
> > the running kernel. This may be perfectly fine, but there
> > are cases where this can lead to unexpected behaviour and
> > system crashes.
> > If you know what you are doing and want to override this
> > check, you can do so by setting IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH.
> > In any other case, set the CC environment variable to the
> > name of the compiler that was used to compile the kernel.
> > *** Failed cc sanity check. Bailing out! ***
> > make: *** [gcc-check] Error 1
Any ideas on how to fix this? I did IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH=1 and bypassed it, but it never said anything about writing like the README said it would.
Posted 11 January 2003 - 09:00 PM
1. Using the same compiler that you used for the current kernel, and
2. Running the in most recent kernel that you have compiled, that way the source code sitting in /usr/src/linux is the same base code as the kernel that you are currently booted into
So, as such, that option may not have been listed, but you might have been in a non-standard configuration to begin with.
Posted 13 January 2003 - 07:14 PM