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Old 09-30-2003, 03:40 PM   #1
fernandoo
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again the goddam nvidia drivers


When I try to install it, I get this error mesg

[1;31m*** Failed cc sanity check. Bailing out! ***
[0mmake: *** [gcc-check] Error 1
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.

What should I do?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:44 PM   #2
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Uh... tell us exactly what you did.

What distribution of linux are you using?

Did you follow the README file?

Did you get out of X before attempting the task?

Did you make the modifications in your XF86Config file?

etc...
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:50 PM   #3
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I use SUSE 8.2
I wasnt in x anymore
and dont u have to make that modification on that file after u have installed the driver?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:51 PM   #4
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i followed the README
 
Old 09-30-2003, 04:14 PM   #5
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do you have gcc installed?

does the gcc version match the version your kernel is compiled with?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 09:06 PM   #6
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fernandoo,

May I kindly ask in the future to not use such words in your thread title to describe your problem. This comes off as offensive to some. Thanks.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 04:32 PM   #7
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Im really sorry for the title, its just im not religious and make use of it unaware of the effect it may cause on othre people, sorry!

But once again the problem, I have gcc installed but it still dowsnt want to work!
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:08 PM   #8
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Is this a new install?
Have you used YOU to install the drivers previously and are you trying to update to a newer version?

Also, you cannot install the nvidia drivers without the kernel source installed. If you have the CD's, open YaST2, go to install/remove software, Advanced Developement, and make sure kernel-source is installed. If this was a FTP install you may have download the kernel source, this was not included in the ftp install.

HTH

Last edited by Franklin; 10-01-2003 at 06:15 PM.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 03:37 AM   #9
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can I uninstall the drivers safely in this manner too?
(need to do a re-install)

thanks
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:47 AM   #10
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thegreatgatsby asked
"can I uninstall the drivers safely in this manner too?"

If you mean uninstall them using YaST like removing a package - no.
But, you can use the .run program to install new drivers over old or re-install drivers that have stopped working due to a x-server upgrade or kernel update through YOU. You still need to have the kernel-source installed and run from the CLI (no X running anywhere).

If you have successfully installed the drivers before using Yast Online Update (YOU) then navigate to /usr/shere/doc/nvidia where you should find a EULA and NVIDI-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run (or whatever version you have). Once you verify that it's there, quit X, navigate to that folder and run sh blah-blah.run and everything should be fine. - OH, and you have to run sax2 before the drivers will work.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 10:33 AM   #11
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Installing nvidia drivers on SuSE

search for nvidia-installer-HOWTO.html (e.g., on google)
eg http://www.google.com/search?q=nvidia-installer-HOWTO

the relevant section is here


II. SuSE Linux Desktop (SLD)
SuSE Linux 8.2 with update kernel or self-compiled kernel
-------------------------------------------------------------

1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source' package with YaST2, update it - if not
already done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU) and configure it then
with the following commands:

cd /usr/src/linux
make cloneconfig && make dep

2) Use the nvidia installer.

export IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH=yes
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run


I'm happy to report that it works nicely with
SuSE 8.2, Quadro900, @ 3520x1200 using Twinview on Samsung SyncMaster 240T + Dell 20" LCD (both using DVI interface).

David
 
Old 10-02-2003, 11:20 AM   #12
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Oh well!
I did exactly the same like the last post said to!

It all worked pretty well! The installer compiled the kernel and everything was working fine!

But then I activated the 3D acceleration on SAX2 and up to that point I got a Black Monitor on my Linux-COmputer!
What should I do?
 
Old 10-02-2003, 12:43 PM   #13
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The SAX2 bit didn't work for me either. boot into level 3 (if you don't know the incantation, then try using the 'failsafe' from the grub menu.

SAX2 might've been nice enought to save the original /etc/X11/XF86config file, if so restore it.

Edit the XF86config file. Look for a "Device" section (i.e. headed by
Section "Device"

There may be more then one Device section. There should be one with either
Driver "nv"
or
Driver "nvidia"

Replace a line like
Driver "nv"
with
Driver "nvidia"
if it exists.

Then, scroll back up to
Section "Module"

It should look something like

Code:
Section "Module"
         Load  "dbe"             # Double-buffering
## comment these two out when using nvidia's "nv" driver
#       Load  "GLcore"          # OpenGL support
#       Load  "dri"             # Direct rendering infrastructure
         Load  "glx"             # OpenGL X protocol interface
         Load  "extmod"          # Misc. required extensions
         Load  "v4l"             # Video4Linux
         Load  "record"        # X event recorder
## You only need the following two modules if you do not use xfs.
        Load  "freetype"         # TrueType font handler
        Load  "type1"           # Adobe Type 1 font handler
EndSection

 
Old 10-03-2003, 03:40 PM   #14
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how do I get to the file to edit it?
what commands do I use?
 
Old 10-03-2003, 07:19 PM   #15
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Yet another newbie in need of help. I thought I'd just add it to this thread since it's about NVIDIA drivers. I went through all the steps in the stickie'd thread, everything seems to work until I try and change my screen resolution above 800-600. When I go to System Settings -> Display...It shows NVIDIA Geforce4 MX (generic) & the driver is nvidia. Any ideas?

I'm using Redhat 9.0. I have an AMD Athlon 1600 cpu & a Verto GeForce4 MX 420 video card.

Thanks.
 
  


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