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Re: [vox-tech] X server help
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Re: [vox-tech] X server help



OK I think I may be understanding something but don't know how to fix
it.  modprobe can't locate my  module nvidia.o so it is not getting
installed.  I think the reason is that the file is being put in the
directory

/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o

but I am trying to run version 2.4.18-24.8.0 of the kernel.  I had
rpmbuild --rebuild when I was in this kernel and it still put the file
in the other directory.  Can I just create a link (and how would I do
that) to the nvidia.o file that I found or do I need to uninstall the
rpm that is there now and rebuild it again and install again?  Thanks,

Jennifer
----- Original Message -----
From: "Troy Arnold" <troy-vox@zenux.net>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] X server help


> On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 12:34:41PM -0800, Jennifer Stickel wrote:
> >
> > > On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 09:03:10AM -0800, Jennifer Stickel wrote:
> > > > If I use "nvidia" as the driver, it won't initialize my card.
The
> > > > NVIDIA site say to call it "nv".  That seems to work for
> > > > initializing the card.
> > >
> > > 'nv' is the nvidia driver that comes with the kernel. The packages
> > > from nvidia.com install the "nvidia" driver.  I just double
checked my
> > > XF86Config (to make sure I'm not tripping) and this is correct.
>
> > I checked (rpm -q) and I have the following installed
> > NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191 NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191
> >
> > So then am I supposed to have "nv" or "nvidia" as the driver?
>
> "nvidia"
>
> > > Try this:
> > >  ldd `which glxgears`
>
> > That command didn't work for me.  I get the message
> > ldd: ./which glxgears: No such file or directory
>
> Those were backquotes `, not single quotes '
> Use  ` (same key as the tilde ~, usually just to the left of
> the "1" key)
>
> backquotes capture the output from the enclosed command so you can use
> that output as the argument to another command.
>
> The long way of doing the same thing is:
> $ which glxgears
> output = "/path/to/glxgears" so:
> $ ldd /path/to/glxgears
>
> Hope this makes sense as backquotes are very useful.  I remember
> saying, 'huh?' when I first heard of them.
>
>
> > > You need to make sure that libGL and libGLcore.so.1 are pointing
to
> > the nvidia
> > > drivers:
> > >
> > > $ ls -l /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
> > > lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           \
> > > 17 2003-01-30 21:26 /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.1.0.4191
> > > [troy@Saiph /etc/X11]
> > > $ ls -l /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1
> > > lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           \
> > > 21 2003-01-30 21:26 /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1 ->
libGLcore.so.1.0.4191
> > >
> > They are the same as yours
>
> good.
>
> > > As was mentioned, you'll probably have better luck
> > > using the src rpms' rather than the prebuilt ones.
> > I used the src rpms for the kernel and the rpm for the GLX
>
> Hmm.  You might try grabbing the src rpm for glx and --rebuild that as
well.
>
>
<http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_40/1.0-4191/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.src.
rpm>
>
> If you have the 'wget' command, you can use it from the console to
> retrieve the file.
>
> -troy
>
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