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Old 07-30-2004, 01:18 PM   #1
foustware
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console based dialup and nvidia


hello, i have a geforce4 mx 440 card and i need to install the driver from nvidia for my new turbolinux 10f... installation. the two problems i'm having are this:

1.) the kernel is 2.6.0-10 and the latest driver from nvidia complains. it says that there is no interface for my kernel and asks me to check the ftp site automatically.

2.) i would like to do this but there is no wvdial with turbolinux and i don't know what console based internet dialup program turbolinux uses. so i basically selected "no" to check the site and let it try to build the module itself but it just said that it couln't build the module and the installation failed.

any one go thru this with nvidia drivers for 2.6 kernels?
 
Old 07-30-2004, 03:23 PM   #2
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Do you have the source code for your kernel installed? If you have this, then you should be able to install the nvidia driver even if you aren't online.

Cheers,

Ross-c
 
Old 07-30-2004, 10:11 PM   #3
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i have sources

yes i do have the sources in /usr/src/linux->linux-2.6.0
that's why i'm confused. the last install attempt i made was logged:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Jul 30 22:22:59 2004

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: true
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : false
no questions : false
silent : false
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
Installer install prefix: /usr
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp site : ftp://download.nvidia.com

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> Not probing for precompiled kernel interfaces.
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.0-10/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing rivafb module check.
WARNING:
Your kernel was configured to include rivafb support as
a loadable kernel module.

The rivafb driver conflicts with the NVIDIA driver; the
NVIDIA kernel module will still be built and installed,
but be aware that the NVIDIA driver will not be able to
function properly if the rivafb module is loaded!
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
rm -f -f nv.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv.o os-agp.o os-interfa
ce.o os-registry.o nvidia.mod.o
rm -f -f build-in.o nv-linux.o *.d .*.{cmd,flags}
rm -f -f nvidia.{o,ko,mod.{o,c}} nv_compiler.h *~
-> Building kernel module:
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/2.6.0-10/build'
...

Your kernel was configured to include rivafb support as
a loadable kernel module.

The rivafb driver conflicts with the NVIDIA driver; the
NVIDIA kernel module will still be built and installed,
but be aware that the NVIDIA driver will not be able to
function properly if the rivafb module is loaded!

*** Failed rivafb module sanity check, but continuing! ***


NVIDIA: calling KBUILD...
Makefile:392: .config: No such file or directory

The present kernel configuration has modules disabled.
Type 'make config' and enable loadable module support.
Then build a kernel with module support enabled.

make[2]: *** [modules] Error 1
NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
nvidia.ko failed to build!
make[1]: *** [module] Error 1
make: *** [module] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

going by this it looks like the kernel has modules disabled. it's pretty specific actually. i have used the nvidia installer before but this is the first distro that i had to build a module with the installer, or should i say this is the first kernel. i'm waiting from a response from turbolinux support but i still think i should be able to fix this without them. i'm also wondering if the rivafb module is the problem. my /usr/src directory has ./incude ./kernel ./lib and everything so i know everything there. it's also worth noting that after i installed turbolinux 10f... that i updated immediatly and i went from kernel 2.6.0-7 to 2.6.0-10 and after i did that grub has choices for the new kernel, windoze, and the old kernel. can two kernels be conflicting with the installer? the last time i tried to install the nvidia driver i used the --kernel-name=2.6.0-10. it didn't work and produced the above output. if any one has had this happen to them and fixed it please let me know how you did it. thanks - foustware
 
Old 07-30-2004, 10:15 PM   #4
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what i had to do <only because im a newby> is install slack 10 FRESH and then run the nvidia driver software so it can build the kernel refrences automaticly then i recompiled my kernel because for some reason if i compile the kern firs i got that same exact msg and the suto builder from nvidia wouldnt work so try that and tell me what you think
 
Old 07-30-2004, 10:28 PM   #5
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wtf is rivafb and how to diable it????? after installing the drivers and recompiling the kern i have recieved no problems with any of my programs but i would still like to disable rivafb
 
Old 07-31-2004, 03:20 AM   #6
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> NVIDIA: calling KBUILD...
> Makefile:392: .config: No such file or directory

> The present kernel configuration has modules disabled.
> Type 'make config' and enable loadable module support.
> Then build a kernel with module support enabled.

This might be your problem. It's not a minor problem. I'm not sure how to fix this (I'm not convinced that your kernel doesn't have loadable module support, it might just be a problem with the .config file).

Can you try this (as superuser).

# cd /usr/src/<linux source directory>
# make oldconfig

Then, try to install the NVIDIA driver again. It may be that the nvidia driver is looking for the .config file for your kernel, and maybe you don't have one. Otherwise I'm stumped and cannot suggest anything else.

Apart, from trying some different NVIDIA drivers, i.e. older ones as well. And maybe checking that you have symbolic (or normal) links for /usr/src/linux -> /usr/src/linus2.6.0 (or whatever version you have), and /usr/src/linux2.6 -> /usr/src/linux2.6.0. But, these are stabs in the dark.

Sorry I can't be of help.

Cheers,

Ross-c
 
  


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