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Old 02-17-03, 10:53 AM   #241
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Originally posted by darklight
Hey ppl

Thanks for all the advice so far in this thread, it has helped me a lot. I do however still have one problem...

After installing all the rpm's (compiled from source rpms) etc and modifying the XF86Config file, I try to run X (xinit, startx)... to no avail. This is the error message that I recieve :

LoadModule: Module nvidia does not have a nvidiaModuleData data object.

Consequently I can't run X as it can't load the driver :P

I'm hoping (optimist that I am) that is a relatively minor software problem and that I can just quickly go update some file somewhere to fix it..

Any advice/insight would be much valued!!
I think it can't found nvidia.o file.
May be the driver not install successfully.
If you follows my optimize instruction and failed.
It is my fault. I found that --target pentium3 will failed to install. Only i386 to i686 and athlon will success.
I also edit the optimize instuction above.

My English vocabulary is few. ppl is a name or mean what?

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Old 02-23-03, 06:35 PM   #242
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My son has been having trouble getting the drivers to work. He gets these messages from make. They seem to be coming from depmod any ideas?

depmod: /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.dep is not an ELF file
depmod: cannot read ELF header from /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.generic_string
depmod: /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.ieee1394map is not an ELF file
depmod: /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.isapnpmap is not an ELF file
depmod: cannot read ELF header from /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.parportmap
depmod: /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.pcimap is not an ELF file
depmod: cannot read ELF header from /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.pnpbiosmap
depmod: /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.usbmap is not an ELF file
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Old 02-24-03, 09:28 AM   #243
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My son has been having trouble getting the drivers to work. He gets these messages from make. They seem to be coming from depmod any ideas?

depmod: /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.dep is not an ELF file
depmod: cannot read ELF header from /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.generic_string
depmod: /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.ieee1394map is not an ELF file
depmod: /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.isapnpmap is not an ELF file
depmod: cannot read ELF header from /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.parportmap
depmod: /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.pcimap is not an ELF file
depmod: cannot read ELF header from /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.pnpbiosmap
depmod: /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/2.4.18-14BOOT/modules.usbmap is not an ELF file
Isn't you recompile the kernel ?
If you do that, you should try load redhat default for easy configuration.
xconfig load
/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-14/configs/configs/kernel-2.4.18-i686.config
ELF is a kind of executable format.
It may has other format used.
If kernel not load the supported format module, it may failed I guess.
Try default config file first for a success build expenience first.

If you compile NVIDIA driver,
you don't need recompile kernel.
But you have to include kernel source for compiling NVIDIA driver.

Driver compile and Install instruction I written :
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...5&pagenumber=8

Keung

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Old 02-25-03, 05:27 PM   #244
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Default buildmeister

For those getting the buildmeister error:
Code:
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
I solved that by downloading, compiling, and installing the module and driver from source vs the rpms. It's not that difficult. You can find instructions in this document:
http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_4...xNotes4191.pdf

And the source files here:
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_40/1.0-4191/

Here's a brief summary:
  1. Download the source files for both the kernel and the driver. (ie NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.tar.gz & NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.tar.gz).
  2. Log out of the desktop and into a bash prompt. Then move to the directory where you put the files and decompress them.
    Code:
     
    tar xvzf NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.tar.gz
    tar xvzf NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.tar.gz
  3. Move into the NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191 folder and compile and install the module.
    Code:
    make install
  4. Move into the NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191 folder and do the same for it.

That's it, now just configure your XF86Config file.
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Old 02-25-03, 08:03 PM   #245
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Default Failed to load module "nvidia"

Hi, just want to first thank everyone on this board, I had all kinds of problems trying to install the drivers till I came here. Lots of help! But, alas, everything worked up to the starting of the X server, once I start it it crashes back and gives me this error:

Failed to load module "nvidia" (module foes not exist, 0)
No drivers available

Fatal sercer error:
no screens found

I did a full install on rh 8, updated everything, then rebooted into the new kernel (i did make the mistake of trying to compile without the new kernel and got the buildmiester error, rebooted with the new and one got rid of my error) every compiled and installed fine, I used the src.rpm's. I am running on a Dell Inspiron 4100 geforce 2 go

