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Old 10-13-2003, 04:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problems installing nvidia drivers


Hi Folks,

I cant manage to install the nvidia drivers for my nvidia geforce 2 mx graphic card.

I am running redhat 8.0 and here is the error i get when i run the make install for NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4050.

[root@bu5t4 NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4050]# make install
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 -ffixed-r13 -mfixed-range=f10-f15,f32-f127 -falign-functions=32 -DIA64=1 -D_LINUX64=1 -DNTRM -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=4050 -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DNV_INT64_OK -DNV_64_BITS -DNVCPU_IA64_LINUX -DNVCPU_IA64
-I. -I/lib/modules/2.4.20-20.8/build/include -Wno-cast-qual nv.c
cc1: invalid option `fixed-range=f10-f15,f32-f127'
make: *** [nv.o] Error 1
[root@bu5t4 NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4050]#

Any help with this would be much appreciated

BU5T4
 
Old 10-13-2003, 04:27 PM   #2
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Why don't you get the latest driver from www.nvidia.com? You don't have to do the compile and install yourself - it's fairly automated. If it doesn't have a suitable module for your kernel, it will build one for you on the fly.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 05:56 PM   #3
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The files that i downloaded is the problem. You have to type make install once you have un compressed them that what the instuctions say to do.

Am i missing something as i dont see any other linux drivers
 
Old 10-13-2003, 07:46 PM   #4
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Hi, you can get the latest driver for Linux here:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._ia32_1.0-4496

This driver works very well with the GForce2 MX as I've set it up for two other people.
Just run it and it asks a few questions: do you accept license agreement? then if it doesn't have a kernel module for your kernel it will ask you if it can look for one on the internet. If it doesn't find it there, it will compile and insert one for you on the fly. After that, you just need to manually edit your XF86Config file to change the graphics driver to 'nvidia' and maybe add a few Option parameters.
 
  


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