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Old 12-10-2006, 04:18 AM   #1
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Installing NVIDIA Drivers on FedoraCore 5


Hi

i am trying to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9629-pkg1.run drivers on Fedora Core 5.

[freddy@fredhat linux]$ uname -am
Linux fredhat 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp #1 SMP Tue Mar 14 16:05:46 EST 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

i have successfully installed the following rpms

kernel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.src.rpm
kernel-devel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.i686.rpm

this is what i have done to try and install them without any luck.

1. Ctrl + Alt + Backspace
2. sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9629-pkg1.run

then i get this error:

WARNING: The path to the `modprobe` utility reported by
'/proc/sys/kernel/modprobe', `/sbin/modprobe`, differs from the path
determined by `nvidia-installer`, `/sbin//modprobe`. Please verify
that `/sbin/modprobe` works correctly and correct the path in
'/proc/sys/kernel/modprobe' if it does not.

then this error:

ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems,
for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' RPM
installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed,
you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path'
command line option.

so i tryed to do this:

1. Ctrl + Alt + Backspace
2. sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9629-pkg1.run --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/kernels/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5-i686/

and i got the following errors:


WARNING: The path to the `modprobe` utility reported by
'/proc/sys/kernel/modprobe', `/sbin/modprobe`, differs from the path
determined by `nvidia-installer`, `/sbin//modprobe`. Please verify
that `/sbin/modprobe` works correctly and correct the path in
'/proc/sys/kernel/modprobe' if it does not.

and

ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This happens most
frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs
from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as
rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from
obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s).

Please see the log entries 'Kernel module load error' and 'Kernel
messages' at the end of the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for
more information.

here is a link to the 2 nvidia-installer.log files:

Method 1 nvidia-installer.log

Method 2 nvidia-installer.log (with the source path included)

I have been at this for weeks and read 1000000000 tutorials on this topic but none have seemed to work
any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 10:21 AM   #2
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anyone ??

is this thread in the wrong forum topic :S ?
 
Old 12-10-2006, 10:30 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by freddy2000
anyone ??

is this thread in the wrong forum topic :S ?
Its not in the wrong forum, but the Fedora forum is better. In the future, please report your post so that it can be moved instead of starting a new thread with the same topic.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 10:48 AM   #4
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yea sorry about that, i created a new thread in the fedora topic

how do i report it exactly
 
Old 12-10-2006, 10:55 AM   #5
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how do i report it exactly
Press the report button at the bottom of the post.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 11:16 AM   #6
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=509101

Closed the original since the dupe is in a more suitable spot.
 
  


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