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I'm running Mandrake 10.1 Offical and i can't install my 5200 drivers. This is what i do
1. Init 3 (in konsole)
2. Sh (NVIDIA DRIVER LOCATION)
3. Get a message to search the nvidia FTP for a kernel or some poo like that)
4. it isn't found
5. It asks me to compile a kerner thing
6. The kernel cannot compile the kernel driver thing ( the thing that MDK10.1 was searching the ftp for)
What can i do. Please help me out im eager to play some games =), and windoz is tempting me(can't resist games). Oh and on SuSE It installed perfectly. On FC3 and MDK 10.1 I get that problem.
Yours will likely say mdk where mine says Gentoo. I used to have Mandrake. Switched to Gentoo. You'll get there, don't worry. Mandrake is great for starting out though. You will see if you like Linux and learn quite a bit too.
Ehehhe dale gentoo i belive is only for the pros like you . Too bad im a n00b i've allways wanted to try gentoo. I downloaded it but no success lol, Maybe if it was a GUI installer i'd be runing it right now. But yeah.
Anywhoo. I tried installing the kernel sources in Rpmdrake, I searched for Kernel-source and insralled all 3 of them successfully, Then i go into root console and typed Init 3, then when i got into the commandline i typed Sh /home/desypher/driver (which is the Nvidia 6629 driver location). It started installing. The installation was compiling the kernel module but when it got to 95% It failed. Some kind of error i'm not sure.
I'm going to re-install MDK10.1 and retry the whole process anyway since i can't install the kernel-sources anymore. They got corrupt :S
Type in uname -r and it will tell you what you are using. There should be a Install Software under the configuration menu. You can search in it for the kernel. I think I just typed kernel in it when I searched for mine. That was back in 9.1 so it may look different now but should still be basically the same.
You need the one that is closest to what uname -r says. I notice you posted smp in that kernel. Do you have more than one CPU in that rig? Smp is for rigs that have two or more CPUs. I think it will still work but not sure why it would put a multi CPU kernel on a single CPU rig.
Hope that helps. I'm a bit rusty on Mandrake. I took it off after I got my Gentoo going and swapped drives. One less OS to transfer.
Lol you may be rusty on mandrake but your the best help here and probably the most intelligent one on it.
Hmm i really don´t know what it is with my computer and it saying i have 2 proccessors but really i have a P4 3.0C With hyperthreading which is probably making it say 2 Proccessors. I get the same thing on windows
You can uninstall the kernel sources, the wrong one, then install the correct one. I have done that before. In Gentoo you can have several dozen kernel sources installed but Mandrake sort of wants one. It is best to have only one anyway. Less confusing for the person in the chair.
It may be seeing that hypethreading as a second CPU. That sounds normal. I have read that it does that. AMD user here. I was curious because of the overhead issues of the extra size in the kernel. No need having that extra code running for nothing. But since you need it, it's cool. May as well use what you paid for. I'm sure Intel wasn't giving that CPU away.
What do you get for uname -r ? You should be able to open a console in the GUI and just copy and paste. I use KDE but I think Gnome has the same thing just called something else. It works the same as a regular console.
Suppose that you need the source for kernel version '2.6.4-52'
After installing the kernel sources, look in the directory 'lib/modules/2.6.4-52'
Is there a link called 'build' which points to the source you just installed?
jschiwal@linux:/lib/modules/2.6.4-52-default> ls -l
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 2005-02-10 06:08 build -> /usr/src/linux-2.6.4-52
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1528 2005-02-10 06:08 extra
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 264 2005-02-10 06:08 kernel
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 134936 2005-02-10 08:47 modules.alias
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 69 2005-02-10 08:47 modules.ccwmap
The nvidia installer expects this link. You can produce it yourself with the commands (as root)
ln -s /usr/src/2.6.4-52 build
The kernel version I used is just an example. Use the 'uname -r' command to determine your version. Actually, the NVidia installer program uses the same 'uname -r' command to determine your kernel version. If it isn't on one of your installation disks, you may need to go into mcc to install it from your installation source.
Originally posted by DesyphER So do you OC that amd?
I did for a while but it was flakey. It ran cool but soemthing didn't like it. It would run fine until I started a compile job then I started to get seg faults. I put it back to defaults and left it there. It is a lot more stable.