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Old 04-11-04, 10:17 PM   #20
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Default Re: Nvidia 5336 driver with Fedora Core 2

Ok, this is clearly the thread with the issue I have.

Fedora Core 2 test 2 (2.6.5-1.315smp)
Nvidia Geforce 4 Ti 4200 128

Installed the driver(5336), and X barfs or is it the kernel that barfs actually...

I have the source files for the kernel I have installed, via RPM.

The previously mentioned kernel parameters I could not find in the kernel config file.

I tried downloading different kernels, from Same issue.
I abandoned making a custom kernel.

Since I failed with that, I would like to try to do the other method mentioned, here...

"Re: Kernel 2.6.5-1.309 & Nvidia & 4KSTACKS

* From: Matias Feliciano <feliciano matias free fr>
* To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases <fedora-test-list redhat com>
* Subject: Re: Kernel 2.6.5-1.309 & Nvidia & 4KSTACKS
* Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 11:46:27 +0200

Le sam 10/04/2004 �* 10:16, H. van de Kolk a écrit :
> I want to comment out linux-2.6.5-nostack.patch, but cannot find where to do
> it?

rpm -i kernel-2.6.x.src.rpm

>From somewhere/redhat/SPECS/kernel-2.6.spec :
Patch200: linux-2.6.5-nostack.patch

Comment out this line and rebuild the package with "rpmbuild -bb
somewhere/redhat/SPECS/kernel-2.6.spec" .

Or apply the patch somewhere/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.5-nostack.patch
with "patch --reverse" in /usr/src/linux-2.6.x after installing
kernel-source-2.6.x. Then build your custom kernel.

> Rikus van de Kolk
> "

However, I don't understand the instructions. The issue is, I have no knowledge of how rpms are built. I can not find any spec files as I believe I need to edit to rebuild the rpm.

I know how to build custom kernels. I don't know how to make rpm's.

I need someone who can dumb down to a level, assuming that I have NEVER built a rpm in my life, that can clue me in on how to do this.

RTFM me, is fine too. Just get me started, I'm spinning my wheels.

I know, just from reading the instructions above, this is an INCREDIBLY easy thing to do, but I am lost.

How does one pull apart a rpm that is already installed??
Is that what I need to do??
Do I need to download the rpm file itself??

I know this is braindead simple, someone translate to English for me.

I'm going crazy without 3d acceleration.
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