[mythtv-users] newbie graphics driver question (MX 440)

daryl faulds nannyseeker2003 at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 14 10:24:58 EDT 2004

--- "Weston, Toby (ELSLON)" <T.Weston at elsevier.com>
> Folks,
> Few newbie questions I'm afraid, bear with me, any
> help much appreciated
> though...
> I've installed the nVidia 4363 driver from ATrpms
> (thanks for the previous
> posts), it now pops up a nice nVidia splash screen
> so I assume its working
> :\
> 1. How can I check this, see what driver it is
> using? because...
> 2. The lspci command shows my graphics card to be
> nVidea GeForce 4 MX 440
> but the driver it says its using (on the display
> settings window) says
> geforce 4 (generic). Is it going to support the MX
> 440 features of my card?
> Can I change this? I selected geforce 4 MX (generic)
> from the list (from the
> display settings window) and it went a bit weird
> (lost the splash screen),
> but the gfx card is unbranded and so is not on the
> list explicitly. 
> 3. oh, and I spotted that during the apt-get install
> mythtv-suite, it
> downloaded the next version of the nVidea libs
> (something like
> nvidea-graphics-xxx-libs), this won't conflict with
> the older version I
> installed will it. I figure it won't unless I
> explicitly set it up but there
> must be a reason why apt-get downloaded it?
> My Kernel is 4.22-1.2188 from ATrpms :)
> Thanks in advance,
> Toby


The order in which you made the changes is important.
I'll assume you installed the nvidia driver on your
original FC1 kernel and then updated to
4.22-1.2188.nptl from ATrpms. If so, you will need to
reinstall nvidia on your new kernel.

Again assuming that is what is going on, you need to
make sure you obtain the matching kernel-source for
your specific kernel. To do that become root:

# apt-get update

# apt-get install kernel-source#2.4.22-1.2188.nptl

Then run the nvidia shell script just as you did

Hope that helps.

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