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Old 08-12-2004, 10:48 AM   #1
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Uninstalling patches from YOU (nvidia driver)

Hey all,

I tried to install the NVidia driver using YOU, and it didn't work (black screen, funny lines on bottom, hard freeze). Is there any way to uninstall patches in YOU? It doesn't seem like it, and the fetchnvidia patch isn't listed in the programs. I uninstalled manually using "nvidia-installer --uninstall", but I worry that there is still crap laying around that yast installed.

Old 08-12-2004, 11:58 AM   #2
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download the installer from for linux IA32 (or IA64 if you hve a 64bit porcessor)

drop into commane line mode...

find / | grep libGL
delete all* files and all* files

then 'sh /path/'
follow onscreen instructions.

then edit your /etc/X11/xorgconfig file.

change Driver "nv" to Driver "nvidia" and make sure Load "GLX" is in there at the top.

the installer wil take care of all.
Old 08-25-2004, 03:03 PM   #3
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i tried something like this but after doing that, the 6111 driver kept saying
ERROR: If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
       you either have configured kernel sources matching your
       kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
       on your system.
       If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
       you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
       installed on your system. If you specified a separate
       output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
       the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
       directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
       the appropriate nvidia-installer command line option.
using and my kernel source and config are in the dir pointed to by /usr/src/linux. but i did do make mrproper. options?
Old 08-25-2004, 05:47 PM   #4
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make mr-proper returns the kernel tree to how it is acter a download.. u'know, the default kernel tree... this destroys all the stuff which is created dureing the kernel compile.

the nvidia driver needs to know info about your kernel to build a driver, you destroyed this date when you make mrproper. only ever make mrproper directly before a new compile.

have you still got the .config file you used to make the kernel ? if yes, copy it to /usr/src/linux
make oldconfig &&
make bzImage &&
make modules

now the nvidia driver should compile.

if you dont have the same .config file, then you must re compile and install your kernel.
make menuconfig
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/
cp .config /boot/BACKUP_CONFIG

then edit your /boot/grub/menu.conf
Old 08-28-2004, 12:27 PM   #5
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yeah i had my old config. i recompiled. and used the -K -k 2.6.x options.



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