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> Nvidia Graphics Drivers, Newbie in trouble
post Jan 25 2003, 11:28 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I recently installed Redhat 8.0. I downloaded the RPM files from Nvidia and followed the instructions. Now when I try to run X server(windows?) I get the error that

"(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!"

Nvidia has a blurb about this in the troubleshooting section, but I didn't find it helpful. Could someone plz explain how I can fix this problem? Remember, you are speaking to someone with a childs understanding of Linux.
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post Jan 26 2003, 04:00 PM
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Its GNU/

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Did you install the correct package for your linux distro / version?
I had the same problem and this is what fixed it.

Download the nvidia_glx tar package form Nvidia website
untar it:

tar -zxvf nvidia_glx...tar.gz (can't remember the exact filename)

use the cd command to change to the nvidia_glx directory
compile install package:

make install

Check with the lsmod command to veify the nvidia module is being loaded.
If not the load the module:

modprobe nvidia

Did you modify the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file?

Try to start server

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