My XFree file (hopefully got all the relevent portions, i am typing this off my laptop next to me):

Section "Module"

Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"

End Section

Interesting line from moniter section

ModeLine "1400x1050" 129.0 1400 1464 1656 1960 1050 1051 1054 1100 +hsync +vsync

this line is repeated 3 more times with the same numbers except 129.0 changes to 151.0, 162.0 and 184.0, respectively

Device (hopefully only relevent)
Driver "nvidia"

Any help would be greatly appreciated! And might save this laptop from being thrown out the window!
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Old 03-02-03, 06:48 PM   #246
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Default Re: buildmeister

Quote:
Originally posted by GregGG
For those getting the buildmeister error:
Code:
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
I may have missed someone else pointing this out, but:

the "warnings" above are not "errors", all it means is that the rpm builder created the rpm on files that were owned by buildmeister, and that your system is translating it to root - the default. this is normal and expected. other messages, I can't comment on.

if rpms are your preference, feel free to ignore these informational messages and enjoy the convenience of the rpms.

bs
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Old 03-03-03, 09:44 PM   #247
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Question trouble still

I have done 4 fresh installs of 8.0 today. I finally figured out the workstation class install worked much better than the desktop. I can now download and install the src.rpm files and remake them. The problem is when i reboot i dont get any screens. It tries and all i get are garbled 6's and so on. My ? is what am i doing wrong with XFree86? I edited the /etc/X11/XFree86 file driver from vesa to nvidia. If anyone, and i mean anyone can help me get my brand new Gforce4 TI4200 to work i swear ill mail them 20 dollars. Or do their lawn if the live close to me. Thanks all and love.
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Old 03-07-03, 12:04 AM   #248
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I don't know your system, so I can't really comment on specifics. I have the following:

a7m266-d mobo
2 x amd 2600+ cpu
geforce4 ti 4600

redhat 8.0

NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.src.rpm
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.src.rpm

2.4.20 custom kernel from kernel.org

I installed redhat, compiled/installed 2.4.20 kernel, built/installed both rpms, and I am having no probs.

post more specs, and maybe somebody can help...?

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Old 03-10-03, 05:21 AM   #249
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I just upgraded my kernel to 2.4.18-26.8.0 and updated the NVIDIA kernel driver and GLX to 4191. I'm now finding that X won't start at boot time. I see the tainted warning in the log.

I can then "manually" load the module with "lsmod nvidia", then type "telinit 3" and "telinit 5" (to simulate a boot into X) and the X server comes up.

My suspicion is that whatever normally loads the driver at boot time isn't aggressive enough and fails due to the tainted warning. This may be a change in the way the module stuff works with this new kernel.

Any ideas for workarounds?
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Old 03-14-03, 01:12 AM   #250
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Quote:
Originally posted by keung
My English vocabulary is few. ppl is a name or mean what?
ppl = people

