Re: NVIDIA Re: help (fwd)
No problem with all this. I spend many months with many different video
cards trying to get quake 3 to work. I really, really, really wan't to
prevent anyone from having to suffer through the same stuff that I did.
Now, on to your questions.
First of all, are you using your own custom kernel right now? I figure that
you aren't because compiling the NVidia driver returns "No modversions.h".
Really, all you have to do is run a "make" in the kernel source directory
and it will create the file modversions.h (or whatever it was.) However, I
really suggest that you learn how to make your own custom kernel. Its fun
and you learn a whole lot. However, I'm really not an expert on the kernel,
so I wouldn't be the one to ask about all that stuff.
Once you "make" in the kernel directory, you should be able to compile
the NVidia Driver (all though it will be for the kernel in the
/usr/src/linux directory. You might have to rename your kernel source
directory from kernel-whatever to linux for this to work. )
As for the depmod utility: depmod maps your module dependancies.
You'll probably want to run it after installing/playing with or whatever
> Ok, Let says (as is the case here)
> that i have installed a pristine vanilla
> potato and then upgraded to woody.
> I have dselected the kernel source and all.
> and i want to run my TNT2 card work
> what are the steps in additon to what you wrote
> DO i have recompile my kernel?
> i have installed the source
> that i did the instial deb install with.
> I do i have have to config the kernel again?
> Or do i just have have the dependencies cleared up?
> and what is Depmod?
> thanks for all you time
> On Sat, 1 Jan 2000, Brandt Dusthimer wrote:
> > Oops. Sorry. I forgot to tell you about "make" ing your kernel. Do
> > know how to compile/make your own kernel? If not then I have to tell
> > that your dealing with a fragile area of your OS. If you already have
> > source installed (under /usr/src/linux), hopefully you should just be
> > to go into that directory and do a "make". That should hopefully take
> > of that "modversion" problem. Also, after doing all that, I forgot to
> > you to do a "depmod" command too.
> > Brandt Dusthimer
> > Brandt
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: dude <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: <email@example.com>
> > Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 6:24 PM
> > Subject: help (fwd)
> > >
> > > As i was saying this, is the output i get when i try
> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 19:09:15 -0500
> > > From: root <email@example.com>
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: help
> > >
> > > rm -f nv.o os-interface.o os-registry.o Module-linux NVdriver
> > > cc -c -Wall -Wunknown-pragmas -Wno-multichar -O
> > > -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -DUNIX
> > > -DLINUX -DNV4_HW -DNTRM -DRM20 -D_X86_=1
> > > -Di386=1 -D_GNU_SOURCE -DRM_HEAPMGR -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES
> > > -I. -I/usr/src/linux/include nv.c
> > >
> > > and then it says
> > >
> > > nv.c:49: linux/modversions.h: no such file or directory
> > > make: *** [nv.o] Error 1
> > >