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Old 03-06-2004, 02:24 PM   #16
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okay, let's do it like this....

first of all, are you running a 2.4.x kernel? if so, everything should work fine with the latest kernel or the older 4496 package (which many consider better for 2.4.x)

exit your X session, in a terminal or console do su, telinit 3

login as root; do this
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run --extract-only (or whatever your package number is)
cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1
cd usr/src/nv
make
make install

*note: this will only install the kernel module, not the necessary library files... this is to see why your installer is saying "unable to determine module name"

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Old 03-06-2004, 02:55 PM   #17
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Okay, tryed that but got the error:

Unable to determine kernel version.
make: *** [select_makefile] Error 1

Do you know what is causing it?
 
Old 03-07-2004, 05:33 AM   #18
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Anyone ?
 
Old 03-07-2004, 10:50 AM   #19
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what does your uname -r say?

also post output of uname
 
Old 03-07-2004, 04:14 PM   #20
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2.4.23

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Old 03-08-2004, 02:58 AM   #21
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hm.. "unable to determine kernel version", that sounds odd..I would have thought that the installer only checks out whether it's 2.4 or what and then do the job if the version corresponds to the driver's target?

did you download the 4496-version of the driver from nvidia's site? and another thing: when running the .run -file, I recall it should verify the .run file (itself) so that it isn't corrupted...do you see this type of message? in terminal, the first line after doing a ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg1.run (or whatever the name is), should be

Verifying archive integrity... OK

do you get this message? if not, then obtain an uncorrupted file..but if you do get this, then it can't be the driver.

so did you recompile your kernel? (after starting the config, they should be in Device Drivers -> Graphics Support) I'd suggest that if you have downloaded the sources, do a "make menuconfig" and see the list of "supported drivers" I mentioned above. if there is the name of your card, add it (as module or built in) and recompile...if there isn't. then it's of course no use to recompile I guess, but if there happens to be, it just might help.

for instance, if your card would be the "bad old" riva TNT, you would recompile the kernel with "nVidia Riva support"...if nothing else seems to help, try checking if your card is in the list mine didn't work before I enabled one of those as a module in my kernel.
 
  


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