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You might want to check the Dell support web site and download the Dell RedHat 7.3 drivers for your NVidia card and system. When you untar, you will get a README with step-by-step instructions. You need to do the installation from runlevel 3.
I have a Precision Workstation 530 with RH7.3 pre-installed. When I upgraded to RH8.0, I couldn't get X-Windows to work reliably until I installed the Dell NVidia drivers for RH8.0.
I untared the kernal, and then did "make install". This resulted in a bunch of errors, they went as follows:
echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`cc -v 2>&1 | tail -1`\" > nv_compiler.h
cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wparentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Wno-multichar -O -MD -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -DNTRM -D_GNU_SOURCE -DRM_HEAPMGR -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=3123 -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DNVCPU_X86 -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include -Wno-cast-qual nv.c
In file included from /usr/include/linux/timex.h:152,
/usr/include/asm/timex.h:10:21: asm/msr.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/include/linux/vmalloc.h:8,
/usr/include/asm/pgtable.h:17:24: asm/fixmap.h: No such file or directory
In file included from nv-linux.h:60,
/usr/include/linux/delay.h:13:23: asm/delay.h: No such file or directory
In file included from nv-linux.h:64,
/usr/include/linux/interrupt.h:44:25: asm/hardirq.h: No such file or directory
/usr/include/linux/interrupt.h:45:25: asm/softirq.h: No such file or directory
In file included from nv.c:14:
nv-linux.h:68:75: asm/uaccess.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/include/linux/highmem.h:5,
/usr/include/asm/pgalloc.h:6:24: asm/fixmap.h: No such file or directory
In file included from nv-linux.h:111,
/usr/include/linux/autoconf.h:1:2: #error Invalid kernel header included in userspace
make: *** [nv.o] Error 1
I was told I had to install the kernal/GLX outside of the X manager. To do this I do "init 3" and then proceed from there. Do i have to "uninstall" anything before I try again? Also, the readme tells me I have to edit the XF86Config-4 file a little. Each time I've *tried* to install the drivers I edit that file afterwards. Do I need to edit that file before or after I successfully install the drivers?
I couldn't find the Redhat 7.3 driver download (I have an 8200 P4 w/ GeForce2 MX w/TV out)
I had several problems with Nvidia's drivers. (on SuSE 7.3 and SuSE 8.0) First it was important to REMOVE all exiting glx and kernel-drivers before installing the new ones. After install, the last step was (as root) switch2nvidia_glx I'm not shure wheter new versions still need this... but this could be a hint.
After this, i had to do several attempts with sax2, and, don't know why, *from time to time* it worked. So i try to keep it working and don't update untill it isn't really neccesary... :-)
Don't know wheter this is useful. Perhaps some better skilled users will comment this....
Originally posted by Ilektro I was told I had to install the kernal/GLX outside of the X manager. To do this I do "init 3" and then proceed from there. Do i have to "uninstall" anything before I try again? Also, the readme tells me I have to edit the XF86Config-4 file a little. Each time I've *tried* to install the drivers I edit that file afterwards. Do I need to edit that file before or after I successfully install the drivers?
No, you should not necessarily need to uninstall stuff. To get out of X, open a terminal and type init 3 as per the instructions. Personally I prefer to edit the XF86Config-4 file after installing the drivers because if something goes wrong with installing the drivers, and you edited the file beforehand, you may forget to re-edit it and then you'll be stuck with an X system that doesn't appear to work. The editing you need to do should only consist of changing the 'nv' to 'nvidia' and adding 'load "glx"' in the modules section. You may need to get rid of references to dri too, but that all depends on how your system is setup to start with.
I keep trying to re-install the kernal and glx, but it keeps telling me it's already installed. When I restart in run level 3 and do "startx" it gives me a bunch of errors. I could post the text from the error, but I don't know how to save the output text of the error to a file (anybody know how?) Me previous errors were identical whether or not I ran them in KDE or at run level 3, so I copied and pasted from the KDE console. The error when I type startx is different in KDE than from run level 3, so I need to find out how to save the output to show you all. Sorry that I'm asking such trivial questions.. and thanks for all the help thus far.