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Old 08-28-2002, 12:18 PM   #1
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nvidia driver install problems


when I try to installing the new drivers which I did and edited that file it said the wya its suppose to but now I get the error:
NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA failed to load the NVdriver kernel module.
Is the nvchooser giving me the wrong drivers or something I checked lots of times and its the right drivers i installed but I still get this error. I use red hat 7.3 anyone know how to get the drivers working so I can startx ?
 
Old 08-28-2002, 12:25 PM   #2
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Was X running when you attempeted to install drivers? You should exit out of X.
If everything fails get the src.rpm for Nvidia kernel and GLX drivers and compile it with
rpm -e NVIDIA_kernel NVIDIA_GLX
rpm --rebuild NVIDIA_GLX-yada.yada.src.rpm NVIDIA_kernel-yada.yada.src.rpm
rpm -ihv /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA*

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Old 08-28-2002, 12:36 PM   #3
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Nope X was not working when I installed the drivers I did it all in text mode. I even used pico to edit the file that you edit to get nvidias drivers to supposedly work.
 
Old 08-28-2002, 12:43 PM   #4
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When i try to do rpm -e "nvidia file" it says there not installed.
I had to reformat a linux partition jsut yesterday cuz the same thing happened and i couldn't get them uninstalled. Any idea for a quick fix so I can atleast get into x or even beter a way to get the dang nvidia kernel to work.
 
Old 08-28-2002, 12:48 PM   #5
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How do you use rpm -e ?
rpm -e NVIDIA_kernel-yada.yada.rpm ?
You shouldn't do this because rpm -e works on rpm database which contains the name of the packages not the files it came in.
rpm -e NVIDIA_kernel
is the correct syntax
 
Old 08-28-2002, 12:55 PM   #6
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oh ok my bad :P
thx I'am gonna go try that.
 
Old 08-28-2002, 01:04 PM   #7
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so whats next now?
you said about downloading the source files?
Can you give me exact instructions with every detail plzz cuz I'am new at linux(if you couldn't already tell)
 
Old 08-28-2002, 01:10 PM   #8
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the EXACT instructions are on the nvidia.com website, READ THEM!
 
Old 08-28-2002, 01:14 PM   #9
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GLX source rpm : http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_4...0-2960.src.rpm

Kernel source rpm:
http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_4...0-2960.src.rpm
 
Old 08-28-2002, 01:26 PM   #10
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when I try the first thing it says to do I get
Install:cannot stat 'NVdriver': no such file or directry
Error: Bad exit stats from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.21808 (%install)
 
Old 08-28-2002, 01:44 PM   #11
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How do you do it?
It must be
cd /where/you/downloaded/them
rpm --rebuild NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.src.rpm NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.src.rpm
then
rpm -ihv /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA*
 
Old 08-28-2002, 01:48 PM   #12
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I did that and i still got the error.
Any other ideas?

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Old 08-28-2002, 04:14 PM   #13
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*bump*
 
Old 08-29-2002, 10:00 AM   #14
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Red hat just refused to accept my geforece4 no matter what I did....so I feel your pain.

I use mandrake 8.2 now, and it runs it as a generic geforce2 (ddr). It works, so theres no way I'm gonna dare touch it!!
 
Old 08-29-2002, 10:55 AM   #15
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i just installed my ti4600, the other day. 1st thing i did was reinstall nvidia kernel/drivers. it ran great !, fps in q3 were popping up to 400 @1280 res. i shut down the box that night( for some dumb reason), and when i restarted the next day, i got a prompt saying the old gf2 was missing, and do i want to discard the old config. so like a confident linux newb i click'd the discard button. now i have no X. i'll report back today on how i get it back up. maybe it will shed some light to the gf4.
 
  


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