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Old 06-29-2004, 01:17 AM   #1
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Binutils


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I've been trying to install Nvidia driver in Fedora and it comes up with an error saying ID missing or something like that. I Googled and found out this is belonging to something called Binutils. I downloaded the file which had a gz suffix. I think I have managed to de-compress it, it created a folder called binutils-2.14 with lots of stuff and other folder inside like: bfd, config, binutils, ets, gas, gprof, include and a bunch more stuff. What's my next move? How do I install binutils into the system?

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Old 06-29-2004, 02:34 AM   #2
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I'd suggest to find a fedora rpm ofr the binutils.
If ld is not installed you won't be able to compile
and link the package in the first place.



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check whether you have binutils installed already

#rpm -q binutils

FC1 installs it by default.
 
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Hi all

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Output from #rmp -q binutils is:
package binutils is not installed

I am running Fedora Core 1??

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OK, I'll try to find the RPM.

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Old 06-29-2004, 03:06 AM   #5
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FC1=Fedora Core 1 ... sorry about that.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 03:31 AM   #6
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Hi Tink

OK I have downloaded binutils-2.15.90.03-alt.src.rpm. Is this the right file? If so whats my next move??

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Old 06-29-2004, 03:38 AM   #7
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You have downloaded a source RPM.

The Fedora Core installation CD2 should have the binutils rpm.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 10:29 AM   #8
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OK, I found the binutils file on CD2 and installed it OK. I again tried to install the Nvidia drivers, it got so far and came up with this:

No pre-compiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like the installer to attempt to download etc, etc.

I said yes to this but it came back unable to find anything suitable.

Next message was something about kernel source files not being available, it then stopped trying to install.

Stuck again guys, help needed please.

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Old 06-29-2004, 10:38 AM   #9
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So install the kernel source off your Fedora CDs
 
Old 06-29-2004, 11:13 AM   #10
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So install the kernel source off your Fedora CDs
This is a Noob you are talking to here. I've only just managed to get my head round installing rpm's. Is it the same procedure? What a fuss just to get the video card driver installed Windows was never like this
 
Old 06-29-2004, 02:24 PM   #11
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Sorry, I thought you'd got to gips with installing off the cd's. I think you should click the main menu then go up to system settings and on that menu choose Add/Remove Applications. Enter the root password and that will open up the Package Management tool. Scroll down and tick the box for Development Tools and Kernel Development then click Update. I think that's how it works. I didn't use core 1 much so I'm not sure. If you think getting the Nvidia drivers to work is hard you should try it in core 2...
Good luck. Post back if you need help configuring XFree86
 
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Sorry, I thought you'd got to gips with installing off the cd's. I think you should click the main menu then go up to system settings and on that menu choose Add/Remove Applications. Enter the root password and that will open up the Package Management tool. Scroll down and tick the box for Development Tools and Kernel Development then click Update. I think that's how it works. I didn't use core 1 much so I'm not sure. If you think getting the Nvidia drivers to work is hard you should try it in core 2...
Good luck. Post back if you need help configuring XFree86
Hi

Thanks for the help. The src file on the original CD has been updated to version 2194 by that updater thing on the bottom of the start bar. I have located and downloaded the source code for the kernel version I have, 2194. What I need to know is what folder to place it in so that the Add/Remove tool can find it, there does not seem to be a 'Browse' option, or better still the folder to place it in so that pesky installer for Nvidia can find it.

I have the details to edit XFree86 thanks, should I get that far that is.

Sorry to be a pain but I'm struggling a bit at the moment.

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