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Old 07-18-2002, 11:24 AM   #16
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you're probably gonna have to re-compile the NVIDIA drivers against the 2.2.21 kernel (Which I am going to get now )
 
Old 07-19-2002, 07:22 AM   #17
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What do you mean by re-compile ?
Do you mean rpm ?
If that's what you mean, I did it but I got a message saying "exist already".
 
Old 07-19-2002, 09:15 AM   #18
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try doing an rpm -e and then an rpm -i of the NVDIA drivers...however, if you can get them in source form, then go that way.
 
Old 07-19-2002, 09:47 AM   #19
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failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module

Ok I did it but now I get a error message in the XF86Config.log saying :

"Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module !"

When I first installed Redhat 7.0 my kernel version was 2.2.16-22 and my Nvidia drivers worked perfectly.

Now I upgraded to 2.2.21 and those same Nvidia drivers don't work.

According to Nvidia FAQ, the problem might come that it may try to load my old kernel module.

I'm very new to linux and I'm not sure if I understand but is it possible that when I have rpm'ed my drivers, it was sent to the old kernel module and not the new one ?

If yes how can I specify that ?

Thanks for your time.
 
Old 07-19-2002, 10:51 AM   #20
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ok, here's what you need to do....
open the RPM with some graphical viewer and see what files are installed,
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rpm -qs <nvdia rpm package>

and see what files it provides. then copy those files from /lib/modules/2.2.16-22 to /lib/modules/2.2.21

Aaron

PS: you may need to change the symbols in the module...in which case, send me the module, and the error messages, and I'll try and turn it around for you.
 
Old 07-19-2002, 11:08 AM   #21
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Ok i will try if I can do it.

Maybe a hint...

I uninstalled my Nvidia drivers and when I have installed them again, I got this message for the Nvidia_Kernel :

******

modeprobe:Can't locate module NVdriver

NVdriver installed successfully

******

Is it normal ?

In your last message, what do you mean by changing symbols ?

Thanks for your help

Ok I "rpm -qs" the package and it points to the my old kernel.
Therefore I copied the file "NVdriver" which was in my oldkernel/video repertory and put it in my newkernel repertory creating a folder "video" Is that what you meant ?

When I starts.....not better, still failed to initialize the NVdriver...

Last edited by niton; 07-19-2002 at 11:28 AM.
 
Old 07-19-2002, 07:52 PM   #22
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2.4.18 probably won't compile on RedHat 7.0, your version of bin-utils... gcc, just about everything with that release was a little buggy. Then all of your programs are compiled against 2.2.x, so some of them will flake with a 2.4.x kernel. The series are somewhat worlds apart. Also, you want to avoid the conflict of in kernel pcmcia and pcmcia-cs, so you want the last in the 2.2.x kernel tree which is actually 2.2.21.

Cheers,

Finegan
Do NOT compile a kernek under the RH7.x gcc 2.96, un-install the rpms gcc-x77, gcc-c++ and gcc then go to www.rpmfind.net and grab the cpp 1.1.2 rpms and the egcs 1.1.2 rpms whichll put ya gcc back to 2.91 which is the RH6.2 version but gcc 2.91 still works in RH7.x

It said at kernel.org that gcc 2.91 is the best one to compile kernel with
 
  


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