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Old 05-30-2006, 06:54 AM   #1
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Nvidia Gcc


I was trying to install the NVIDIA driver 8762 on my system. The installer however complains I havenīt used the right gcc.
I tried export CC but I cannot remeber the correct command to export CC to allow the Nvidia driver to install. Can anyone help?

I think more exactly what it wants is the libc development files , does anyone know the correct name ? I tried exporting what I thought was the correct gcc version 4.0.1, but it didnīt work. Still complains cannot find the make files.

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Old 05-30-2006, 07:57 AM   #2
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Exact error messages are always infinitely more useful.

To build a kernel module for the running kernel you need the kernel source for that specific version installed in /usr/src and you need to use the version of gcc used to compile it originally. Fun stuff huh?
 
Old 05-30-2006, 08:01 AM   #3
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So I went to find the kernel source to install it. Looked to confirm my current kernel

[root@localhost flebber]# uname -r
2.6.12-19mdk-i586-up-1GB


Low and behold I don have that kernel source available in urpmi...what the...

[root@localhost flebber]# urpmi -s 2.6.12-19mdk-i586-up-1GB
unable to access hdlist file of "update_source", medium ignored
no package named 2.6.12-19mdk-i586-up-1GB

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Old 05-30-2006, 08:13 AM   #4
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I would have just installed the plf but I receive this error message with that as well

Sorry, the following package(s) can't be selected:

nvidia-xorg-8762-0.1.20060plf



Does that mean I will have to install all new kernel and source 225mb just to get NVIDIA running ?

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Old 05-30-2006, 07:48 PM   #5
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urpmi -s 2.6.12-19mdk
Try searching that way. none of the stuff after that indicates a patch or anything so you just the source for the same version.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 02:31 AM   #6
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nah still the same result.

[root@localhost flebber]# urpmi -s 2.6.12-19mdk
unable to access hdlist file of "update_source", medium ignored
no package named 2.6.12-19mdk

I tried searching in rpmdrake under just kernel in descriptions an there is only 2.6.12-12 and 2.6.12-22.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 03:48 AM   #7
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Well you need a kernel and a matching source so I guess you have only one option left install 2.6.12-12 with the matching source.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 03:54 AM   #8
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If you want to use nvidia drivers, I suggest that you use the default 2.6.x kernel instead of 2.6.12-19mdk-i586-up-1GB. The last time I tried to use 2.6.12-19mdk-i586-up-1GB, the nvidia drivers would not compile because the installer thought the kernel and source did not match. Using the default kernel worked flawlessly.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 06:31 AM   #9
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I think that about sums my problem up. Well I am going to have to install a new kernel.

Which one ? Besides 2.6.12 I also have the option of the 2.6.14 kernel . I thought even numbers are suppossed to be more stable but has much been said about stability of this kernel (2.6.14). I can see slackware has 2.6.13 in the testing branch, and he tends to go for stable so why I wonder the .13 option.

Secondly, would I be able to get away with installing the kernel-source-stripped option with the new kernel. rather than the full source.

This just saves 140mb of download as stripped is 65Mb and full is 205Mb.

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Old 05-31-2006, 08:04 AM   #10
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The 2.6.12 kernels are the stable kernels in the current Mandriva release.
Even or odd kernel version numbers doesn't matter anymore since the 2.6 series came out. Linus changed the version numbering.
IMO stripped source should work just be careful the source should match the running kernel e.g. if you're using or upgrading now to 2.6.12-22mdk then the source should be 2.6.12-22mdk too.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 11:11 AM   #11
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Personally I wouldn't bother with the kernel-srtipped source packages because they are missing a lot of stuff thats in the full kernel source. If your read the full description of each package, you will find that some kernel packages are not for day to day use because they are stripped of certain things or are strictly for development purposes.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 04:05 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone. Kernel 2.6.12-22 and the stripped source has worked perfectly.

Thanks Again.
 
  


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