well, first off, the 230 is not supported on 1.3.
the script is designed to intentionaly fail on a 230. this is because
we were unable to get full support of the 230 into 1.3. there will be
a 1.3-vw edition that will come out to support the 230, 330, & 550.
but, I run the propack 1.3 on my 230. it will install and run fine
(as root) if you pass the undocumented -f option to the INSTALL
script. if you want to get opengl to work as non-root, you will need to
chmod the /dev/nvidia* entries to 666 every time you boot. I put this
into the /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit on my machine.
but please remember that this is unsupported and the support people will
not help you if you call them. also, they will probably yell at me for
telling you how to do this :)
hope this all helps,
On Tue, 4 Jul 2000, Simon Eves wrote:
> Dear OSS,
> I have come across a problem with the INSTALL script of ProPack 1.3 when
> attempting to install it on our new 230. It fails to run, reporting that the
> installation is "not supported on a Visual Workstation".
> It appears that the part of the script which checks for magic values in the
> /dev structure does not find the answers it expects on our machine. I modified
> the script to bypass this test (plus the nested "if" immediately following)
> the script ran correctly.
> The machine was previously running an "everything" installation of RedHat 6.2,
> although I had initially believed the message produced by the ProPack script
> sought an alternative solution to the graphics installation, namely a manual
> install of XFree86-4.0 plus matching Kernel and GLX drivers from nVidia's
> What does this mean...? :)
> PS. You might also want to put in a warning that the "makewhatis" stage will
> take a long time. I thought it had fallen over and killed the script before I
> worked out what it was doing...