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Old 12-23-02, 02:59 PM   #1
faughp
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Unhappy can't get rpms to work in Red Hat 8

I thought I followed everything by the book, but I still can't get it to work. overview:
downloaded and ran NVchooser
downloaded NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up_2.4.18_18.8.0.i686.rpm
and NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm.
tried to install, and got
modprobe: can't locate module nvidia
Failed to install nvidia.o
installed the GLX, and tried to startx, which promptly didn't work, since I think I've got 2.4.18-14.
Then I downloaded and compiled NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.src.rpm
tried to uninstall NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up_2.4.18_18.8.0.i686.rpm, and it told me that it wasn't installed.
Then tried to run the rpm created after compiling, and it told me that there was a newer version installed (the one that I tried to uninstall!) I think I'm in a catch-22 here. I know I messed up, but can't seem to fix it!
This was a new install of Red Hat 8.0, on a new hard drive, set up as a dual boot. can someone tell me how to fix this? thanks. paul
and yes, I'm new to linux.
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