[PlanetCCRMA] Nvidia driver & planetccrma-core-edge-smp

Hector Centeno-Garcia h.centeno@sympatico.ca
Fri Jul 28 00:00:02 2006

Hello George,

I'm currently using the edge-smp kernel with the Nvidia driver (using a 
GeForce 6600 too). This is roughly what I did to get it working, after 
installing FC5 and the CCRMA edge package:
1. Download the nivida installer (the latest one it's here: 
2. In a console, as root install the kernel headers with:
 yum install kernel-smp-devel-2.6.16-1.2080.13.rrt.rhfc5.ccrma-smp-i686  
(replace VERSION with the right number)
3. Again using yum install the package:
yum install xorg-x11-server-sdk
4. Edit the xorg.conf file with:
gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and in the section where it says Section "Device" change
Driver      "nv"
Driver      "nvidia"
save and close the file.
5. Restart X or reboot. It will complain about an error but answer "no" 
to everything until you get back to a login console. After login in as 
root, go to the folder where you have the 
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run file.
6. Execute the command:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run 
--kernel-source-path=/usr/src/kernels/KERNELVER replace the KERNELVER 
with the right one, you can find the right name for the folder with a
ls /usr/src/kernels
7. Follow the instructions and if everything goes ok, then just reboot 
and you should be done!

Hope this helps, if something is not clear please let me know. I don't 
know about TwinView because I don't have two monitors for testing it.


George Chan wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm a current Slackware user about to switch (either tonight or
> tomorrow) to Planet CCRMA.
> I will be installing the planetccrma-core-edge-smp kernel onto a
> dual-cpu, dual-core AMD Opteron system with a GeForce 6600GT video card
> and an RME-9632 card.
> How do I get the Nvidia drivers installed (preferably with an RPM)?
> And, does the Nvidia driver work OK with this kernel?
> And, when I was checking out Planet CCRMA on FC5 (a REALLY quick
> installation!) a little while ago, I was never able to get both of my
> monitors working.  
> If I can get the Nvidia drivers installed, I can simply manually edit
> the xorg.conf file to get both monitors working with TwinView.
> Thanks in advance for your help!
> George
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