nvidia install with new 2129.nptl kernel

Wolfgang Gill wolfgang at rpi.net.au
Wed Dec 3 07:20:55 UTC 2003


---------- Original Message -----------
From: david walcroft <david_walcroft at yahoo.com.au>
To: fedora-list at redhat.com
Sent: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 16:48:57 +1000
Subject: Re: nvidia install with new 2129.nptl kernel

> Wolfgang Gill wrote:
> > ---------- Original Message -----------
> > From: david walcroft <david_walcroft at yahoo.com.au>
> > To: fedora-list at redhat.com
> > Sent: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 13:13:34 +1000
> > Subject: nvidia install with new 2129.nptl kernel
> > 
> > 
> >>I seem to have the problem of removing the nvidia-module-kernel after
> >>booting to 2129.nptl,as X didnt boot,I 'rpm -e' at the shell and 
> >>'rpm -U' rpm said that it is already installed. I then boot back to 
> >>2115.nptl but I cannot remove this rpm,even tried rebuilding 'rpmdb'
> >>
> >>With this nvidia rpm,is there a method of installing to a non-active 
> >>kernel similar to NVidia's .bin driver.
> >>
> >>  Thanks   david.
> > ------- End of Original Message -------
> > 
> > You don't need to remove the NVidia kernel module. You just need to boot into
> > the new kernel and recompile the Nvidia driver.
> > 
> > Goto to the directory where you stored the driver and issue the following:-
> > 
> > export CC=gcc32
> > ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run (Then follow the prompts)
> > 
> > The driver will be rebuilt for the new kernel. You will NOT need to change
> > anything else. Run X, and all will run as before.
> > 
> > Just make sure that you have also gotten the Kernel Source as well, otherwise
> > the above proceedure will not work. (For the new kernel that is)
> > 
> > Wolf
> > 
> > 
> Wolf, as I wrote , I can not remove the nvidia-module-kernel, rpm -e 
> says it's
> not installed and rpm -U says it is.
> I'll try your suggestion but I dont like orphans in the system and 
> would prefer to get the rpm out first.
> 
> david
------- End of Original Message -------

I understand that, as I'm in the same boat. I originally installed the *.RPM's
as well, and I can't remove them either, due to dependencies. However, if I
knew about the export function, I would not have done it that way. Until I can
work out how to remove it, it will have to stay. But the system works ok,
without a problem, using the new method I described earlier.

Wolf

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