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I attempted to setup a new box with a Gentoo GRP install. I went with the 2.6.7 kernel. Everything went a-ok to the point where I was ready to install ...
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- 10-06-2004 #1
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
Recovering from newbie abuse of emerge / nvidia-kernel fails
I attempted to setup a new box with a Gentoo GRP install. I went with the 2.6.7 kernel. Everything went a-ok to the point where I was ready to install a graphical environment.
So I did these things:
# USE="bindist" emerge -k xorg-x11 gnome mozilla-firefox-bin openoffice-bin
This worked fine. I have an NVIDIA vid card so I then did.
# emerge nvidia-glx
and got a warning that xorg-x11 was blocking this from installing. I took a wild guess that maybe the nvidia kernel stuff wants xfree and not xorg, so I did this:
# emerge unmerge xorg-x11
# USE="bindist" emerge xfree <-- this compiled from source anyhow, I guess no bin available?
This finished ok but had 30 config files in etc to update. They were all in the X11 area so I figure this was xfree stuff overwriting xorg stuff, and allowed them all to overwrite.
# emerge nvidia-glx <-- now this worked but...
# modprobe nvidia-glx
I get an error that the nvidia module is in an invalid format.
So I'm guessing nvidia-kernel or nvidia-glx is broken for 2.6.7 (at least the version in the GRP)
My questions are whether I can get a working version of nvidia-kernel/glx on 2.6.7 and also if that version can work with my preference of xorg-x11 instead of xfree?
- 10-06-2004 #2
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- Sep 2003
- Knoxhell, TN
i had that problem recently with the nvidia-kernel package.. i upgraded my kernel to 2.6.8-gentoo-r5 (or whatever r? it's up to now in gentoo-dev-sources)... re-emerged nvidia-kernel and it installed fine.. so you may need to do this:
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge gentoo-dev-sources cd /usr/src rm ./linux ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.8-r?-gentoo /usr/src/linux (or whatever the new source dir is called) cd /usr/src/linux cp ../[list=1]/.config ./ make menuconfig (to check for updated options) make make modules_install mount /boot (if /boot is a separate partition on your system) cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/name-you-want-for-kernel (edit grub.conf at this point to add the new kernel) emerge nvidia-kernel shutdown -r nowTheir code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr