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Offline floppy

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I got a PC with a nvidia Gforce fx5200 (NV34) 128MB.
a) The multicore iso dont boot but come mostly to prompt (at different time depending of the RAM quantity).
b) A light version from core with xvesa boots but freeze after a certain time.

Issue..
a) the mobo is dead ?
b) ... or I have to install a nvidia driver at boot time.

So, can I have a recommendation ? (I already spent 3 hours on that machine..)
- boot core.gz  &..
- boot the list (in onboot.lst for using the bootcode lst=onboot.lst)

nvidia-module-3.0.x-tinycore.tcz
flash10.tcz
Xlibs.tcz
appbrowser-cli.tcz
wbar.tcz
Xvesa.tcz
Xprogs.tcz
flwm_topside.tcz

on boot?

Or should I need additional modules at boot?

Thanks a lot.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2012, 11:29:30 AM by floppy »
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If you get a '$' prompt, it is booting.
losetup will show you what extensions successfully loaded.
Try running xsetup followed by startx.
Report errors here.

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nvidia-module-3.0.x-tinycore.tcz
flash10.tcz
Xlibs.tcz
appbrowser-cli.tcz
wbar.tcz
Xvesa.tcz
Xprogs.tcz
flwm_topside.tcz
The Xvesa extension should be able to give you a display without loading any graphics modules.  You may want to try Xorg-7.5 instead of Xvesa.  You can then use nvidia-settings.tcz to adjust your hardware settings.  Xvesa in 4.x does not work well with my nvidia gpus.
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Hi floppy
According to AppBrowser, the Nvidia driver is version 280.13. The Nvidia website lists this as a 64bit Linux driver and
your card is not on the list of supported cards.
http://www.geforce.com/Drivers/Results/34961
According to the website, you want version 173.1431.
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/35482

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Hi floppy
According to AppBrowser, the Nvidia driver is version 280.13. The Nvidia website lists this as a 64bit Linux driver and
your card is not on the list of supported cards.
http://www.geforce.com/Drivers/Results/34961
According to the website, you want version 173.1431.
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/35482
ok rich. so, what should I do?..
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H floppy
Download and compile it? From the website:
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nstallation instructions: Once you have downloaded the driver, type " sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.31.pkg1.run" to install the driver. NVIDIA now provides a utility to assist you with configuration of your X server configuration file. See the README or run 'man nvidia-xconfig' for details on usage and instructions for those wishing to edit their X config file by hand.
Running the script will do a compile and install. If I remember correctly, you want to switch to the console (Ctrl-Alt-Backspace)
and enter   sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.31.pkg1.run. If you add  --help  to the end of the command it should spit
out a bunch of options.

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ouch.. seems to be a work for a long winter time.. thanks.. will have a look.
.. or can somebody make an extension upgrade with it..?
« Last Edit: April 03, 2012, 11:12:40 AM by floppy »
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Hi floppy
If you change your mind, here are a couple of scripts that do most of the work for you, place them in your home directory.

create-nvidia-raw This script runs the nvidia script and then tracks down the files it created, placing them under
nvidia-raw/rawpackage. You may wish to comment out the last line, it forces the creation of a new xorg.conf file
overwriting the current one.

create-nvidia-package The title pretty much says it all. It creates a proper directory tree under  nvidia-raw/package with
all the files. It creates the tc-installed file. It modifies the desktop file to work with TC. It removes any files with  tls  in
their name, which Arslan S. reported as being troublesome. Finally it packages it all up into an extension.

Be sure to change the VERS variable to 173.14.31 first in the beginning of both scripts.

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Hi floppy
I don't know how to break this to you, but you better sit down and brace yourself. You are getting read errors from
your CD, and it gets worse, I'm pretty sure that SQUASHFS error can't be good.

