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Old 06-27-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
Ryeguy_24
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NVidia driver install freezes/hangs


I'm trying to install NVIDIA driver on my laptop AMD 64. I've tried the x86 driver with Fedora Core 2 and Slackware x86. Also, tried x86_64 drivers on the Mandrake x86_64 distro.

Description of Problem:
I ran the sh NVIDIA...run as root
It prompts me to build the kernel modules myself because there are no precompiled modules available for my distro. So, it builds and it gets to 100% then it freezes/hangs. I'm unable to do a Ctrl+C or Ctrl Alt Delete. I have to do a cold reset.
On fedora core 2, it says in the background, license 'Nvidia' taints kernel
But I don't think that is the problem.

Help! Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 11:58 AM   #2
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have you tried any of the older i386 drivers?

edit: sorry, I mean the amd64 ones of course!

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Old 06-27-2004, 12:42 PM   #3
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older versions

I've tried one or two other versions, (older versions) and still the same problem....it's weird tho because i'm trying to install the drivers on fresh installs of these distros....
 
Old 06-27-2004, 01:22 PM   #4
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you may be using the i386 kernel then. try an i386 one just to be sure....
 
Old 06-27-2004, 03:30 PM   #5
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I'm on slackware 9.1 right now...fresh installl
Kernel is x86, the driver i'm using is also x86


this is reallly weird...because i haven't come across anyone else having this problem. It must be my machine....?
 
Old 06-29-2004, 09:58 PM   #6
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I had that problem . Where you running the install of the driver from an xterm or from an actual console? I ended up having to drop from init 5 to init 3 and do the install script from good old console. Alot of the bigger distro's have that bootsplash stuff where even though you close out of Xfree86 your still kinda in a graphical enviroment. I dont know if that has anything to do with it. After I went to a regular console I was able to get it to finish creating the kernel modules just fine. I was using SUSE though, Slackware may be different.
 
  


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