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Old 05-30-2002, 04:29 PM   #1
adenardo
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kernel 2.4.18-3 and NVida driver


I have upgraded my kernel many many times. each time, I usually download the kernel-2.x.tar.gz file from kernel.org, and go through the routine. after I get boot the new kernel, I need to recompile my NVida kernel and GLX drivers. I keep the source for the NVidia stuff in /usr/local/drivers so it is accessable. I've probably done this 6 or 7 times over the past 3 years, never a problem.

I have a need to install the 2.4.18-3 kernel. so i pulled out my RedHat 7.3 disc 1, and did a 'rpm -Uvh kernel-2.4.18-3.rpm'. however, now I can't get my NVidia drivers to compile/install. i don't know enough about compiliation to debug this issue, any help? this is what it says when i do a 'make install' in the NVidia_kernel-1.0-2960 directory:

depmod *** unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2/4/18-3/kernel/drivers/vidieo/NVdriver

make *** [package install] Error 1

thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-30-2002, 08:24 PM   #2
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Your kernel headers in /usr/include/ are out of sync with what's actually in your kernel source tree probably, but this would have happened compiling from source as well... That's another RPM, actually you should always use both of them when installing a kernel from RPM. If you absolutely have to be married to 2.4.18-3, you might want to download the pure source 2.4.18 from kernel.org, compile that using the Redhat .config file, and then compile nvidia and glx against that.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 05-31-2002, 02:22 PM   #3
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FWIW, the Red Hat RPMs from the nvidia.com website work fine for 2.4.18-3.
 
Old 06-01-2002, 11:25 AM   #4
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finegan's make clean suggestion worked like a charm. thanks ;-)
 
  


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