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my first post, so go easy on me. I just installed RH9 for the first time and it went real well except I can not get to console. After finding this site, I learned how to update the driver, but decided that I wanted to up2date first then update. Ran up2date and grabbed a new kernel, but now when I go to update the nvidia driver, it is telling me that it can not find the source or headers. I downloaded the source from red hat and I am not sure if i installed correctly. Don't have that rpm thing down yet, but I guessed that I should do it :
rpm -Fvh kernel-2.4.20-20.9.i686 I hope that is the correct source since that is the kernel that up2date downloaded. I am not up2speed yet on the commands (only been 3 hours, gimme a break). Could someone please help with what I need to type to get the source installed, and maybe what to type to find out if it is truely installed? NVIDIA is being a pain and I can not learn unless I get to the console. Forgive me, but I have done a search and can not find my issue in the results. Thank you!
I'm kinda new to linux also but i've definetly learned a LOT in this last year. I would say to re-install Redhat 9 and just stick with the kernel it comes with, probably 2.4.20-8. The kernel should be the last thing you want to mess with when you're a newbie, trust me.
First you should run the add/remove applet and install the kernel sources there, then run up2date again so that it'll update your kernel sources as well(its ignored by default)
Otherwise I found that if you install the updated kernel source rpm you downloaded directly it won't create the necessary /usr/src/linux link.
I wish that the reinstall would solve my problems, but with the kernel that came with my cd's, I can not get to console after booting into X. I have to reboot the machine to be able to see the console at all. When I updated the nvidia drivers on the old kernel, the screen would just flicker like an old movie, and that is REAL annoying. I thought updateing the kernel and then the NVIDIA may give me what I am looking for. When doing a search for this problem, people state that there Inspiron 2650 was finally working so that is what I am hoping for.
As far as the add/remove aplet, how do I do that?
Last edited by ZosoPage1963; 09-30-2003 at 09:40 AM.
one more suggestion here, you say when you boot into X you can't get back into the console. I would recommend to use a TEXT based login. I used GDM/XDM once and when it didnt let me manually close the xserver i got pissed off. Oh yeah, and it's CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to close the xserver manually.