Weird problem with RPM
Hi, Im a newbie to Linux and was trying to install the drivers for geforce2 mx.
When I was running the package (rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel.whatever.rpm) I received an error message at the end. (I dont really remember what kind of error it was but it couldnt insmod the nvidia driver.)
Anyway, here comes the weird part.....when I try to uninstal/erase the package (rpm -e NVIDIA_kernel.whatever) I get the reply that the package isnt installed. But when I try to install it again, Im told it is already installed. Now what is it??? Installed or not.
When I run rpm -q NVIDIA* , Im told none of the packages are installed....
Has anyone else been through this? Or is this normal? I was using the newest packages so the old bug Ive heard of shouldnt be the problem.....
Ill write another post about the error I got later...have to check it out again..
You may want to either log in as root or issue command "su" (without quotes) and entering the root password to the command prompt before installing the rpm. I have had success installing the rpm, but when I rebooted, I was unable to get a GUI. I figured I might be able to help you while I'm looking for a solution myself.
I've been operating as root all along, so that shouldnt be the problem...I am, however thankfull for any help...
It turns out I installed the wrong kerneldriver ....shouldve used athlon....anyway everytime I try to install the athlon (and any other nvidia .rpm) I get the message that the file /lib/modules/2.4.18-3/kernel/drivers/video/NVdriver is conflicting with a previsously installed package....
Unfortunately .... as I mentioned in the earlier post...I cant seem to uninstall the previous package....grrrrrr!!!
Does anyone have any idees?
Those tarballs really did the trick...they automatically removed the old and conflicting files adn installed the new ones.
I tried to start xwindow and, yupp theres the nvidia logo.
Feels great to finaly have it working!
I recommend : tar balls
To look where packages have installed
rpm -qa | grep NV*
/home/uti# rpm -qa | grep NV
To remove them
rpm -e NVIDIA_GLX NVIDIA_kernel
To install again, without removing
rpm -i NV*.rpm --force
To Update a new version
rpm -i NV*.rpm
To Update same version
rpm -U NV*.rpm --force
Installing NVidia drivers is not simply.
I always have to edit my XF86Config file!!! (only first time, for every distribution I try )
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