[PlanetCCRMA] NVIDIA, kernel-2.6.12-0.9.rdt.rhfc3.ccrma and Fedora Core 3

Shayne O'Connor forums@machinehasnoagenda.com
Fri Jul 1 16:39:01 2005

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:

>On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 15:35, Alex Krohn wrote:
>>I need to build the nvidia drivers on Planet CCRMA Fedora Core 3. 
>>I've installed the rpm kernel-2.6.12-0.9.rdt.rhfc3.ccrma.i686.rpm.
>>I've downloaded the rpm kernel-2.6.12-0.9.rdt.src.rpm. 
>>This rpm includes 2.6.12 source tarball and a bunch of patches.
>>I want the source rpm kernel-2.6.12-0.9.rdt.rhfc3.ccrma.src.rpm but I
>>can't find it anywhere.
>There is none :-<
>See the release notes for Fedora Core 3 for more details on why and how
>to make sense of the .src.rpm, for example here: 
>I think the NVidia drivers will build with just the binary rpm, which
>includes the kernel headers that external modules need to reference. 
that is correct .... you can just download the latest:

switch to runlevel 3 (basically by giving the "/sbin/init 3" command as 
root), cd to the directory containing the nvidia binary, and enter this:

sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7667-pkg1.run

follow through the prompts, reboot, edit your "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file 
as needed, reboot again.

(at least that's the hare-brained way i do it).

you do not need the kernel sources.