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Old 04-03-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
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Angry Cannot remove old drivers


Using Fedora core 1 I've updated my kernel with apt-get, when I try to remove the old Nvidia drivers and rebuild, I can't remove the old RPM. I try an RPM -e on the package but it says it's not installed then when I rebuild the driver and try to run RPM -i it says it's already installed. I'm I trying to -e the wrong file. It's at /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0261.i386.rpm. If I force the install then I get a dependancy error. help!!
 
Old 04-03-2004, 03:04 AM   #2
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What's the dependancy error?
 
Old 04-03-2004, 12:00 PM   #3
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Sorry about the dual post, I will consider myself reprimanded and corrected. I did get the package to uninstall, I was appending the i386.rpm to the end of the package now when I rebuild, and reinstall the drivers I receive this output :depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2174.nptl_37.rhfc1.at/kernel/i386/kernel/powernow-k7-o
 
Old 04-03-2004, 01:37 PM   #4
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backup your .config file and run this before running make xconfig

make distclean
make mrproper
 
Old 04-03-2004, 07:10 PM   #5
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Not sure the previous reply is much help, since the kernel was installed from apt-get, not a source compile. (Er, scuse my ignorance, but don't Fedora kernels come as RPM?? - anyway... nevermind)

depmod is a tool which checks for module dependencies, and builds a config file telling the kernel module loader what modules are needed to support other modules. Obviously it is run to sort out the dependencies for the NVIDIA modules, but it has actually failed at one of the cpufreq modules, which is completely unrelated and should have been picked up at kernel install time.

Do you have a K7 in the machine? Do you care about power management (ie is this a laptop)?

If the answer is no, I would say just delete the offending file (powernow-k7-o) and try again.

TIM
 
Old 04-03-2004, 09:44 PM   #6
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Yes, they come as rpm and the kernel-source is not going to work right unless you at least run mrproper first.

Of course you can try whatever you want to get it to work. At least I have never been able to build a kernel in that source tree without those types of errors. You can delete that one and the next, and the next, and so on.

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