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Old 10-02-2003, 07:21 PM   #46
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you are typing his console prompt too - only type what's after his prompt
type:
wheris kernel
and paste results here.

this is my result when I do it:
[at my console prompt - mossy]$ whereis kernel
kernel: /usr/src/linux-2.4/kernel /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-20.9/kernel

it tells the us that I have the linux kernel version linux-2.4.20-20.9

how about you???

 
Old 10-02-2003, 07:29 PM   #47
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le@linux:~> su
Password:
linux:/home/le # whereis kernel
kernel: /usr/share/man/man3/kernel.3ncurses.gz


thanks,
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:01 PM   #48
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You'll need a space between the cd and the /usr/src.Like this:
cd /usr/src cd/usr/src doesn't work.
Anyway that would explain the missing headers and all the other errors.The kernel rpm should be something like this:
kernel-source-2.4.20.SuSE-62.src.rpm
 
Old 10-03-2003, 12:44 AM   #49
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yeah it is not in his path or may not be installed correctly or maybe just a link.
hmm - I'll look into it.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 03:03 AM   #50
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here's a link to the kernel that crashmeister listed:

http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i586.rpm.html

you can download that and see if that runs any better [or do you already have it downloaded?]
 
Old 10-03-2003, 03:12 AM   #51
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Have you checked that you have glx installed ?
In Yast2 - Install remove software - Search
Search for GLX
XFree86-GLX should have a cross in front of it to indicate that it's installed.
If it's not, install it.
Then run nvidia setup again.

I hope this worked..
 
Old 10-03-2003, 06:09 AM   #52
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1) GLX is installed, have "updated" it with YaST & original cd
2) downloaded the kernel as mossy/crashmeister suggested. tried to install with yast. not sure if it installed - password screen appears, then breifly see the yast installer. (no messages saying installing).

is there another way of installing the kernel source?
same errors about kernel when trying to install.

Have just been to the doctors and another month off sick (broken arm) so I hope to get it working by then.... (arm & graphics)

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Old 10-03-2003, 06:34 AM   #53
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A month should be plenty.Just check in with /usr/src if you got something in there that looks like a kernel directory.You can also just download the kernel source and install it with rpm.
rpm -i kernel-source-whatever you got in there
Just remember that the kernel source must match the kernel you actually use.
bash-2.05b$ uname -a
Linux cervskol 2.4.20-gentoo-r7 #1 Sat Sep 20 10:50:35 BRT 2003 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux

2.4.20-gentoo-r7 would be the kernel I am running.So I'd need to look for a rpm that goes like 'kernel-source-2.4.20-gentoo-r7.src.rpm'
 
Old 10-03-2003, 07:39 AM   #54
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le@linux:~> cd /usr/src
hi, kernel directory not in /usr/src. have copied outputs from above suggestions. Is the rpm I have close enough ? (
kernel-source-2.4.20.SuSE-62.src.rpm)

can I install it whilst still in gui? (I have been doing so)

le@linux:/usr/src> ls
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run packages

le@linux:~> uname -a
Linux linux 2.4.20-4GB-athlon #1 Wed Aug 6 18:27:52 UTC 2003 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux
 
Old 10-03-2003, 07:50 AM   #55
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OK - according to the german suse mailing list police there is only one source which is the one you got for suse.
Gui or not doesn't make a difference.It only installs sources without touching your running kernel.
Supposedly you got a directory /usr/src/linux-2.4.20.SuSE after that with about 225 mb in it.

Last edited by crashmeister; 10-03-2003 at 07:53 AM.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:58 AM   #56
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ok - the rpm I installed was not an rpm, have found the proper rpm and installed it. will try again.......
 
Old 10-03-2003, 01:05 PM   #57
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ok, install worked - thanks - got the correct kernel & installed it. - updated with YoU - installed the nvidia driver which worked !!!

However, now all I get is a black screen when init 5
anyway, I'll keep reading. surely I'm almost there
 
Old 10-03-2003, 03:41 PM   #58
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You probably have to do the switch2nvidia_glx thing or something like that.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 04:30 PM   #59
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when I type startx I get:

(EE) Failed to load module "dbe" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "extmod" (module does not exist , 0)
(EE) VGA(0): virtual height (0) is too small for the hardware (min1)
(EE) screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal servere error:
no screens found

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server "0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining

I'm getting rather tired of this..................
 
Old 10-03-2003, 05:12 PM   #60
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FIXED AT LAST - THANKYOU

configured the xf86 file by hand and now it's all working.
just to say thankyou for all your help and patience



le@linux:~> /usr/bin/gears
15275 frames in 5.000 seconds = 3055.000 FPS
15283 frames in 5.000 seconds = 3056.600 FPS
15243 frames in 5.000 seconds = 3048.600 FPS
15174 frames in 5.000 seconds = 3034.800 F
 
  


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