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PDR60 09-23-2005 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by kuser:)
belive me i did and after all this i am at the stating point, so thanks all for your help bye-bye
Going somewhere???? It takes about 20-40 minutes to do an install. Why not start over, do a fresh install, and then after an update, install the nvidia driver. This should'nt be this difficult. Just take your time and follow either my How-To or any one of the others by fellow Mandriva sites and you'll be successful.

PDR60

kuser:) 09-24-2005 05:23 PM

hi again,
I calmed down and I'm doing all again. Right now I'm at post #8. I used command:
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#urpmi --auto-select --auto
This will take ages...
Tak a look: http://img367.imageshack.us/my.php?i...apshot17wv.jpg
Can I stop it, turn off my computer and continue again after some time?

tkedwards 09-24-2005 09:37 PM

Yes. Start it off overnight before you go to bed or something. That's an incredibly slooooooooow connection you've got there! :)

kuser:) 09-25-2005 02:57 PM

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! it's done!
now I don't know what to choose:
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#urpmi kernel kernel-source (from the 1st page of this topic)
One of the following packages is needed:
 1-kernel-source-2.6-2.6.11-12mdk.i586 : The source code for the Linux kernel. (to install)
 2-kernel-source-stripped-2.6-2.6.11-12mdk.i586 : The source code of the Linux kernel stripped for post build. (to install)

1 or 2 ?

reddazz 09-25-2005 03:00 PM

kernel-source-2.6-2.6.11-12mdk.i586

kuser:) 09-26-2005 03:17 AM

WARNING! THIS POST IS WRONG!! PLS GO TO POST #42 \/
ok now it all seems to be fine so far, command:
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$rpm -qa | grep -i kernel
gives:
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kernel-2.6.11.6mdk-1-1mdk
kernel-2.6-2.6.11-12mdk

what should I do next?

tkedwards 09-26-2005 03:41 AM

Follow the instructions in that HOWTO PDR60 pointed you to earlier: http://www.linuxloader.com/modules.p...howpage&pid=17

Start from after the bit where you install the kernel source - that's where you're up to. Good luck

reddazz 09-26-2005 03:58 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by kuser:)
ok now it all seems to be fine so far, command:
Code:

$rpm -qa | grep -i kernel
gives:
Code:

kernel-2.6.11.6mdk-1-1mdk
kernel-2.6-2.6.11-12mdk

what should I do next?

Reboot, then make sure you are runnning the new kernel then install the nvidia drivers. Did you install the kernel-source because it should also be listed.

kuser:) 09-26-2005 06:34 AM

how to make sure I'm running the new kernel-source? which kernel is it? Only those from my previous post are listed...
Here is how my Software Media Maneger window looks now:
http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/825/snapshot28jd.jpg

PDR60 09-26-2005 11:06 AM

First of all uncheck the CD's ( provided you have broadband) you won't need them because you have a "main" source loaded.
Then go to the console and type
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uname -r
This will tell you which kernel is loaded and running. Then install that version of the source rpm.
with
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urpmi package name
When this completes continue the how-to. If the console comes back and says everything is installed then you've already completed the source install. Just be sure to NOT install the stripped kernel source.

reddazz 09-26-2005 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by kuser:)
how to make sure I'm running the new kernel-source? which kernel is it? Only those from my previous post are listed...
Here is how my Software Media Maneger window looks now:
http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/825/snapshot28jd.jpg

When you install a new kernel, it becaomes the default, so rebooting should run the new kernel. As for the kernel source, if its correctly installed, you should get something like this when you search for the word "kernel" using rpm
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vusi@musasa ~ $ rpm -qa | grep -i kernel
kernel-source-2.6-2.6.12-12mdk
kernel-2.6.12.12mdk-1-1mdk
vusi@musasa ~ $

If you have something similar to that, then you are ready to install the nvidia drivers.

kuser:) 09-26-2005 03:39 PM

dang!
my post #36 is wrong!
Code:

$rpm -qa | grep -i kernel
gives:
Code:

kernel-2.6.11.6mdk-1-1mdk
kernel-source-2.6-2.6.11-12mdk

sorry for this!

and
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uname -r
gives this:
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2.6.11-6mdk

tkedwards 09-26-2005 05:49 PM

FIrst update your kernel to the latest version following these instructions: http://www.mandriva.com/security/kernelupdate

Then reboot and you'll be right to go.

kuser:) 09-27-2005 03:53 AM

I did:
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urpmi.update -a
and now my packages look like this: http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/7...apshot38uu.jpg
I don't know what to put here:
Code:

urmpi kernel-HERE

tkedwards 09-27-2005 04:21 AM

You already have the latest kernel-source installed you need to install the latest kernel package - the kernel isn't automatically updated with Mandrake Update AFAIk whereas the kernel-source is which is why you have mis-match in the versions.

just do
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urpmi kernel
It will give you a list of kernels but I think the default normal one is number 1. Anyway just do
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uname -a
to see which kernel you have.


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