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Old 03-21-03, 12:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy Post install question about nvidia drivers


I did a fresh install of redhat 7.3

I rebuilt and installed the source kernel for 4191 and GLX for the same drivers...

Changed the XFconfig-4 file too properly

now when I used the nv_check.sh program it said everything was in place except at the the it said that the kernel module was not installed so the 3d Drivers wouldnt work.
now wouldnt there have been a problem during driver install if the kernel module wasnt installed?

i went modprobe nvidia and it said
"warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.18-3/kernel/dirvers/video/nvidia.o will taint the kernel etc...."

it does say nvidia.o installed successfully.

so what do I need to do now to get the kernel module installed prperly? nv_check suggested I tell boot to turn it on... how Do i do this? modules.conf?

could someone give me my final hint, I so thought i was done and things were good....


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Old 03-21-03, 07:41 AM   #2
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nv_check was written for driver 3123. 4191 does a lot of things differently, not the least of which is the kernel module is no longer named NVdriver. It's now named nvidia.o, but nv_check is still looking for NVdriver.

nv_check also doesn't handle devfs very well -- but I don't know if you're using devfs or not, it sounds like you probably aren't.

Anyway, do a glxinfo (while in X) and look for "direct rendering: Yes" or "direct rendering: No". If it says yes, then you should be OK.
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