ERROR: Your kernel was configured to include rivafb support!
Now I have searched these forums, and it looks like a common issue, usually dealt with a kernel recompile disabling rivafb support.
Thing is, I have no idea how to do a kernel recompile (I know what the kernel does and what recompiling will do). Any help?
dont do useless stuffs man please dont go for new kernels i can help u i had done it in slack 10.2 with 2.4 kernelit is a max 10 min job
Thing is, I have no idea how to do a kernel recompile
i had done it, in their read me file they specifically said u have to remove the rivafb module if it is loaded, it will conflict so remove the loaded module ..
for installing the driver (this is an earlier post i am just copying it )
u have to download the installer from nvidia if u r usinf 2.4 kernel u have to install its source first(it will install it, if u want u can c in the /usr/src/linux dir, if not it is there in slackware 1st cd .. slackware/k/kernel-source-2.4.31-noarch-1.tgz
do an #installpkg)
i am just pasting the earlier o post of mine
this is the problem, nvidia driver yu have to install it first and if needed
edit the xorg.conf file.
go to nvidias site, it is a good script it will even edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (i have the thing but it is 11 mb, its name is NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8174-pkg1.run )and get the file it is an installer (*.run file) they r also giving a help file.
before runing u need the kernel source to installed in ur machine
(it wil b there in ur /usr/src/)
when u run the installer (#sh installer.run i think)from the root
it wil edit the conf file, so need to worry after that u can c ur X
i managed to get the link now http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...-8174-pkg1.run
what u want to do is
#wget -c http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...-8174-pkg1.run
(copy paste above link hi :^))
$cd /to/the/directory/where it is downloaded
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8174-pkg#.run
it will ask for editng the conf file press ok
this part is editing xorg.conf by hand if needed only from their site.(it will automatically edit xorg.conf file if not u do this.)
If you have a working X config file for a different driver (such as the “nv” or “vesa” driver), then simply edit the file as follows.
Remove the line:
(or Driver "vesa")
(or Driver "fbdev")
and replace it with the line:
Remove the following lines:
In the Module section of the file, add the line (if it does not already exist):
i think after this only u could even use alsaconf ok
best of luck and regards