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  1. Well I am not having problems right now.However I did run into troubles loading the Nvidia drivers.In a post someone said to make sure to configure my kernel-sources and kernel. That was not the problem obviously seeing as I don't know what it means.I thought I might thro it out there and see what it meant.
  2. Well I tried to find that file or even just the /usr/src/nv folder but could not.I even tried ls -a to show any hidden folders or files and got nothing! However on a post I place on the nvidia forum I got a tip that solved the problem.It took a week or so but someone suggested this.This is my post back to him. "make sure you've "Assign IRQ for VGA" enabled and "PNP OS installed" disabled in your BIOS" Thanks Chunky.I was so busy with the module load error that I didn't try and solve the error listed below that!At first I didn't see where you where coming from.But after reading the log file again I saw the IRQ problem.I just thought the it was a chicken and egg thing where the nvidia.ko not loading had to be the root cause not the IRQ probing.I quess the module did not load because it felt there was no Nvidia video card installed!!?? Thanks to everyone who responded!! Thank you guys too for responding here is to you as well
  3. I have been told that I might need to "configure the kernel sources against the installed kernel " and that "kernel sources are not usually pre-configured". My kernel and sources match as far as version #.What is this configuring, and how do I configure them? This is my output of kernel and kernel-source [ryan@192 ryan]$ su Password: [root@192 ryan]# rpm -qa | grep kernel kernel-source-2.6- kernel- [root@192 ryan]# [moved from Installing Mandrake by spinynorman]
  4. OK I will give it a spin when I get home,then I will post back the results.Thanks
  5. I gave the bad download a thought.I downloaded again after I had put the original in the trash.It said it was done so quick that I felt it must have just copied the file I sent to the trash.I thought the problem stemmed from the fact I did not have the kernel-source installed the first time I used the installer.I wondered if it could leave litter in the system somewhere that would trip up later attempts to install! For grins this is my nvidia-installer.log file.It shows the exact error message I got.Hope it might give a clue as to what is going wrong. nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' creation time: Thu Feb 3 07:44:57 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 : /usr/src/linux kernel output path : (not specified) kernel install path : (not specified) proc mount point : /proc ui : (not specified) tmpdir : /root/tmp ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com RPM file list : (not specified) Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface -> License accepted. -> A precompiled kernel interface for kernel 'Mandrake Linux 10.1 kernel i586' has been found here: ./usr/src/nv/precompiled/nv-linux.o-1.0-6629.mdk10.1_2.6.8.1-10mdk. executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; /usr/bin/ld -d -r -o nvidia.koprecompiled-nv- linux.o nv-kernel.o'... -> Kernel module linked successfully. ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This is most likely because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files. Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option. -> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko': -1 No such device -> Kernel messages: nvidia: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -1 PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device 0000:01:00.0. Please try using pci=biosirq. nvidia: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -1 PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device 0000:01:00.0. Please try using pci=biosirq. nvidia: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -1 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. In the error it seems to be using a precompile nvidia module.I don't really understand why it wants kernel-sources at all!
  6. I will have to check in AM but when I run the Nvidia installer .run file .I accept the terms of Nvidia,but get the "failed to load module nvidia.ko" .I forget the exact wording but it goes on to suggest that my kernel-source is not installed or wrong.You can see from the output they are right. The first time I ran the installer I did not have the kernel-sources installed so the error made sense.Now they are installed and I am getting the same error.Can the Nvidia installer "remember" that I didn't have them installed?
  7. [ryan@192 ryan]$ su Password: [root@192 ryan]# rpm -qa | grep kernel kernel-source-2.6- kernel- [root@192 ryan]# This is the output you asked me about.I am not familiar with Kernel Header Packages.Should I see them listed here?
  8. The installer says it cannot load module nvidia.ko. It says to try installing the kernel source.But they are installed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When I check the source like this ls -l /usr/src/ I get [ryan@192 /]$ ls -l /usr/src/ total 8 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 Jan 31 20:03 linux -> linux- drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 Jan 31 20:03 linux- drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Dec 25 08:20 RPM/ [ryan@192 /]$ When I check my kernel version I get this [ryan@192 /]$ uname -r [ryan@192 /]$ I have tried reinstalling the kernel-source in init 5 and init 3.I have search these forums but no one seems to have figured this out!! What gives?
  9. Is there an option to show where it installed the source code as well? I really don't see plainly stated facts as to it's location.From what I have seen in different post it is in /usr/src/Linux.Is this true usually?
  10. I am try to install the nvidia drivers on my Mandrake 10.1 system.I exited the X-server,ran su,ran chmod +x, then ran my ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run.The installer said my source codes are not installed(I thought they where).So I urpmi kernel-source from my original discs on a unmodified kernel.The kernel-source installs fine. Now when I run the Nvidia installer again and it says the same thing.I try to list the advanced options ( -a ) but they fly past and I do not know how to pause them. "| more and | less don't seem to work in this instance.I try to point the installer to my source code.I type ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run --kernel-source-/usr/src/linux.(I am not sure but assume the source would be here).The installer starts but says invalid option. What can I do?
