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Old 04-06-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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Angry Installing Nvidia Driver Mandrake10.0


I have spent the last three days trying to get the internet working on the new Mandrake 10.0. Now that i have internet, i cant install the NVIDIA driver... i have the newest one 5336 and again im installing it on Mandrake 10.0 the error message i get is after it asks to check for kernel pakage on the internet, it says something along the lines of "Kernel Module could not be found" and it wont let me install.... I have no clue if this would affect anything but to get my internet to work i had to add "noapic" to by lilo.conf file...


Help would be awesome, and i am a n00b at linux so details would make it easier to help me... Thanx alot.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 01:26 PM   #2
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do you have the kernel source installed
it's on one of the cd's

the driver won't install without it
 
Old 04-06-2004, 02:12 PM   #3
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**************do you have the kernel source installed
**************it's on one of the cd's

**************the driver won't install without it

Yeah... I put in the cd and did Urmi i dont know a command something like that, and then the address of the kernel sorce on my cd, the only other thing i can find right now is saying to install the headers of the kernal but i cant find that on the cd... iIf there is another way to install the kernal source let me know, i just really want to get drake 10 working... thank you
 
Old 04-06-2004, 02:21 PM   #4
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menu>System>Configuration>Packaging>Install Software
click on All Packages Alphabetically
look for kernel stuff
 
Old 04-06-2004, 02:28 PM   #5
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Yeah ... Sorry about that, i didnt realize it was that simple... Should all the packages be installed?


and the exact error message i am getting is:
"
Error: Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel module filename


make: ***[select_makefile] Error1
"


IF that helps any... RIght now i am installing all pacges that say Kernel....
 
Old 04-06-2004, 02:38 PM   #6
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get the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run thing from the nvidia site

when you've got it, keep it in your home dir
open a terminal su to root and type
telinit 3
this will throw you out of X and into a black screen with a login
login as root
then type
cd /home/xxx (where xxx is your user area)
then type
sh NVIDIA-Linux-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
after it has installed you will be returned to a command prompt
now type
vi /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
scroll down using the down arrow until you see a line that says
driver "nv"
move the cursor using the right arrow until it's over the second "
press i once
then type idia
making the line to say
driver "nvidia"
now press Esc once
and then type
:wq
and press enter
now type
telinit 5
this should show you the nvidia logo and then take you back to the graphical login
 
Old 04-06-2004, 02:50 PM   #7
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oh... i know that,, thats what i have been doing but durring the install of Nvidia it gives me that message...it worked with drake 9.2 and with Fedora core, I get past the accept agreement, then it says it cant find kernel moduels and will look for then on the net, then it says it couldnt find those and trys to make them itself, that is when i get the message above.


on another note what is the difrence between 'sh' and './''?
 
Old 04-22-2004, 03:58 PM   #8
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This is the problem solution:

It will not build because the kernel sources is for a different kernel revision than the one u have installed...

1. download kernel-source package via URPMI
2. do a uname -r to see the current installed kernel revision.
3. check that the file /usr/src/linux is a symbolic link to the same kernel that uname -r returns.
if so, u can follow the procedures in the NVIDIA readme file, and compile the kernel module.

IMPORTANT!!! :

NB! a kernel 2.6.3-4mdk is installed with some Community editions of MDK 10, while the kernel-source from the ftp mirrors installs 2.6.3-8mdk.

This will not work!

Update to 2.6.3-8 kernel first with URPMI kernel, and choose linux 2.6.3-8 kernel.
reboot, and install the NVIDIA driver.
if so, u can follow the procedures in the NVIDIA readme file, and compile the kernel module.

It will now build a module for your kernel.
To be sure u can also do the following (as root offcourse):

export SYSSRC=/usr/src/linux
run the NVIDIA installer.run file with option :
--kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux


BACKUP BEFORE KERNEL UPGRADE.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 08:35 AM   #9
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Thank you for your extremely [s]un[/s]helpful advice.

EDIT - my mistake - I upgraded the kernel from 2.6.3.7 to 2.6.3.9 and everything worked fine!

Sorry - Stephen



I am now stuck at the CLI and cannot get X working after using your method over the safer but more fiddly changing default run level in inittab and logout/login cycling.

After the first time I tried it, it was fine logging on tty 5, but after a reboot there was no X, and there was no way I would work out how to get it going again. using startx aborted with a load of errors.

I have now re-installed and the ONLY changes I have made are to install the kernal source from the Mdk CDs and download the NVIDIA driver. Then I followed your method (as below), and I am right back where I started.

Quote:
Originally posted by salparadise
get the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run thing from the nvidia site

when you've got it, keep it in your home dir
open a terminal su to root and type
telinit 3
this will throw you out of X and into a black screen with a login
login as root
then type
cd /home/xxx (where xxx is your user area)
then type
sh NVIDIA-Linux-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
after it has installed you will be returned to a command prompt
now type
vi /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
scroll down using the down arrow until you see a line that says
driver "nv"
move the cursor using the right arrow until it's over the second "
press i once
then type idia
making the line to say
driver "nvidia"
now press Esc once
and then type
:wq
and press enter
now type
telinit 5
this should show you the nvidia logo and then take you back to the graphical login

Last edited by BlendedRacer; 05-17-2004 at 07:12 PM.
 
  


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