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« on: November 17, 2007, 00:57:52 AM »

Hello, I am totally new to Pardus as I use Mint as my main machine. I am not to familiar with the complete install of a video card driver. I did download it from a repository but it is not installed. Now in Mint, I use Envy to make install a breeze, plus it makes it easier if for some reason the X server won't boot due to a graphic card issue or kernel update you might not be aware of. Let me know the install process of this driver, and what I need to do. Remember I am a newbie so be easy on me!
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2007, 07:28:05 AM »

What type of card do you have?
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2007, 14:47:59 PM »

Here is how I install drivers on every distribution.

1. Make sure you have all the dependencies installed (gcc, make, kernel-source, kernel-headers). Use package manager to check if everything is installed, if something is missing install the missing dependency trough package manager.
2. Download drivers from nvidia home page
3. Put the downloaded drivers in to one of the folders in home directory (ex. /home/my_files/). You can also create another map, it`s up to you.
4. press alt + ctrl + F1 to go to console
5. Login as root (su) and type the required password for root (su) user.
6. Now exit the X server by executing the following command service kdebase stop
7. Go to the folder where the downloaded drivers are located. You can use mc command and locate the appropriate folder (than press F10 to exit mc). The other method is by typing cd home/your_username/my_files
8. Now type sh Nvidia.... (name of the file/drivers) and press enter. If you dont know the whole name of drivers just type N and then press tab key.
9. Answer the questions and whait till drivers are installed
10. Restart X server with following command service kdebase start
11. You can check in K menu for  Nvidia X server settings. There you can also check, for the version of the drivers installed on your system
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2007, 17:34:26 PM »

Remove all packages that say "Nvidia", Using package manager.(domo,ndsiwrapper,glx,tools,and kernel).
Close package manager.

Open a konsole.(a command console)

Type these three commands, one at a time letting Pardus do its work.
Codes:
sudo pisi ur
sudo pisi it nvidia-kernel nvidia-glx nvidia-tools
sudo nvidia-xconfig

Your password will be required.
first code; updates the repository.
second code; downloads and installs the appropriate nvidia packages and dependencies.
third code; records new changes to .conf file.

After third code finishes. Restart your machine or restart x (alt/ctrl/backspace)
Should now see a nvidia splash screen before reaching desktop.

Now open "run" thats (alt-F2) and type nvidia-settings.

The floor is all yours miester.

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2007, 15:55:22 PM »

Hello, just tried the last method, but I guess this is for newer cards. The card I have is a GeForce 2 GTS. I noticed on some Linux Distros it will work with the oldest drivers and some it will not work at all and sends me to a black screen with login info. as in this case. I did just install the newest Pardus Latest release thinking maybe there was an auto graphics card detection but did not see that. I am open for a solution for older driver install, and would like to know if future Pardus versions might possibly include a program like Envy.Thanks for all your help and keep up the good work.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007, 18:35:26 PM »

I went to nvidia site and could'nt find no drivers for a geforce 2 gts.
If you say its an older card, then you might want to check the nvidia domo packache located in "OTHERS" under "components" in 'Package Manager" and or the nvidia ndiswrapper package.

Thats odd, pisi should've installed the appropriate drivers for your card when you run,
code:
sudo pisi it nvidia-kernel nvidia-glx nvidia-tools Angry

Well I wish I could help you some more but my Pardus operating system been crashing like mad. "Right after updating" 7.2 and  7.3 beta.

Check out 7.3 Lynx
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2007, 20:29:15 PM »

Hello, just tried the last method, but I guess this is for newer cards. The card I have is a GeForce 2 GTS. I noticed on some Linux Distros it will work with the oldest drivers and some it will not work at all and sends me to a black screen with login info. as in this case. I did just install the newest Pardus Latest release thinking maybe there was an auto graphics card detection but did not see that. I am open for a solution for older driver install, and would like to know if future Pardus versions might possibly include a program like Envy.Thanks for all your help and keep up the good work.

Drivers for your grafic card do exist, here is how to get to them click here. Just click download.
The other way is go to nvidia home page link is in my post above
1. Product Type: choose legacy
2. Product Series: geforce 2 gts
3. Product: same as above
4. Operating System: linux
5. Language: english us

Everything that is written in my first post about your problem still stands and you should install your card drivers without any problems. Just follow the steps and you should be fine.

Regards Bandito
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2007, 18:02:11 PM »

Old nvidia graphic cards are listed in the web sites "legacy" catagory for driver download.
"Linux32bit for Pardus operating system.

I missed it.
Thanks Bandito.
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2007, 18:52:14 PM »

   Bandit, you're saying we don't have to download and install any nvidia kernel,glx,or tools in package manager before exiting x and installing nvidia website driver in text mode?

Here is how I install drivers on every distribution.

1. Make sure you have all the dependencies installed (gcc, make, kernel-source, kernel-headers). Use package manager to check if everything is installed, if something is missing install the missing dependency trough package manager.
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2007, 23:09:03 PM »

According to my experiences with installing drivers for grafic cards, you only need the dependencies listed above and appropriate drivers to go along with your video card. If you plan to use 3D effects like Compiz fusion, you can simply install it trough pisi manager afterwards.
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2007, 00:00:37 AM »

I followed your method.Bandit.
I installed LYNX.

Now when I try to save my personal nvidia configurations in "nvidia-settings" I get an error;Unable to remove old X config backup file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'.

If i delete, then it won't create another.

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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2007, 00:08:07 AM »

Hm interesting, I have the same problem with my home computer. Everytime when I restart computer I have to put refresh rate from 60 to 85 and it refuses to save. I tought it was a bug in 2007.2. I`m really sorry that I can not be much of a help because I`m at campus at the moment.
What if you try installing drivers your way, can you change nvidia-settings normaly?

edit: here is the  topic regarding this subject.
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2007, 00:57:27 AM »

The solution Eren makes at that topic is very good. Letting and setting kde autostart to start "nvidia-settings"
My Acer's res is set at 1280x1024 H: 80khz  V:75hz
In nvidia-settings its set on 1280x1024  Auto  with a millions of colors(32bpp)
I can't lock it at 75hz but "auto" gets me the millions of colors,

Whats bothering me is that it can't remove old xconfig backup file. I was wrong, my personal settings do get saved. All except 75hz res.

Now when I try to save my personal nvidia configurations in "nvidia-settings" I get an error;Unable to remove old X config backup file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'.

If i delete, then it won't create another.


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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2007, 16:04:56 PM »

This might help ubuntu forums
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2007, 18:34:19 PM »

Hey man, I want to Thank You.
That thread was helpful.

Instead of running "nvidia-settings" in "RUN Box" (Alt + F2),
Run it in a konsole as sudo.
Code:
sudo nvidia-settings

Enter password not root.

Now set your personal settings in nvidia and save.

Now "all" settings are saved and no probs with creating or deleting files.
I can now even save my res at 75hz.

Muchas Gracias, Again.


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