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Old 05-03-2004, 01:20 PM   #1
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NVidia Problem after upgrading kernel


I upgrade my 2.4.22 kernel to 2.6.5-grsec and now I can't use the nvidia driver. I got the ones from minion.de but they still don't work. GLX won't load and after that I did nvidia-installer and it is gone completely. When I run the installer it says about some nvidia.ko and the kernel sources. I do have the kernel sources in /usr/src/linux (I do have a symlink to linux-2.6.5) but it still doesn't work. It tells me to use --kernel-source-path, how do I use it? Is it sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-4496-pkg0.run --kernel-source-path /usr/src/linux-2.6.5???

Note: I am using 4496 because I get slow FPS with the latest driver.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 05-03-2004, 02:30 PM   #2
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Slow fps may be better than no frames per second. I find the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-5336.html works well with a 2.6 kernel but older drivers don't.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 12:13 AM   #3
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You have to reinstall NVIDIA drivers EACH TIME you recompile your kernel AND sometimes after you upgrade XFree86.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 01:02 AM   #4
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In Slack the kernel source should be this..........
Code:
/usr/src/linux
with the linux directory being a symlink to a directory of a
particular kernel version.........IE......
Code:
linux-2.4.26
 
Old 05-04-2004, 01:12 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by 320mb
In Slack the kernel source should be this..........
Code:
/usr/src/linux
with the linux directory being a symlink to a directory of a
particular kernel version.........IE......
Code:
linux-2.4.26
True, but /usr/src/linux won't exist by default unless you create it explicitly. To use the same example, you would want to set up a symbolic link to the new directory:
ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.4.26 /usr/src/linux

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