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Old 02-17-05, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default Redhat 2.4 kernel / rivafb

After several unsuccessful attempts to install the NVIDIA driver
using the basic install command "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-6629-pkg2.run"

the following command finally worked:

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-6629-pkg2.run --kernel-name=`uname -r` --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux-2.4

Using the standard line, the loadable kernel module was not found on
the NVIDIA site, nor on my system.

The error message about "rivafb driver conflicts with the NVIDIA driver"
appeared when building the loadable module. FAQ says:

A: Using both rivafb and the NVIDIA kernel module at the same time is
currently broken. In general, using two independent software drivers
to drive the same piece of hardware is a bad idea.

lsmod doesn't list rivafb. How do I remove rivafb?

Redhat WS 2.4.21-27.0.2.ELsmp

Thanks for suggestions.

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Old 02-18-05, 04:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: Redhat 2.4 kernel / rivafb

well, the "generic linux forum" isn't the right place where you can expect to get a good answer to your problem... so please ask your question again here: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14

Well, if lsmod doesn't show rivafb, then it's either built-in (in kernel) or not loaded...
could you attach your /var/log/nvidia-installer.log ?
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Old 02-21-05, 01:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I

Here is the log:

[root@deino log]# more nvidia-installer.log
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Wed Feb 16 17:41:03 2005

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: true
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : false
no questions : false
silent : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : 2.4.21-27.0.2.ELsmp
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : /usr/src/linux-2.4
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
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Old 02-21-05, 03:22 PM   #4
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Default Re: Redhat 2.4 kernel / rivafb

OK, to be on the safe side... could you please run "nvidia-bug-report.sh" (as root) and attach the created "log" here... (together with your kernel config, but only if you didn't used RedHat's one)...
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Old 02-22-05, 04:05 PM   #5
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Default Re: Redhat 2.4 kernel / rivafb

OK. The nvidia-bug-report.log should be attached here, I hope.

I just used Redhat's config:
[root@deino bin]# uname -ar
Linux deino.colorado.edu 2.4.21-27.0.2.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jan 12 23:25:44 EST 2005 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Didn't see anything in the .log about rivafb. If that's just a generic
low-level graphics frame buffer that allows you to install your system
in graphical mode, then that's great. Hopefully it doesn't conflict
with the nvidia drivers.

Thanks for looking at this.

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