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lapn99 08-21-03 12:06 PM

Install new driver failed (4496)
I am running Rehat Linux 8.0 and just upgrade my kernel from to 2.4.20-20.8. My video card type is Nvidia Quadro4 900XGL, 128MB. After updating the kernel, I reboot my system, ofcourse I couldn't start X server. Therefore, I download the newdriver, NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4494.pkg2.run, from Nvidia's site, then issue the command as it say in the README file. After accepted license, it doesn't install because some error messages popped during this installation. Here they are:

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 1.0-
4363). As part of installing this driver (version: 1.0-4363), the existing
driver will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will a
bort installation) (Answer: Yes)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel header files for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel header files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel header
files are installed, you may specify the kernel include path with the
'--kernel-include-path' commandline option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

Could you tell me what can I do to make this work? Any advice and suggestion I'm really appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

mesters 08-26-03 01:51 AM

You must install nvidia drivers with graphical interface off, if you have not done so.
Upon restart of the computer type "init = 3" as boot option. Login as root and do "sh NVIDIA....pkg2.run".
This has worked for me. Make a copy of the old
XF86Config file (just in case the setup does not work).

lapn99 08-26-03 09:41 AM

Of course I run it under single mode user (init = 3)

mesters 08-27-03 06:43 AM

Okay, this could mean upgrading the Redhat kernel makes problems as is the case with SuSE linux.

Have a look at:
and try one of the solutions offered there.

Moled 09-06-03 01:42 PM

maybe do what it tells you to do and install the kernel headers rpm(!)

then rerun the installer

stncttr908 09-06-03 11:05 PM

I see a move to the Nvidia Linux section in this thread's future. :rolleyes:

vampireuk 09-10-03 06:59 AM

Yeah there is a Linux forum guys, professional graphics card does not mean you are running your card under Linux;)

mesters 09-10-03 07:56 AM

Neither does it mean you must be running under XP, does it?.... Here is were I hoped to find professionals and not players. In addition, I was counting on somewhat more input from the NV guys themselves, but this hope was not justified.

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