You are not logged in.

#1 2004-04-18 19:17:02

tpowa
Developer
From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,261

nvidia driver install with pacman available

hi

you can find a nvidia package in tpowa repo
ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/tur/tpowa

now it is possible to add /update remove nvidia drivers with pacman

at the moment it works with kernel 2.6.5
not with the scsi kernel
i'll try to fix that

please test it and give feedback
thanks

Offline

#2 2004-04-19 17:21:18

tpowa
Developer
From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,261

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

removed kernel dependency
it works only if you have the kernel-sources installed
or you use the stock kernel >=2.6.5
but that's now mentioned in the install message

Offline

#3 2004-04-19 21:13:05

cmf
Member
Registered: 2003-10-18
Posts: 86

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

Oh that's pretty that is, just testing it now... will tell how it goes.

Offline

#4 2004-04-19 21:48:28

kritoke
Member
From: Texas, USA
Registered: 2003-08-01
Posts: 211
Website

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

A while back there actually was an nvidia driver in the repositories, it was removed for some reason, don't quite remember.  But I don't think it used the installer, so this might be a bit better then.

Kritoke


http://counter.li.org/ Registered Linux User #318963 kritoke@jabber.org

Offline

#5 2004-04-20 02:06:11

aCoder
Member
From: Medina, OH
Registered: 2004-03-07
Posts: 359
Website

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

Personally, I would've thought it a better idea to simply build modules for stock kernels, and not use the installer, but install nvidia-installer to make it easy to update if you compile your own, but I haven't got the time to reboot in runlevel 3 to try this out yet, so it may work better than my idea yet.


If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.
  - John Cage

Offline

#6 2004-04-28 17:42:23

galen
Member
From: Canada
Registered: 2003-07-02
Posts: 135
Website

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

just monitoring thread nothing to see here
:?


Off to using Peanut and Slackware, no hard feelings but I need my CD to burn, PDA and scanner to connect and arch won't do it.

[img]http://www.flightsimhq.org/images/war-is-bushit_s.jpg[/img]

Offline

#7 2004-04-29 15:42:35

galen
Member
From: Canada
Registered: 2003-07-02
Posts: 135
Website

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

tried with
kernel26 2.6.5-3
and its a no go.
error:
/lib/modules/.....//nvidia.ko not found


Off to using Peanut and Slackware, no hard feelings but I need my CD to burn, PDA and scanner to connect and arch won't do it.

[img]http://www.flightsimhq.org/images/war-is-bushit_s.jpg[/img]

Offline

#8 2004-04-29 15:52:37

Mr Green
Forum Fellow
From: U.K.
Registered: 2003-12-21
Posts: 5,750

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

I gave it a try but it does not work

Its looking for gcc 3.3 ?

& then you get error .ko ?

O & I ran it from console

I guess others will have the same problem

Maybe I will have to recompile kernel

Mr Green


Mr Green

Offline

#9 2004-04-29 17:03:41

tpowa
Developer
From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,261

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

i'll test it again on friday afternoon
perhaps problems with gcc 3.4 etc.
i have not upgraded yet
i have read a bug on bugs.archlinux.org
that the nvidia module have to be rebuilt if you change the compiler of the kernel you used
kernel 2.6.5-3 + gcc 3.4 should work
tomorrow i'll try

Offline

#10 2004-04-29 18:27:07

slawson
Member
From: Chester, UK
Registered: 2003-08-22
Posts: 20

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

I haven't tried the latest updated gcc3.4 (I'm a bit scared to at the moment.) The test version of gcc3.4.0 did break the nvidia driver installation.
The nvidia.ko module seemed to compile OK using 3.4.0, but it fails to start when you try to load it.

Switching back to the older gcc version and then reinstalling the nvidia drivers got me working again.

Offline

#11 2004-04-30 17:59:30

tpowa
Developer
From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,261

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

i upgraded today
i'm now running 2.6.5-3 package and gcc 3.4
it runs fine (for the driver, the rest i'll see :-) )

all you have to do after an upgrade is

pacman -S nvidia
to rebuild the module

that's all

Offline

#12 2004-04-30 18:32:07

Mr Green
Forum Fellow
From: U.K.
Registered: 2003-12-21
Posts: 5,750

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

So can I now use pacman to update kernel & then install Nvidia drivers or do I compile via ABS then install drivers

Mr Green  :?


Mr Green

Offline

#13 2004-04-30 18:37:42

tpowa
Developer
From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,261

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

hm if you update your kernel to 2.6.5-3
you have to update to gcc 3.4 too

the nvidia drivers have to be built with the same compiler that was used for the kernel

2.6.5-3 was built with gcc 3.4
--> nvidia driver has to be built with gcc 3.4


upgrade both packages and do

reboot for the new kernel and then X will not start due of failing nvidia module, login as root and run:
pacman -S nvidia
now you can start X and it should work :-)

so it worked for me

Offline

#14 2004-05-16 10:28:19

tpowa
Developer
From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,261

Re: nvidia driver install with pacman available

i moved the package to the staging repo
i think it's stable enough

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB