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Old 08-10-03, 07:24 PM   #1
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Question Linux Nvidia Installer problem

I was trying to get the Nvidia drivers installed on my Biostar M7NCG Nforce2 motherboard with Suse 8.2.
In the instructions from the Suse website says to run some commands prior to running the installer:
Suse website
1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source' RPM with YaST2 and configure it then
with the following commands:

cp /boot/vmlinuz.config /usr/src/linux/.config
cp /boot/vmlinuz.version.h /usr/src/linux/include/linux
cp /boot/vmlinuz.autoconf.h /usr/src/linux/include/linux
cd /usr/src/linux
make cloneconfig dep

2) Use the nvidia installer.

3) Enable 3D support with SaX2.

OK I got the kernel source installed, when I ran the commands (I copied and pasted them) I got:

linux:/home/sonny # cp /boot/vmlinuz.config /usr/src/linux/.config
linux:/home/sonny # cp /boot/vmlinuz.version.h /usr/src/linux/include/linux
linux:/home/sonny # cp /boot/vmlinuz.autoconf.h /usr/src/linux/include/linux
linux:/home/sonny # cd /usr/src/linux
linux:/usr/src/linux # make cloneconfig dep
make: *** No rule to make target `cloneconfig'. Stop.

What does that mean and how do I procede with the source install?

Thanks,
Sonny
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Old 08-15-03, 03:19 PM   #2
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Default Try oldconfig

You might try "make oldconfig" and then if that goes okay do the "make dep". I don't use SUSE, and I haven't heard of "cloneconfig". "make oldconfig" is a standard way of reusing an older .config file with a newer kernel - but should have no problem recycling it for use with the same version again, either. Running "make menuconfig" and then just exiting and saving your "changes" (even if you haven't made any) will have the same effect of prepping things for the "make dep" stage.

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Just wondering i anyone has actually had any luck installing the nvidia drivers on SuSe???? I ave been tryin for weeks and weeks to get them workin, but with no effect!!!!! Finally bit the bullet and installed mandrake 9.1, its spot on! Have got the IDE, USB 2.0, NIC, Sound and AGP working. Plus got my Geforce 2 woking aswell... So simple!

Anyone else found mandrake to be a tad better on this front???
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Old 10-01-03, 07:43 AM   #4
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Default Re: Try oldconfig

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Originally posted by whit
You might try "make oldconfig" and then if that goes okay do the "make dep". I don't use SUSE, and I haven't heard of "cloneconfig". "make oldconfig" is a standard way of reusing an older .config file with a newer kernel - but should have no problem recycling it for use with the same version again, either. Running "make menuconfig" and then just exiting and saving your "changes" (even if you haven't made any) will have the same effect of prepping things for the "make dep" stage.

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oldconfig ?? get a grip with the present times...

make menuconfig

and use the "load from alternate file" option then exit with save.

do a

make dep

then continue with the provided commands in the tutorial.

PS: You should do a make clean before all of this in the dir where is the kern (usually /usr/src/your-liunx-source replace the bloded text with whatever is the case on your computer)
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