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Old 11-16-02, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default Nvidia athlon.rpm installation

I have a Geforce3 Ti200 video card in an Athlon XP1600+ (Asus motherboard)

I tried to update the NVidia drivers, but could not startx without errors.

I completed the following commands:

rpm -ivh NVIDIA_Kernal-1.0-3123.rh73up.athlon.rpm

received the following error:
modprobe can't detect module NVdriver

rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.i386.rpm

nvchooser.sh suggested these RPMs.

I updated the XF86Config-4 file correctly.

Errors indicate that GLcore module and nvidia modules can't be loaded.

Any ideas?
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Old 11-16-02, 12:45 PM   #2
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I was succesful with my old kernal.

The problem I had was as follows:
I had updated redhat 7.3 with a new kernal 2.4.18-17.7x . The NVIDIA_kernal.rpm was built for 2.4.18-3. The NVdriver was loaded under file:/lib/modules/2.4.18-3/kernel/drivers/video. The newer kernal never found the NVdriver.

I guess if I use the new kernal then I must rebuild the NVdriver. Is this true? How is this done?
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Old 11-16-02, 08:31 PM   #3
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Yes, if you update your Linux kernel, you will have to rebuild the NVIDIA_kernel driver.

Instructions are in the README, just like with the other methods of installation. Make sure that you have the kernel-source-2.4.18-17.7.x package installed and configured, though, before you start. Go to the RH CDs, and install everything under kernel development, that should get it.

If you still get problems with the .tar.gz or .src.rpm drivers, then post the errors you get.
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