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Ryuuhi 04-24-03 01:42 AM

NVIDIA Installer - No precompiled kernel interface
Okay, I downloaded the Linux IA32 driver from www.nvidia.com, and copied that over to my Linux drive. I ran the nifty installer program with sh [file].run and agreed to the liscense agreement, and then I got the following error:

No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel.

Then it suggested trying to download one, but of course that didn't work because I'm not connected to the internet on Linux yet. It suggested I go to ftp://download.nvidia.com to get my precompiled kernel interface, but I don't know what to look for exactly.

Can someone help me out please? I'm using Red Hat Linux 7.1 with the kernel it came packaged with (I'm not sure of the number).

Ryuuhi 04-24-03 10:11 AM

Someone please tell me what this means.

How can I get that precompiled kernel interface thing?

Andy Mecham 04-24-03 11:33 AM

If the installer doesn't find a precompiled interface for you, it will build you one - it should be the next step after it tells you it can't find a precompiled kernel interface. Did this not happen for you?


Ryuuhi 04-24-03 11:39 AM

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Okay, got it installed.

I guess it wouldn't make one for me at first, because I didn't have my kernel source installed or whatever that is. I'm new to Linux, so I don't understand most of these things yet, but I'm chatching on :)

Okay, so I got my NVIDIA driver installed (I think), but I still can't get X to run; I still get the "No screens found" error. Any idea what's wrong?

bwkaz 04-24-03 12:05 PM

Did you change any Identifier lines in your config file? You shouldn't do that; the Identifiers don't control anything at all, other than cross-references between sections.

It looks like, from the message, that one of the cross-references (between the Screen section and the Monitor section) is broken.

Revert the Monitor section's Identifier line back to "Monitor0", and try it again.

Ryuuhi 04-24-03 12:58 PM

Yes! X runs now!! Woohoooo!!!!!!!!

With a 7 hour break for sleep, I just spent the last 26 hours or so trying to get this to work, and finally it works!!!! :):)

(I'm happy.)

Yeah, it was because the monitor and video card reference IDs were not matching those called by the Screen section. I changed those, and then it worked!

G256 04-24-03 05:01 PM

I am having the same trouble but when it trys to compile one I get "ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module."
I am using SUse 7.3, Full install. New to Linux.

bwkaz 04-24-03 05:08 PM

Unable to build, or unable to initialize, or unable to load?

Can you post /var/log/nvidia-installer.log from after you get this message?

G256 04-24-03 05:48 PM

Unable to build.

Log at http://www.blue-boat.co.uk/nvidia-installer.log

bwkaz 04-24-03 09:14 PM

Install SuSE's kernel-source package. Look on your distro CDs.

G256 04-25-03 08:20 AM

I have a full install, my sources are installed.

bwkaz 04-25-03 09:42 AM

Then why's it saying:


You should not include /usr/include/{linux,asm}/ header files directly for the compilation of kernel modules.
? I suppose it could be because it can't find you kernel sources. Does /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build exist? If so, what's it a symlink to?

Where are your sources installed at?

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