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I am new to linux and am having a problem when I boot up. For some reason, when the computer boots, it goes to a log on screen in the console mode and not the Graphical mode. Is there some way that I can get it to launch the Graphical mode? Or is there some other reason for it not doing that?
OK, if you noticed, the name of the distrobution that I am using is Red Hat 7.3 (in the subject). I did edit the inittab file and it had already said id:5:initdefault.
I checked and the Horizontal and Vertical syncs are all set up and every other option is set.
I did edit the XF86Config-4 file EXACTLY to what the intallation readme for my graphics card drivers said. I'll go check what that nvidia driver error was for sure but I believe it just said failure to run it or something like that.
dc12k, i had this problem. (i have redhat 7.3 and a geforce4 4400) DO NOT use the rpm's for the NVIDIA drivers. Dl the kernel tar.gz and the GLX tar.gz Follow the directions on the README on NVIDIA's site. It worked perfectly for me this way every time. Btw, just make sure you are on root when you do this.
hmm. That didn't work. The GLX drivers install fine, but the kernel drivers give me a bunch of errors. Am I doing something wrong? I un-tar the file by typing:
tar xvzf NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.tar.gz
then I change into the directory where it put all the files (/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960) and I type:
and it pops up with a bunch of errors about missing files and directories. I did the exact thing with the GLX drivers and it worked flawlessly.
here is what the error said:
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 -D_X86=1 -Di386=1 -DUNIX -DLINUX -DNV4_HW -DNTRM -DRM20 -D_GNU_SOURCE -DRM_HEAPMGR -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVEL=2960 -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include -Wno-cast-qual nv.c
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:53,
/usr/include/linux/autoconf.h:1:2: #error Invalid kernel header included in userspace
In file included from nv.c:41:
/usr/include/linux/delay.h:13:23: asm/delay.h: No such file or directory
In file included from nv.c:42:
/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
nv.c:57:53: asm/uaccess.h: No such file or directory
nv.c:59:51: asm/softirq.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
make: *** [nv.o] Error 1
In the Nvidia forums, people said that upgrading the kernel should allow the tarballs to work better. Is this true, and how would I go about doing this?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Did you install the nvidia kernel first? You must install the kernel then the GLX. If you going to attempt this again, you must delete the folders and un-extract them from the tar.gz again.
EDIT: OH YA! You CANNOT be in X while attempting this. They reccomend just rebooting, logging in at the command prompt and doing it. THEN startx. I noticed you pasted the entire error, im guessing you tried this in a termnial in X. Thats probably why its not working. Good luck
I'm new to linux but have been installing various distributions lately to become familiar with this OS. I thought of something (a little off base) but could be of some help.
I've noticed when installing various linux distributions and it comes time to configure things for the X system (choose a graphics card, monitor, screen resolution) there is an option to use/enable "3D". After choosing this option linux prompted me with a warning that all such drivers were "developmental" and could cause problems.
I realize this doesn't fix your problem but I figure it could possibly buy you some time until more compatible software is available.
The problem is that the Kernel drivers are giving me errors. I keep getting the errors that I stated above. I do install the kernel drivers first but that is what gives me the error. Is there some way that I can get this to work? Is there some certain way that I must extract the tarball before doing this? I extract it into the / directory and run it from there and I get errors. Should I be extracting it somewhere else like the root dir, or does it not matter?