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Old 04-14-2002, 01:32 PM   #1
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up2date / kernel / nvidia


i did an up2date the other night , and i had a dependcy problem upgrading kernel
(nvidia drivers dependent to old kernel) .
i ran quake3 and video is screw'd up now.

i'm thinkin i should uninstall nvidia drivers, and then upgrade kernel
then reinstall nvidia drivers ?

if i'm correct, how do i uninstall drivers ?
 
Old 04-14-2002, 01:44 PM   #2
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Depends how you installed the im the first place.

As you are using Red Hat:

Uninstall all the nvidia rpms
Get the latest version from the nvidia site - get the SOURCE version
Install those
 
Old 04-14-2002, 02:00 PM   #3
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i installed with rpms

what's the procedure to uninstall ?
 
Old 04-14-2002, 03:13 PM   #4
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man rpm

(sigh)

Code:
rpm -e packagename
 
Old 04-15-2002, 05:42 AM   #5
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Personally I would install the NVidia drivers (kernal and glx) from source. It's really simple, and you don't generally have problems when you update your kernel...you don't have to download a different version because your kernel version is different to theirs, you just make a new one!

For example:

I recently installed the NVidia 1.0-2880 series (from source).
I updated my kernel to 2.4.18
I therefore had to re-install the NVidia drivers. Problem? No:
Just did the same again: make install for nvidia-kernel, make install for nvidia-glx. Works? Yep.
 
Old 04-15-2002, 08:25 PM   #6
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ok i tried the " rpm -e packagename" and i got errors couln't find package...
but i must have done something right or wrong becasue X went kablooi...

so i used the -Uvh command and got things back up with new drivers.

anyway.....
can a wild card be used ?
" rpm -e NVIDIA_GLX*.i386"
"rpm -e NVIDIA_kernel*.i386" ?

soon as i find the Nvidia directories, i'll do the "Make install"


Thanks
 
Old 04-15-2002, 10:07 PM   #7
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Run this script after the driver install,
nv_check.sh.
 
Old 04-15-2002, 10:34 PM   #8
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damn newb i'am

i forgot about that one
 
  


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