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Old 09-28-2003, 05:49 PM   #1
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Question Source Install?


After spending the last couple days trying to and finally successfully installing the NVIDIA drivers for Red Hat, I went and upgraded the kernel using the automated update from RHN. I know that once I do that I must reinstall those drivers, but when I try to do that, I get an error stating that the driver install failed due to kernal source not found or something to that effect. My question is can someone patiently walk me thru what I need to do to get the source installed correctly? Step by step would be apreciated since I don't really know what I am doing yet. I have a book to help me learn Linux, but because I didn't have access to console until the drivers have been installed, I have not been able to learn. Are there any people out there that have a Dell Inspiron 2650 that can actually run RH9? Should I switch to SuSE? Please help me????
 
Old 09-28-2003, 06:41 PM   #2
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You need to visit RedHat FTP site (or mirror) and download 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-headers' package with the same version number as the kernel you now have. Download and install it, then try with the driver again.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 06:58 PM   #3
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Am I a total idiot or why can I not find where to go on the Red Hat site to find the correct file to d/l, my kernel is 2.4.20-20.9
 
Old 09-28-2003, 07:02 PM   #4
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http://www.redhat.com/apps/download/

maybe here?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 07:16 PM   #5
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tried there but don't know what the file name would be, loooking still..........
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:23 AM   #6
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http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2003-263.html

look for a section called "Red Hat Linux 9"

underneath that you should find everything that you'll need - get the source, install source, then apply the NVIDIA drivers again and it should work just fine
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:24 AM   #7
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opps...got the wrong link up...let me fix that lol..
 
Old 09-29-2003, 05:29 AM   #8
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here we go (wanted to be more specific :

kernel-source-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpm
[ via FTP ] : ftp://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/i38...-20.9.i386.rpm
[ via HTTP ] : http://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/i3...-20.9.i386.rpm

in case you want to do md5sum:
ad77c59540374839fb8660357e57ec6e
 
Old 09-29-2003, 10:05 AM   #9
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Thanks!

I had given up on Linux just because my nvidia was not going to work, in fact, installed Windows again on my primary machine...thanks to you, I will try one more time to get it running on this machine.... by the way, after playing with linux the last 6 days, I really see why people like it, running windows now, seems so damn slow!
 
  


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