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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:01 pm 
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Hey guys, I recently switched over to linhes from myhtbuntu and I am not entirely familiar with linhes yet. I have my daughters PC and I had installed mythbuntu with the nvidia 304 drivers. I am now trying to install linhes 8.1 on it and I am forced to use the VESA driver to install .
everything is up and working but the menu is not very responsive, I think it needs the nvidia legacy driver for the nvidia 6100 LE. The arch linux site suggest the 304 driver.

I thought this was the command but this command is not working
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sudo pacman -S nvidia-304xx
Is that the correct format to install it or am I missing something ?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:12 pm 
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The nvidia drivers available in the 8.1 repo are version 310 and I don't know if they will work for you or not. I not at my system at the moment but I believe:
Code:
sudo pacman -S nvidia
sudo pacman -S nvidia-utils


Should install the nvidia-310 version of the packages required.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:16 pm 
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the Legacy Nvidia drivers are not supported in LinHES 8.0+
http://linhes.org/projects/linhes/versions/22

You can install them as This guy did although I wish they had documented it. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=24041&hilit=legacy+nvidia

According to Nvidia you do indeed need the 304.88 driver and you can download it from their site http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverRe ... 9826/en-us

The Arch wiki has a guide for installing the driver... I would wait for one of the real Linux people (ie not me) to guide you on the best way to install the driver. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA#Installing

Are you opposed to buying a new card?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:59 am 
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There should be no need to buy a new card; I have an old 6600 running the 304xx driver just fine (Arch). For LH, it looks like only the following are available:
[core] = 310.19
[core-testing] = 337.12

Looks like LH is on the 3.13.x series of kernel so you likely only need to download the linux-headers package and build your own version of 304xx. I assume LH includes an equivalent of 'base-devel'?

You will need to adapt the Arch PKGBUILDs for LH which shouldn't be hard. I can help if you wish to proceed.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:58 am 
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I put R8.2 in a VM and modified the Arch PKGBUILDs. They built in the VM just fine.

You can get them here: http://repo-ck.com/source/LH/nvidia-304 ... 8.2.tar.gz
You will need the base-devel group installed in order to build these. These should not harm your system since they can be removed. I don't know the inner workings of LH so try it at your own risk. Maybe wait for one of the devs to comment.

EDIT:
Code:
tar xcf nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2.tar.gz
cd nvidia-304xx-utils
makepkg -srci
cd ..
cd nvidia-304xx
makepkg -srci


I dunno how to restart X in LH so probably just easier to reboot.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:54 am 
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thanks Graysky you are one of Linux experts I was thinking of.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:18 pm 
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graysky wrote:
I put R8.2 in a VM and modified the Arch PKGBUILDs. They built in the VM just fine.

You can get them here: http://repo-ck.com/source/LH/nvidia-304 ... 8.2.tar.gz
You will need the base-devel group installed in order to build these. These should not harm your system since they can be removed. I don't know the inner workings of LH so try it at your own risk. Maybe wait for one of the devs to comment.

EDIT:
Code:
tar xcf nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2.tar.gz
cd nvidia-304xx-utils
makepkg -srci
cd ..
cd nvidia-304xx
makepkg -srci


I dunno how to restart X in LH so probably just easier to reboot.


well I gave that a shot but it failed , missing some package dependency. Oh well, dont worry about it, I think I just need to replace this old pc. Life is pretty hard making the switch from a gui to text only, but my main machines are working perfectly.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:03 pm 
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jeremycobert wrote:
well I gave that a shot but it failed , missing some package dependency. Oh well, dont worry about it, I think I just need to replace this old pc. Life is pretty hard making the switch from a gui to text only, but my main machines are working perfectly.


No, it should not fail. Build and install the first ones, then the 2nd one. Work for me on a virgin install.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:25 am 
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graysky wrote:
jeremycobert wrote:

No, it should not fail. Build and install the first ones, then the 2nd one. Work for me on a virgin install.


