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Old 01-29-03, 12:12 PM   #217
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Hey there. I'm having trouble getting the 4191 driver to install on my system. I'm for the most part a newbie. Everytime I try to rebuild the kernel it gives the errors. I get:
user buildmeister does not exist - using root
groupd buildmeister does not exist - using root
user buildmeister does not exist - using root
group buildmeister does not exist - using root
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.37680 (%install)
Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong. I'm on an smp machine too, if that helps, I'm confused on what to do with that too.
I know this question is repetitive, but I didn't really find my answer
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Old 02-05-03, 02:52 AM   #218
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I am having the same problem
Looks like nVidia screwed up something somewhere :/

I am running Redhat 8.0 Psyche on kernel 2.4.20-2.24
Installed gcc version is 3.2.1-2
Installed rpm version is 4.1-1.06

If anyone has a precompiled rpm for i386-i686 that works without those errors that the peoples are having (even I got those errors), please send it to me at yinchie@relaxz.net.

Much thanks in advance!
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Old 02-06-03, 02:16 AM   #219
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Originally posted by keung
hgb,

I can email my build NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.i386.rpm (567.8K bytes) for kernel-2.4.18-19.8.0 to you.

Please let me know your email address.

Regards,
Keung
Hi, can u please mail your rpm builds, cause I also get all the errors like most others here.

e-mail: anders.linden@gavle.to

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Old 02-06-03, 05:52 AM   #220
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Afternoon all,
Im just trying to get my Geforce 256 running properly on RH8. Ive got all the files i need but i need to install the Kernel Development Package. When i run Package manager and select the Kernel Dev Package it shows up that im missing a file krb5-libs-1.2.5-6.i386.rpm . Ive found this package on the cd ok but, how do i either make the package manager look to the cd or put the package where the package manager can see it?
Copy the missing rpm file to your harddrive, in an easy to find location like your home directory. 'cd' into that directory, become root user, install the rpm, then you can remove it. It is not necessary to use the package manager for this and is not 'too' confusing once you try.

in short ( do this is a terminal )
copy file to ~ (this means your home directory)
cd ~
/bin/su -l
<enter password for root>
rpm -ivh <nameoffile>.rpm
exit

and its installed... the package manager will show this file as being installed as soon as the database is updated, which you can force with the command:
updatedb
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Old 02-07-03, 09:32 AM   #221
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Hey there. I'm having trouble getting the 4191 driver to install on my system. I'm for the most part a newbie. Everytime I try to rebuild the kernel it gives the errors. I get:
user buildmeister does not exist - using root
groupd buildmeister does not exist - using root
user buildmeister does not exist - using root
group buildmeister does not exist - using root
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.37680 (%install)
Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong. I'm on an smp machine too, if that helps, I'm confused on what to do with that too.
I know this question is repetitive, but I didn't really find my answer
I guess your problems is source and bin is not right.
type :
uname -r
to check your using kernel version.

go to directory :
/usr/src/

to see if your right source here :
e.g. directory present
linux-2.4.18-24.8.0

or your can install source rpm yourself :
kernel-source-2.4.18-24.8.0.i386.rpm

your must run on target kernel and reference target kernel source to compile target usable nvidia driver.

Hope this help.
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Old 02-10-03, 09:36 PM   #222
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Default Geforce 2 onboard vga .. problem

Hi ,
I have Athlon 1800+,ASUS A7266VM MB , with 256 DDR . I have tried installing RH7.3 and 8 . In both the cases when i tried to run xserver through startx or start the system through GUI my system stops responding . Even i cann't kill the xsever process using alt+ctrl+bkspace...

can any one help out ...

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-10-03, 11:46 PM   #223
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Hi ,
I have Athlon 1800+,ASUS A7266VM MB , with 256 DDR . I have tried installing RH7.3 and 8 . In both the cases when i tried to run xserver through startx or start the system through GUI my system stops responding . Even i cann't kill the xsever process using alt+ctrl+bkspace...

can any one help out ...

Thanks in advance.

Regards
Vinay Aradhya
I guess your nvidia driver is not matching your RH kernel.
If your cannot found matching nvidia driver, try recompile src.rpm
or tar.gz of nvidia driver package.

