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Old 01-13-2006, 05:37 AM   #1
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Trouble upgrading geforce drivers


i want to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run

it says something about a kernel change or something

can someone tell me more about upgrading graphic card drivers
 
Old 01-13-2006, 06:13 AM   #2
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The following link is the instructions for driver installation from Nvidia's website. This should give you enough information that you need. As far as the kernel item, whenever you upgrade your kernel you have to reinstall your nvidia drivers in order for your video card to function properly.

NVIDIA Accelerated Linux Driver Set README and Installation Guide

This is another URL specific to FC3 but same steps should be done to install on your system.

HOWTO install NVIDIA drivers on FC3

Good Luck
 
Old 01-13-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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it says it need to reconfigure mt kernal in the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run setup it connects to an ftp site but says it cant find my kernal or whatever how do i update my kernal so i can update my drivers?
 
Old 01-13-2006, 02:57 PM   #4
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This is from the NVIDIA installation instructions that I mentioned above

"Installing the Kernel Interface

The NVIDIA kernel module has a kernel interface layer that must be compiled specifically for each kernel. NVIDIA distributes the source code to this kernel interface layer, as well as precompiled versions for many of the kernels provided by popular Linux distributions.

When the installer is run, it will determine if it has a precompiled kernel interface for the kernel you are running. If it does not have one, it will check if there is one on the NVIDIA FTP site (assuming you have an Internet connection), and download it. If one cannot be downloaded, either because the FTP site cannot be reached or because one is not provided, the installer will check your system for the required kernel sources and compile the interface for you. You must have the source code for your kernel installed for compilation to work. On most systems, this means that you will need to locate and install the correct kernel-source or kernel-headers package; on some newer distributions, no additional packages are required (e.g. Fedora Core 3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4).

Note that linking of the kernel interface (in the case that the interface was downloaded or compiled at installation) requires you to have a linker installed on your system. The linker, usually /usr/bin/ld, is part of the binutils package. If a precompiled kernel interface is not found, you must install a linker prior to installing the NVIDIA driver."
 
  


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