New with a few questions.

  • Havoc
Posted: Sat, 06/07/2008 - 16:43
I just installed 64Studio on my laptop (Dell Vostro 1700). I have been using Linux for a few years now but always Gentoo, there I know my way a bit but this is the first Debian install I did. I want to use the laptop for portable recording. Install went reasonably well, it starts but some X problem right now (does not find device) so I guess this is a driver issue. No big deal if I knew how to add such things. (this laptop has already run X with the nVidia drivers) So, is there somewhere a tutorial on how to install packages? I was under the impression that 64Studio used KDE. But it installed gnome (didn't see any options). Now this is a problem for me as I just don't get along with gnome. Is there a way to erase that and replace by KDE? I'm going to scroll through the kernel config in the mean time to weed out unneeded stuff.

KDE up and running

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Sat, 06/14/2008 - 14:16
got it running and Gnome removed. Also added and removed a few other things. Now going further witht the audio stuff. Got to find back the options for snd-hda for my Stac. Got it written down "somewhere". Edit: thanks for the additional settings for jack. They were needed. So Jack runs also now and I got sound out of the FA-66. Making progress.

kde install 2

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 06/14/2008 - 13:04
Hi Havoc, I have installed kde on a second 64studio lenny upgrade by using Synaptic. I have never installed kde on a regular 64studio, So this is just a guide. KDE 3.5.9 install Synaptic Reload Mark install kde kde-i18-engb 352 new installed 528MB used Apply. gdm [keep] All Done. :ReStart computer: Installed Crystal win theme and Oxygen icon theme. For jackd to work in kde. You might have to.. # edit /etc/security/limits.conf (add to end of file). @audio - rtprio 99 @audio - memlock 1024000 @audio - nice -19 It's a test disk here, so I played with the bootsplash. Synaptic search "boot" uninstalled bootsplash themes. Opened a terminal: su to root: # cd /etc/init.d/ # ls -a # update-rc.d -f bootsplash remove Penguin still here? but I like it ;-) Cheers! dave

Thanks,

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Sat, 06/14/2008 - 11:10
starting on it. I got a bit time today to put a few things in order.

Is there a simple way to set up a development environment ?

  • Magnetophon
  • 06/13/08
  • Fri, 06/13/2008 - 17:44
Yes, simply do: sudo apt-get install build-essential Cheers, Bart

kde install

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 06/13/2008 - 11:09
I have installed kde on my 64studio lenny upgrade by using Synaptic as Ralf suggested and it worked like a charm. Gnome is fine for my regular 64studio. Adding Option "NoLogo" to xorg.conf is the only other change I make to my nvidia install. You're system should be running sweet with all those extra apps removed. Cheers, dave

X up and running

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Thu, 06/12/2008 - 20:23
After a bit of messing X is now running. Nothing spectacular, download the Nvidia package, let it run and change the "nv" to nvidia" in the xorg.conf. Also commented out "dri". Already 44 apps gone and 300MB freed... Next step is getting KDE and removing Gmone. Then setting up the development env to recompile the kernel. And trowing out a lot more. Maybe setup sound as well :) That's for another thread. Thanks again.

thanks

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Wed, 06/11/2008 - 10:38
I'll get the drivers off the nvidia site then.

Info on the new driver

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 06/11/2008 - 07:45
Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver Version: 173.14.05 Operating System: Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Release Date: May 28, 2008 Release Highlights * Added support for the following new GPUs: o Quadro FX 3600M o GeForce 9800 GX2 o GeForce 9800 GTX o GeForce 9600 GT o GeForce 9600 GSO o GeForce 9500M GS o GeForce 8400 o GeForce 8400 GS * Added support for Quadro FX 5600/4600 SDI and Quadro G-Sync II. * Resolved a bug causing left and right eyes to be reversed in stereo mode on some Quadro FX GPUs. * Fixed a problem that caused OpenGL to stop rendering to windows with origins at or beyond 4096 pixels (horizontally) on GeForce 8 and 9 GPUs. * Fixed a bug causing some Quadro FX 4500 SDI configurations to take a long time to achieve synchronization. * Added preliminary support for X.Org server 1.5. * Addressed a problem causing visual corruption when using GeForce 8 GPUs to drive Chi Mei 56" displays. * Addressed visual corruption when driving Cintiq 20WSX wide format tables with some GeForce 6 and 7 GPUs. * Fixed OpenGL rendering corruption with textures compressed using the DXT5 compression algorithm. * Fixed a regression that caused invalid EDIDs to be detected for the internal display device on some notebooks. * Improved hotkey switching and power management support on some GeForce 8 notebooks. * Fixed a regression causing some GeForce 6100/6150 systems to fail to restore the screen after DPMS cycles. * Fixed a bug that prevented the console from being restored correctly in SLI mode on GeForce 6 and 7 GPUs. * Fixed interlaced modes on GeForce 8 GPUs. * Fixed a problem that caused the synchronization signal polarity to always be positive for DVI devices on GeForce 8 and 9 GPUs. * Resolved a problem resulting in X startup to fail on some GeForce 8 and 9 systems without swap space. * Fixed a bug resulting in X crashes when using GeForce 8 and 9 GPUs in SLI to drive X screens at depth 8. * Fixed a problem that caused TV output on secondary TVs to be black and white on some GPUs. * Restored compatibility with recent Linux 2.6 kernels.

