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Old 04-23-2004, 04:44 AM   #1
monkeyspraye
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Is This Problem Beyond Help???


nvida drivers problem

i tryed installing the latest nvidia drivers for my leadtek a340 fx 5200 on my mandrake 8.1 machine.
when i try to install it i get the following messege at 96% completion

"ERROR: Failed to execute /sbin/depmod -aq
abort installation?

my kernel is 2.4.8-26mdk...any help (i am a newbie)


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Old 04-23-2004, 04:54 AM   #2
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Are you running the install as root? And is there a file/executable depmod in /sbin? If not, where is it? Use either locate depmod or find / -name depmod.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 05:53 AM   #3
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this is what i get with ur advice
[root@hi root]# locate depmod
/usr/share/man/man8/depmod.8.bz2
/usr/share/man/fr/man8/depmod.8.bz2
/usr/share/man/ja/man1/depmod.1.bz2
/usr/share/man/hu/man8/depmod.8.bz2
/usr/share/man/pl/man1/depmod.1.bz2
/sbin/depmod
[root@hi root]# depmod
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4/chinese/encode-big5.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4/chinese/encode-gb.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4/chinese/encode-gbk.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4/chinese/encode-jis.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4/chinese/encode-kscm.o
[root@hi root]# depmod --version
depmod version 2.4.6
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4/chinese/encode-big5.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4/chinese/encode-gb.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4/chinese/encode-gbk.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4/chinese/encode-jis.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4/chinese/encode-kscm.o
WHat does this mean(update kernel?)
(forgive my newbie ways!)
 
Old 04-23-2004, 08:00 AM   #4
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It depends, if you are running a 2.6.X kernel you may need to get module-init-tools-3.0
before doing anything else that requires module loading.

I don't know if depmod is one of the binaries replaced by module-init-tools, but it does replace modutils for 2.4.X kerns.
 
  


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