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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:23 pm 
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Had massive problems with this card getting TV out working. Also the recordings and live-tv player would freeze immediately. Upgraded to an FX5200 and everything worked fine.

Steer clear of older nvidia cards like this.

System:
Sempron 2200+
Shuttle SK43G
BT878 card 37, tuner 43

Oh, and if you're thinking about getting an SK43G for the tv-out, don't. It uses an obscure TV encoder chip that has no support in the current unichrome drivers. There is a patch available for NTSC (haven't tried it though) but PAL support is non-exsistent.

Unsure as to whether this motherboard suffers from the VIA DMA bug as I don't use an ivtv card. DMA is turned on and seems to work fine.

Comments or questions welcome. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:25 pm 
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The card should work fine with older versions of the nvidia drivers. This was the first card I used in my first myth box a few years back...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:31 pm 
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using 71.74 drivers on R5A16

If that's the case then support for these cards has been lost in recent versions.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:13 am 
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That's part of the reason why you still have the option of using an older version...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:07 am 
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I have an older video card that used to work with older Nvidia drivers.
When I tried to compile an older Nvidia driver on this version of KnoppMyth
The Nvidia driver run command would error out even when I selected the
--kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux-headers..... command
The error reported in the nvidia error log file indicated that the file
"autoconf.h" was missing from the include/linux directory.

Older versions of linux header directories had this file, but the version of the
kernel headers that are shipped with the R5F27 don't include the autoconf.h file.

Without it the Nvidia drivers will not compile. I even tried downloading and installing
the entire source tree for the full linux-source that corresponds to R5F27, and still
that file was not included.

Has anyone been able to compile Nvidia drivers with Knoppmyth R5F27?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:11 am 
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Why are you trying to compile the older driver? Support for older nvidia cards is available via the debs that are included. If for some reason, the legacy 71xx deb isn't installed, you can force it.
Code:
install-nvidia-debian.sh 1.0.7185 -force
To resolve it not working out the box, details about your hardware should be provided, to include lspci. BTW:All additional kernel modules tat I compile, are compiled using only the headers.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:11 pm 
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Cecil said I should run the command
install-nvidia-debian-sh 1.0.7667 -force
To select the 7667 version of the nvidia driver.
If you pick a version of the driver that is already represented in the
/usr/src/debs/nvidia directory, then it works, but if you
pick a version that is not there it is completely broken for many reasons:

1st reason it is broken.
Nvidia moved things around on thier web site so neither the .deb
files nor the .run files are where they are being looked for by the script.

2nd reason it is broken.
The script looks for the .deb modules and if not found tries to download the .run
module and compile from source. This part of the script does not work because a
file named autoconf.h is missing from the /usr/src/linux/include/linux directory, and
the nvidia drivers cannot compile without it.


Last edited by BarryMead on Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:49 pm 
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When I got the autoconf.h and auto.conf files that were missing by using the closest
source tree I could find that had them. 2.6.18 etch source tree on the debian web site
the problem was still not solved. Apparently the 2.6.18-chw-13 variant of the kernel
made some change to one or both of these files since when the nvidia driver does try
to compile now that it finds these missing files it comes up with an error saying:
"struct 'task_struct' has no member rlim"
in the object module os-interface.o

Does anyone have the correct version of the two missing files

/usr/src/linux/include/linux/autoconf.h, and
/usr/src/linux/include/config/auto.conf

These files are missing from both the header source tree and the full kernel source tree
for the availiable deb modules associated with knoppmyth R5F27?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:24 am 
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I renamed startx to startx.save in /usr/bin and rebooted
I verified that the old nvidia drivers was not loaded with rmmod nvidia and
lsmod |grep nvidia
I went directly to the /usr/src/debs/nvidia/1.0.8776 directory and tried to install the deb
files there
with dpkg -i nvidia-glx-dev_1.0.8776-1_i386.deb --force
and dpkg -i nvidia-glx_1.0.8776-1_i386.deb --force
and dpkg -i nvidia-kernel-2.6.18-chw-13_1.0.8776-1+2.6.18-chw-10.00.Custom_i386.deb --force

All three gave error messages even with the --force and the nvidia kernel module was not
installed.

I am not convinced that anyone has been able to install any version of the nvidia driver
other than the one that comes with R5F27. Can anyone prove me wrong, and tell me how?


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 Post subject: My Video card lspci
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:30 am 
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The listing from lspci is:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x] (rev c1)

I was able to get the 7185 version of the nvidia driver to install, but not with the built in script.
This was of no help however since that version of the driver does not properly support my
video card. I need the 7667 version of the driver which needs to be compiled, and compiling is broken.

How I got it to install (7185) was as follows:
I had to remove the current driver with:
dpkg -r nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx
and
dpkg -r nvidia-kernel-legacy-96xx-2.6.18-chw-13
then install the new one with:
dpkg -i nvidia-glx-legacy-71xx_1.0.7185-3_i386.deb
and
dpkg -i nvidia-kernel-legacy-71xx-2.6.18-chw-13_1.0.7185-3+2.6.18-chw-13-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
This had to be done with no nvidia drivers running.

I am thinking of downgrading to version R5E50 since I have seen people on the forum
say that they could compile nvidia drivers for that version. :(


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