I posted a thread yesterday but thought i should send a more detailed problem description:
I have a laptop that uses the nvidia geforce4 420 go video card.
X windows totally fails to run on this card when I installed redhat 8.0.
I have looked through the forums and everyone else seems to have no problems building the kernel. There is a mention of header files but I checked in /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/build/include and there appeared to be a load of headers.
I also read that the failing to load could be that the headers are a different version to the kernel binaries...if so how would you find this out?
I ran the nvchooser.sh which told me to use
I also later dowloaded the tar files, but got the same error when running make install, or installing via rpm
text data bss dec hex filename
1248062 92760 32940 1373762 14f642 nvidia.o
Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o will taint the kernel: on-GPL license - NVIDIA
for information about tainted modules
0: nvidia: no NVIDIA graphics adaptor found
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: no such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o :insmod /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nividia.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: insmod nvidia failed
make: *** [package-install] Error 255
This does look like it coule be the header problems that have been mentioned but having never had to install linux 'til now I am unsure how obtain the correct headers (whether they are in the linux 8.0 cds) or how to tell which are the right ones!
Please help, I am thinking I will have to stick with XP!