Regards,
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Old 02-12-03, 12:37 AM   #224
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Unhappy problems building src under 2.4.18-24.8.0

I seem to be having the same(or similiar) problem as a lot of people are. I have tried to find a solution but no luck so far...

This is what I am doing:

I am trying:
rpmbuild --rebuild NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.src.rpm

This gives me errors:
warning: user buildmeister does not exist - using root
warning: group buildmeister does not exist - using root
warning: user buildmeister does not exist - using root
warning: group buildmeister does not exist - using root
Executing(%prep): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.43337
...
...
+ '[' 4 -le 3 -a 1 -le 0 -a -lt 4 ']'
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.43337: line 34: [: too many arguments
+ make nvidia.o
echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`cc -v 2>&1 | tail -1`\" > nv_compiler.h
cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wparentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Wno-multichar -O -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE
-D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -DNTRM -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=4191 -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DNV_INT64_OK -DNVCPU_X86 -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include
-Wno-cast-qual nv.c
In file included from /usr/include/linux/tqueue.h:18,
from nv-linux.h:61,
from nv.c:14:
/usr/include/asm/bitops.h:333:2: warning: #warning This includefile is not available on all architectures.
/usr/include/asm/bitops.h:334:2: warning: #warning Using kernel headers in userspace.
In file included from nv-linux.h:61,
from nv.c:14:
/usr/include/linux/tqueue.h:94: parse error before "tqueue_lock"
...
more errors
...
install: cannot stat `nvidia.o': No such file or directory
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.93815 (%install)


RPM build errors:
user buildmeister does not exist - using root
group buildmeister does not exist - using root
user buildmeister does not exist - using root
group buildmeister does not exist - using root
--------------------------------------

As far as I can tell from the manual I am doing everything correctly, although I am pretty new to Linux. I am using the files specified by NVChooser:
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.src.rpm
NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm

My kernel version is 2.4.18-24.8.0
My card is Geforce4 TI 4200.
I have an Athlon 1800.

I have installed the kernel headers (I installed via start -> system settings -> packages and just installed the whole kernel development package.).

I have restarted after this.

I am root, and booted up in console mode.

Any ideas would be great. Thanks!
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Old 02-12-03, 01:55 AM   #225
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Default install success, but slow graphics

I was finally able to build the source. I am not sure why this was but the following happened:
1. I ran up2date, and got the latest kernel.
2. I rebooted, then saw two kernel choices on the boot screen (now I can see my newly installed kernel).
3. I selected the new kernel, and linux stared fine.
4. uname -r yields the new kernel version as expected.
5. I rebooted several times and used my computer for other things.
6. I unsuccessfully tried to build the rpm.
7. Out of the blue, the up2date program warned me again that I needed to install something. It said that I was running the old kernel (I don't know why it said this because everything else said I was already running the new kernel). So I installed the new kernel again, and restarted, then everything worked (i.e. the source built).

I was happy that the driver installed, but immediately disappointed that the performance was noticably worse (dragging windows across the desktop lag a lot). The Nvidia logo appeared upon startup as expected. I am using a Geforce4 TI 4200, but I have the Geforce4 Generic selected. Also the 3d acceleration box is grayed out. My question is: why would the performance be worse (my original driver was "vesa"), and should I be using the "Geforce4 Generic"?
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Old 02-12-03, 02:29 AM   #226
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Default slow repainting textures but fast with 3D

just to add to my last post, the slowness problem seems to be with painting and filling textures or pictures such as the background image of a terminal window, icons, etc... However I have noticed a definite improvement with 3d graphics. So on one hand the performance got worse (i.e. repainting, scrolling 2D windows), and it got better (i.e. 3D graphics). ANybody know why this might be?
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Old 02-12-03, 02:33 PM   #227
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I got the same thing.
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Old 02-12-03, 02:53 PM   #228
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Question new Install RH 8.0 and Nvidia

Quick question, I see some very helpful posts and it looks like I can do this. I have a freshly installed RH 8.0 on an Athalon box. I have a GeForce 420mx card w/64 meg DDR. My card was auto detected, but of course nothing worked. Now, to get X to run I picked cards at random until I got one that would run X (I believe I settled on a TNT Driver). My question will this cause a problem when I try and install the "correct" Nvidia driver. and if so, how do I install the driver when I cant get X to run ?
thanks for the help.

Next task is to get sound !
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