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Old 10-12-2002, 10:13 AM   #1
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Distribution: Mandrake 9.0
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I got this error message when I tried to install NVIDIA drivers for my GeForce 2 Pro:

The signature of the package 'NVIDIA_GLX' is not correct:
No signatures
Do you wish to install it anyway?
What does the signature mean? If I click 'yes', is there change that I mess my system?
And then I have NVIDIA_kernel file for md82, but mine is 9.0, so is it upwards compatible? Trying to install that gives me same message as above.

Do I have to wait until drivers for mandrake 9 come out?

PS: Where I can find HOWTO's? I know the man, but there is no entry for howto. Knowing that would lower your burden with me
Old 10-12-2002, 10:28 AM   #2
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Packets may have signatures (they were signed by the producer fo that package). In your case it doesn't have a signature - so in this case it may safely ignored!

Looking for howto's try
Old 10-12-2002, 02:36 PM   #3
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OK, so case was I have Mandrake 9.0, and those kernel packages needed by GLX packages were made for 8.2.
So I installed them.
So I screwed my kernel.
So I reinstalled.

Now I'm patiently waiting for NVIDIA_kernel for 9.0.

Thanks, dude.
Old 10-13-2002, 02:30 PM   #4
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Use the tarballs, instead of the RPMs.

All you have to do is ./configure, make, and make install, and then you have to edit 2 files per the readme file, but it's like a one or two-line change in each file and then you are running with valid NVIDIA drivers. That's all it takes. If you're uncertain on any of this just post your questions here because I can help, if someone else doesn't get to you first. I have personally done this with Redhat and it worked flawlessly for me.
Old 10-13-2002, 02:58 PM   #5
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Minor correction:
You do not need the make part, only make install and it needs to be done as root. And you only need to (initially, and hopefully ) edit 1 file. Needless to say, however, that the instructions are all in the README file (both txt and pdf versions are available from the same page you download the drivers) and are extremely easy to follow.

But yeah, you should always use the source, IMO, for stuff like this. For example, the drivers available for Mandy8.2 are for stock kernels only, so if you have, for whatever reason, compiled you own kernel, the Mandy 8.2 rpm drivers won't work. Also, if you compile your own kernel after installing your NVidia drivers, the RPM versions won't work anymore (same reason as above), but you can always quickly recompile your source drivers.


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