RH7.3 2.4.18-10 and 3d drivers
I know that this is discussed in many different threads, but I am a semi-noobie to Linux....
What i have, AMD Athlon 1.1Ghz, and a GeForce 2 GTX/Pro 64
I installed RedHat 7.3 and installed the Nvidia drivers and after many attempts got them working on 2.4.18-3 kernel, but it was not stable enough so I upgraded the kernel and tried to get the video drivers to work, but to no avail.
Right now I get an error:
depmod: ***Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18-10/kernel/drivers/char/drm/sis.o
modprobe: Cant locate module NVdriver
What I have tried is the tar files, but they kept trying to install to 2.4.18-3 even if I tried the ls -s linux2.4.18-10 linux(something like that didnt look it up)
So I also tried the src.rpm, with the i686.rpm, but NVchooser told me to us the athlon.rpm so I tried that to but nothing. I was reading that I should get headers off the install cds but I looked and didnt find them, but they could be there and I just didnt see them.
Right now I cant use Xwindows so I have to keep switching between window and linux for now
Hope this is enough info, any help installing the 3d graphics for an upgraded kernel?
Anybody have any ideas??
If you compile a new kernel... compile Nvidia driver too
If you have compiled your kernel ( a new version ) then you have to recompile and install your Nvidia-driver ( but not Nvidia-GLX)
I use src.rpm, because I use RedHat
With src.rpm, you recompile it with:
rpmbuild --rebuild Nvidia_kernel.src.rpm ( or the file you have downloaded )
If all is OK, then in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386, there will be your Nvidia_kernel.rpm
Install it with:
rpm -U Nvidia_kernel.rpm --force ( --force because it exist and is the same version)
If you try to recompile Nvidia_driver from src.rpm , it will be compiled for your current running kernel, not kernel in /usr/src/linux. There is a variable to export, TARGET_KERNEL, I think, but don't remember now
About drm.o , I recommend do a "make mrproper" and configure and compile your kernel. If error still exists, delete this file or say N to drm/dri options ( Nvidia use Internal DRI, not from Kernel )
wow, thanx alot, although I did not get the rpmbuild to work, I did have the rpm file already in the /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386 directory and when I ran the rpm -U --force it installed and everything worked.
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