|04-18-05, 07:56 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2005
I fairly new to Linux and I am having some problems installing the nvidia drivers for my card. I downloaded the newest drivers and tried to install it, but when I install it says that it must connect to nvidia to download the newest kernel. Unfourtunately I cannot connect to the internet. What should I do now? I downloaded kernel 2.6.11, but since i'm new at linux i'm unsure on how to install the new kernel. Could anyone help me out with this?
thank you very much
|04-18-05, 09:33 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Re: Kernel install
>I fairly new to Linux and I am having some problems installing the nvidia drivers >for my card. I downloaded the newest drivers and tried to install it, but when I >install it says that it must connect to nvidia to download the newest kernel. >Unfourtunately I cannot connect to the internet. What should I do now? I >downloaded kernel 2.6.11, but since i'm new at linux i'm unsure on how to >install the new kernel. Could anyone help me out with this?
>thank you very much
first thing your gonna wanna do is backup ur /etc/ directory and /home directory.
[doesnt need to be to a separate disk, can just cp -R /home /homebackup]
$]>cp /wherevaitis/2.6.11.tar.gz ./
$]>tar -zxvf 2.6.11.tar.gz
this will make a directory called 2.6.11 in /usr/src
with the 2.6.11 kernel source tree in it.
ok now, before we go anyfurther,
if the result of uname -r is equal to 2.6.11 then abort - theres no point! youd just be recompiling the same kernel, ok, lets assume that uname -r < 2.6.11
$]>remove symbolic link 'linux'? > Y
if you dont get 'remove symbolic link 'linux' then thats ok. dont panic
$]>ln -s 2.6.11 linux
should reveal that there now exists a linux -> 2.6.11
now for the fun bit
muck around with the configuration params of the kernel (NB - Must be running X at this point - menuconfig is not pretty)
make sure that rivafb isnt included and if u do need it, make it as a module only!! (the NVIDIA pkg dont like the rivafb one)
ok now save once youve finished configuring your kernel
$]> make && make modules && make modules_install && make install
now $]>echo go make some coffee
$]>echo this will take a while :-P :-)
make install doesnt work on all distros
on some u need to cp bzImage to /boot
and update lilo or grub
as a general rule - if it aint in the man, README, INSTALL, or html DOC files, then its not a good idea.
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