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Get your NVidia Running

  1. Edit "/etc/inittab" ⇒ Change the id:5:initdefault to id:3:initdefault
  2. Edit "/etc/X11/Xorg.conf" ⇒ Look for the Driver "nv" change it to Driver "nvidia".
    In the Module section, make sure to have: Load "glx"
    Remove the following lines:
    Load "dri"
    Load "GLcore"
    
    save the files and reboot
  3. Text Mode-Login screen. Login as root.
    1. Change to the directory, where's the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run file located.
    2. Type
       user@wraith ~ $ sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run
      
    3. No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: No)
    4. No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface. (Answer: OK)
    5. WARNING: Your kernel was configured to include rivafb support as a loadable kernel module. The rivafb driver conflicts with the NVIDIA driver; the NVIDIA kernel module will still be built and installed, but be aware that the NVIDIA driver will not be able to function properly if the rivafb module is loaded! (Answer: OK)
    6. Wait for the Nvidia to finish the installation!
  4. At the Text-Mode Login Screen, type:
     user@wraith ~ $ modprobe nvidia.
     user@wraith ~ $ cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices
     user@wraith ~ $ chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*
     user@wraith ~ $ reboot
    
  5. At the Text-Mode Login Screen.
     user@wraith ~ $ init 5
    
  6. Edit the /etc/inittab ⇒ id:3:initdefault to id:5:initdefault
  7. The NVidia Forum seems to be a good source for help.
  8. Or just use this link.

Installing the Libraries

Install the following libraries:

  • SDL main library, libsdl1.2-dev, web: link
  • SDL image library, libsdl-image1.2-dev, web: link
  • SDL true type fonts, libsdl-ttf2.0-dev, web: link
  • SDL mixer, libsdl-mixer1.2-dev, web: link
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