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Hi floppy
I don't know how to break this to you, but you better sit down and brace yourself. You are getting read errors from
your CD, and it gets worse, I'm pretty sure that SQUASHFS error can't be good.
does it mean the mobo is most probably dead?
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It means the data can not be properly read from your medium, for whatever reason.
"Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster." Niklaus Wirth - A Plea for Lean Software (1995)

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Hi floppy
The first thing I would do is try booting another machine with that CD. If it boots, look through dmesg and check
if any errors are logged pertaining to accessing the CD. If dmesg shows CD errors or the disc doesn't boot,
re-download the ISO and be sure to verify the MD5. Install cdrtools.tcz and burn a new disc:
Code: [Select]
cdrecord dev=ATA:0,0,0 speed=10 padsize=63s -pad -dao -v -eject Filename.isoTo determine which   dev   your drive is, enter  cdrecord -scanbus
Replace the  0,0,0  with your drives numbers if different. If it says it can't find the dev, try leaving out the  ATA:

If the CD does boot without errors, then you have to look at the hardware. Try a different cable and CD drive.
Try the boot code  libata.dma=5

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Hi floppy
If you change your mind, here are a couple of scripts that do most of the work for you, place them in your home directory.

create-nvidia-raw This script runs the nvidia script and then tracks down the files it created, placing them under
nvidia-raw/rawpackage. You may wish to comment out the last line, it forces the creation of a new xorg.conf file
overwriting the current one.

I tried to make that package. Following log error appear in nvidia-installer.log
No data are created in the rawpackage.

from the PC with the nvidia card

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sat Apr  7 21:13:26 2012
installer version: 1.0.7

PATH:
/home/tc/.local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bi
n:/apps/bin:/etc/sysconfig/tcedir/ondemand

option status:
  license pre-accepted               : false
  update                             : false
  force update                       : false
  expert                             : false
  uninstall                          : false
  driver info                        : false
  precompiled interfaces             : true
  no ncurses color                   : false
  query latest version               : false
  OpenGL header files                : true
  no questions                       : false
  silent                             : false
  no recursion                       : false
  no backup                          : false
  kernel module only                 : false
  sanity                             : false
  add this kernel                    : false
  no runlevel check                  : false
  no network                         : false
  no ABI note                        : false
  no RPMs                            : false
  no kernel module                   : false
  force SELinux                      : default
  no X server check                  : false
  no cc version check                : false
  run distro scripts                 : true
  no nouveau check                   : false
  run nvidia-xconfig                 : false
  sigwinch work around               : true
  force tls                          : (not specified)
  X install prefix                   : (not specified)
  X library install path             : (not specified)
  X module install path              : (not specified)
  OpenGL install prefix              : (not specified)
  OpenGL install libdir              : (not specified)
  utility install prefix             : (not specified)
  utility install libdir             : (not specified)
  installer prefix                   : (not specified)
  doc install prefix                 : (not specified)
  kernel name                        : (not specified)
  kernel include path                : (not specified)
  kernel source path                 : (not specified)
  kernel output path                 : (not specified)
  kernel install path                : (not specified)
  precompiled kernel interfaces path : (not specified)
  precompiled kernel interfaces url  : (not specified)
  proc mount point                   : /proc
  ui                                 : (not specified)
  tmpdir                             : /tmp
  ftp mirror                         : ftp://download.nvidia.com
  RPM file list                      : (not specified)
  selinux chcon type                 : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
WARNING: Skipping the runlevel check (the utility `runlevel` was not found).
-> License accepted.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 173.14.31.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
       Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
       kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems,
       for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' RPM
       installed.  If you know the correct kernel source files are installed,
       you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path'
       command line option.
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
       on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
       driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2012, 12:18:15 PM by floppy »
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Hi floppy
You of course have the compiletc extension installed, right? This package may also require that you install the
linux-headers3.0.xx-tinycore extension. If using the nvidia interface directly works better for you then just comment
out the nvidia run line in the create-nvidia-raw script. I forgot to mention that I switched to console mode first with
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace before running any of the scripts. If you run the nvidia supplied script directly, use sudo.