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Old 01-24-03, 01:21 AM   #1
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Default problem installing nv kernel for RH kernel 2.4.18_19

I have a problem with my GeForce4 Ti4600 kernel driver for red hat 8. I'm running kernel 2.4.18-19.0 First, I tried to install the rpm (NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up_2.4.18_18.8.0.i686.rpm). I got this error:

[modprobe: can't locate module nvidia. Failed to install nvidia.o]

Thus, I figured out It might have been that I needed a specific rpm, a rh80up-2.4.18-19.0 that matches my kernel version, which doesn't exist. So, I tried to install by SRPM (NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.src.rpm). However, I got the following error:

[install: can't stat 'nvidia.o': no such file or directory]

So finally, I tired to install by the tar file (NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.tar.gz). I got so many compilation errors in nv.c!!! The error message was:

[errors in nv.c
make: ***[nv.o] Error1]

Which makes me think may be it has to do with the compiler version. May be I should use the same exact compiler version used to compile my rh kernel to compile the nv drivers!!!

Can any one give me an insight of what is the problem? I've followed the instructions in the nvidia documentation; not very helpful unfortunately
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