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Old 20th July 2005, 06:31 PM
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nvidia driver problem with kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3

Hi,
I have a machine running FC3 which I use as file server / media server on my lan, as well as a desktop via a kvm switch.
yum is set to check for updates every night, and recently it dloaded and installed kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3
As I have a nvidia card installed, I have to recompile the nvidia driver each time a new kernel is installed.
For the last few kernels this has been a pain, but no problem.
This time, the nvidia compilation script refuses to run because it can't find the kernel-source tree.
After searching the net I found a comment in the fedora mailing list
Quote:
Date: Fri Jul 15 2005 - 12:36:30 MDT

On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 02:34:02PM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 01:21:00PM -0400, davej@redhat.com wrote:
> > 91345d13cac519cfaaa556f30786ac01 i386/kernel-devel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3.i586.rpm
>
> Dave -- I notice this switches to having kernel-devel subpackages a la FC4
> and RHEL4. While that's certainly good in general, this "mid-release" switch
> threw me for a little loop. There's no mention in the changelog -- was this
> switch intentional, and is it going to stay?

aaarghhh. No, it was unintentional.

And not one person picked up on this whilst it was in -testing. *sigh*.

Dave
Would this have anything to do with my problem ?
I have tried installing the kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3.src.rpm but the nvidia package still refuses to compile.
Part of the error message does say that I can specify the kernel source path on the command line but I have no idea what that path might be.

any help would be appreciated.
tia
alan

Last edited by smoker; 20th July 2005 at 07:44 PM. Reason: typo
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Old 20th July 2005, 07:23 PM
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[QUOTE]Would this have anything to do with my problem ?

I think so, read further thruogh the thread you mentioed and you find references to Nvidia. Rest of the thread can be found at
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo...ly/thread.html
I don't claim to understand everything they're talking about though.
Incidently your link under the words 'mailing list' is malformed, and takes me to the microsoft homepage.

Your problem along with mine (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=64668) makes me think this latest kernel is to be avoided. I'm going to try installing the previous one tomorrow and hope that behaves. I'll want the nvidia drivers installed too but hadn't got that far when I hit my problem.

hth

mike
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Old 20th July 2005, 07:25 PM
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I mentioed you had a malformed link in your post and then ended up with the the word QUOTE quote in my post. Oh the irony.
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Old 20th July 2005, 07:48 PM
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Thanks mike, fixed the link.
Yeah, I think that the latest kernel has been set up along the same lines as the FC4 kernel, so AFAIK the nvidia driver issue is going to be the same in FC4 too.
I could be wrong, there may be something going on I don't see.

I'm going to try the latest nvidia driver now and see if it can handle the problem.

alan
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Old 20th July 2005, 08:01 PM
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On my home machine I'm running the latest FC4 kernel (2.6.12-1.1398_FC4) with the last Nvidia driver (1.0-7667) downloaded from nvidia.com and I've got no problems.
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Old 20th July 2005, 08:22 PM
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Hi,
Ok, I got it fixed ;-)

I tried the latest Nvidia driver (1.0-7667) but had the same issue with it not finding the kernel-source tree.
so I googled a bit more and found a not unrelated thread on LinuxQuestions

Basically you need kernel-devel.i686 0:2.6.12-1.1372_FC3
Once that was installed (yum install is fine), I tried again and voila !
So this must be the file that was left out of the specs for this kernel. Yum updated the kernel but not kernel-devel.
anyway, it's sorted.
thanks for your replies.

alan
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