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Old 07-28-02, 04:19 AM   #1
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Default nVidia drivers + Red Hat Linux 7.3

Hi all.

There was a thread by borgzilla on installing drivers under Red Hat Linux 7.3. That was when I thought, I wouldnt get into much trouble, now it seems I can't get this smoothed out.

Sorry to know that this forum fell prey to an attack recently
But at least some of the discussion in that particular thread was saved on my h/disk

And thanx to all who posted then for providing me w/ some insights regarding having GeForce 2 MX 200cards functioning in RH7.3.

But still a problem here ???

I followed every instruction I found pertaining to my circumstances and did what was necessary. And this included:

1) compiled kernel-2.4.18-5.i386.rpm w/ the appropriate kernel-source-2.4.18-5.i386.rpm and glibc-kernheaders- 2.4-7.16.i386.rpm. No glitches there Rebooted and selected the newkernel in Runlevel 3.

2) ran ./NVchooser.sh
It told me to use these files :
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.src.rpm
NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.i386.rpm

3) Edited etc/modules.conf to include alias char-major-195 NVdriver

4) rpm --rebuild NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.src.rpm

5) cd'ed into usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386 and rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rpm

An error here :
Warning:loading /lib/modules/2.4.18-5-July2002/kernel/drivers/video/NVdriver will taint the kernel : non-GPL license - NVIDIA

6) copied NVdriver to usr/src/linux-2.4.18-5/drivers/video

6) Went on w/ [i]rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.i386.rpm[/b]. No error there.

7) Edited XF86Config-4 as needed and startx, tho of course to no avail, since the above error needs resolving first.

8) The nVidia logo flashed brilliantly for 2-3 secs, and then it became distorted and my system freezed.

My bet is this taint error. What next? How do I get that taint error fixed?

Thanx in advance.

ps / here's a portion of my XFree86.0.log. If any of you is wondering if I had entered the wrong values for my monitor freqs. nope. I know very certain of them: 30-69 Khz; 50-120 Hz.

(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (bad mode
clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (bad mode
clock/interlace/doublescan)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "1920x1200" (hsync out of range)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Not using default mode "960x600" (hsync out of range)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes for Display Device 0:
(**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "800x600": 56.3 MHz, 53.7 kHz, 85.1 Hz
(II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 800 x 600
(--) NVIDIA(0): Display dimensions: (280, 210) mm
(--) NVIDIA(0): DPI set to (72, 72)

~~
(==) NVIDIA(0): Backing store disabled
(==) NVIDIA(0): Silken mouse enabled
(**) Option "dpms"
(**) NVIDIA(0): DPMS enabled
(II) Loading extension NV-GLX
(II) Loading extension NV-CONTROL
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension LBX
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-APPGROUP
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFree86-Bigfont
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) [GLX]: Calling GlxExtensionInit

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting
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