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Old 03-18-03, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default Problems with RH8 and NVIDIA RPM

Ive downloaded the RPM Versions of 4191 of the i386 driver.

I RPM the kernel first and near the end (?) it came up with an error, and me being an newbie and all didnt take much notice of it.

and then the RPMed the GLX file (same version).

Rebooted and then x died. and wouldnt boot up

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-18-03, 08:54 PM   #2
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Have you read the following thread??

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...&threadid=2563

This should help you get it all going

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Old 03-18-03, 09:02 PM   #3
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Umm you mean download the src of the driver for the kernel?
Only 1 problem every time i download a src file i wound up with about 50 errors like i did with the .tar.gz versions that ive got thats what im more worried about.
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Old 03-18-03, 09:15 PM   #4
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See my reply to the following thread. I have included a bash script to compile & install the SRC's

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...&threadid=8876

See how you go with that.

Also make sure that you have the kernel source for your working kernel installed. Otherwise you will NOT be able to compile the drivers.

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Old 03-19-03, 12:01 AM   #5
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Thanks man ill do it when i get back tonite

You know anything about getting a window larger than 320x128 (?). After doing a fresh install using the unprobed graphics card??
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Old 03-19-03, 12:17 AM   #6
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You may have to run the Redhat video config utiltiy and set it to vesa. (Can't remember the utility name, as I have never needed to use it).

What video card is it?? Sounds very unusual that it's not auto detected..

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Old 03-19-03, 12:40 AM   #7
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Umm its a LeadTek GeForce 4
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Old 03-19-03, 06:28 AM   #8
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hey wolf tried your way and i get this. Told you im really bad with src

[root@mud nvidia]# chmod 755 nvupdt
[root@mud nvidia]# ./nvupdt
Removing Old Kernel Drivers
error: package NVIDIA_GLX is not installed
error: package NVIDIA_kernel is not installed
Recompiling the drivers for new Kernel
Installing NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.src.rpm
error: unpacking of archive failed: cpio: Bad magic
error: NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.src.rpm cannot be installed
Installing NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.src.rpm
./nvupdt: line 17: 1120 Segmentation fault rpmbuild --rebuild NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.src.rpm
Installing the newly compiled drivers
error: open of /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory
error: open of /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm failed: No such
file or directory
All drivers installed successfully.
[root@mud nvidia]#
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Old 03-19-03, 07:35 AM   #9
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Sounds like those files are corrupted. Have you tried to download them again??

If not, try downloading them again. I've installed those same drivers using that script on three different systems, all with different mother boards and video cards. And I have had no problems.

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Old 03-19-03, 05:12 PM   #10
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nah i havnt yet, ill do it if i have time tonite
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