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Old 01-02-03, 10:52 AM   #200
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Smile report success install driver for kernel-2.4.18-19.8.0

I follow STEEL1 steps and sucessfully install NVidia
driver for Linux RH8.0 and update to kernel 2.4.18-19.8.0

I add some updated comments on STEEL1 said :
Step 1> Download the following from NVidia's site. (Note that the NVIDIA_kernel is the **src.rpm** rpm file and the NVIDIA_GLX is a **rpm**):

Step 2> Make sure you have the kernel headers installed along with all other dev tools - these are needed along with other dependencies. The best way to ensure that you have all dependencies is to just go start menu > system settings > packages > and in the development section choose the Kernel development packge and install the whole thing.

Step 3> update the kernel bin and source to 2.4.18-19.8.0

Step 4> reboot system, so new kernel reference its new source as mp3tricord said.
On login, image login screen fail. Press cancel two time to enter text login screen.
I login as root.

Step 5> "rpmbuild --rebuild NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.src.rpm" to create drivers for the RH 8.0 kernel. (This will create the binary RPM in "/usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.i386.rpm")

Step 6> Installed this new (NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.i386.rpm)
"rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.i386.rpm"

Step 7> Installed GLX
"rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm"

That all !

Same as mwgoodman said,
If building src.rpm failed. The Buildmeister is not really an error just a warning. I have failed because when I forgotten reboot the system after update the kernel bin and source. After reboot, building rpm successful.

Hope this help some people.

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