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Nvidia PET for Lupu

May 07, 2010 — BarryK
I have created a Nvidia PET package for Lucid Puppy. Works for me. Get it from here:

Lupu developers (with Nvidia hardware), for testing recommend download it then run in a terminal:

# petget `pwd`/ you can see if any errors during installation.

A window will pop up with some instructions, need to exit X and run 'xorgwizard'. After restarting X, the NVIDIA Settings application is available in the Setup menu.

I suggest maybe an offer to install this PET can be made in the initial first-boot window. Maybe it could be offered conditional on Nvidia hardware being detected:

# lspci | grep -i 'nvidia'

Lupu will start X using the 'nv' or 'vesa' drivers. You probably don't want to build the nvidia driver into the .iso as the PET is 23MB, but the offer to download and install it would be very good.

For next Lupu beta, I recommend use the latest Woof (May 5). It has improved Xorg Wizard, amongst other things.


lupu nvidia pet
Username: 01micko
Hmmm.. Maybe a drivers page in quickpet? There is already the radeonHD driver in there. Maybe some other drivers too as they surface. Cheers"7 May 2010, 18:42"01564"'Xorg secret?"Raffy"Just curious how LuPup 114 was able to automatically configure my kid's 1366x768 screen x nVidia (GeForce 6150SE) combination without the nVidia pet? There must be something different in LuPup, as Puppy's interactive scripts can get only 1360x768. "7 May 2010, 21:43"01564"'RadeonHD is officially dead"panzerpuppy"The RadeonHD driver is now officially DEAD ! There's no reason to offer this driver anymore for any Linux distro, including Puppy. xf86-video-ati (a.k.a. radeon) is the only good open-source driver for ATI cards. It already includes all the features of RadeonHD and works much better. RadeonHD was a non-working pile of cr*p. Username: 8 May 2010, 5:49
"01564"'lupu nvidia pet"jim1911"This one works great on lupu-116 including the nvidia settings application. Thanks, Jim"8 May 2010, 7:36"01564"'nv driver"BarryK"Raffy, There's no secret. Xorg would have used the 'nv' or 'vesa' driver for your child's PC. These are just slower and less capable than the 'nvidia' driver. Username: 8 May 2010, 9:32
"01564"'lupu NVIDIA pet"8-bit"After a mistype of the command from terminal to install the Nvidia pet, I did a pfix=ram boot, then exited to prompt and ran xorgwizard. then xwin and a terminal window and ran your suggested command line. No errors on install. Restarted Xwin. card driver shown as nvidia. nvidia-settings worked and so I have to complement you on a very good job. Username: 8 May 2010, 13:18
"01564"'nvidia pet"01micko"Barry Do you think it is possible to add a script with a little xmessage saying that "when you click okay you will be dropped into console mode then xorgwizard will start" (or words to that effect) snd then add the code from xorgwizaed that kills X snd starts xorgwizard? Only thing, will need backup if it fails I guess, but then again xorgwizard will pick a driver appropriate to the card. I would have tried the above but I only have an old vanta card to test.. not likely to work! Cheers"8 May 2010, 13:38"01564"'nvidia pet"BarryK"01micko, There is already a script with an xmessage with instruction. Requires manual exit from X though. Username: 8 May 2010, 21:21
"01564"'driver tab in quickpet"01micko"Thanks for reply Barry I have integrated a driver tab in the quickpet gui. When a user clicks the driver icon a yes/no box pops up explaining the xorgwizard/xwin routine and offering a choice to continue or not. So they get to look at the instructions twice! Good! Cheers"9 May 2010, 7:17"01564"'23MB Nividia PET"BarryK"I wonder if QuickPET should mention that the Nvidia PET is 23MB in consideration of those on dialup? Username: 9 May 2010, 8:52
"01564"'GLX?"EdD"Wheres GLX in this config? GLX info and Gears say no GLX on device 0.0? I have tried everything I can think of but can not seem to acticvate it on Lupu or quirky since its release? SHould I try to build Nvidia driver w/ Kernel is there an older one I can revert too?"10 May 2010, 10:40"01564"'GLX in Quirky/Lupu"BarryK"EdD, GLX is left out of both Quirky and Lupu. Playdayz did have it in Lupu, but there was some trouble so took it out. He might provide a PET package later if anyone wants to add it. With Quirky 1.0, you should be able to add GLX by running the Puppy Package Manager and install the 'mesa' PET package, from the 'puppy-quirky' repository (use Search to find it). Then edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change "Disable "glx"" to "Load "glx"". ...then cross your fingers and restart X. ...if GLX still fails, look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log for clues. Username: 10 May 2010, 17:59
"01564"'Error loading kernel mod."Doug Smith"I'm trying desperatly to get my second monitor to work so, I need the nvidia drivers as the nv and VESA don't work. For some reason I get the error below even though the file exist I think the module can't find my card. I have the Quadro NVS 280 PCI which the drivers says will work. # petget ./ FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/ No such device Anyone ever run into this problem? Do I need to recompile the kernel? I hope not because all I have is a terminal with 1 Gig of flash and the kernel is rather large."17 Jun 2010, 5:13"01564"'173.14.x.x .pet?"Doug Smith"Well I dug deeper and found another error. I tried downloading a .pet of 173.14 but the kernel is wrong and probably for puppy 4.x. Is there a lupu .pet for 173.14?"17 Jun 2010, 8:28"01564"'

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