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Old 09-09-2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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Nvidia driver - kernel sources


I'm having trouble pleasing the Nvidia driver install about where and what my kernel sources are:
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-280.13.run

I did an rpm build: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Buildi...the_source_RPM to get the kernel source.

I did:
ln -s /root/rpmbuild/BUILD/kernel-2.6.34.fc13/linux-2.6.34.x86_64/ /usr/src/linux

The install script stopped complaining about missing version.h. Since then I haven't been able to get around a long complaint about having the correct kernel sources available.

Can anyone suggest the correct way to configure the kernel-source or kernel headers to work with the Nvidia installer?

Many thanks in advance
 
Old 09-09-2011, 11:57 PM   #2
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You don't need the kernel source. Just:

Code:
yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers
Make sure you are running the same kernel as the kernel-devel and kernel-headers; if not, reboot first.

Rather than use the Nvidia installer, which you will need to manually re-run with each kernel (and probably Xorg) update, follow these instructions.
 
Old 09-18-2011, 06:22 PM   #3
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Unhappy nvidia driver install - kernel sources

The instructions were simple and I followed them. When I did:

yum install akmod-nvidia-173xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.i686


or about there, the process started complaining about libs conflicting.
It gave me the option to skip "broken" stuff which I did.

Long story short, when I rebooted, apparently, the X server spazed out. The

screen just flickered and jumped around following the ...Fedora 13 banner.

I had to reload the OS(( Next go around I'll probably stick to the Nvidia
installer.

Thanks for the suggestion. BTW I have a GTX-480 card
 
Old 09-18-2011, 11:54 PM   #4
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You installed the wrong driver. The GTX-480 uses:
Code:
yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs
You installed the older driver that doesn't support your card. Also, there should be no conflicts installing the nvidia driver; if you needed to skip-broken, then something was wrong. Did you remember to make the grub changes?
 
Old 09-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #5
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Nvidia Install - Kernel Sources

Yes, I checked the grub changes and they were already done. I installed:
yum install akmod-nvidia-173xx xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173xx-libs.i686
as part 4.b of the instructions: http://www.if-not-true-then-false.co...install-guide/

I guess I was supposed to skip 4.b. I did install:
yum install akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs in step 4.a. I want to confirm that I should have skipped step 4.b.

Thanks for your patience.
Bill
 
Old 09-19-2011, 03:48 PM   #6
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Yes, you should have skipped that part, as it didn't apply to your model card. If you installed the other driver, that's why you had the conflict.
 
Old 09-19-2011, 05:10 PM   #7
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you ARE AWARE that fedora 13 is UNSUPPORTED and is past it's End Of Life
There will NEVER be any support for it
There will NEVER be any software updates
There will NEVER be any security fixes

-- DO NOT use a dead version ! --

install a SUPPORTED version !!!

like fedora 15

PS

the nvidia driver for the OLD gforce 4 and 5 cards ( the 96 and 173 ) drivers DO NOT work with the current kernel and xorg
DO NOT even attempt to use it
the .run WILL NOT work

use the DEFAULT nouveau driver
 
Old 09-19-2011, 05:14 PM   #8
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John- Thanks for the reminder on F13's status.

The OP isn't trying to use the 173 driver, that was installed in error.
 
  


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