[Beowulf] Problems with nvidia driver

Francesco Pietra francesco.pietra at accademialucchese.it
Tue May 26 09:58:15 EDT 2009

Is it 3D feasible with NV11DDR (GeForce2 MX200 rev b2) cip and 32bit
linux (debian i386)? I met failure by doing

# apt-get install nvidia-kernel-common module-assistant

# m-a -i -t prepare

# m-a clean,a-i -i -t -f nvidia-kernel-source

# depmod -a

# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

(whereby no X server on reboot)

# dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

(X server recovered but no nvidia driver.)

Then I edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf,  adding either ' Driver "nvidia" '
or ' "nv" ' 'to the
' Section "Device" '

(in both cases no X server)

The, command

# dexconf

recovered the X system but no nvidia driver.

At this stage

 dpkg -l '*nvidia*'
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version        Description
ii  nvidia-glx     173.14.09-5    NVIDIA binary Xorg driver
ii  nvidia-glx-dev 173.14.09-5    NVIDIA binary Xorg driver development files
un  nvidia-glx-src <none>         (no description available)
un  nvidia-kernel- <none>         (no description available)
ii  nvidia-kernel- 173.14.09-5+2. NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.26
ii  nvidia-kernel- 20080825+1     NVIDIA binary kernel module common files
ii  nvidia-kernel- 173.14.09-5    NVIDIA binary kernel module source
un  nvidia-kernel- <none>         (no description available)
un  nvidia-setting <none>         (no description available)

For the moment I removed everything about the nvidia driver.

Thanks for advice

francesco pietra
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