LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-31-2002, 01:09 PM   #16
niknah
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: In front of a computer
Distribution: UPS, DHL, FedEx
Posts: 466

Rep: Reputation: 38

you might have an old version of nv_check.sh, where did u get this file from? a newer version I looked at doesn't even have this message.
anyways you can always edit the nv_check.sh and comment out the "exit" line below that message.
 
Old 12-31-2002, 05:13 PM   #17
artaois
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: RedHat 8.0
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
ok, I thought that I was going to feel really dumb after getting a newer version of nv_check.sh - but now I don't feel dumb, just more frustrated

I got the newest version I could find listed in the nvidia forums, it finds the GLX no problem, but the rest of the output is now different:

Quote:
First lets make sure you don't have the old modules still present
by mistake...
Checking /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.a...
Checking /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a...
You don't appear to have any conflicting older drivers. Now lets check
if the new driver files are in place...
Checking /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o...
Checking /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx.so...
Checking /usr/lib/libGL.so...
libGLcore.so.1 => /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1 (0x4005c000)
Checking /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1...
All the files seem to exist. Now I'm going to see if your kernel
module is loaded correctly...
the NVdriver kernel module does not seem to be loaded. The 3D
drivers will not work without it...please compile it for your
kernel, set it up to insert the module on boot, then run
this script again.
Remember if you are having trouble compiling the module,
try adding -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES to the Makefile.
UT2003 is working fine here, so I don't understand the error message very well.

and as far as compiling the module: remember - I installed the drivers from the source rpms...
 
Old 12-31-2002, 10:52 PM   #18
niknah
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: In front of a computer
Distribution: UPS, DHL, FedEx
Posts: 466

Rep: Reputation: 38
try...

/sbin/modprobe NVdriver

...and see if any error messages come up
 
Old 01-01-2003, 05:12 AM   #19
artaois
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: RedHat 8.0
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
$ /sbin/modprobe NVdriver
modprobe: Can't locate module NVdriver

:-/

(your patience with me is pretty amazing, you know )

Last edited by artaois; 01-01-2003 at 07:24 AM.
 
Old 01-01-2003, 12:18 PM   #20
niknah
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: In front of a computer
Distribution: UPS, DHL, FedEx
Posts: 466

Rep: Reputation: 38
it looks like you don't have the nvidia kernel module, what nvidia rpms have you installed?
there should be one like NVIDIA-kernel-xxxx
anyways type...

rpm -q -l NVIDIA-kernel

...to see if you've got it.
 
Old 01-01-2003, 01:00 PM   #21
artaois
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: RedHat 8.0
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
hehe - check this one out:

Quote:
$ rpm -q -l NVIDIA-kernel
package NVIDIA-kernel is not installed

$ rpm -qa | grep NVIDIA
NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191
you do realize that i'm about ready to give up? I mean, it's WORKING, except for the minor glitches, but i'm asking myself if it's time to try another distro........
 
Old 01-01-2003, 10:18 PM   #22
niknah
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: In front of a computer
Distribution: UPS, DHL, FedEx
Posts: 466

Rep: Reputation: 38
use...

rpm -q -l NVIDIA_kernel

like with underscore instead of minus.
and type /sbin/modprobe xxx where xxx is the file that's installed in /lib/modules/......


...so you can start your X windows and it works? then i'm going the wrong direction!
other than nv_check.sh, what doesn't work that you're trying to fix??
 
Old 01-01-2003, 10:59 PM   #23
Aussie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Brisvegas, Antipodes
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,590

Rep: Reputation: 56
Nvidia changed the name of the kernel module from NVdriver to nvidia in the latest release. You can download a working nv_check here.
 
Old 01-02-2003, 05:39 AM   #24
artaois
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: RedHat 8.0
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
great - that nv_check works great - tells me everything is installed correctly - that still leaves me with the following problems:

when i login via shell (no graphic login anymore) startx won't work - i have to kdm from root, THEN i can get x up and running

I got the latest kernel from RHN but nvidia won't work at all with it (no screens.... so x won't start) - so i'm forced to continue with 2.4.18-18.8.0 even though 2.4.19 IS installed

*sigh*
 
Old 01-02-2003, 06:08 AM   #25
Aussie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Brisvegas, Antipodes
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,590

Rep: Reputation: 56
Ok, just download the nvidia kernel file in .tar.gz format and build it against your new kernel, you'll need the kernel matching headers/source for your new kernel installed first. To get to a graphical login try putting the command to start kdm in /etc/rc.r/rc.local
 
Old 01-02-2003, 06:35 AM   #26
artaois
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: RedHat 8.0
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
ummm - there is no /etc/rc.r/ directory..........
 
Old 01-02-2003, 06:45 AM   #27
Aussie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Brisvegas, Antipodes
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,590

Rep: Reputation: 56
Sorry, that should read rc.d, not rc.r.
 
Old 01-02-2003, 07:17 AM   #28
artaois
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: RedHat 8.0
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
ok - i did that - no change

when i get the login prompt in the shell, if i don't login within 10 seconds or so, i get a "bluescreen" with the message that the xserver couldn't start, and it asks me if i want to go into the configure program... the configure program just brings me into the place where i choose a soundcard - and on the bluescreen the "buttons" that should say "yes" or "no" have some strange ascii characters instead of yes or no.....
 
Old 01-02-2003, 07:42 AM   #29
artaois
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: RedHat 8.0
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
ok - i got x working in the new kernel - but:

1. still get shell login
2. as root i can no longer start kdm (that's a new problem)
3. when i type gdm i get the message that gdm is already running (old problem)
4. logging in as user lets me startx - but i'm stuck in kde (i prefer gnome in RH, because kde screwed up when i upgraded to 3.03)
 
Old 01-02-2003, 07:45 AM   #30
Aussie
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Brisvegas, Antipodes
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,590

Rep: Reputation: 56
I always boot to text login and do "startx", I've found that it makes things easier when you have X problems.
You might want to have a loot at the following page, it has some info on RH8 and booting into X, http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...t-xconfig.html
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NVidia problem, nv_check error Sata Linux - General 5 05-11-2003 03:00 AM
GNOME and Nvidia Drivers 4191 psychoholic Linux - Software 4 03-17-2003 10:36 PM
New Nvidia Driver (4191) problem with RedHat 8.0 bugsland Linux - Software 9 03-01-2003 07:11 AM
The Nvidia 4191 Unresolved Symbols-thingie. Udo von Dunke Linux - Newbie 4 02-03-2003 05:56 PM
Nvidia 4191 drivers on Dell 8100... Help! areeves88 Linux - Newbie 2 01-21-2003 06:40 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:29 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration