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Old 03-06-2003, 02:25 AM   #1
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installing nvida driver on new gentoo kernel


i'm switching from the 2.4.20 vanilla source kernel to the 2.4.20r1 gentoo sources to to try out the low latency and i'm having a problem getting my nvidia driver (3123) re-installed.

when i booted into the new kernel i saw the expeted errors about the nvidia and alsa modules not being found.
i re-merged the nvidia kernel and glx but it got installed into /lib/modules/2.4.20/video instead of /lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r1/video
so a modprobe NVdriver
what do i have to do to make this work?

i tried renaming the 2.4.20 folder and making a symlink called 2.4.20 that points to the 2.4.20-gentoo-r1 folder bu that caused errors as well. the module was installed but when i tried to load it with 'modprobe' i got an 'unresolved symbols' error (sorry i didnt write down the exact error but i can try it again if that will help).
 
Old 03-09-2003, 11:14 AM   #2
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you will have to remove the symlink,rename your folder to the original name (2.4.20-gentoo-r1) and rebuild the nvidia driver to match your new kernel

Last edited by iceman47; 03-09-2003 at 11:16 AM.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 12:51 PM   #3
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isn't that going to lead to the same thing i tried first? the symlink was just a guess after trying to install failed the first time.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 01:12 PM   #4
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When modules go in the wrong place usually /usr/src/linux is not pointing to your new kernel.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 01:48 PM   #5
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ahhhhhhhhh! i dont know why i didnt think of that. thanks, i'll go try it right now...
 
Old 03-09-2003, 11:45 PM   #6
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yep, that fixed it. thanks!
 
Old 03-10-2003, 08:59 AM   #7
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isn't that going to lead to the same thing i tried first? the symlink was just a guess after trying to install failed the first time.
yep forgot to say to make a new symlink
 
  


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