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Old 11-05-03, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Fedora Core 1 / Yarrow support?

Might as well start this thread now
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Old 11-06-03, 12:14 AM   #2
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Fedora Core 1 = RedHat 10
there are no reasons to think something changed, at least that's what the release notes says. Read them carefully.
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Old 11-06-03, 04:40 AM   #3
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The nVidia installer runs on any Linux with XFree86 and Linux kernel modules set up to use all the standard paths. I haven't used Fedora, but is there a particular reason it would be an exception?
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Old 11-06-03, 02:13 PM   #4
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If it's really supposed to be that simple, then I'd be happy if somebody could point me at some help on how to successfully install the driver, because the installer complains that it can't find a correct driver module for my version of the kernel. (Not sure about the exact message, sorry). Any help'd be appreciated.
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Old 11-06-03, 02:56 PM   #5
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Default here is the error i'm getting.

-> Kernel include path: '/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/build/include'
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
rm -f nv.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv-linux.o nv_compiler.h *
.d NVdriver nvidia.o
-> Building kernel module:
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make nvidia.o SYSINCLUDE=/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.
2115.nptl/build/include'...

You appear to be compiling the NVIDIA kernel module with
a compiler different from the one that was used to compile
the running kernel. This may be perfectly fine, but there
are cases where this can lead to unexpected behaviour and
system crashes.

If you know what you are doing and want to override this
check, you can do so by setting IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH.

In any other case, set the CC environment variable to the
name of the compiler that was used to compile the kernel.

*** Failed cc sanity check. Bailing out! ***
make: *** [gcc-check] Error 1
-> Error.
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Old 11-06-03, 03:23 PM   #6
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type the following before runing the installer:
export CC=gcc32

The installer will then work properly and build your driver.
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Old 11-06-03, 03:24 PM   #7
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Default Re: here is the error i'm getting.

I got around that error message by recompiling the fedora kernel with

make distclean
make oldconfig
(all the rest, after reselecting NTFS!)

Thereby making the kernel with the installed version of gcc!

If you don't want to do this just type on the console :

export CC_IGNORE_MISMATCH="1"

And it should work as normal without a recompilation.
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Old 11-06-03, 04:19 PM   #8
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For me Fedora Core 1 with 4496 works just fine (FX5600).
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Old 11-07-03, 12:25 PM   #9
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On Fedora the gcc compiler installed is 3.3.x while the kernel is compiled on 3.2.x. All you need to do is ignore mismatch, or better yet export the 3.2 compiler CC as mentioned above.

One other note, is that the Mesa libraries are probably installed by default (depends tho). You can safely remove them before installing the nvidia driver to smooth the transition, since Mesa libs are installed in more than one location. You don't want ld to find the Mesa before nVidia.

rpm -e --nodeps XFree86-Mesa-libGL

will take care of you. The --nodeps ignores the warning about other packages needing libGL... and this will be fine if you get nvidia installed right afterward. It's better to remove this than just overwrite the files.
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Old 11-07-03, 04:57 PM   #10
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I installed Fedora Core 1 on my system last night and noticed a few things.
It works pretty nice and runs fairly fast as well but the XFree86 that comes with Fedora Core 1 is not very stable. I compiled the nvidia drivers and when I switched to those from the nv drivers my system had all sorts of problems. I installed XFree86 4.3.0-2 from my rh9 cds and now X is stable again. Other then that seems to work well now.
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What sort of "stability" problems did you notice?
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Old 11-07-03, 08:14 PM   #12
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Default FEDORA + NVIDIA 4496 HOWTO: Severn & Yarrow

Hi... recently, us good ppl of #linux-help on efnet decided to write a howto on this somewhat puzzling process of installing the nvidia driver on fedora systems, originally for severn and now modified with step by step instructions specifically for yarrow (1.0).

Those having problems, check it out.. I had the same problems people in this thread had (except for the instability of x... heh) and this how to seems to solve them all. DO NOT USE IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH! And remember, if you can't get the driver to install correctly, just change back the "nvidia" to "nv" in your XF86Config so you get X to start and visit help forums or channels for help

How to install NVIDIA driver for Fedora Core 1.0 (Yarrow) & 0.93 (Severn)

if you have any questions, post them here or visit #linux-help on efnet (irc.desync.com is a good efnet server).

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