FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
» Video Reviews

» Linux Archive

Linux-archive is a website aiming to archive linux email lists and to make them easily accessible for linux users/developers.


» Sponsor

» Partners

» Sponsor

Go Back   Linux Archive > Debian > Debian User

 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
 
Old 10-03-2008, 05:39 PM
"Mridul Manohar Mishra"
 
Default anyone installed nvidia drivers on etch recently?

I actually installed the driver using the binary provided by nvidia in etch and lenny both and I didn't fail even a single time. I don't think it's something with the driver though I don't know what else might it be.


Mridul

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:51 PM, Adam Hardy <adam.ant@cyberspaceroad.com> wrote:

I'm suffering from repeated crashes in my Eclipse IDE, which is java. Restarting it is slow and losing work is never much fun anyway, but I thought I'd find a solution until now.



I have 4 approaches to the problem:

*- upgrade java (done that, now on the latest release of JDK 1.5, 1.5.0_16)

*- upgrade Eclipse (worst approach, might require me to do a dev environment re-install)

*- upgrade Etch to latest packages (done that)

*- upgrade the nvidia driver (trying and failing).



I'm using "nv", so I thought I'd try the proprietary nvidia driver.



Following any of the methods on http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers just leads me down the same path to the point where I find "nvidia.ko failed to build" in the logs.




I'm using the stock kernel 2.6.26-bpo.1-686 from apt, and trying to get the nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-kernel-common nvidia-kernel-legacy-2.6-686 packages from non-free to install, but using the instruction:



m-a auto-install nvidia



leads to the error "nvidia.ko failed build", as I mentioned above.



The other methods outlined on the wiki fail similarly.



The executable download directly from nvidia.com has the same problem.



Is this whole thing with the proprietary driver a bad idea or just something that won't work until I get lenny?



Thanks

Adam









--

To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
 
Old 10-04-2008, 02:46 AM
Jack Schneider
 
Default anyone installed nvidia drivers on etch recently?

On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 18:21:18 +0100
Adam Hardy <adam.ant@cyberspaceroad.com> wrote:

> I'm suffering from repeated crashes in my Eclipse IDE, which is java.
> Restarting it is slow and losing work is never much fun anyway, but I
> thought I'd find a solution until now.
>
> I have 4 approaches to the problem:
> - upgrade java (done that, now on the latest release of JDK 1.5,
> 1.5.0_16)
> - upgrade Eclipse (worst approach, might require me to do a dev
> environment re-install)
> - upgrade Etch to latest packages (done that)
> - upgrade the nvidia driver (trying and failing).
>
> I'm using "nv", so I thought I'd try the proprietary nvidia driver.
>
> Following any of the methods on
> http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers just leads me down the
> same path to the point where I find "nvidia.ko failed to build" in
> the logs.
>
> I'm using the stock kernel 2.6.26-bpo.1-686 from apt, and trying to
> get the nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-kernel-common
> nvidia-kernel-legacy-2.6-686 packages from non-free to install, but
> using the instruction:
>
> m-a auto-install nvidia
>
> leads to the error "nvidia.ko failed build", as I mentioned above.
>
> The other methods outlined on the wiki fail similarly.
>
> The executable download directly from nvidia.com has the same problem.
>
> Is this whole thing with the proprietary driver a bad idea or just
> something that won't work until I get lenny?
>
> Thanks
> Adam
>
>
>
>

Take a look at this link:

-- http://tinyplanet.ca/~lsorense/debian/debian-nvidia-dri-howto.html

Thanks to Len Sorenson for keeping me straight...8-)

Jack


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
 
Old 10-04-2008, 02:24 PM
Adam Hardy
 
Default anyone installed nvidia drivers on etch recently?

Jack Schneider on 04/10/08 03:46, wrote:

On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 18:21:18 +0100
Adam Hardy <adam.ant@cyberspaceroad.com> wrote:


I'm using "nv", so I thought I'd try the proprietary nvidia driver.

Following any of the methods on
http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers just leads me down the
same path to the point where I find "nvidia.ko failed to build" in
the logs.

I'm using the stock kernel 2.6.26-bpo.1-686 from apt, and trying to
get the nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-kernel-common
nvidia-kernel-legacy-2.6-686 packages from non-free to install, but
using the instruction:

m-a auto-install nvidia

leads to the error "nvidia.ko failed build", as I mentioned above.



