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Old 03-16-2003, 10:52 PM   #1
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no chance of installing nvidia drivers successfuly...


i have no chance of installing nvidia drivers successfuly...
please help.
i downloaded drivers from nvidia's website... (proper GLX and KERNEL for my
system.. tried RH7.2 and up and the tars, still dont work)
i tried both rpm's and tar's...
i also followed the installation instructions properly...
i re-installed RH8 five times because of those drivers...
please help me..
 
Old 03-16-2003, 11:28 PM   #2
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Wait, if u have RH8.0 why donīt u tryed the drivers compiled for 8.0?

NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up_2.4.18_18.8.0.i686.rpm (assuming that u have a Pentium III, if u have another, replace i686 for i586 (PII or celeron), i386 to 386, 486 machines)

NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm

then do this

1) Log as Root

2)
Quote:
$ rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up_2.4.18_18.8.0.i686.rpm
$ rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.i386.rpm
3) Make a Backup of /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

4) Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

In the Device Section, replace the line

Quote:
Driver "nv"
or
Driver "vesa"
with

Quote:
Driver "nvidia"
In the Module section, make sure you have:

Load "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"

5) Save XF86Config-4

6) restart X

Nvidia Sign must show on, that means a Correct Instalation


____

If still doesnīt work, try downloading Source Files and Compile then

Last edited by tr4nce; 03-16-2003 at 11:31 PM.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 11:34 PM   #3
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If using the tar files when you go to make the NVIDIA kernel include this:

make SYSINCLUDE=/lib/modules/your kernel/build/include/linux
make install

Or IT will not make properly

Also before you try to get this to work change your

/etc/inittab file line

id:5:initdefault to id:3:initdefault

So that if the file doesn't install properly you still have access to your Linux box with a console, thus not needing to re-install

Good Luck
 
Old 03-16-2003, 11:39 PM   #4
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wait. i think i knew what the problem is... im using an amd duron...
what kernel should i download? i386? i686? or what?
 
Old 03-16-2003, 11:43 PM   #5
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i have no /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
i only have /etc/X11/XF84Config
is it ok?

my XFree86 version:
XFree86 Version 4.2.0 (Red Hat Linux release: 4.2.0-72) / X Window System
 
Old 03-16-2003, 11:49 PM   #6
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btw..
what is the difference between

RedHat 7.3 updated to 2.4.18-10 UP i686 Architecture
and
RedHat 7.3 updated to 2.4.18-10 SMP i686 Architecture
and
RedHat 7.3 UP i686 Architecture

im confused.. im using RH8
so i think im gonna download older versions...
what should i download? SMP? UP? what the hell is that? lolz
 
Old 03-17-2003, 12:08 AM   #7
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if i download nvidia kernels for older RH versions..
and im using RH8..
will nvidia kernel for RH 7.2 work in RH8?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 12:29 AM   #8
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Nvidia offers an install detection scrtipt that will probe your computer and tell you which kernel and GLX packages to use. I am partial to using the source.tar.gz files and compiling everything myself. I have never been able to get the rpm files to work from nvidia.

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