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Old 11-26-03, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Installing GF4 ti4200 on Red Hat 9

I am new to Linux and having trouble installing my GF4 ti4200. What I have done so far is modified my inittab file to runmode '3' then ran the .run file. The error I received was something about being unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.o'. I have attached the installer.log file which has all the details. To make matters worse, I reinstalled the old video card (ATI Xpert 98 AGP) and am now stuck in 800X600. Anyone out there that can help get this ti4200 running? Please give detailed instructions as I am new to this OS.

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Old 11-26-03, 02:38 PM   #2
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The driver must compile for a specific kernel. In your case it compiled for the kernel version: 2.4.20-20.9

Make sure that is the kernel you are using:
cat /proc/version
uname -r

Both the above terminal commands should return the same kernel version number, with some other stuff too.

Do this command to check which kernel packages you have installed:
rpm -qa | grep kernel

You should have two packages (at least these) returned from that command, one named "kernel" and then other named "kernel-source", and these must have the same exact version numbers after them.

If you post the file: /etc/X11/XF86Config
I'll help you get resolutions corrected to use your other card temporarily (resolutions are configured in this file). You can however, install the ti4200, and make one change to that above file that will allow you to use the ti4200 with 2D support only.

In the file: /etc/X11/XF86Config
Change the line:
Code:
Driver "vesa"
to read
Code:
Driver "nv"
Then reboot and install your ti4200.
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Old 11-26-03, 04:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for getting back so soon.

I ran the commands as suggested. Here's the results:

cat /proc/version - returned: Linux version 2.4.20-20.9
uname -r - returned: 2.4.20-20.9

rpm -qa | grep kernel - returned:
kernel-2.4.20-8
kernel-utils-2.4-8.29
kernel-doc-2.4.20-20.9
kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.31-13
kernel-source-2.4.20-20.9
kernel-2.4.20-20.9

I see two kernels listed here. Not sure what that means.

I have reinstalled the ti4200 and now have it running with a generic i740 driver. At least I now have 1024X768 resolution until we figure this out.

I have also attached my XF86Config file for you to check out. This file is pre-reinstallation of the ti4200 and still shows the old ATI Xpert 98.

I have gone through the readme and found some of it to be very helpful and the rest I am still trying to dissiminate.
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Your running kernel and the kernel-source you have installed do match, which is good. Let me know how further attempts to get it running go, and post the logs of install attempts or X crashes.
/var/log/nvidia-installer
/var/log/XFree86.0.log
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