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NVIDIA ON FEDORA 2

ANDREA_6
Frequent Advisor

NVIDIA ON FEDORA 2

Hello to everybody,
I have an Nvidia Geforce 5600 xt:
I installed (with this command "nvidia-installer --latest") the driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run, according to the procedure required.

During the installation a popup told me to deflag riva_fb modules... i did it...

I compiled the new kernel (2.6.8) without riva_fb but now if I execute a simple game "tuxracer" I retrive this errors:

Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
*** tuxracer error: Couldn't initialize video: Couldn't find matching GLX visual (Success)

I have this output in /var/log/Xorg.0.log:

(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (NVIDIA X driver not found)

Do you have any ideas?

Thanks,Andrea.
5 REPLIES
Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: NVIDIA ON FEDORA 2

I also have a NVIDIA in my case "Riva TNT 2" running on a Fedora core 2.

In my case the GLX lib and extentions give no errors.

I have attached a cut and past of my log extract hoping this could help you out ?

perhaps you could check if you find the files mention in my log ?

If comparing my setup with your can help you fell free I will be in for an other hour and back later at about 22:00 gmt+2 hour.

J-P (Jean-Pierre)
Smile I will feel the difference
ANDREA_6
Frequent Advisor

Re: NVIDIA ON FEDORA 2

I executed "lsmod" and I can see nothing about video drivers...
I attach lsmod output and xorg.conf...

Any idea??
Brst regards,Andrea.

LSMOD:

Module Size Used by
ppp_synctty 9472 0
ppp_async 10496 1
crc_ccitt 2176 1 ppp_async
ppp_generic 35092 6 ppp_synctty,ppp_async
slhc 6400 1 ppp_generic
snd_pcm_oss 47144 0
snd_mixer_oss 16512 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_intel8x0 32940 0
snd_ac97_codec 63364 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_pcm 93832 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0
snd_timer 29060 1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 8968 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
gameport 4352 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_mpu401_uart 8320 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_rawmidi 24484 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 7048 1 snd_rawmidi
snd 49252 9 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 8544 1 snd
parport_pc 22848 1
lp 9836 0
parport 38984 2 parport_pc,lp
autofs4 23556 0
sunrpc 157028 1
sis900 17412 0
ipt_REJECT 5888 1
ipt_state 2048 1
ip_conntrack 26912 1 ipt_state
iptable_filter 2688 1
ip_tables 14848 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter
floppy 58928 0
sg 31264 0
scsi_mod 113612 1 sg
microcode 6176 0
dm_mod 50836 0
joydev 8128 0
ehci_hcd 31748 0
ohci_hcd 21892 0
button 5016 0
battery 7564 0
asus_acpi 9368 0
ac 3724 0
ipv6 239556 10
ext3 104296 2
jbd 76952 1 ext3

XORG:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666

Johannes Krackowizer_1
Valued Contributor

Re: NVIDIA ON FEDORA 2

Hi Andrea,

try nvidia-installer --update

After installing look at file /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

If you already have an X config file working with a different driver (such as the 'nv' or 'vesa' driver), then all you need to do is find the relevant Device section and replace the line:

Driver "nv"
(or Driver "vesa")

with

Driver "nvidia"

In the Module section, make sure you have:

Load "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"

The complete docu is located at the nvidia ftp-page: ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-6111/README.txt
"First off, I'd suggest printing out a copy of the GNU coding standards, and NOT read it. Burn them, it's a great symbolic gesture." (Linus Torvalds)
Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: NVIDIA ON FEDORA 2

Sorry for late reply, did not make it here yesterday evening.

Very nice and worth the read link you pointed us to there Johannes.

Andrea if this is still an issue I would read Johannes link, this has got it all.

In my Xorg.conf I had nv instead of nvidia but some how this does works ? I am not in front of this system I will try change this this evening to nvidia to see if this works too ?

Tell about us the status so far so we know if you still need info/help.

J-P
Smile I will feel the difference
Johannes Krackowizer_1
Valued Contributor

Re: NVIDIA ON FEDORA 2

Hi,

the driver "nv" should also work fine it's delivered with the fedora core, so you do not need to install any packets from nvidia.
The only limitation by the driver "nv" is that it has not fully hardware aceleration, it only supports the graphic cards for displaying the desktop and some little features. If you like to use the full 3d performence of the gpu on the graphics card you have to use driver "nvidia".

Johannes
"First off, I'd suggest printing out a copy of the GNU coding standards, and NOT read it. Burn them, it's a great symbolic gesture." (Linus Torvalds)