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    Re: HOWTO: Nvidia 9742 beta drivers in Edgy/Feisty

    Quote Originally Posted by User_Program View Post
    I'm glad you responded.
    A couple of questions before I give it a go again.

    Should I uninstall the old drivers also do I have to edit the conftest.sh ? or can I just

    and install from the nvidia package?

    One last thing after reading endless guides for nvidia and edgy well only about 4, I've read on one that I need xserver-xorg-dev granted the guide for the pre releases of edgy just want to make sure.

    Thanks in advance!
    For the first bit, i'm unsure... This is the method approved by nvidia devs on the forums. (changing conftest.sh)

    Try it and see

    Ok maybe you need xserver-xorg-dev.... I'll take a look

    Thanks for info.
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    Re: HOWTO: Nvidia 9742 beta drivers in Edgy/Feisty

    Yeah you need xserver-xorg-dev.

    I mentioned in the guide that i was assuming you had already followed step 2 from the edgy guide.

    Added this to the guide.
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    Re: HOWTO: Nvidia 9742 beta drivers in Edgy/Feisty

    See that's what I get for not reading

    It is all working great now thanks for the guide! Also the sudo bash did NOT work for me I DID have to edit the conftest.sh

    Also

    if [ "$RET" == "0" ]; then
    Is on Line 350





    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0 screen: 0
    direct rendering: Yes
    server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    server glx version string: 1.4
    server glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
    GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float
    client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    client glx version string: 1.4
    client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
    GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
    GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
    GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float,
    GLX_EXT_fbconfig_packed_float, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap,
    GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
    GLX version: 1.3
    GLX extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
    GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
    OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 6800 GT/AGP/SSE2/3DNOW!
    OpenGL version string: 2.1.0 NVIDIA 97.42
    Last edited by User_Program; November 12th, 2006 at 06:28 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Nvidia 9742 beta drivers in Edgy/Feisty

    Quote Originally Posted by User_Program View Post
    It is all working great now thanks for the guide!
    Wahey thanks
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    Re: HOWTO: Nvidia 9742 beta drivers in Edgy/Feisty

    Thanks a lot for this; it worked like a charm! Now I can get my fix of Postal 2 again!
    "Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe."
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    Re: HOWTO: Nvidia 9742 beta drivers in Edgy/Feisty

    You know what is funny. I tried this last night and it wouldn't work for anything and then I couldn't even use the Official Release 9629 because X would crash every time I tried to run a 3d Accelerated app.

    I was almost ready to give up when I decided to give it one more shot and to my surprise it worked. Running fully on 9742 Beta goodness.

    I am surprise though that I get better performance out of beta drivers then release ones. I can run Quake4, Doom III, etc.... without crashing X and being force back to the login screen which was happening with 9629.

    Thanks again.

    Code:
    glxinfo 
    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0  screen: 0
    direct rendering: Yes
    server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    server glx version string: 1.4
    server glx extensions:
        GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, 
        GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control, 
        GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer, 
        GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float
    client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    client glx version string: 1.4
    client glx extensions:
        GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, 
        GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync, 
        GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
        GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, 
        GLX_EXT_fbconfig_packed_float, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, 
        GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
    GLX version: 1.3
    GLX extensions:
        GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, 
        GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control, 
        GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer, 
        GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
    OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
    OpenGL renderer string: GeForce Go 6800/PCI/SSE2
    OpenGL version string: 2.1.0 NVIDIA 97.42

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    Re: HOWTO: Nvidia 9742 beta drivers in Edgy/Feisty

    Wahey

    Considering this officially working now then
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    Re: HOWTO: Nvidia 9742 beta drivers in Edgy/Feisty

    Thanks for the HowTo!
    This driver runs a lot better than the official release on my system. It fixed my choppy HD video playback problem and just runs better overall.

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    Re: HOWTO: Nvidia 9742 beta drivers in Edgy/Feisty

    Hi!

    You can also repackage the .run installer after you have altered conftest.sh as PriceChild notes in this How-To.

    I followed this post on Nvnews http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=62021 and managed to repackage the installer so I could install the driver as usual after conftest.sh was corrected for dash.

    Just follow the instructions for repackaging in the post, just remember to change all instances of "8178" to "9742" and you are set. Oh, and also the "\":s in the instructions aren't supposed to be entered in the terminal, it's just to symbolise that everything after the # is one line.

    I hope I made sense, otherwise just tell me and I will try to help

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    Re: HOWTO: Nvidia 9742 beta drivers in Edgy/Feisty

    I manage to install the driver using your guide. Thank you!

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