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have you done the inittab thing? Chaging it to boot to text? Once you've done that, just run the nvidia shell script and follow the instructions. Later you'll have to edit a config file. The nvidia instructions do a good job at describing what you need to do. Good luck.
If you've updated udev, it should work without a kernel tree.
If you like to do it the old way, first install the SRPM for your kernel source(see the installation notes).
Since you don't really need it, their's no longer an RPM for this.
As for init 3, just press Ctrl-Alt-F3 again and press Enter(now it will work as before).
Originally posted by drco no that not the case....when i do like sh nv* it starts and everything but then it saids no precompiled kernal interface, and i cant install it
Well, if you don't believe me and your own Release notes(you didn't read them, did you?), feel free to install the SRPM, it can't harm you either.
You should still update udev tho...(if you don't, none of both ways will work for you).
PS: from the release notes you should have read before posting:
An exploded source tree is not required to build kernel modules against the currently in-use kernel.
As for installing the kernel source, again from the release notes:
#Obtain the kernel-<version>.src.rpm file from one of the following sources:
*The SRPMS directory on the appropriate "SRPMS" CD iso image
*The FTP site where you got the kernel package
*By running the following command: up2date --get-source kernel
Install kernel-<version>.src.rpm (given the default RPM configuration, the files this package contains will be written to /usr/src/redhat/)
Just do a normal "rpm -Uvh xxx.src.rpm"
Change directory to /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/, and issue the following command:
rpmbuild -bp --target=<arch> kernel.spec
(Where <arch> is the desired target architecture.)
On a default RPM configuration, the kernel tree will be located in /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/.
They made a small fault here.
In its command, replace "kernel.spec" with kernel-2.6.spec.
(replace <arch> with i686)
In resulting tree, the configurations for the specific kernels shipped in Fedora Core 3 are in the /configs/ directory. For example, the i686 SMP configuration file is named /configs/kernel-<version>-i686-smp.config. Issue the following command to place the desired configuration file in the proper place for building:
ok well i ran the up2date --get-source kernal; and there was none found because i just updated it the other day.....
the usr/scr/redhat doesnt even exist....
so when i instal the nvidia driver this is what it saids...
no precompiled kernal interface was found to match your kernal.....can we intall a kernal interface from the ftp nvida site...YES....no mathc precompileed kernal interface was found on the nvidia ftp site; this means that the installer will need to compile a kernal uinterface for your kernal....OK...error:unable to find the development tool 'cc' in ypur path; please make sure that you have the package 'gcc' installed...If gcc is installed on your system, then please cheack the 'cc' in in your path....ok
Make sure you have GCC installed on the Add/Remove programs manager - I think it's under under one of the Development sections near the end (either KDE or Gnome I believe). Basically, you can't compile the interface because you don't have a compiler installed to compile with.
That's the problem with some of the defaults that Fedora gives when you install it: some of the options don't install any compilers so you won't ever be able to install anything without Yum or the Add/Remove programs manager.
Just wondering, do you absolutely need the nvidia drivers? Is your screen not displaying correctly that you can't work with linux? Do you want to play games on linux? Do you plan to use 3D applications like Blender or Maya? If not, maybe you should just try to get comfortable with linux first before attempting something like that. It'd be very nice if you could get it to work, but all this set up stuff might be too much too soon. Just a thought. I remember screwing over many Mandrake installs trying to install the nvidia driver when I first started.
Originally posted by drco ok well i ran the up2date --get-source kernal; and there was none found because i just updated it the other day.....
It's kernel not kernal.
Originally posted by drco the usr/scr/redhat doesnt even exist....
Mine looks like this:
[jens@localhost ~]$ ls /usr/src/redhat/
BUILD RPMS SOURCES SPECS SRPMS
Originally posted by drco no precompiled kernal interface was found to match your kernal.....can we intall a kernal interface from the ftp nvida site...YES....no mathc precompileed kernal interface was found on the nvidia ftp site; this means that the installer will need to compile a kernal uinterface for your kernal....OK...error:unable to find the development tool 'cc' in ypur path; please make sure that you have the package 'gcc' installed...If gcc is installed on your system, then please cheack the 'cc' in in your path....ok
So you don't have a kernel source tree and you don't have a compiler(gcc)...
No problem, you don't really need any of them for just this.
ok so i change my yum config file and i type that stuff in the command. Nvidia was installed and then when i restarted the computer there was a splash screen but then it froze , but there was harddrive activity (from the LED). asfter bout 20 minuties i pressed random buttons and it went back into the black screen. so now i cant go into STARTX