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Old 08-25-2002, 01:16 PM   #16
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Very nice work
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Old 08-25-2002, 06:15 PM   #17
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Nope, still doesn't work. I get the same error:

Failure to initialize NVIDIA kernel driver!

BruceCadieux, I followed your website's instuctions exactly and had no luck. When I installed the .rpm kernel drivers it installs and says installed successfully. I edit the XF86Config-4 file and still no luck. Should I be using the source rpm's and tars or just the i386 rpms? I have tried both ways but I am still in the dark (console that is).


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Old 08-25-2002, 07:14 PM   #18
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Try the source files. You can do either the tar.gz, or the rpm files. If you do the rpm files follow the instructions to rebuild them.
 
Old 08-25-2002, 07:15 PM   #19
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always go from source, it's so much less hassle IMHO, always worked first time for me...
 
Old 08-26-2002, 03:03 AM   #20
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Finally! Yay, I got it! Thanks everyone for your help!!
 
Old 08-26-2002, 09:32 AM   #21
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What was the problem, and how did you fix it? I would be curious to know for future reference.
 
Old 08-26-2002, 04:23 PM   #22
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Well I started out by downloading all the files including the source files rpms and tar files for 386 and 686. I installed it using the 686 drivers and it completed with out problem. I followed the instructions on the tutorial that you gave me, which did do some things that weren't in the nvidia tutorial.

I rebooted and the graphical log on screen popped up over the non grapical one as it should.

Thanks again for the help everyone! I was getting a little desperate there (note how I wrote in that entire error, which I wrote down and then put into the post).
 
Old 09-28-2002, 01:45 PM   #23
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Greets to all...

(Hunting around the net, I came across this site among others, and it's helped me considerably. THANKYOU).

jeeez. I've just spent nearly 12 straight hours on this (I have no life today!). 1am, and I get it right. Finally. ... ok, 3 hours of that was getting annoyed with KDE and shifting to Gnome

I don't mean to hijack this thread just thought I'd add a few points and confirm a few things:

One thing another site pointed out was using VNchooser.sh. The link has likely been offered in these forums as well. This little script prompted me to download RPM's that are now a few versions old (2313), for i386. Is the script outdated or something ?

I had been downloading 3123 for i386, and I was getting the unable to unable to insert NVdriver msg, and the symbolic link errors when I tried the source RPM. The full compile option via make also failed.

Anyway, I eventually got it happening with the i686 version of build 3123 (kernel), after reading DC12k's entry here.

I didn't use the source RPM's either. If I'm feeling adventurous later I might.

The kicker was that I had written down the kernel version and platform shown at the login

anyways. I hope all this proves useful for someone else. my next mission is to get tv-out happening, then sound.

Info: RedHat 7.3 i686 (kernel 2.4.18-3). Geforce256, Live!DE 5.1, Intel mobo.
used NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123.rh73up.i686.rpm
and NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123.i386.rpm

don't know if it will work or not with the i686 version of GLX. I can't remember if it's even available.
 
Old 09-28-2002, 03:24 PM   #24
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I think that the NVdriver kernel module would probably need you to have the kernel source installed in order to compile. Should be on one of your distro cds. However, give the pre-compiled rpm for your distro (& architecture) a try, at least. Test to see if the module installed from the rpm will work by "modprobe NVdriver" as root, then "lsmod".
 
  


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