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Old 01-04-03, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Slackware 8.1 failed dependencies


I have dowloaded the source RPMS 4191 but after

rpm --rebuild

when I try

rpm -ivh /usr/src.../NVIDIA_kernel...

I get the error

error: failed dependencies:
kernel >= 2.2.0 is needed by NVIDIA...
rpm >= 3.0.4 is needed by NVIDIA...
/bin/sh is needed by NVIDIA...

though I have kernel 2.4.18 and rpm 4.0.2. I recompiled a kernel this morning as I had read that kernels from the CD might not have been compiled by the same gcc compiler... but it didn't help.

Any suggestion welcome.

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Old 01-04-03, 04:26 PM   #2
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don't use RPM's with slackware.

follow the instructions here:
[b]Optimization guidelines by Koji Ashida of NVIDIA:[/b][list][*]Use fx12 instructions whenever possible[*]Use lowest pixel shader version[/list][url=http://developer.nvidia.com/docs/IO/10878/ChinaJoy2004_OptimizationAndTools.pdf]source[/url]

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Old 01-05-03, 01:40 AM   #3
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Default slack 8.1

just download the source, and compile it.
if you have a 2.5.5~ kernel, you need to go to http://www.minion.de/nvidia.html
for the patch to make the driver work for the 2.5 kernel's. but if you have a kernel like 2.4.18 to 2.4.20 then you should be fine with the drivers.

to install:

1. ./configure && make && make install && ldconfig
2. modify your xfree86 file and it should work.
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Old 01-05-03, 06:11 AM   #4
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Thanks it worked. It is even easier from the tar than from the RPMs or SRPMs...

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