aha, I installed the linux-headers-2.6.21-1-multimedia package with Synaptic Package Manager,
then with synaptic still open , in the root modprobe nvidiaterminal I typed:
then everything got stuck so I got risky and pressed the reset button on the PC.
While booting , I saw a short splash screen with the nvidia logo,
from the first look on the screen I could see there was another driver working because it's a little bit darker.
and now Blender works. And how, really nice and smooth :-)
It looks like all the windows open up and close down faster now.
Problem solved :-)
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 7:09 PM, Peter Geirnaert <email@example.com> wrote:
Hi Gustin, thanks for the reply,
I followed your advice, (with xorg.conf's driver still set to nv), and as root I typed:
lsmod |grep nvidia
nvidia************** 4714292* 0
i2c_core************** 22400* 2 nvidia,i2c_i801
agpgart*************** 33364* 2 nvidia,intel_agp
didn't return anything
so here are the last three lines of dmesg:
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
NVRM: loading NVIDIA Linux x86 Kernel Module* 1.0-9631* Thu Nov* 9 17:38:10 PST 2006
So I think the driver has been loaded,
It may not matter to say* that I upgraded from a 64 studio 1.0 cd installation, but
I'm not really sure if the update/upgrade is completely done already, because I see there are newer kernel versions available etc.
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 6:09 PM, Gustin Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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You should have the nvidia driver loaded:
lsmod |grep nvidia
IF that previous command returns nothing, what happens when you type:
If you get an error like "FATAL: Module nvidia not found", then you
probably need to build and install the module. *You should probably have
the packages "build-essential" and "kernel-package" installed.
If you do not get an error modprobing, the last few lines of dmesg might
Peter Geirnaert wrote:
| Aha, I see something wrong here:
| peter@64studio:~$ uname -a
| Linux 64studio 2.6.17-2-multimedia-486 #1 PREEMPT Tue Jun 27 10:40:20
| UTC 2006 i 686 GNU/Linux
| and I was trying to use the
| so probably that's why the nvidia-kernel module is not found, and I have
| to upgrade the Linux kernel.
| In Synaptic I find the linux-image-2.6.21-1-multimedia-486 package which
| is what I need, I hope so and will try it now ... Ok installed fine
| Now change the /etc/X11/xorg.conf's Driver to "nvidia" again, killall
| gdm, gdm
| and I should see the nvidia driver loaded ... mm, not working, I still
| have the same result from uname -a.
| On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 11:50 PM, Peter Geirnaert
| <email@example.com <mailto
| * * I also found out about ENVY
| * * <http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html> on this HOWTO
| * * <http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=363542> . It's a script to
| * * automatically configure nvidia drivers . But now it's time to turn
| * * down the machine for me, I'll check it out myself tomorrow.
| * * Take care.
| * * Peter
| * * On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 11:42 PM, Peter Geirnaert
| * * <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto
| * * * * Maybe it's important to add this piece of the log file
| * * * * PCI:*(1:0:0) nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 4000 AGP 8x]
| * * * * (or from peter@64studio:~$ lspci -tv
| * * * * <http://www.pixelbeat.org/cmdline.html>)
| * * * * Maybe I should try the nvidia-glx-legacy-71xx
| * * * * instead of nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx ?
| * * * * Tomorrow , I'll give it a go.
| * * * * On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 9:44 PM, Peter Geirnaert
| * * * * <email@example.com <mailto
| * * * * wrote:
| * * * * * * Hi,
| * * * * * * I've followed the advise on the FAQ NR 14
| * * * * * * <http://64studio.com/faq_user>
| * * * * * * to install my nVidia GeForce MX 4000 AGP card,
| * * * * * * to get GLX support for Blender
| * * * * * * (I get this message when I try to run Blender: Xlib:
| * * * * * * extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0")
| * * * * * * (http://www.blender.org/education-help/faq/linux/#c2001
| * * * * * * points me to the distro)
| * * * * * * but when I change the xorg.conf Driver "nv" to "nvidia",
| * * * * * * I get no GUI at all.
| * * * * * * Currently I've got xserver-xorg-video-nv installed
| * * * * * * (I think that's the driver my card uses now)
| * * * * * * and
| * * * * * * nvidia-kernel-legacy-96xx-2.6.21-1-multimedia-486
| * * * * * * and nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx removed again.
| * * * * * * I added the Xorg.0.log file from /var/log/
| * * * * * * but looking at it makes me think it didn't even try to load
| * * * * * * the nvidia driver
| * * * * * * and the Xorg.0.log.old was just the same
| * * * * * * I don't know where to go now .
| * * * * * * Any directions welcome ..
| * * * * * * cheers
| * * * * * * Peter
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