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Old 09-17-2003, 11:25 PM   #1
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Exclamation nvidia driver problems


I tried to update my Nvidia driver just like everyone said to do. I checked the posts and followed those instructions. However, the Nvidia program says I do not have the proper kernel headers. I tried to install the kernel-source and it said I needed gcc >= 2.96-98. When I try to add the developmental package that has both gcc and the binutils that the Nvidia page said I needed, I get a dependency error. That error says I need krb5 -libs=1.2.7.8 and openssl 0.9.7a-2. I downloaded and tried to install krb5-libs-1.2.7-14.i386.rpm. That was already installed. I tried the same with openssl-0.9.7a-5.i386.rpm. Not only was openssl already installed, it conflicted with every file containing openssl.
I am very new to this and need a simple but detailed (oxymoron?) step by step instructions on how to correct this.
I thank everyone for their patience and support on this.
RH9, NVIDIA Geforce2 Ti, the ia32 update
 
Old 09-18-2003, 01:40 AM   #2
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there is a script made by nvidia called NVchooser.sh

when run it tells you what nvidia driver you need, based on which kernel you have

(i had many problems with redhat 9 including the "correct" nvidia drivers refusnig to work, couldn't find a solution other than going back to mandrake)
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:10 PM   #3
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I am having exactly the same problem as bitterjack. However, I was able to get the NVidia driver installed, but only when I booted using the original kernel that came with RH9. It would be nice to get the driver installed with the latest kernel- can I just download the source file or header file or whatever the driver needs to install itself? Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 09:18 PM   #4
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Avram,
I got the nvidia installer to work. I reloaded RH9 and ensured binutls and all of the gcc tools were enabled. After that is worked like a champ with the original and the updated kernel (you have to re-install the driver when you update your kernel).
Good Luck
 
Old 10-16-2003, 10:14 PM   #5
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Your kernel headers are generally included in the /usr/src directory. In red hat the kernel sources are symlinked to /usr/src/linux-2.4. The Nvidia driver picked up my 2.4.22 srcs fine without the symlink. I fyou don't have anything in that dir you need to install the kernel source. The rpms are called kernel-source.2.4.20-whatever.i686.rpm and not kernel-2.4.20-whatever.src.rpm.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 01:26 PM   #6
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bitterjack, when you say that you made sure that gcc and binutils are enabled, do you mean that when you re-installed RH9 you did a custom install of the rpm's and made sure that they were installed?
Also, why did the NVidia drivers find the header files when I booted RH9 using the original kernel, but not for the updated kernel (when I booted using the new kernel)- is that because up2date didn't download the proper kernel-source and header files?
Since you had success, I think I will try re-installing RH9 as well- thanks for the tip.
 
Old 10-17-2003, 02:06 PM   #7
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rh9 reinstall

When I reinstalled rh9, it was as a PC. There is a step that asks if there is any extra stuff you want to install. At that step check binutls and the 2 or 3 gcc tools that are not checked. That was a graphical install
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:59 AM   #8
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I re-installed RH9 and checked the gcc tools, etc like you recommended. And lo and behold! it worked! thanks for the help
 
  


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