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Old 03-08-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
benrose111488
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Exclamation Fedora Core 4 up2date kernel-installing issues


Hey everyone.

I want to use up2date to install the new version of the Linux kernel, simply because I use the propriatary Linux NVidia drivers and ergo need the src packages installed. To my knowledge/ability, I do not think yum can automatically retrieve the src packages with the RPM. I need the kernel source package to compile the NVidia driver.

Anyway, when I run up2date, and download ANY package, I get this error, even when I disable checking with a GPG signature:

An error has occurred:
exceptions.KeyError
See /var/log/up2date for more information

Below is my /var/log/up2date traceback. If anyone can help me, please let me know. Thanks.

[Wed Mar 8 22:31:48 2006] up2date File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/gui.py", line 1822, in doRetrieval
self.setRetrievalProgress)
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2date.py", line 192, in getPackage
progressCallback)
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rpcServer.py", line 316, in doCall
ret = apply(method, args, kwargs)
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/repoDirector.py", line 39, in getPackageSource
return self.handlers[channel['type']].getPackageSource(channel, pkg, msgCallback, progressCallback)
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/repoBackends/genericRepo.py", line 17, in __getattr__
self.psc.setSourceInstances(self.sources[name])
 
Old 03-09-2006, 12:37 AM   #2
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what are u talking about? up2date on fedora is just using the yum .repo files. Same as yum but with a GUI.
I have installed NVIDIA drivers for my video card and did not need to download anything extra. All you need is the kernel and kernel-devel packages installed, which you already have. By the way dont use up2date. I had too much vino and dont feel like typing too much more, just use yumex instead.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 11:00 AM   #3
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I installed both kernel-smp and kernel-smp-devel and the NVidia drivers refuse to install still saying I don't have the proper sources for my kernel installed.

Is kernel-smp-devel the kernel's source package?
 
Old 03-10-2006, 04:14 AM   #4
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do u have a dual core? I belive that's what the smp is used. If u have single core then don't use smp.

Also, like I wrote before, I was able to install the nvdia driver, without any problem. You should find the kernel source files in the /usr/src directory.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 10:51 AM   #5
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I actualy have a Tyan S2469 Mobo.... with two AMD MP 2800+ procs installed. Need SMP.

Anyway, I don't know what happened, but I used yum to install yumex. yumex had some sort of problem, didn't run.

So, I got frustrated, unrpm'd the new kernel, and went to Windows (I have a dual-boot machine) for a while.

This morning I went back into Linux and ran:

"yum update kernel kernel-devel kernel-smp kernel-smp-devel kernel-doc"

Let that do it's magic, installed, rebooted Linux, and the NVidia drivers installed. Everything's working now. Very odd, but hey, whatever, as long as it's working now...

Thanks for your help, sandog, I appreciate it.
 
  


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