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Old 03-05-2001, 01:51 AM   #1
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Does anyone know a way to get support for NVidia TNT2 DRI on a Linux kernel 2.4.0 with XFree86 4.0 ? The official drivers work only with kernel 2.2.*
 
Old 03-05-2001, 06:38 AM   #2
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Looks like you will have to wait then, unless you know how to program or hack the kernel. Where does it say that the official drivers only work with kernel 2.2.* ?
 
Old 03-05-2001, 08:53 PM   #3
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dont think that is right...

I have a Redhat 7.0 with Nvidia's 0.9.6 drivers. They worked before and after upgrading to kernel 2.4.0.

What do you mean they wont work?
 
Old 03-06-2001, 12:45 AM   #4
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The RPM's won't install, they give strange messages about needing a kernel > 2.2.0 and XFree86
Weird, maybe I'll need the tarballs
 
Old 03-06-2001, 11:03 AM   #5
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Abosolutely!

Well... yeah... the RPM's are binaries. They are compiled with a certain kernel and other packages in mind. If you don't have those packages, then they won't work.

Get the tarballs or SRC.RPM's.
Follow the instructions on the webpage at Nvidia to the letter and it will work.
 
  


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