Gentoo and nVidia drivers

Jason Holt jason at lunkwill.org
Thu Nov 17 19:07:06 MST 2005


I almost always end up using NVidia's installer on my debian-like boxes.

 					-J

On Thu, 17 Nov 2005, Mitch Anderson wrote:

> Over the last week, I've installed a Gentoo box on a slow Duron 800 with an 
> nVidia FX5200.  Everythings been going fine except now I'm trying to get X up 
> and running with the nVidia driver.  I've installed the nvidia-kernel and 
> nvidia-glx, all goes fine.  I can get kdm to start up just fine with the 
> driver set to "nv" but when I change it to "nvidia" X takes up 99% of the 
> processor with no sign of ever giving it back.  Just wondering if anyone has 
> some pointers on what I've done wrong with the kernel/nvidia configs?
>
>
> I've been following a couple how-to's (mostly the gentoo handbook) and this:
>
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Setup_MythTV
>
> And some kernel options here:
>
> http://home.comcast.net/~alf_park/mythtv.html
>
> I've tried with the agpgart compiled as a module, in the kernel, and not at 
> all.  All have the same result... faik
>
> Ideas? other howtos?  I can post or make available my kernel config and other 
> use variables if needed.
>
> Mitch
>
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