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Old 10-09-02, 04:36 PM   #1
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Smile Ok I need some help

Installed Mandrake 9.0
Finally an installation I can recommend to linux newbies, by far the most trouble free yet. (I know I know, theres probably 101 arguments + against that)

However, when you want to play around and say....get GL stuff running on ya GF2mx (I am a poor man) thats where the wall comes in.
On my Suse7.3 install the drivers were no problem, however there are only 8.2 for Mandrake.

errors for installing from RPM's are:
modprobe cant locate module NVdriver

and on GLX install:
libGL.so.1.0.3123 possible conflict with mesa rpm

Please help, I would like to do this the easy way in order to create an installation guide for friends etc.

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Old 10-09-02, 05:51 PM   #2
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As stated in the README, you can't use drivers intended for a previous version of a distribution. Because precompiled binary RPMs aren't yet available for Mandrake 9.0, you'll need to rebuild either the SRPM or source tarball packages. Instructions for building and installing from SRPM or source can be found in the README.

Please note you'll need to have the kernel-source package installed to rebuild the driver.

I hope this helps!

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Old 10-09-02, 06:05 PM   #3
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Unhappy makes sense now

Thanks Andy
I am already having a go with the 2960 tarballs
having a bit of a problem with GLX at the mo

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Old 10-09-02, 06:06 PM   #4
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I am already having a go with the 2960 tarballs
You'll probably want to use 1.0-3123...

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Old 10-09-02, 06:23 PM   #5
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Talking Wahey!!!

Cheers again Andy
I went with the 2960 driver due to other posts regarding problems with the latest release.

I can always upgrade
Anyway after finding my mistake (typing Make all instead of just MAKE for the GLX tarball) I now have a wonderful hardware enabled desktop.

Many thanks for your help again.
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oh yes on another note, I always recommend installing kernel source/headers etc, you never know when you need to compile/recompile.
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Old 10-09-02, 06:33 PM   #6
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Question One more question

When I do upgrade to the next version, is it necessary to remove the old driver?

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Old 10-09-02, 07:08 PM   #7
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Generally not - RPM will upgrade itself, and the tarballs will simply overwrite older drivers. You will need to be out of X (in runlevel 3), and have rmmod'ed NVdriver, though.

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Old 10-10-02, 04:04 AM   #8
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Smile cheers

Thanks for all the help Andy

It seems that graphics drivers still require more work than RPM's can handle.
however the tarballs were surprisingly easy to use.

Being an HPUX sysadmin, I am more used to using swinstall, which I beleive RPM is an equivalent of.

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back to the driver, I will need to upgrade as 2960 froze during testing, using armagetron.

Again thanks
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