he means "hi everyone"
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Old 03-14-03, 04:54 PM   #251
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Default PLEASE HELP ME SOME1!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi,y'all i read the how to install nvidia driver and when i try to rpmbuild --rebuild i got this errorwarning: 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.82813
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ LANG=C
+ export LANG
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ rm -rf NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191
+ /usr/bin/gzip -dc /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.tar.gz
+ tar -xf -
+ STATUS=0
+ '[' 0 -ne 0 ']'
+ cd NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191
++ /usr/bin/id -u
+ '[' 0 = 0 ']'
+ /bin/chown -Rhf root .
++ /usr/bin/id -u
+ '[' 0 = 0 ']'
+ /bin/chgrp -Rhf root .
+ /bin/chmod -Rf a+rX,g-w,o-w .
+ exit 0
Executing(%build): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.82813
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ cd NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191
+ LANG=C
+ export LANG
+ set +e
++ rpm -q --queryformat '%{VERSION}' rpm
+ RPMVERSION=4.1
++ echo 4.1
++ awk -F . '{print $1;}'
+ RPMMAJOR=4
++ echo 4.1
++ awk -F . '{print $2;}'
+ RPMMINOR=1
++ echo 4.1
++ awk -F . '{print $3;}'
+ RPMPATCH=
+ '[' 4 -le 3 -a 1 -le 0 -a -lt 4 ']'
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.82813: 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/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/build/include -Wno-cast-qual nv.c
In file included from nv-linux.h:83,
from nv.c:14:
/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/build/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/build/include/linux/highmem.h:20: warning: pointer of type `void *' used in arithmetic
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/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/build/include -Wno-cast-qual os-agp.c
In file included from nv-linux.h:83,
from os-agp.c:24:
/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/build/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/build/include/linux/highmem.h:20: warning: pointer of type `void *' used in arithmetic
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/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/build/include -Wno-cast-qual os-interface.c
In file included from nv-linux.h:83,
from os-interface.c:26:
/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/build/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/build/include/linux/highmem.h:20: warning: pointer of type `void *' used in arithmetic
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/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/build/include -Wno-cast-qual os-registry.c
In file included from nv-linux.h:83,
from os-registry.c:14:
/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/build/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/build/include/linux/highmem.h:20: warning: pointer of type `void *' used in arithmetic
ld -r -o nv-linux.o nv.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o
ld -r -o nvidia.o nv-linux.o nv-kernel.o
size nvidia.o
text data bss dec hex filename
1248062 92760 32940 1373762 14f642 nvidia.o
+ exit 0
Executing(%install): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.81320
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ cd NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191
+ LANG=C
+ export LANG
+ rm -f /tmp/files.lst
+ '[' -z '' ']'
++ uname -r
+ export TARGET_KERNEL=2.4.18-26.8.0
+ TARGET_KERNEL=2.4.18-26.8.0
+ '[' -d /lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/kernel ']'
+ INSTALLPATH=/lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/kernel/drivers/video
+ mkdir -p /var/tmp/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0//lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/kernel/drivers/video
+ install -m 0444 nvidia.o /var/tmp/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0//lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/kernel/drivers/video
+ echo '%attr(444 root root) ' /lib/modules/2.4.18-26.8.0/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o
+ unset RPM_BUILD_ROOT
+ /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/brp-compress
+ /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/brp-strip
+ /usr/lib/rpm/redhat/brp-strip-comment-note
Processing files: NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191
Finding Provides: /usr/lib/rpm/find-provides
Finding Requires: /usr/lib/rpm/find-requires
PreReq: /bin/sh /bin/sh /bin/sh rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1 rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
Requires(interp): /bin/sh /bin/sh /bin/sh
Requires(rpmlib): rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1 rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
Requires(pre): /bin/sh
Requires(post): /bin/sh
Requires(preun): /bin/sh
Requires: kernel >= 2.2.0 rpm >= 3.0.4
Checking for unpackaged file(s): /usr/lib/rpm/check-files /var/tmp/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0
Wrote: /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.i386.rpm
Executing(%clean): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.22342
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ cd NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191
+ '[' -n /var/tmp/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0 -a /var/tmp/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0 '!=' / ']'
+ rm -rf /var/tmp/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0
+ exit 0
Executing(--clean): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.22342
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ rm -rf NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191
+ exit 0
[root@hnllhi1-ar1-4-63-004-156 nvidia]# rmmod ide-cd
bash: rmmod: command not found
[root@hnllhi1-ar1-4-63-004-156 nvidia]#

Its like it couldn't even build it,and yes i do have all my package thingy.So can some1 please help me out here PLEASE!

P.S,I dl the nvidia kernel 1.0-4191,and the glx rpm with the souce.I use these ones cause the nvchooser suggested it.

THANKS GUYZ and GALZ,Brandon77
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Old 03-18-03, 10:47 AM   #252
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Default Re: PLEASE HELP ME SOME1!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Forget about those warnings, they are irrelevant. Your system DID BUILD the rpm: and it is telling you that it wrote it here (from your post):

>Wrote:/usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.i386.rpm

Thus, do as follows...
Repeat the rpmbuild step with the GLX package,

rpmbuild --rebuild NVIDIA_GLX.-1.0-4191.i386.src.rpm

THEN:

rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.i386.rpm

rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm

Now, that said, I strongly suggest that you use the previous version of the drivers as this version does very slow repainting of 2D images (read the posts). Unless you have a compelling reason to upgrade I would recommend that you wait.
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