On 4/29/20 12:10 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 29/04/2020 06.13, Marc Chamberlin wrote:
On 4/28/20 3:14 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> On 29/04/2020 00.08, Marc Chamberlin wrote:
>> On 4/28/20 3:01 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
the nvidia 15.2 repo does exist already, I do not know.
Hi again Carlos, everyone, I fear I need to pick your brains (and all
other gurus) a little further, and I apologize for not understanding
what is going on with building kernels and their drivers... I am
making some guesses here and my communication may not be precise, be
wary. I got almost all the way and managed to upgrade the kernel and
even managed to almost get it to boot up to the point where the KDE
desktop is suppose to show up. The problem I think (BIG guess here)
is that the 15.2 repo did not include the same version of the nvidia
drivers that I am using in 15.1. I installed the repo as per your
suggestion/script and noted that this new repo did not include the
drivers for "nvidia-gfxG03-kmp-default - NVIDIA graphics driver
kernel module for GeForce 8xxx and newer GPUs", and associated nvidia
packages for gfxG03. The new repo did have drivers for gfxG04 and
gfxG05 packages which I think are for newer nvidia cards. I have an
older GeForce 8500.
AHHH! That's bad luck. And it is the reason why I changed my
hardware: I changed to AIT/AMD graphics. I had that same problem as
you, I saw this coming :-/
Not knowing what to do about the fact that there was no gfxG03
packages in the 15.2 repo I chose not to do anything and just leave
the nVidia packages as it. That resulted, when I rebooted, and got to
the point where the KDE login prompt normally appears, in that all I
got was a big fat cursor arrow that I could move around, but nothing
more. No login prompt, no desktop, nada. No error messages showed up
while I watched the output from all the system startup steps. Other
than buying a newer nVidia graphics card,
Don't. Whatever happens, don't. At worst, buy a new ATI/AMD card.
any suggestions? Maybe it is not an nVidia issue
but perhaps I need
other newer packages such as for the KDE destop with Plasma? I am
again just guessing, what do I know? LOL (Thank goodness that the
GRUB menu does allow me to reboot back to either the older 15.1 or
42.2 systems, where everything works as before, so I didn't brick my
computer!) Thanks again for any more suggestions... Marc....
I don't want to do the wrong guess here.
Best guess scenario, is that by the time 15.2 is released we do get
the gfxG03 again. Worst guess scenario is, we don't. I have my
suspicion why that would be, but I hesitate to say it.
In the later case, you may revert to the opensource nouveau driver. No
3D support, partial hardware acceleration.
Plan B, you try the nvidia driver "the hard way".
Plan C: in your situation, *I* would go back to the 15.1 kernel,
install the sources, and compile my own kernel with the mkiss driver
added. I can guide you with this one.
Hi again Carlos, and all who have been providing me with their
thoughts... Sorry for the delay in getting back, I got sidelined into
hauling stuff to the dump yesterday, took all day, sigh...
Anywise, I have tried/used the nouveau driver in the past and ran into
troubles with it so gave it up and went back to using the nVidia drivers
which worked. So not sure I want to try nouveau again but will hold that
thought in reserve for now and give it a go if all else fails. I took a
look at your plan B, and must say I found the instructions confusing,
and seems to be aimed at folks with a deeper understanding of the OS and
driver details than I have. Also it appears to be a bit dated, I found a
couple of links that were either broken or pointing to a temp web page
saying the instructions no longer exist. So I am kinda wanting to back
away from that route also unless I have no other paths to follow. So
that leaves your plan C and I am hoping you can give me an easy to
follow guide! ;-)
As always I really appreciate your help and wish there was some way I
could pay you forward in return.. Marc...
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