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Old 03-17-03, 03:05 PM   #1
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hiya,

i am having real problems with mandrake 9, i have put on a clean install and tryed in install the nvidia drivers.

i have used the NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm and NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.mdk90up.i586.rpm rpms which stoped x from booting, so i gave up on them and tryed to do it the old fasion way.

i downloaded NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191 and NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191 and followed the instructions, but when ever i try make install i get a bunch of errors.

i am a real newbie and i have know idea what i am doing wrong.

i am running atholon 1900+ 512mb ram gforce4 ti 4400 on a kt3 ultra mobo.

i would love to hear any ideas

thanks
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Old 03-17-03, 04:49 PM   #2
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You need kernel-source installed if you're building from source, but I don't know if this is the problem or not. I would need to see the exact errors to know for sure ("a bunch of errors" isn't too descriptive ).
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Old 03-18-03, 12:03 PM   #3
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well done got it first time, i reinstalled mandrake (for about the 20th time in 2 weeks) and whent and manually added a bunch of options that dont get installed by default. all that random clicking payed off and i can now build drivers sadly this seems to only be the begining of my problems as now i get a diffrent reason for not being able to build drivers. something about the compiler being a diffrent version or something. maybe one day i wll have a fully functioning graphics card, then all i have to work on is getting sound, modem printer....
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Old 03-18-03, 05:43 PM   #4
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...compiling a kernel...

Actually, that might be the best bet to fix the compiler version mismatch issues. Use whatever compiler Mandrake installed to compile their (or, heck, www.kernel.org would work as well) kernel sources. Reboot to that kernel, and retry the NVIDIA_kernel tarball. I bet you won't get any more version mismatches.

Copy the .config file from /usr/src/linux to wherever you decompress the new kernel-source, too, because Mandrake does the right thing a lot of times in the kernel config process. This file is a record of all the settings they use, so copying it to another kernel source directory will take their settings as a base. You can modify that.
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