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Old 08-13-2004, 07:22 AM   #1
gazza
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nvidia drivers problem.


I know this topic has been covered many times but if someone can give some guidance ?

I have a geForce MX 440 and I have tried installing the latest drivers namely :

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run

Here is the nvidia installer log :
===========================================cut===========================

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : false
no questions : false
silent : false
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
Installer install prefix: /usr
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /root/tmp
ftp site : ftp://download.nvidia.com

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.3-7mdkcustom/build'
-> Performing cc_version_check with CC="cc".
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing rivafb module check.
WARNING: Your kernel was configured to include rivafb support as
a loadable kernel module.

The rivafb driver conflicts with the NVIDIA driver; the
NVIDIA kernel module will still be built and installed,
but be aware that the NVIDIA driver will not be able to
function properly if the rivafb module is loaded!
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
rm -f -f nv.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv.o os-agp.o os-interfa
ce.o os-registry.o nvidia.mod.o
rm -f -f build-in.o nv-linux.o *.d .*.{cmd,flags}
rm -f -f nvidia.{o,ko,mod.{o,c}} nv_compiler.h *~
-> Building kernel module:
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/2.6.3-7mdkcusto
m/build SYSOUT=/lib/modules/2.6.3-7mdkcustom/build'...
Your kernel was configured to include rivafb support as
a loadable kernel module.

The rivafb driver conflicts with the NVIDIA driver; the
NVIDIA kernel module will still be built and installed,
but be aware that the NVIDIA driver will not be able to
function properly if the rivafb module is loaded!

*** Failed rivafb module sanity check, but continuing! ***


NVIDIA: calling KBUILD...
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.3-7mdkcustom/build \
KBUILD_SRC=/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk KBUILD_VERBOSE=1 \
KBUILD_CHECK= -f /usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk/Makefile modules
Using /usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk as source for kernel
if [ -h /usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk/include/asm -o -f /usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7md
k/.config ]; then \
echo " /usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk is not clean, please run 'make mrproper'"
;\
echo " in the '/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk' directory.";\
/bin/false; \
fi;
/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk is not clean, please run 'make mrproper'
in the '/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk' directory.
make[3]: *** [prepare1] Error 1
make[2]: *** [modules] Error 2
NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
nvidia.ko failed to build!
make[1]: *** [module] Error 1
make: *** [module] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
==================================cut==================================

I have had to patch my kernel 2.6.3-7 so i can use the eciadsl drivers for my adsl usb modem and was wondering if maybe that is the problem ?

Also what is the rivafb module ? that conflicts ? can this be unloaded manually ?

Think I read somewhere that a earlier version of the drivers work better than the new ones in Mandrake 10 is this so ? and what version is this ?

T.I.A
 
Old 08-13-2004, 07:30 AM   #2
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i get the same type of mess trying to install the new 6111 drivers. not sure what the problem is. if it's something that needs to be compiled into the kernel, then it's not worth it to me for my needs. from what i read & hear, there's nothing really earth shattering new with this latest driver pack, so unless somebody has a better solution, i'd say stick with the older drivers (6036, 5336) if they are working for you & wait 'til a more MDK/kernel 2.6.X friendly installer comes out.

for info on Nvidia driver installation, see the link in my sig or the Nvidia thread at the top of this forum.

otis
 
Old 08-13-2004, 07:32 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply, do you know where i can get the older versions from ?
 
Old 08-13-2004, 07:46 AM   #4
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older Nvidia drivers can be found HERE.

otis
 
Old 08-13-2004, 07:49 AM   #5
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thanks ill go and give them a try <fingers crossed>
 
Old 08-13-2004, 07:56 AM   #6
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if you haven't installed Nvidia drivers before, read my sig link or look through that thread i mentioned. it's a very easy process. the main thing you must remember is to have the kernel source installed that matches your running kerenl version. a lot of people make that mistake. without the source, the drivers will fail & can cause other problems.

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Old 08-13-2004, 09:13 AM   #7
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Here is the way I did it:

Download the driver from here

type: su

--password--

init 3


then log in as root

urpmi binutils


urpmi kernel-source


then go to the folder where you saved the file

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run

then ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6106-pkg1.run

then accept and ok

and the rest fallow from
this post, start from 'number 9'

Hope you get it

Tom
 
Old 08-13-2004, 09:56 AM   #8
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Thanks for the help the older version installed fine
 
Old 08-13-2004, 11:34 PM   #9
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NVIDIA Driver

I ran into the same problem: "Kernel sources not clean"
I reinstalled the 2.6.3-15 sources and the driver still would not install

So I ran the following as root in init 3

Code:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run --extract-only
make install
Now it seems to run fine - Nautilus still not working though.

Anthony
 
  


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