Take a look at this link:

-- http://tinyplanet.ca/~lsorense/debian/debian-nvidia-dri-howto.html


I followed those instructions to the letter with no success. It was good in that
it was definitive about whether I should be using legacy or not, however the
only other main difference from the wiki article was the m-a command:


m-a a-i -i -t -f nvidia-kernel-source

which made no difference to the end result of the nvidia.ko build.

I think it's something to do with v 2.6.26-bpo.1-686

Is that the kernel version you're running too?

Regards
Adam


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
 
Old 10-04-2008, 03:15 PM
Jack Schneider
 
Default anyone installed nvidia drivers on etch recently?

On Sat, 04 Oct 2008 15:24:16 +0100
Adam Hardy <adam.ant@cyberspaceroad.com> wrote:

> Jack Schneider on 04/10/08 03:46, wrote:
> > On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 18:21:18 +0100
> > Adam Hardy <adam.ant@cyberspaceroad.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm using "nv", so I thought I'd try the proprietary nvidia driver.
> >>
> >> Following any of the methods on
> >> http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers just leads me down the
> >> same path to the point where I find "nvidia.ko failed to build" in
> >> the logs.
> >>
> >> I'm using the stock kernel 2.6.26-bpo.1-686 from apt, and trying to
> >> get the nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-kernel-common
> >> nvidia-kernel-legacy-2.6-686 packages from non-free to install, but
> >> using the instruction:
> >>
> >> m-a auto-install nvidia
> >>
> >> leads to the error "nvidia.ko failed build", as I mentioned above.
> >>
> >
> > Take a look at this link:
> >
> > --
> > http://tinyplanet.ca/~lsorense/debian/debian-nvidia-dri-howto.html
>
> I followed those instructions to the letter with no success. It was
> good in that it was definitive about whether I should be using legacy
> or not, however the only other main difference from the wiki article
> was the m-a command:
>
> m-a a-i -i -t -f nvidia-kernel-source
>
> which made no difference to the end result of the nvidia.ko build.
>
> I think it's something to do with v 2.6.26-bpo.1-686
>
> Is that the kernel version you're running too?
>
> Regards
> Adam
>
>
Hi. Adam
:~$ uname -r
2.6.26-1-amd64
May be the difference... Send Len a query...He's super helpful...
lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca

Have a great day...
Jack


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
 
Old 10-07-2008, 11:14 PM
Adam Hardy
 
Default anyone installed nvidia drivers on etch recently?

Jack Schneider on 04/10/08 16:15, wrote:

On Sat, 04 Oct 2008 15:24:16 +0100
Adam Hardy <adam.ant@cyberspaceroad.com> wrote:


Jack Schneider on 04/10/08 03:46, wrote:

On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 18:21:18 +0100
Adam Hardy <adam.ant@cyberspaceroad.com> wrote:

I'm using "nv", so I thought I'd try the proprietary nvidia driver.

Following any of the methods on
http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers just leads me down the
same path to the point where I find "nvidia.ko failed to build" in
the logs.

I'm using the stock kernel 2.6.26-bpo.1-686 from apt, and trying to
get the nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-kernel-common
nvidia-kernel-legacy-2.6-686 packages from non-free to install, but
using the instruction:

m-a auto-install nvidia

leads to the error "nvidia.ko failed build", as I mentioned above.


Take a look at this link:

--
http://tinyplanet.ca/~lsorense/debian/debian-nvidia-dri-howto.html

I followed those instructions to the letter with no success. It was
good in that it was definitive about whether I should be using legacy
or not, however the only other main difference from the wiki article
was the m-a command:

m-a a-i -i -t -f nvidia-kernel-source

which made no difference to the end result of the nvidia.ko build.

I think it's something to do with v 2.6.26-bpo.1-686


OK my mistake - forgot I had etch-backports in my sources.list and so never
meant to install 2.6.26

I removed 2.6.26 and went back to 2.6.18 and the nvidia drivers compiled at once.

Now the problem though is that X doesn't come up - the screen stays black and
then drops back to the command prompt.

This is after the first time, directly after I compiled the nvidia driver, when
it all worked nicely - but not now that I've turned the machine off and back on
again.

No problem is mentioned in the log, just 'Initializing extension GLX' on the
last line, and the command line after failure just says


XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.


Seems from random results from google that the config is bad, but it works fine
with 'nv'.


Any ideas?

Thanks
Adam


--
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-REQUEST@lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org
 

Thread Tools




All times are GMT. The time now is 02:44 AM.

VBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2007, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2007 - 2008, www.linux-archive.org