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Old 06-21-2004, 11:27 PM   #1
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Nvidia driver w/ AMD64 + Mandrake10

As the subject says, I'm running Mandrake 10 RC1 for AMD64's. I'm pretty new to linux and need some help installing nvidia's AMD64 driver. I searched but couldn't find anything helpful. I downloaded the drivers from the nvidia website and tried to sh them while logged into root.
problem 1:
the nvidia installer said it couldn't find the source, so i installed the rpm from the mandrake CD.
problem solved but now it gives some error about not being able to find "modversions.h" and it possibly not being configured properly. Any help is much appreciated.
Old 06-22-2004, 02:36 PM   #2
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I downloaded a different version of the nvidia driver that doesn't require modversions.h. The nvidia-installer installs everything fine and I editted the XF86Config-4 so everything should be working fine. Problem is that when XFree tries to run, it fails to load the nvidia kernel module. If i load the file /lib/modules/2.6.3-9mdk/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko with insmod, XFree will load fine. How do I get this file to be loaded without having to log in as root and load it every time I boot?


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