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Old 10-06-03, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Nvidia Network Troubles

Hallo,

I am trying to install a NVIDA driver for networking (belongs to an ASSUS mobo on RedHat 9 - kernel 2.4.20.8

I'have got the package from nvidia.

There is an instruction that says the following :

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Binary RPM Installation

The binary installation procedure involves downloading the binary RPM file appropriate to your
distribution and installing it. If you are using the SuSE distribution, see NOTE: SuSE
INSTALLATIONS, above.
Become root and install using rpm:
example% cd <directory with the rpm file>
example% su
Password: ******
example# rpm -i nforce{package na****-1.0-1.rpm


Source RPM Installation

The Source RPM will create an RPM appropriate for your system. If you are using the SuSE RPM,
see NOTE: SuSE INSTALLATIONS, above. To install:
example% cd <directory with the rpm file>
example% su
Password: ******
example# rpm --rebuild nforce{package na****-1.0-1.src.rpm
At this point, the SRPM will be recompiled. When this command has completed, look for a line that
says:
Wrote: /usr/src/{RPM root dir}/RPMS/i386/nforce{package na****-1.0-1.rpm
This will provide you with the name and location of the new RPM. You should then install this RPM
per the instructions in the Binary RPM Installation section.

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I have to use the Source ppm first, because there is no driver
that is of the same number as the kernel.

The Package is called NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm

When I gave the command
#rpm rebuild nforce NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm
I get a list of all the options

When I gave the command
#rpm rebuild NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.src.rpm
this does not work either.

Can anybody tell me in simple terms what is going wrong?

Should I use rebuilddb ? Or is it something else?

Thank you.

cb
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