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Our Nvidia driver needs to be compiled with the kernel of the linux box.  So everytime we install a new kernel on the OPI's we will need to follow these instructions:

  


 

  • Reboot and switch to runlevel 3
    • telinit 3
      • If you don't get a command prompt, press cntrl/alt/f4
  • login as root or type sudo tcsh
  • cd /usr/local/admin/nvidia
  • Run the following:  NVIDIA-yada-yada (the name of the driver package)
    • sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run
      • Accept License
      • "Yes" you want to install
      • "No" You don't want to download
      • "OK" You want to re-compile

      • "OK" Your installation has beeen altered...

      • "No" don't run nvidia-xconfig
        • You only run this on the initial install (See below)
        • Must re-run that program if you're pushing more than one monitor.
          • Type: sudo nvidia-xconfig -a -twinview -separate-x-screens
      • "OK"  Finshed
  • Reboot

 

*NOTE:

  • For new installations only:
    • Same as above except answer "YES" to run the nvidia-xconfig program
    • When it's done, you'll have to re-run that program if you're pushing more than one monitor.
      • Type: sudo nvidia-xconfig -a -twinview -separate-x-screens
    • If you're not pushing more than one monitor
      • Type: sudo nvidia-xconfig
    • Reboot
    • If your configuration needs to change (add or subract a monitor) you can delete the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file then run the above appropriate command and reboot.
 

 


Created by Ken Brobeck on Feb 25 2008.

Modified: Mar 03 2008