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Old 07-20-2011, 02:03 PM   #76
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Adding the kernel-source is not the problem, we are not even getting to the stage where the install would compile against it. I don't see why manually extracting the files should reboot the machine. Is this the only GNU/Linux machine? If not perhaps do the extraction on another machine then transfer the directory to the target machine. I know it must be very frustrating. In the past these older distros were not very forgiving when they got into difficulty.

Another trick I would try is to go through the process of re-installing but not allowing the machine to reformat the drive, just have it overwrite what is there. Something to consider.

The software that you use for the printer, did you install it and if so do you still have the installation files?

I've just looked again at the nvidia installer log. creation time: Tue Jan 1 23:14:26 2002 is this correct for this machine?

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Old 07-20-2011, 02:17 PM   #77
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I'm wondering if trying to install an older version of the driver might work. I've just looked for the oldest archived driver that nvidia have and it's NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.01-pkg1.run for the Ti 4200 and NVIDIA-Linux-x86-256.35.run for the 7100.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 02:27 PM   #78
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Yea that sounds about right as far as when got this box up and running. 2002 is when I got this machine.

I do have a 10.5 mac with terminal on it. I gave it a shot and was able to extract the .run file. In the process of burning that, and getting that over. Hope that works.

I do have caldera disks here as well.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 02:31 PM   #79
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Hmm. You might be on to something with the older drivers. How/what would I search for to get those files? When I choose 7100 series it gave me the one I was working with.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 02:37 PM   #80
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When you go to the driver page to select your driver, there is a section below headed Additional Software and Drivers you'll see Beta and Archived Drivers. That is where I saw them.
 
Old 07-20-2011, 02:42 PM   #81
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Ok. Got into the extracted directory. Hit make install and got this return:

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make: *** No rule to make target 'install'. Stop
 
Old 07-20-2011, 03:13 PM   #82
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I'm finding out how to resolve that error. Once I have the answer I will post it here. For now we've hit a block. I'm also trying to locate Mandrake 9.2 cd's so that I can install it here, just in case we end up going the re-install route. I'd like to fresh my memory as to what to expect and how to respond.

Edit: I've located Mandrake 9.2 now.

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Old 07-20-2011, 05:06 PM   #83
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I looked at the extracted source files for Nvidia 7100 and cannot see how this driver can possibly install by issuing 'make install' There are files that I am expecting to be there that aren't. The NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.19-pkg1.run driver for the Ti 4200 when extracted has the correct elements. If you would like to put that card back in the machine. CD to the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.19-pkg1/usr/src/nv/ directory and run
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./make install
there it should work.

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Old 07-21-2011, 11:59 AM   #84
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Ok, got all that set up, but when I did the ./make install I got the following error.

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-bash: ./make: No such file or directory
There is a file named "makefile" and "makefile.kbuild" and "makefile.nvidia"

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Old 07-21-2011, 01:17 PM   #85
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I tried just "make install" and it locked me up again. Still in terminal, with the flashing cursor.

No other terminal windows available with alt+f1-f6.

I'll leave it here for a while. Possibly it is doing something in the background.
 
Old 07-21-2011, 10:05 PM   #86
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I just want to check that we are meeting the minimum requirements. Please type the following and post the responses here:
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cat /proc/version
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XFree86 -version/Xorg -version
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insmod --version
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size --version
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make --version
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gcc --version
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ls /lib/libc.so.* > 6
 
Old 07-22-2011, 09:18 AM   #87
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Code:
cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.4.22-10mdkenterprise (nplanel@no.mandrakesoft.com) (gcc version 3.3.1 (Manandrake linux 9.2 3.3.1-2mdk)) #1smp thu sep 18 11:46:49 CEST 2003)

Code:
XFree86 -version/Xorg -version
This one returned a list of options. Not sure what you were looking for.

Code:
insmod --version
same thing with this, it just gave a list of insmod options.

Code:
size --version
GNU size 2.14.90.0.5020030722
Copyright 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.


Code:
make --version
GNU Make 3.80
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Code:
gcc --version
gcc (GCC) 3.3.1 (Mandrake Linux 9.2 3.3.1-2mdk)
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Code:
ls /lib/libc.so.* > 6
This just created a file called 6 in my directory.
So I re ran the code and put a .txt at the end and here is what the contents read.

Code:
/lib/libc.so.6@

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:40 PM   #88
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Sorry getting carried away here, just do
Code:
XFree86 -version
The version it reports needs to be the same as or higher than 4.0.1

For insmod --version a response similar to: module-init-tools version x.x the version needs to be the same as or higher than 2.1.121

Can we also check for the presence of binutils with
Code:
rpm -q binutils
. If nothing comes back can you install with
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urpmi binutils

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Old 07-22-2011, 01:05 PM   #89
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XFree version 4.3.0
Release Date: 9 may 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.18-23mdksmp i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 10 September 2003

The insmod --version is still just a list of insmod options. I tried | less to show the top of that list but it doesn't let me scroll to the top of that return

The binutls returned with: binutils-2.14.90.2.5-2mdk
 
Old 07-22-2011, 01:18 PM   #90
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Apologies, I've just seen my typo in post #83 no need for ./ just type:
Code:
make install
Make sure you are in the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.19-pkg1/usr/src/nv/ directory before issuing that command.
 
  


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