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I ok downloaded the correct Nvidia drivers for my Redhat 8.0 and i downloaed the corresponding GLX driver with it.. When trying to to install the rpm with the command ...
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    Trouble installing Nvidia driver


    I ok downloaded the correct Nvidia drivers for my Redhat 8.0 and i downloaed the corresponding GLX driver with it.. When trying to to install the rpm with the command rpm -ivh i recieve and error which states cant locate Module nvidia
    Failed to install nvidia.o
    error:% post (nvidia_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up2.4.18_18.8.0
    scriplet failed
    exit status 1????

    I know i have the correct drivers because i used the NVchooser file and that was the driver that came up for me to install....?

    Does anyone know why these errors are coming up
    Ps the GLX installed without a problem...

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    dont worry about it, it is fine. Once you do that read the readme and edit the /etc/X11/XF86COnfig file like they say
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    so your telling me it actually installed the kernel driver...
    Howcome when i try to remove it with the command rpm -e it says the kernel is not installed???

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    rpm -e does not give that kond of error, but i just installed mine on my laptop last night and got the same error

    [josh@woo josh]$ rpm -qa | grep NVIDIA
    NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.rh80up_2.4.18_18.8.0
    NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191

    just last night like i said i got the saem thing, i am guessing with the rpm -e you didn't get it typed right.. Did you read the reame that came with the drivers? or did you read the file the rpm install told you to? no, because if you had you would have saw the message (right next to the error) please read the nvidia FAQ located at /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README

    read before you panic...
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    ***** update I think i installed the drivers
    but im not sure... am i suppose to see an nvidia icon before i log into the X graphical setup???????? because i see a huge Nvida Icon that loads for a 2 seconds before i log in??? However when i look it still says Video card type Nvidia Generic in the system display settings????

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    you have the drivers installed, you are fine.

    The large nvidia is proof, although i don't get it on my desktop, but I do on my laptop so hey whatever.

    However when i look it still says Video card type Nvidia Generic in the system display settings????
    this is the hardware, not the driver - it wont change unless you change the physical video card.
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    Isn't that the string you set yourself in XF86Config?

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    yeah, you can - it's probed otherwise
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    There you see... You learn something new every day.

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