Kernel Update Issue

Posted on 2004-11-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Hi im running redhat 9.0 and i just upgraded my kernel from 2.4.20-8 to 2.4.20-31.9 using the rpm i downloaded from redhats ftp site.

The problem that im getting is that i needed to download the source code for that, but whenever i install the source it works fine, but i doesnt create the files in /usr/src/

The command i used to run the RPM was: rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.20-31.9.src.rpm

Does anyone know why it does this, or where its being copied too? i done a search but it returned nothing...Its pretty urgent i cant get my nvidia Geforce FX 5200 card to install without the source for the kernel..

Please HELP!!

Question by:nvierros
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    Expert Comment

    the kernel doesn't have anything to do with the video card !!!!!
    Go to nvidia site download the driver for your video card , and follow the instructions.
    And I am not going to lie the first time sucks!
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    Accepted Solution

    > rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.20-31.9.src.rpm
    You need to download "kernel-source-2.4.20-31.9.i386.rpm", not src.rpm.
    # rpm -ivh kernel-source-2.4.20-31.9.i386.rpm

    By the way, the latest RedHat 9 update packages is in the following RL:
    ---  <==newer kernel  <== newer source
    Then follow the nVidia's driver's instruction.


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    Author Comment

    nah the video card is really easy to install, all you have to do is run the nvidia driver package and make a change to the XF86Config, the problem i was getting was that on the new kernel the installer was asking for kernel source, something like that, any ways all good thanx for the help guys..

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