RPM installs don't seem to work (?)

RPM installs don't seem to work (?)

Post by Steve Robe » Fri, 09 Apr 1999 04:00:00



I'm glad they made RPM idiot proof -
  unfortunately, I seem to be an idiot.

This is on Red Hat Linux 5.1.
As root, I attempt to install a package with rpm -Uvh, and it seems
to work fine.  But then when I query with rpm -qa, the package I'm
trying to update has not changed (or if it's a new package, it reports
that it's not installed).   Can you see what I'm missing here?:

==========================================================================

-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       763390 Apr  7 03:46 /E/Downloads/rpm-2_5_6-5_2_src.rpm


rpm-2.5.3-5.1


rpm                         ##################################################


rpm-2.5.3-5.1


/E/Downloads/rpm-2_5_6-5_2_src.rpm: size md5 OK
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Steve Robert, UCSF, Box 0100, S.F.,Ca. 94143  (415) 476-1059

 
 
 

1. Oh, fooey -- drivers don't work, rpm doesn't work

Hi all, I'm trying to install Red Hat 7.3 on a Dell c840 laptop.  I know
from installing on my previous c810 you must get drives for the nvidia
video card. I got them from nvidia's site.  
I installed them with

rpm -i NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.i386.rpm

and

rpm -i NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73up.i386.rpm

and in XF86Config-4   changed  nv to nvidia and commented out Load dri.

but I get errors. ONe says my OS is i686 but there is no 686 GLX file on
the Nvidia site.
Then it says
failed to load module GLcore (module does not exist, 0)
failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module!
aborting
screens found, but none have a usable configuration

fatal server error:
no screens found

So I thought I'd at least try to use the i686 kernel, and downloaded it.
I wanted to remove the i386 kernel, but

rpm -e NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73up.i386.rpm

got me "NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73up.i386.rpm not installed"

so I did

rpm -q NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73up.i386.rpm

and it said "NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73up.i386.rpm installed"

So rpm doesn't know if it's there or not, I can't remove it, and try the
i686, so I am bigtime stuck.

Anybody know where to point me?

Thanks
Jim

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