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Old 02-05-03, 01:06 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! This is my first post to this board, so I apoligize for any stupidty displayed in this next post. I followed the instructions posted by Rob regarding the 4191 drivers in RPM version. I have reinstalled linux almost 5 times now. For one, I don't even know if I downloading the right kernel, I have an XP 2000+ so I assumed that the file I was supposed to download was 'NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up_2.4.18_18.8.0.athlon.rpm'. Is this correct? When I try to install the drivers using 'rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up_2.4.18_18.8.0.athlon.rpm', it crashes and says something to do with error code 1 and says module nvidia.o was not installed. When I try to uninstall it using the 'rpm -e NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up_2.4.18_18.8.0.athlon.rpm' command, it says the package is not installed. But when I try to run the install again using the -ivh command, it says the driver is already installed. And now X does not work! Am I using the wrong kernel, am I supposed to use the 386, or 586? Please help, this has caused me much pain and suffering! Btw, the GLX package installs fine. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps!
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Old 02-05-03, 05:10 PM   #2
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There is an NVchooser script on the driver download page. Download it to your home directory.

Open up a terminal, and do a sh NVchooser.sh to see which packages you should download.

As for the "error code 1", I don't have any idea what that error code 1 really means, so I don't know what would have been wrong with it. The text of the error message would be more helpful, but run NVchooser first.

Also note that installing the RPM is not all you have to do. You have to edit your X config file so that X uses your driver. This is detailed in the README, but basically you find out which file to use, then make sure it says Load "glx", and doesn't say Load "dri" or Load "GLcore", and also change Driver "nv" (or Driver "vesa") to Driver "nvidia". Save and exit.
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