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    Nvidia Problems


    Hello
    I very new to linux, but I hope to change that. I am running a 3.4AMD with Fedora Core 3. The problem I have is installing Nvidia drivers to make use of my GeForce FX5200 card.

    This is what I Have done so far:
    I have made no previous NVIDIA installations
    So i go into the console,
    login as root and run telinit 3

    Go into the home folder and type:

    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run
    the installation begins but before any packages are installed it tell me i have a problem with my gcc-compiler-check, saying it has failed, i have no idea where to begin so I have attached the installation log and thats where hopefully you can help. Thanks for your time!

    Log Bellow:

    vidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
    creation time: Fri Feb 11 08:32:26 2005

    option status:
    license pre-accepted : false
    update : false
    force update : false
    expert : false
    uninstall : false
    driver info : false
    no precompiled interface: false
    no ncurses color : false
    query latest driver ver : false
    OpenGL header files : false
    no questions : false
    silent : false
    no backup : false
    kernel module only : false
    sanity : false
    add this kernel : false
    no runlevel check : false
    no network : false
    no ABI note : false
    no RPMs : false
    force tls : (not specified)
    force compat32 tls : (not specified)
    X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
    OpenGL install prefix : /usr
    compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
    installer install prefix: /usr
    utility install prefix : /usr
    kernel name : (not specified)
    kernel include path : (not specified)
    kernel source path : (not specified)
    kernel output path : (not specified)
    kernel install path : (not specified)
    proc mount point : /proc
    ui : (not specified)
    tmpdir : /tmp
    ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
    RPM file list : (not specified)

    Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
    -> License accepted.
    -> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
    ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
    rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
    -> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
    this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
    your kernel.
    -> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.10-1.760_FC3/source'
    -> Performing CC test with CC="cc".
    -> gcc-version-check failed:

    Could not compile gcc-version-check.c

    If you know what you are doing and want to ignore the gcc version check, sel
    ect "No" to continue installation. Otherwise, select "Yes" to abort install
    ation, set the CC environment variable to the name of the compiler used to c
    ompile your kernel, and restart installation. Abort now? (Answer: Yes)
    ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
    '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
    on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
    driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

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    -> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel;
    You need to install the kernel source in order for the nvidia driver to be able to get installed

    Here's an How-to install the nvidia driver to fedora
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    that never worked for me try my own
    http:// myweb.tiscali.co.uk/andrewbarber/tutorial.htm

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    Kernel Source

    I folllowed the instructions from both replies.
    When I followed the instructions for the link in the first reply this happened

    No argument for nvidia-glx
    No argument for kernel-module-nvidia-tim
    No argument for -r

    The problems for that are probably the command I am using, its probably something obvious but I have no idea where to begin

    The second replyI also followed and got the same problem as before, the gcc error
    I tried installing the kernel source but I dont think that I made any impacton the kernel at all.

    Im not sure quite what to do because Im tring but I dont have the spare time to make progress quickly. Im sure both your replies are simple but I feel im failing to create even a correct command line. Do you know of any books which can take me to the very basics of Fedora 3 so I can get a foundation to work from because Im struggling to get to grips with this!

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    Kernel Source

    I folllowed the instructions from both replies.
    When I followed the instructions for the link in the first reply this happened

    No argument for nvidia-glx
    No argument for kernel-module-nvidia-tim
    No argument for -r

    The problems for that are probably the command I am using, its probably something obvious but I have no idea where to begin

    The second replyI also followed and got the same problem as before, the gcc error
    I tried installing the kernel source but I dont think that I made any impacton the kernel at all.

    Im not sure quite what to do because Im tring but I dont have the spare time to make progress quickly. Im sure both your replies are simple but I feel im failing to create even a correct command line. Do you know of any books which can take me to the very basics of Fedora 3 so I can get a foundation to work from because Im struggling to get to grips with this!

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    that means you need a gcc compiler
    search google for 1 and install it

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    go to system settings>add/remove programs and add the development tools this will give you gcc
    Redo the nvidia install and you showuld be ok, remember to read the instructions locaed at /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README

    Then Go to http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...hrpms-release/
    for instructions on setting up yum with repositories,
    Install the yum rpm found here .http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp....fr.noarch.rpm
    follow all the instructions for setting up yum on core 3

    I use freshrpms and Dag http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/

    Once set up this will allow you to install anything (most things) with minimal effort

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    OK

    Right Ok

    I followed the instruction both of you gave me and the nvidia(6629) installed however it had to compile its own interface. I then followed the NVIDIA instructions inserting the nvidia in replace of nv and removed the other bits with #. This went fine I saved the files then decided to reboot the pc. On reboot after instalizing the hardware the message came up configure kernel parameters. I had no idea what to do and to make it worse I couldnt start up Fedora anymore. So i have reinstalled Fedora and updated everything and got a gcc-compiler installed (3.4.3) and have the 6629 package, all I need is some advice on what went wrong on the first attempt.

    I have also tried an alternative suggestion using yum but the command line suggested:

    yum install nvidia-glx kernel-module-nvidia-`(uname -r)`

    came up with the result that there was nothing matching nvidia-glx or kernel-module-nvidia

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

    Thanks for your time!

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    I know the yum install doesnt work, i have tryed it many times, like the 2nd line of my tutorial states that! lol
    Have you now got it installed?
    what went wrong was that you didnt have the correct compiler, im not sure what happened afterwards, you prob didnt remove the correct things form the x86 file

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    Re: OK

    Quote Originally Posted by TimSparks
    The second replyI also followed and got the same problem as before, the gcc error
    I tried installing the kernel source but I dont think that I made any impacton the kernel at all.

    now try it with gcc installed, it will work

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