Still not included...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 06/11/2008 - 07:45
Here is the contents of the nvidia-glx readme file, surrounding support in 64 Studio at the moment. The latest drivers on the nVidia site does support your card. Appendix A. Supported NVIDIA Graphics Chips ______________________________________________________________________________ For the most complete and accurate listing of supported GPUs, please see the Supported Products List, available from the NVIDIA Linux x86_64 Graphics Driver download page. Please go to http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html, follow the Archive link under the Linux x86_64 heading, follow the link for the 1.0-9755 driver, and then go to the Supported Products List. NVIDIA chip name Device PCI ID ---------------------------------- ---------------------------------- GeForce 6800 Ultra 0x0040 GeForce 6800 0x0041 GeForce 6800 XE 0x0043 GeForce 6800 XT 0x0044 GeForce 6800 GT 0x0045 GeForce 6800 GT 0x0046 GeForce 6800 GS 0x0047 GeForce 6800 XT 0x0048 Quadro FX 4000 0x004E GeForce 7800 GTX 0x0090 GeForce 7800 GTX 0x0091 GeForce 7800 GT 0x0092 GeForce 7800 GS 0x0093 GeForce Go 7800 0x0098 GeForce Go 7800 GTX 0x0099 Quadro FX 4500 0x009D GeForce 6800 GS 0x00C0 GeForce 6800 0x00C1 GeForce 6800 LE 0x00C2 GeForce 6800 XT 0x00C3 GeForce Go 6800 0x00C8 GeForce Go 6800 Ultra 0x00C9 Quadro FX Go1400 0x00CC Quadro FX 3450/4000 SDI 0x00CD Quadro FX 1400 0x00CE GeForce 6800 Ultra/GeForce 6800 0x00F0 GeForce 6600 GT 0x00F1 GeForce 6600 0x00F2 GeForce 6200 0x00F3 GeForce 6600 LE 0x00F4 GeForce 7800 GS 0x00F5 GeForce 6800 GS 0x00F6 Quadro FX 3400/4400 0x00F8 GeForce 6800 Ultra 0x00F9 GeForce PCX 5750 0x00FA GeForce PCX 5900 0x00FB GeForce PCX 5300/Quadro FX 330 0x00FC Quadro NVS 280 PCI-E/Quadro FX 330 0x00FD Quadro FX 1300 0x00FE GeForce PCX 4300 0x00FF GeForce 6600 GT 0x0140 GeForce 6600 0x0141 GeForce 6600 LE 0x0142 GeForce 6600 VE 0x0143 GeForce Go 6600 0x0144 GeForce 6610 XL 0x0145 GeForce Go 6600 TE/6200 TE 0x0146 GeForce 6700 XL 0x0147 GeForce Go 6600 0x0148 GeForce Go 6600 GT 0x0149 Quadro NVS 440 0x014A Quadro FX 550 0x014C Quadro FX 540 0x014E GeForce 6200 0x014F GeForce 6500 0x0160 GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM) 0x0161 GeForce 6200 LE 0x0163 GeForce Go 6200 0x0164 Quadro NVS 285 0x0165 GeForce Go 6400 0x0166 GeForce Go 6200 0x0167 GeForce Go 6400 0x0168 GeForce 8800 GTX 0x0191 GeForce 8800 GTS 0x0193 Quadro FX 5600 0x019D Quadro FX 4600 0x019E GeForce 7300 LE 0x01D1 GeForce 7300 SE 0x01D3 Quadro NVS 110M/GeForce Go 7300 0x01D7 GeForce Go 7400 0x01D8 Quadro NVS 110M 0x01DA Quadro NVS 120M 0x01DB Quadro FX 350M 0x01DC Quadro FX 350 0x01DE GeForce 7300 GS 0x01DF GeForce 6800 0x0211 GeForce 6800 LE 0x0212 GeForce 6800 GT 0x0215 GeForce 6800 XT 0x0218 GeForce 6200 0x0221 GeForce 6150 0x0240 GeForce 6150 LE 0x0241 GeForce 6100 0x0242 GeForce Go 6100 0x0247 GeForce 7900 GTX 0x0290 GeForce 7900 GT/GTO 0x0291 GeForce 7900 GS 0x0292 GeForce 7950 GX2 0x0294 GeForce Go 7900 GS 0x0298 GeForce Go 7900 GTX 0x0299 Quadro FX 2500M 0x029A Quadro FX 1500M 0x029B Quadro FX 5500 0x029C Quadro FX 3500 0x029D Quadro FX 1500 0x029E