Just installed RH 7.3 again... went thru and did the auto update from their web site, downloaded all the patches and reboot. On the Grub menu have the following 3 choices 2.4.18-3, 2.4.18-5, and Dos. Load into 2.4.18-5 and im ok. So the auto update worked fine or did it?
So I'm back to my week old problem of getting the latest Nvidia driver to work with RH and my GF4 4200Ti
Anyways I run NVchooser.sh and it tells me to use the athlon version of the NVIDIA kernel and the i386. I have these as .rpm files so I install them as per the instructions in init 3 mode
I've learnt so much. I edit the XF86Config-4, make the changes as per the README and type X. Get some error message, muck around for ages try the tar method get some more message about some headers missing (ill need help with this next! fixmap.h
Anyways for some reason I decided to reboot and go in via the 2.4.18-3 kernel and see if X is still working and guess what I get the Nvidia splash screen and its all working awesomely even setup as 85hz in 1024x768 just as I wanted. WHAT THE F*CK I say!!
So what are Redhat up to? They have screwed me over with a bum rap kernel upgrade. Now being a super Newbie to Linux I think this SUX!! I know that I can fix it and I will with your help here hopefully. BUT I know that so many people have been having problems with the Nvidia drivers and I guess if they did the same thing as me and try to update any drivers and boot into the latest kernel they will be playing with Nvidia drivers for ever
OK... How do I get the later kernel (2.4.18-5) setup so that when I login X will work? I want to use this kernel as I have a really new motherboard with the VT8233A South Bridge and the newer kernel supports this.
Pls help thanx
Also maybe you guys can put a sticky about this problem so other RH 7.3 Athlon/Nvidia Newbies wont go thru the week long trauma like I did!!