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Old 08-25-2004, 04:08 PM   #1
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uninstalling and re-installing nvidia drivers

i deleted the files that the nvidia installer deletes when it tries to install. i upacked the file and read the Makefile/config script.

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i had tried something like that earlier but after doing that, the 6111 driver kept saying
ERROR: If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
       you either have configured kernel sources matching your
       kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
       on your system.
       If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
       you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
       installed on your system. If you specified a separate
       output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
       the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
       directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
       the appropriate nvidia-installer command line option.
using and my kernel source and config are in the dir pointed to by /usr/src/linux. but i did do make mrproper. options?

Old 08-29-2004, 09:32 AM   #2
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Did you compile and install a kernel using the source??
Old 08-29-2004, 09:48 AM   #3
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Just curious. What did you delete and why did you delete them. Why not just use the nvidia installer.
Old 08-29-2004, 07:01 PM   #4
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hehe. i deleted the files that the nvidia installer deletes. i did --extract-only and checked the Makefile. i managed to install it with the -K -k options. i had done it coz wasn't able to install the drivers for the kernel. so i thought i'd help it along :P

yes, i did compile and install the kernel using source.


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