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NVIDIA-driver/nvtv

Postby BlueLion on Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:07 am

Hi there,
I'm working with Linux Mint Felicia 64bit, and a NVIDIA Geforce 9600GT graphics card and would like to use nvtv for watching divx, mp4, mkv etc. on my TV-screen (S-VHS).
Since nvtv doesn't recognize my graphics card, I thought perhaps the nvidia-glx-177-driver isn't the best choice, and wanted to install the original driver by NVIDIA.
But the install process needs to be done outsied of the Xserver, so is it possible, to boot the system in text mode once in a while for maintenance purposes?
I'm also open for suggestions how to solve the nvtv-issue otherwise ...
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Re: NVIDIA-driver/nvtv

Postby viking777 on Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:59 am

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sudo telinit 1


Will stop X and launch the Mint recovery menu where you will find all sorts of interesting options. One is a root login and one is a root login with networking. Just select one of these and supply your password (it will ask for a root password, but it will accept your user password). To install the Nvidia driver cd to the directory where you have it installed and then run:

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./NVIDIAwhatever the file is called.run


Be aware though that sometimes the Mint driver is at the version it is because the later versions are not so compatible as the earlier ones. IE you might make things worse not better. It is a small risk but it is there.

PS I have never even heard of nvtv so I can't help you with that.
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Re: NVIDIA-driver/nvtv

Postby BlueLion on Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:53 am

thanks for the proposal, but sudo telinit 1 tries to lead to recovery mode, the system gets stuck though.
I've also tried to boot to recovery mode and use the root login, unfortunately my password is not accepted as root password ...
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Re: NVIDIA-driver/nvtv

Postby viking777 on Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:07 pm

BlueLion wrote:thanks for the proposal, but sudo telinit 1 tries to lead to recovery mode, the system gets stuck though.
I've also tried to boot to recovery mode and use the root login, unfortunately my password is not accepted as root password ...


How odd, It works for me???
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Re: NVIDIA-driver/nvtv

Postby DrHu on Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:36 pm

BlueLion wrote:I'm working with Linux Mint Felicia 64bit, and a NVIDIA Geforce 9600GT graphics card and would like to use nvtv for watching divx, mp4, mkv etc. on my TV-screen (S-VHS).

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=70201
If the nvidia card has a tv output available

In terminal, check
    apt search nvtv
    p nvtv - tool to control TV chips on NVidia cards u
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Re: NVIDIA-driver/nvtv

Postby BlueLion on Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:28 pm

Hallo DrHu,
thank you for your reply. The thread you added doesn't give me the needed info though. The nvidia card has a tv output available - it works with VLC Player.
nvtv still isn't able to detect it - neither seems the Totem Movie Player.
The statement "apt search nvtv" gives the following reply:
i nvtv - tool to control TV chips on NVidia cards u
(I've got it installed). Now what?
What bugs me the most, that I'm not able to login on the root level in recovery mode ... caused by some unknown reason my password isn't accepted as root password - can I configure it somehow so that it's accepted? It works perfectly with sudo ...
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