nvidia proprietary drivers (and LTS kernels)

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Re: nvidia proprietary drivers (and LTS kernels)

Postby pentajazz » 04 May 2016, 22:07

getnvidia-1.0-64.pet
do you think this is relevant?

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=72405

could this kind of "automated" driver built be ported here somehow?
I suppose it is puppy focused, but I m letting you know it is there in case anyone needs it. I think it is related to a cmd graphics drivers manager called "xorgwizard".

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Re: nvidia proprietary drivers (and LTS kernels)

Postby Scooby » 05 May 2016, 19:34

porting the script sure but will it work, who knows?

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Re: nvidia proprietary drivers (and LTS kernels)

Postby pentajazz » 06 May 2016, 12:19

It
seems it could work with some path redefinition. But "xorgwizard" does
not exist in alphaos (is it compatible?).
In any case this script shows the way this compile should work without
so much trouble, even if some steps will need minor manual adjustments
here.
please take a look, and if it is easy to port it, then I can test. But
if xorgwizard cannot be ported maybe we will need manual xorg config
editing and nouveau blacklisting (?)
xorg is coplicated and xorgwizard seems ancient, i do not know if this will work either. I will probably switch to a puppy x64 to try.

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Re: nvidia proprietary drivers (and LTS kernels)

Postby Scooby » 06 May 2016, 21:40

pentajazz wrote:It
seems it could work with some path redefinition. But "xorgwizard" does
not exist in alphaos (is it compatible?).

No idea, probably not???

pentajazz wrote:In any case this script shows the way this compile should work without
so much trouble, even if some steps will need minor manual adjustments
here.

I'll check

pentajazz wrote:please take a look, and if it is easy to port it, then I can test. But

Beware got a new time-consuming job, so have not got much extra time

pentajazz wrote:if xorgwizard cannot be ported maybe we will need manual xorg config
editing and nouveau blacklisting (?)
xorg is coplicated and xorgwizard seems ancient, i do not know if this will work either. I will probably switch to a puppy x64 to try.


Sounds like a plan

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Re: nvidia proprietary drivers (and LTS kernels)

Postby pentajazz » 06 May 2016, 23:08

I will try your compiled files again with xorg.conf editing. puppy method/script seems that has some incomatible parts so forget it.
I will report back if I will find something interesting.
Unfotunatelly without this driver external monitor does not work so I will try alternative plans. thanks

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Porteus Nemesis as an alternative distribution

Postby pentajazz » 30 Jun 2016, 00:30

Scooby wrote:Sounds like a plan

I have managed to solve this driver and kernel issue using an other, still experimental, but promising distribution. I have no intension to advertise it or anything, I am just making a quick last note, to inform users or visitors about a different, alternative distribution approach. There are many similarities with alphaOS.

It is based on Porteus and Manjaro, the init system is openRC.

A short description and links:
Porteus Nemesis
https://forum.manjaro.org/t/porteus-nem ... ution/3659

AlphaOS has been a great tool
Thanks and good luck to all

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Re: Porteus Nemesis as an alternative distribution

Postby Scooby » 30 Jun 2016, 19:18

pentajazz wrote:I have managed to solve this driver and kernel issue using an other, still experimental, but promising distribution. I have no intension to advertise it or anything, I am just making a quick last note, to inform users or visitors about a different, alternative distribution approach. There are many similarities with alphaOS.


That's OK mate.

Was it already solved or you had to put in some time to get it to work?

pentajazz wrote:It is based on Porteus and Manjaro, the init system is openRC.

A short description and links:
Porteus Nemesis
https://forum.manjaro.org/t/porteus-nem ... ution/3659


Sounds good, I'll check it out

pentajazz wrote:AlphaOS has been a great tool
Thanks and good luck to all


Thanks man, I hope Porteus Nemesis works out for you

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Re: Porteus Nemesis as an alternative distribution

Postby pentajazz » 01 Jul 2016, 13:33

Scooby wrote:Was it already solved or you had to put in some time to get it to work?


Manjaro solves this as a repository feature. But with porteus is not that easy. There is some kind of aufs "modules" alchemy here. There are some howto instructions, for slackware version, about how to recompile or compile and install a new kernel, you have to update them a bit especially for the aufs patch. Then nvidia stuff instructions had previously been posted on the forum (with a small script), tested it and surprisingly worked for the arch based version. You will need some time to accomplish this, but it is possible. Check the forum if you like.
I guess you can have several compinations of kernel/driver versions, as long as xorg version is supported by the driver installed.

Nemesis Arch based Porteus
https://forum.porteus.org/viewforum.php?f=137


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