O.k., I will give it another shot. I will do a virgin install.

also , did you run it as root ? I aasume i need to su or sudo and run it.

also, "tar xcf nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2.tar.gz' " did you mean tar xvf ? instead of xcf ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:49 am 
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jeremycobert wrote:
graysky wrote:
jeremycobert wrote:

No, it should not fail. Build and install the first ones, then the 2nd one. Work for me on a virgin install.


O.k., I will give it another shot. I will do a virgin install.

also , did you run it as root ? I aasume i need to su or sudo and run it.

also, "tar xcf nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2.tar.gz' " did you mean tar xvf ? instead of xcf ?


Opps, yes, typo on the untar command. There is no reason to try it on a virgin install by the way. You do not need to run makepkg as root, if you include the "-i" switch which means install, it will build and they try to install if you user has sudo rights.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:11 pm 
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graysky wrote:
Opps, yes, typo on the untar command. There is no reason to try it on a virgin install by the way. You do not need to run makepkg as root, if you include the "-i" switch which means install, it will build and they try to install if you user has sudo rights.


Well, i gave it another shot on a virgin install of 8.1.0 and it fails. I wonder if its because I am running it as root . I really have no idea how to use VI, so adding myself to the sudo users is out of the question.


Code:
[root@gabbybox ~]# ls
LinHES-install.sh~  nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2.tar.gz
[root@gabbybox ~]#
[root@gabbybox ~]# tar xvf nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2.tar.gz
nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/
nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/
nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD
nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx/
nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx/PKGBUILD
nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx/nvidia.install
[root@gabbybox ~]# cd nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2
[root@gabbybox nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2]# cd ../
[root@gabbybox ~]# ls
LinHES-install.sh~            nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2.tar.gz
nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2
[root@gabbybox ~]# cd nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2
[root@gabbybox nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2]# ls
nvidia-304xx  nvidia-304xx-utils
[root@gabbybox nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2]# cd nvidia-304xx-utils/
[root@gabbybox nvidia-304xx-utils]# makepkg -srci
==> ERROR: Running makepkg as root is a BAD idea and can cause permanent,
catastrophic damage to your system. If you wish to run as root, please
use the --asroot option.
[root@gabbybox nvidia-304xx-utils]# makepkg -srci --asroot
==> Making package: nvidia-304xx-utils 304.125-1 (Thu Jan  1 17:03:53 CST 2015)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
  -> Downloading NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.125-no-compat32.run...
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100 39.6M  100 39.6M    0     0   353k      0  0:01:54  0:01:54 --:--:--  356k
==> Validating source files with md5sums...
    NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.125-no-compat32.run ... Passed
==> Extracting sources...
==> Starting build()...
Creating directory NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.125-no-compat32
Verifying archive integrity... OK
Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64 304.125.......                                                                                ................................................................................                                                                                ............................................................
==> Starting package_nvidia-304xx-utils()...
/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD: line 26: readelf                                                                                : command not found
/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD: line 26: readelf                                                                                : command not found
/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD: line 26: readelf                                                                                : command not found
/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD: line 26: readelf                                                                                : command not found
/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD: line 26: readelf                                                                                : command not found
/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD: line 26: readelf                                                                                : command not found
/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD: line 26: readelf                                                                                : command not found
/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD: line 26: readelf                                                                                : command not found
/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD: line 26: readelf                                                                                : command not found
==> Tidying install...
  -> Purging unwanted files...
  -> Compressing man and info pages...
==> Creating package "nvidia-304xx-utils"...
  -> Generating .PKGINFO file...
  -> Generating .MTREE file...
  -> Compressing package...
==> Starting package_nvidia-304xx-libgl()...
==> Tidying install...
  -> Purging unwanted files...
  -> Compressing man and info pages...
==> Creating package "nvidia-304xx-libgl"...
  -> Generating .PKGINFO file...
  -> Generating .MTREE file...
  -> Compressing package...
==> Starting package_opencl-nvidia-304xx()...
/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD: line 26: readelf                                                                                : command not found
/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD: line 26: readelf                                                                                : command not found
==> Tidying install...
  -> Purging unwanted files...
  -> Compressing man and info pages...
==> Creating package "opencl-nvidia-304xx"...
  -> Generating .PKGINFO file...
  -> Generating .MTREE file...
  -> Compressing package...
==> Finished making: nvidia-304xx-utils 304.125-1 (Thu Jan  1 17:07:55 CST 2015)
==> Installing nvidia-304xx-utils package group with pacman -U...
loading packages...
error: '/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/nvidia-304xx-libgl                                                                                -304.125-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz': duplicate target
error: '/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/opencl-nvidia-304x                                                                                x-304.125-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz': duplicate target
==> WARNING: Failed to install built package(s).
==> Cleaning up...
[root@gabbybox nvidia-304xx-utils]#


