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Old 01-24-07, 08:38 PM   #1
PhilTR
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Default Install issue: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9631-pkg1.run

I want to uninstall a newer kernel and go back to an older version so I can install 'NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9631-pkg1.run' (my vid card is an nVidia GForce4 Ti 4200).

This was an "upgrade" from FC4 to FC6 and some fc4 rpm's remain:

[philtr@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep fc4
libfame-0.9.1-7.2.fc4
rar-3.5.1-1.2.fc4
libXvMCW-0.9.3-1.2.fc4
xvid4conf-1.12-1.2.fc4


Installed kernels via 'rpm -qa shows:

[root@localhost philtr]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-devel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6
kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6
kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6
kernel-devel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6
kernel-headers-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6

A post on NVNEWS by "zander" (NVIDIA Corp) suggests:

"If you wish to install the NVIDIA Linux graphics driver on a Fedora Core 5/6 system, please ensure that your system meets the following requirements:

* the latest update kernel is installed and in use
* a kernel-devel RPM is installed that corresponds to the kernel that is in use
* the pkgconfig and xorg-x11-server-sdk RPMs are installed
* Xen kernels are not currently supported
* the SELinux environment allows the NVIDIA Linux graphics driver to work (only for drivers older than 1.0-9631 and 1.0-7184 (legacy), respectively)

The first three items above can be addressed with the following commands (they need to be run as root):

# yum install kernel-devel xorg-x11-server-sdk pkgconfig
# yum update
# reboot

If you are using an SMP (multi-CPU and/or multi-core) enabled system in FC5(only), please replace kernel-devel with kernel-smp-devel in the command above."

Now what really has me puzzled is:

[root@localhost philtr]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 #1 SMP Wed Jan 10 18:32:37 EST 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Plain and simple, I do not have (or I don't think I have) a multi core CPU. It's a P-IV 2.86 Ghz. When I ran "Software Updater', the newer kernel was one of the pkgs to be updated/installed. Call me dummy.

'cat /proc/cpuinfo' shows:

[root@localhost ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 2
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
stepping : 7
cpu MHz : 2813.582
cache size : 512 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe up cid xtpr
bogomips : 5629.68


Nevertheless, running 'yum install kernel-devel xorg-x11-server-sdk pkgconfig' (with the 2.6.18 kernel loaded) shows:

"[root@localhost philtr]# yum install kernel-devel xorg-x11-server-sdk pkgconfig
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
livna 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
core 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
updates 100% |=========================| 1.2 kB 00:00
extras 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kernel-devel.i686 0:2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 set to be installed
---> Package xorg-x11-server-sdk.i386 0:1.1.1-47.4.fc6 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kernel-devel.i686 0:2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 set to be erased
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved

================================================== ===========================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
================================================== ===========================
Installing:
kernel-devel i686 2.6.18-1.2869.fc6 updates 4.6 M
xorg-x11-server-sdk i386 1.1.1-47.4.fc6 updates 363 k
Removing:
kernel-devel i686 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 installed 14 M

Transaction Summary
================================================== ===========================
Install 2 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 1 Package(s)

Total download size: 5.0 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test


Transaction Check Error: package kernel-devel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 (which is newer than kernel-devel-2.6.18-1.2869.fc6) is already installed"

This seems to suggest that the 2.6.19 kernel is interfearing with the driver install ( I boot the 2.6.18 kernel when trying to install the nVidia drivers).

My questions are, can I uninstall all the 2.6.19 pkgs w/o interfearing with the 2.6.18 pkgs? Specifically does the 2.6.18 kernel need a 'headers' pkg? I'm not sure if the 2.6.18 kernel ever had an associated header pkg. Finally, will there be a driver for the 2.6.19 kernel soon? Your kind assistance is appreciated. phil

Last edited by PhilTR; 01-25-07 at 08:40 AM.
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Old 01-26-07, 07:54 PM   #2
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This is a continuation of the above. I've bee able to get the pkgs below installed.

[root@localhost philtr]# rpm -qa | grep nvidia
nvidia-graphics9746-libs-1.0_9746-85.fc6.at
nvidia-graphics-devices-1.0-5.fc6.at
nvidia-graphics9746-1.0_9746-85.fc6.at
nvidia-graphics-helpers-0.0.18-19.fc6.at
nvidia-graphics9746-kmdl-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-1.0_9746-85.fc6.at
nvidia-graphics9746-devel-1.0_9746-85.fc6.at

However, X-windows would not load.

My xorg.config.backup file (saved by sys-config-display) is in part as follows:

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
EndSection
:
:
:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "800x600" "640x480" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Frome Xorg.0.log:

(EE)AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
(WW) No monitor specified for screen "Screen0".
Using a default monitor configuration.
(WW) The core pointer device wasn't specified explicitly in the layout.
Using the default mouse configuration.
(WW) The core pointer device wasn't specified explicitly in the layout.
Using the default mouse configuration.
(WW) No FontPath specified. Using compiled-in default.
(WW) <default pointer>: No Device specified, looking for one...

Loaded video modules are:

/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/tridentfb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/intelfb/intelfb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/cyblafb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/savage/savagefb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/vga16fb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/sstfb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/vgastate.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia/nvidiafb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/kyro/kyrofb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/macmodes.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/aty/aty128fb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/aty/radeonfb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/aty/atyfb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/riva/rivafb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/tdfxfb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/backlight/lcd.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/backlight/backlight.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/cirrusfb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/i810/i810fb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/matrox/matroxfb_misc.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/matrox/matroxfb_accel.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/matrox/matroxfb_DAC1064.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/matrox/i2c-matroxfb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/matrox/matroxfb_crtc2.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/matrox/matroxfb_g450.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/matrox/g450_pll.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/matrox/matroxfb_maven.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/matrox/matroxfb_Ti3026.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/matrox/matroxfb_base.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/neofb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.19-1.2895.fc6/kernel/drivers/video/fb_ddc.ko

What can I do to get X-windows to load short of a new monitor? I don't care about direct rendering and would gladly disable it for now. Monitor is a Samsung 150s. Video card is a GGorce4 Ti 4200. Help is very much appreciated. phil

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Old 01-26-07, 09:52 PM   #3
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Old 01-26-07, 11:10 PM   #4
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Here is the most recent 'nvidia installer log dated Wed Jan 24 14:00:39 2007 or I hope it's attached.

Since then I have installed"

[root@localhost philtr]# rpm -qa | grep nvidia
nvidia-graphics9746-libs-1.0_9746-85.fc6.at
nvidia-graphics-devices-1.0-5.fc6.at
nvidia-graphics9746-1.0_9746-85.fc6.at
nvidia-graphics-helpers-0.0.18-19.fc6.at
nvidia-graphics9746-kmdl-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6-1.0_9746-85.fc6.at
nvidia-graphics9746-devel-1.0_9746-85.fc6.at

I'm not sure to what extent installing these files will interfear with the log info generated by running 'NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9631-pkg1.run'. I have not been able to generate the 'nvidia-bug-report.log possibly because the pkg failed to install, possibly becaues after installing the 'nvidia-graphics8' file X failed to launch.

I know enough about Linux to be dangerous. So your good offices are dearly needed. If you tell me where to find it, I'll provide you with any info you need. Thanks for your kind assistance. phil
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