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Old 09-29-03, 04:38 AM   #5
louis-nl
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Default Re: installer problem posted a few below

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Originally posted by wv6u
I also have SuSE 8.2 and this sounds like the exact same problem I posted earlier this morning with the subject line "installer problems"

If I ftp the source rpm and install it that will fix the problem??
Taken from the suse site .. bare with me, long text

Nvidia Installer HOWTO for SuSE Linux users
-------------------------------------------


This document describes how to use the new nvidia installer on SuSE
Linux to install the latest nvidia driver (1.0-4496).

NOTE: Replace the occurences of "1.0-4496" below with the appropriate
number for later relases.

NOTE: The nvidia installer does not work as long as a Xserver is still
running. Therefore please boot into runlevel 3 by specifying "3" as
kernel boot option before running the nvidia installer.

A. SuSE Linux 9.0 (Preview/Beta)
I. SuSE Linux 8.2 with original kernel from CD/DVD
II. SuSE Linux Desktop (SLD)
SuSE Linux 8.2 with update kernel or self-compiled kernel
III. SuSE Linux 7.3/8.0/8.1 with original kernel from CD/DVD
IV. United Linux 1.0 (UL1)
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (SLES8)
SuSE Linux 7.3/8.0/8.1 with update kernel or self-compiled kernel
V. SuSE Linux 7.2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 (SLES7)
VI. SuSE Linux 7.1
VII. SuSE Linux 7.0 or earlier
VIII. References
IX. Feedback


A. SuSE Linux 9.0
-----------------

1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source' package with YaST2.

2) Use the nvidia installer.

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run

3) Save the binary-part of nvidia kernel module, so the nvidia kernel
module can be re-linked during a kernel update and therefore the
nvidia driver installation will survive a future kernel update as
well.

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run --extract-only
cp NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2/usr/src/nv/nv-kernel.o \
/lib/modules/scripts/nvidia/nv-kernel.o-1.0-4496

4) Enable 3D support with SaX2.


I. SuSE Linux 8.2 with original kernel from CD/DVD
--------------------------------------------------

1) Use the nvidia installer.

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run

2) Enable 3D support with SaX2.


II. SuSE Linux Desktop (SLD)
SuSE Linux 8.2 with update kernel or self-compiled kernel
-------------------------------------------------------------

1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source' package with YaST2, update it - if not
already done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU) and configure it then
with the following commands:

cd /usr/src/linux
make cloneconfig && make dep

2) Use the nvidia installer.

export IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH=yes
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run

3) Enable 3D support with SaX2.


III. SuSE Linux 7.3/8.0/8.1 with original kernel from CD/DVD
------------------------------------------------------------

1) Download the according 'NVIDIA_GLX' and 'NVIDIA_kernel' RPMs from
nvidia ftp server and install these with YaST2.

2) Verify that 3D support is enabled with SaX2.


IV. United Linux 1.0 (UL1)
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (SLES8)
SuSE Linux 7.3/8.0/8.1 with update kernel or self-compiled kernel
---------------------------------------------------------------------

1) Download the according 'NVIDIA_GLX' and 'NVIDIA_kernel' RPMs from
nvidia ftp server and install these with the following commands:

rpm --justdb -Uhv NVIDIA_kernel*.rpm
rpm -Uhv NVIDIA_GLX*.rpm

Use "ul1" packages for UL1/SLES8.

2) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source' package with YaST2, update it - if not
already done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU) and configure it then
with the following commands:

cd /usr/src/linux
make cloneconfig && make dep

3) Download nvidia installer and extract it with the following command

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run --extract-only

4) Compile and install the nvidia kernel module with the following
commands:

cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2/usr/src/nv
make install
depmod -a

5) Enable 3D support with SaX2.


V. SuSE Linux 7.2
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 (SLES7)
-----------------------------------------

1) Download 'NVIDIA_GLX' and 'NVIDIA_kernel' RPMs for SuSE 7.3 from
nvidia ftp server and install these with the following commands:

rpm --justdb -Uhv NVIDIA_kernel*.rpm --force
rpm -Uhv NVIDIA_GLX*.rpm --force

2) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source' package with YaST2, update it - if not
already done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU) and configure it then
with the following commands:

cd /usr/src/linux
make cloneconfig && make dep

3) Download nvidia installer and extract it with the following command

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run --extract-only

4) Compile and install the nvidia kernel module with the following
commands:

cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2/usr/src/nv
make install
depmod -a

5) Enable 3D support with SaX2.


VI. SuSE Linux 7.1
------------------

1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'linux' package with YaST2, update it - if not already
done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU) and configure it then with the
following commands:

cd /usr/src/linux
make cloneconfig && make dep

2) Try to use the nvidia installer.

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run

3) Enable 3D support with SaX2.


VII. SuSE Linux 7.0 or earlier
------------------------------

The nvidia driver does not work on SuSE 7.0 or earlier as the driver
needs XFree86 4.0.1 and SuSE 7.0 comes with XFree86 4.0.


VIII. References
----------------

* nVidia driver website
http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=li..._ia32_1.0-4496

* nvidia installer
http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...-4496-pkg2.run

* nvidia driver RPMs for SuSE Linux
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-4496


IX. Feedback
------------

Please use "http://www.suse.de/feedback" for any feedback about this
document.
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