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Old 11-09-2004, 10:11 PM   #1
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rivafb & nvidia drivers in 2.4.26


I just went to install my NVIDIA drivers (running slackware, 2.4.26 kernel) and I was given some error messages about conflicts with my kernel and the existing rivafb. I was told that I would have to disable rivafb for the nvidia drivers to function. The installation quit on me shortly after telling me this and I am lost on how to resolve these issues.


Any help/suggestions?
 
Old 11-09-2004, 10:29 PM   #2
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I have the same issue. It does not interfere with the nvidia installation or use. It gives a warning here and there "..taints kernel" but should have no impact. If it concerns you, recompile your kernel and turn off rivafb support.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 10:54 PM   #3
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Well it sorta does concern me because the installation process just quit after telling me that. I'll try it again and try to write down the error it gives me while quitting.

And I don't think I am ready to recompile my kernel yet, unless I have explicit and easy to follow directions (noooooooooooob)

edit: The NVIDIA installer exits and I see this:

"received signal SIGSEGV; aborting"

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Old 11-11-2004, 07:09 PM   #4
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Would turning off rivafb support help?

And how could I do this?
 
Old 11-11-2004, 10:29 PM   #5
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If it concerns you, recompile your kernel and turn off rivafb support.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 05:57 PM   #6
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I am also having the same issue. Anyone know how to recompile the kernel? I am not a newbie but do not claim to be an expert by any means
 
Old 12-05-2004, 06:01 PM   #7
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Never mind I found instructions in another post:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/254807
 
  


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