Quadro FX 4500 X2 0x029F GeForce 7600 GS 0x02E1 GeForce FX 5800 Ultra 0x0301 GeForce FX 5800 0x0302 Quadro FX 2000 0x0308 Quadro FX 1000 0x0309 GeForce FX 5600 Ultra 0x0311 GeForce FX 5600 0x0312 GeForce FX 5600XT 0x0314 GeForce FX Go5600 0x031A GeForce FX Go5650 0x031B Quadro FX Go700 0x031C GeForce FX 5200 0x0320 GeForce FX 5200 Ultra 0x0321 GeForce FX 5200 0x0322 GeForce FX 5200LE 0x0323 GeForce FX Go5200 0x0324 GeForce FX Go5250 0x0325 GeForce FX 5500 0x0326 GeForce FX 5100 0x0327 GeForce FX Go5200 32M/64M 0x0328 Quadro NVS 55/280 PCI 0x032A Quadro FX 500/FX 600 0x032B GeForce FX Go53xx 0x032C GeForce FX Go5100 0x032D GeForce FX 5900 Ultra 0x0330 GeForce FX 5900 0x0331 GeForce FX 5900XT 0x0332 GeForce FX 5950 Ultra 0x0333 GeForce FX 5900ZT 0x0334 Quadro FX 3000 0x0338 Quadro FX 700 0x033F GeForce FX 5700 Ultra 0x0341 GeForce FX 5700 0x0342 GeForce FX 5700LE 0x0343 GeForce FX 5700VE 0x0344 GeForce FX Go5700 0x0347 GeForce FX Go5700 0x0348 Quadro FX Go1000 0x034C Quadro FX 1100 0x034E GeForce 7600 GT 0x0391 GeForce 7600 GS 0x0392 GeForce 7300 GT 0x0393 GeForce Go 7600 0x0398 Quadro FX 560 0x039E Below are the legacy GPUs that are no longer supported in the unified driver. These GPUs will continue to be maintained through the special legacy NVIDIA GPU driver releases. The 1.0-96xx driver supports the following set of GPUs: NVIDIA chip name Device PCI ID ---------------------------------- ---------------------------------- GeForce2 MX/MX 400 0x0110 GeForce2 MX 100/200 0x0111 GeForce2 Go 0x0112 Quadro2 MXR/EX/Go 0x0113 GeForce4 MX 460 0x0170 GeForce4 MX 440 0x0171 GeForce4 MX 420 0x0172 GeForce4 MX 440-SE 0x0173 GeForce4 440 Go 0x0174 GeForce4 420 Go 0x0175 GeForce4 420 Go 32M 0x0176 GeForce4 460 Go 0x0177 Quadro4 550 XGL 0x0178 GeForce4 440 Go 64M 0x0179 Quadro NVS 0x017A Quadro4 500 GoGL 0x017C GeForce4 410 Go 16M 0x017D GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X 0x0181 GeForce4 MX 440SE with AGP8X 0x0182 GeForce4 MX 420 with AGP8X 0x0183 GeForce4 MX 4000 0x0185 Quadro4 580 XGL 0x0188 Quadro NVS 280 SD 0x018A Quadro4 380 XGL 0x018B Quadro NVS 50 PCI 0x018C GeForce2 Integrated GPU 0x01A0 GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU 0x01F0 GeForce3 0x0200 GeForce3 Ti 200 0x0201 GeForce3 Ti 500 0x0202 Quadro DCC 0x0203 GeForce4 Ti 4600 0x0250 GeForce4 Ti 4400 0x0251 GeForce4 Ti 4200 0x0253 Quadro4 900 XGL 0x0258 Quadro4 750 XGL 0x0259 Quadro4 700 XGL 0x025B GeForce4 Ti 4800 0x0280 GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X 0x0281 GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE 0x0282 GeForce4 4200 Go 0x0286 Quadro4 980 XGL 0x0288 Quadro4 780 XGL 0x0289 Quadro4 700 GoGL 0x028C The 1.0-71xx driver supports the following set of GPUs: NVIDIA chip name Device PCI ID ---------------------------------- ---------------------------------- RIVA TNT 0x0020 RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro 0x0028 RIVA TNT2 Ultra 0x0029 Vanta/Vanta LT 0x002C RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro 0x002D Aladdin TNT2 0x00A0 GeForce 256 0x0100 GeForce DDR 0x0101 Quadro 0x0103 GeForce2 GTS/GeForce2 Pro 0x0150 GeForce2 Ti 0x0151 GeForce2 Ultra 0x0152 Quadro2 Pro 0x0153