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:23 am 
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Doesn't look like you installed the base-devel group...
Quote:
/root/nvidia-304xx_driver_for_R8.2/nvidia-304xx-utils/PKGBUILD: line 26: readelf
command not found


You shouldn't run makepkg as root, in fact, the latest version of pacman/makepkg has removed this option. If you are more comfortable with nano, type this as root to allow the visudo command to work:
Code:
export EDITOR=nano


Now you may add this line to allow your user (not mythtv) to have sudo rights:
Code:
youusername ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL


Try it to install the basedevel group:
Code:
sudo pacman -S base-devel


Now try building as your user (make sure you're not in /root when you do it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:41 pm 
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[quote="graysky"Try it to install the basedevel group:
Code:
sudo pacman -S base-devel


got myself added to the sudo users list.

is this normal ? It appears to error out . I selected all.

Quote:
]$ sudo pacman -S base-devel
:: There are 13 members in group base-devel:
:: Repository core
1) autoconf 2) automake 3) binutils 4) bison 5) fakeroot 6) flex
7) gcc 8) libtool 9) m4 10) make 11) pacman 12) patch 13) pkg-config

Enter a selection (default=all):
warning: pacman-4.1.0-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Packages (18):

Name Old Version New Version Net Change Download Size

core/cloog 0.17.0-2 0.55 MiB
core/isl 0.10-1 2.94 MiB
core/libmpc 1.0.1-1 0.38 MiB
core/mpfr 3.1.1-1 1.50 MiB
core/ppl 1.0-1 25.18 MiB
core/autoconf 2.69-1 2.18 MiB
core/automake 1.12.5-1 1.83 MiB
core/binutils 2.23.1-1 19.73 MiB
core/bison 2.6-1 2.08 MiB
core/fakeroot 1.18.4-1 0.22 MiB
core/flex 2.5.36-1 1.77 MiB
core/gcc 4.7.2-2 72.84 MiB
core/libtool 2.4.2-7 1.28 MiB
core/m4 1.4.16-2 0.28 MiB
core/make 3.82-4 1.29 MiB
core/pacman 4.1.0-1 4.1.0-1 0.00 MiB 0.57 MiB
core/patch 2.6.1-3 0.14 MiB 0.06 MiB
core/pkg-config 0.27-1 0.11 MiB

Total Download Size: 0.63 MiB
Total Installed Size: 138.21 MiB
Net Upgrade Size: 134.31 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] Y
:: Retrieving packages ...
error: failed retrieving file 'pacman-4.1.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz' from bits.linhe s.org : Maximum file size exceeded
warning: failed to retrieve some files
error: failed retrieving file 'patch-2.6.1-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz' from bits.linhes .org : The requested URL returned error: 404
warning: failed to retrieve some files
error: failed to commit transaction (download library error)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:27 pm 
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Guessing your database if out of date. Try this:
Code:
pacman -Syyu

then
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pacman -S base-devel

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