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Old 02-22-2004, 12:09 AM   #1
c0rderr0y
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nvidia drivers and new compile of kernel


when i compile a new kernel the installtion process of the new nvidia drivers cant tell what version kernel i have and i have the source installed anyone got any suggestions?
 
Old 02-22-2004, 03:58 AM   #2
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reinstall Nvidia driver
 
Old 02-22-2004, 05:41 AM   #3
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Demonbane, I might be wrong, but it appears that c0rderr0y is already attempting that

c0rderr0y, make sure that any (command line?) options to specify the path to your kernel source are correct
 
Old 02-22-2004, 08:40 AM   #4
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make sure you have a link called "linux" in /usr/src/ that points to your _CURRENT_ kernel sources.
Code:
<15:39:30><Sun Feb 22></usr/src>
nt@eNTi $ la
total 16K
lrwxr-xr-x    1 root     root           16 Feb 21 17:39 linux -> linux-2.6.3-mm2//
drwxr-xr-x    7 root     root         4,0K Mar 28  2003 pc/
drwxr-xr-x    4 root     root         4,0K Feb 21 17:46 ./
drwxr-xr-x   19 root     root         4,0K Feb  9 13:15 ../
drwxr-xr-x   18 root     root         4,0K Feb 21 17:40 linux-2.6.3-mm2/
this might do the trick.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 11:48 AM   #5
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thanx for the replies

where do u put this snipet of code?

Last edited by c0rderr0y; 02-22-2004 at 11:49 AM.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 12:37 PM   #6
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well first you don't put that snippet of code anywheres ..
that is a directory listing of eNTi's /usr/src folder ..

secondly the steps should have been as followed ...
1) upgrade kernel
2) boot to runlevel 3
3) navigate to folder containing nvidia installer
4) ./NVIDIA-installer.run --uninstall
5) ./NVIDIA-installer.run
6) should say they were successfully installled ...
7) startx
8) enjoy gui with 3d acceleration

now please people don't reply telling him "well its better to do this, and then this in stead of when ozz did this" ...
of course these steps can be rearranged ... but give the guy a break and let him try this .... for instance we know step 4 could actually be step 1 .. etc, etc, etc...

now i assume you updated to a 2.6.x series kernel .... if so, then i have a feeling i know what error your receiving but you didn't mention it to helps us help you ....
but in any case, with the steps above, and THESE 2.6 modifed nvidia drivers ... you should be good to go
 
Old 02-22-2004, 02:35 PM   #7
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Kernel Updated?

I had the same error but then remembered I had updated my kernel and kernal source so that the source didn't match my running kernel, a reboot fixed that.

secondly the steps should have been as followed ...
1) upgrade kernel
>>2) boot to runlevel 3
as root at command line "init 3", that will take to you runlevel 3.
3) navigate to folder containing nvidia installer
4) ./NVIDIA-installer.run --uninstall
5) ./NVIDIA-installer.run
6) should say they were successfully installled ...
>>6.5) Don't forget to update /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file "Driver" section so that it now loads "nvidia" instead of "nv" driver. Also under "modules" section I think you have to make sure "glx" is in there, and remove a couple of other entries that may exist ( "dri" ? ) .You would thing the installed would do this for you, but I've always had to do it manually. .Its all in the instructions on NVidia's web site.

7) startx
8) enjoy gui with 3d acceleration
 
Old 02-22-2004, 08:08 PM   #8
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Quote:
6) should say they were successfully installled ...
>>6.5) Don't forget to update /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file "Driver" section so that it now loads "nvidia" instead of "nv" driver. Also under "modules" section I think you have to make sure "glx" is in there, and remove a couple of other entries that may exist ( "dri" ? ) .You would thing the installed would do this for you, but I've always had to do it manually. .Its all in the instructions on NVidia's web site.
think of what your saying ... the drivers were already installed, so that means the config file was already edited. .. when you uninstall the drivers, it does not remove lines from your config ...
so again, my steps are legit, and i made sure they were before posting them, thx
 
Old 02-22-2004, 08:39 PM   #9
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hmmm im using the new install package from nvidia that should support 2.6.3 ..... but i guess i'll try these and i'll also give u guys the errors that i get when trying to install...

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