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Old 03-14-2004, 09:21 AM   #1
sikil_nuru
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nVidia + SuSe


Hello! Im currently trying to migrate from Windows 2000 to SuSe Linux
9.0 but im having problem with the nVidia drivers. I installed the
graphics driver properly but the OpenGL accleration didn't work.
I then found that i needed to install the nForce-drivers to enable GART.
In the instructions for the latest driver (I downloaded it yesterday)
it sez that SuSe 7.2/7.3 users should recompile the kernel, but it doesnt
say anything about 9.0. It also sez that you should have kernel
2.40 but i have 2.45 or something (atleast a later kernel), do i need
to go back to the older kernel?
The readme that came with the nForce driver confused me alot!
What shall i do? Even though im an experienced C++ programmer
and know how to mount a windows partition remember that im a Linux
newbie.

My system is:
AMD Athlon Thouroghbread 2Ghz
512 MB TwinMos DDR CL2.5 RAM
MSI GeforceFX 5600
MSI KT6 Delta motherboard (VIA KT600)
Pioneer DVD-burner
SuSe Linux 9.0
Windoze 2000 Advanced Server
 
Old 03-14-2004, 10:04 AM   #2
Caeda
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Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Indiana
Distribution: Suse 6.0+, Mandrake 5.0-10.0, Redhat 6.0-9.0, Gentoo 1.2+, Gnoppix, Knoppix, Sabayon, Ubuntu 5.04+
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Well, lets see how confusing this really is...

We start out with this paragraph right from the driver download page.


"Alternative Installation
Use this installation if you don't use one of the distributions listed above, or have modified or replaced the default kernel. Please see the README (HTML) for instructions on compiling and installing the tar file or source RPM. The documentation for doing this is contained in the package."

And so it says quite plainly. If you dont have the kernel that the pre-compiled package wants... USE the bottom rpm with the source and make your own...

Then, not sure what's so confusing about the step by step commands...

example% cd <directory with the rpm file>
example% su
Password: ******
example# rpmbuild --rebuild nforce{package name}-1.0-1.src.rpm

? Pretty straightforward...
 
  


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