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Old 10-15-2008, 10:26 AM   #1
jonaskellens
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install nvidia driver for GeForce 8600 fedora9


Acer Aspire 5920
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
driver : NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.09-pkg1.run


When trying to install the driver, this error-file is created :

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Wed Oct 15 17:16:26 2008

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
precompiled interfaces : true
no ncurses color : false
query latest version : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no recursion : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
no kernel module : false
force SELinux : default
no X server check : false
force tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : (not specified)
X library install path : (not specified)
X module install path : (not specified)
OpenGL install prefix : (not specified)
OpenGL install libdir : (not specified)
utility install prefix : (not specified)
utility install libdir : (not specified)
doc install prefix : (not specified)
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> Tagging shared libraries with chcon -t textrel_shlib_t.
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686/source'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686/build'
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 equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.

Depending on where and how the kernel sources (or the
kernel headers) were installed, you may need to specify
their location with the SYSSRC environment variable or
the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.


Some info :

[jonas@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep kernel
kerneloops-0.11-1.fc9.i386
kernel-headers-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i386
kernel-devel-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686
kernel-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686
kernel-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686
[jonas@localhost ~]$ uname -r
2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686
[jonas@localhost ~]$ su 'yum install kernel-headers'
su: user yum install kernel-headers does not exist
[jonas@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost jonas]# yum search kernel-headers
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
=========================== Matched: kernel-headers ============================
arm-gp2x-linux-kernel-headers.noarch : Kernel headers for Cross Compiling to
: arm-gp2x-linux
kernel-headers.i386 : Header files for the Linux kernel for use by glibc
[root@localhost jonas]# yum install kernel-headers
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package kernel-headers-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i386 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do
[root@localhost jonas]# yum install kernel-source
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package kernel-source available.
Nothing to do
[root@localhost jonas]# yum install kernel-devel
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package kernel-devel-2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do


Can someone help me with this installation ?
 
Old 10-15-2008, 10:34 AM   #2
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The short answer is you can't
FC9 uses a beta version of X that nvidia don't support.

You can either downgrade X or install FC8
 
Old 10-15-2008, 10:39 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skunkburner View Post
The short answer is you can't
FC9 uses a beta version of X that nvidia don't support.

You can either downgrade X or install FC8
Strange. I asked this question for my 64bit Fedora9 system and all went well after getting the link to the correct driver for my system.

Now I've installed the 32bit version of Fedora9 because I have problems with certain software that does not run well on 64bit.

Surely it must be possible to install a NVidia-driver for my 32bit system ?!
 
Old 10-15-2008, 11:00 AM   #4
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Sorry my bad.

I've just tried the latest NVIDIA driver http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...77.80-pkg1.run
with kernel 2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686 (the last one I tried were 173.14)

and it works and gives me direct rendering.

login to FC9 as root (if you use init 5 (the gui)
type 'init 3' in a terminal
then run the install file 'sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.80-pkg1.run'
follow the on screen instruction and reboot (shutdown -r now).
 
Old 10-15-2008, 11:23 AM   #5
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Sorry my bad.

I've just tried the latest NVIDIA driver http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...77.80-pkg1.run
with kernel 2.6.26.5-45.fc9.i686 (the last one I tried were 173.14)

and it works and gives me direct rendering.

login to FC9 as root (if you use init 5 (the gui)
type 'init 3' in a terminal
then run the install file 'sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.80-pkg1.run'
follow the on screen instruction and reboot (shutdown -r now).
There you have it ! Again I have the wrong version !
I will try this link to the correct version immediately...

Thanks for your help. Will keep you posted :-)
 
Old 10-15-2008, 12:00 PM   #6
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There you have it ! Again I have the wrong version !
So it worked fine...

Might I ask : how did you find the right driver ? Via google-search I winded up with a much older version...
 
Old 10-16-2008, 02:39 AM   #7
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I just went to www.nvidia.com and followed the 'Download Drivers' link
- it gives you a Linux 32 (& 64) driver download option.
note because Flash did/does have trouble with z-indexes on linux the
flash movie may cover the link on the home page. Just to make life easy!
so just goto www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
or search for 'nvidia linux driver' at google.
 
  


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