card type

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Wed, 06/11/2008 - 07:27
Actually the graphics card is a GeForce 8400 GS 128MB. Didn't had the order at hand yesterday, and now I don't have the laptop at hand to check if that one is supported.

Driver Choice

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 06/10/2008 - 21:53
Your laptop should have the following graphics adapter: 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT The correct driver for your device is not included in 64 Studio yet... backporting issues. The legacy driver will definitely not work for you. You will need the nvidia driver from the nvidia site. The latest drivers will be included in the lenny based 64 Studio 3.0 coming at the end of the year. (The process has already started, and if you ask free nicely, he might build us a lenny backport for the latest drivers. You will just have to take the leap to 64 Studio 3.0 (very) beta...

apt-get problem

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Tue, 06/10/2008 - 19:52
Apparantly it doesn't find my video card... I want to install the legacy nvidia drivers, but whatever I try apt-get always says "couldn't find package". So or I'm giving a wrong command, or there is a setup problem. I try to run "apt-get install nvidia-kernel-2.6.21-1-multimedia-amd64". (no use explaining synaptic as long as X doesn't start)

system info

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 06/08/2008 - 16:35
To find out about your system You can create a text file in your home folder Open a terminal and type: or copy/paste $ uname -a >system.txt $ lspci >>system.txt $ lspci -vv>>system.txt This will create a text file. system.txt $ cat system.txt Will show the contents of the file in the terminal. You can post the parts you need help with, to the forum. Cheers, dave

Software removal using apt

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 06/08/2008 - 09:30
Hi Havoc, Software removal using apt-get remove --purge $ = user # = root Open a terminal and type: $ dpkg --get-selections > software1 and again $ dpkg --get-selections > software2 This will create 2 files in your home directory software1 software2 These list the software installed, leave software1 alone. # grep "ice" software2 # grep "cups" software2 # grep "blue" software2 # grep "bluetooth" software2 etc.,etc., only you know what is not needed. # apt-get remove --purge (not needed software) Watch very carefully for shared libs and others apt might try to remove. This method will also keep a .bash_history of the software you have removed. $ dpkg --get-selections > software2 again will update the file minus the software removed. Cheers, dave

Thanks again

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Sun, 06/08/2008 - 08:51
Well, when one is used to something you get stuck in the ways it works. I'm far from a proficient linux user, I only know enough to be dangerous. So it is hard in a sense as the simple problems I run into would have been solved in no time with the system I know. It will take a few months for the dust to settle. On to a manual of synaptic.

:)

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Sat, 06/07/2008 - 22:48
To remove packages you can use synaptic. You can find the kernel sources and development packages from Assembler to svn, etc. if you will read how to use synaptic. Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst if you aren't fine with F2, resp. Esc, change "splash=silent" to "nosplash". If you're from Gentoo, I think you are kidding. I'm sorry if I'm wrong. Because I'm short at time, I'll help you within the next days, perhaps you should try to find some answers by using the Google. Cheers, Ralf

Thanks, I'll try to

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Sat, 06/07/2008 - 20:08
Thanks, I'll try to "install" the nvidia stuff. Am I right in thinking this should be done with synaptic? I would prefer to remove some things, any way to do that? Also found out there are no sources for the kernel...and about 3 pages of modules listed when I run lsmod. That's about 2.8 pages more than before. So I guess that gcc etc isn't installed either, correct? Is there a way to set up a development environment with a few simple keystrokes? There are some apps I want to have that I know I'll have to compile. Any idea how I make it boot with all messages visible instead of each time having to press F2? Phew, this is complicated.

Welcome :)

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Sat, 06/07/2008 - 19:44
Take a look at number 14 in the FAQs http://www.64studio.com/faq_user. Open a terminal, become root and run synaptic. Just install KDE, like I did. There's no need to remove GNOME, you can change the WM for each session, when you are in GDM or KDM. Cheers, Ralf