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Old 08-24-02, 04:44 AM   #1
adnans
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Default Notes for Redhat Beta (null)

Hi,

Just a heads up to the folks who are having trouble installing the latest NVidia drivers on the Redhat beta (null). Some things to keep in mind:

- modutils 2.4.18 (insmod) for some reason fails to load the NVdriver. It complains about mismatched compilers even though both the kernel image and the NVdriver module were compiled with the exact same compiler. I known this because I copied these over from a Debian sid installation where it works perfectly. Upgrading to moduitls 2.4.19 will allow you to load NVdriver, with warnings.

- make sure you run "makedevices.sh" script before trying to load up X. I forgot to do this and the driver complained about not being able to initalize NVdriver. This script creates the following device special files which are needed for proper operation;

/dev/nvidia0
/dev/nvidia1
/dev/nvidia2
/dev/nvidia3
/dev/nvidiactl

-adnans
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