  11. Well I am typing this from my Mandrake partition.I decided to give it one more shot before work. I think the problem was in the swap partition or the hda9/hda8 out of physical order business.In all my other attempts I had always left my swap partition alone.Fedora was my first Linux and installed it.Seeing as you said Linux would find the sway anywhere it was, I decided to delete it (swap) and my Mandrake partition.For extra insurance I formatted over the area with fat32 (just in case something was hanging around on that area of the drive).Then I deleted the fat32 to leave it free space. Finally I reinstalled Mandrake.The only difference this time was I let Mandrake make my root partition and a new swap partition.Mandrake had not requested a swap partition before becuase it saw my original swap.This also caused Mandrake to keep the right partition labeling order.Hda8 is root and hda9 is swap.I still put grub on the root partition and the installer still requested and then rejected disc1. I rebooted and everything is fine.All the other o/s boot as well and recognize the Mandrake built swap partition.Now I can get around to exploring Mandrake a little more!Thanks for the help!
  12. O.K. I will give that a try! I probably will not have time to do this for a day or two,but I will post my results here!(I am also downloading new iso's just to remove any doubt of a problem there).Thanks again.
  13. Thank you for the reply.I will give you a little more background.I know this is long winded but I think it might help solve the problem. I have XOSL which is a boot loader that includes Ranish Partition Manager.I original did not have any Linux distros installed.Rather I was using the boot loader to boot Windows XP Home and Windows ME(At the time I had some old hardware that made having ME rather handy).The boot loader never got replace because I liked the partition manager that it includes. Linux now handles that stuff quite well,but I did not know that originally. I first installed Fedora Core 1 hda7 with grub on its root.When I first tried to install Mandrake, I tried to install it on hda2 (over the old ME) my second primary partition.It reformatted the partion but automatically change my extended partition in size so that it now included that partition,making it the new hda5 and reseting my bios from LBA to large(?) hard disk addressing.That sent everything off wack and nothing would boot.I change my bios back to LBA and used my Ranish Partition Manager to set the partitions back to the original scheme.I only lost my ME on hda2 as it was reformatted by the install.I then installed SuSE on hda2.It formatted and left it a primary partition.I let it put it's grub on the hda2 (SuSE root).It all works fine. Now to the current attempt.I tried to install Mandrake onto hda8 in the extended partition.I thought I would make the partition reiserf so in the Mandrake installer I deleted the hda8 and then created a new one in the space left behind with reiserf.But Mandrake switched my designations, hda9 swap became hda8 and the hda8 space that I wiped out became hda9 formatted with with reiserf.(My original post shows them as I tried to make them,not as they are now). I am not certain but I thought the whole hda1,2,etc stuff depended on the physical order on the hard drive.Is it O.K. that mandrake swapped the order?Fedora and SuSE did not seem to mind having the swap partition changed from hda9 to hda8! When I look at the Mandrake grub I do not seen a config file.Just a menu list that reads like this timeout 10 color black/cyan yellow/cyan default 0 title linux kernel (hd0,8)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda9 devfs=nomount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda8 splash=silent vga=788 initrd (hd0,8)/boot/initrd.img title linux-nonfb kernel (hd0,8)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda9 devfs=nomount acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda8 initrd (hd0,8)/boot/initrd.img title failsafe kernel (hd0,8)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda9 failsafe acpi=ht resume=/dev/hda8 devfs=nomount initrd (hd0,8)/boot/initrd.img title windows root (hd0,0) Notice the kernel (hd0,8) and =/dev/hda9 The two hard drive designations seem to conflict and I am not sure why the grub which I installed on the first sector of the hda9(mandrake partiton) doesn't include a config file. I see Mandrake try to boot.I know it is the Mandrake grub because the background and options are unique.Does any of this make sense?
  14. I have installed Mandrake 10.1 on my first computer no problem! My second computer (w/the same cd set is proving to be a nightmare)I have several partitions on a 60g Maxtor hd.it looks something like this. hda1 Windows XP fat32 hda2 SuSE 9.1 (tried installing Mandrake here.Refused to let it stay a primary partition) hda3 Extended partition hda4 XOSL Extended operating system boot loader program hda5 fat 32 shared hda6 fat32 backup hda7 Fedora Core 1 hda8 where I am currently trying to install Mandrake 10.1 hda9 Linux swap partition My problem is late in the install.I check that I want hda8 to be my new formated root.Then check off all the different software choices.The install starts and I am prompted to change to disc 2 then 3.Mandrake then asks for a root password, makes a user name and login,choose my boot loader location(first sector of root partition),then displays the configure screen. You can make changes to the configuration if you want(I don't). I click next and I am prompted for Disc 1.I install it but it spits it back out saying it is not disc 1.I try several times then finally I just hit the previous button.Things whirl and I get congratulations your install is complete please remove disc and reboot. I reboot and on different attempts to install get one of two errors.Either etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit: line1: /bin gettext: permission denied, or a sysinit read only error. Question #1 Mandrake must be able to co-inhabit with Fedora and SuSE and share the same swap partition right? question #2 Can Mandrake exist on an extended partition with the boot loader in its first sector(Fedora does fine)? Question #3 Why does the install proceed so well with Disc 1 only to have it not recognized at the end of the install Question #4 What is supposed to happen when you reinstall Disc 1 at the end.Are the permisions finalized to the folders ,etc? other info Aopen AK79G motherboard 2 x 256mb pc3200ddr ram Single 60g Maxtor hd 2200xp Athlon Artec DVD/CDRW
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