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milamber 02-12-03 05:10 AM

Mandrake 9.1 & Nvidia

I'm new here, and I hope you can help me.

Just installed Mdk 9.1 -> XServer doesn't work.
Ok, I've tried to install the new nvidia driver. RPM failed. tar sources comes with the following error (original in German):

make: *** Keine Regel vorhanden, um das Target >/usr/src/linux/include/linux/modules/bm_osl.ver<, benötigt von >nv.o<, zu erstellen, Schluss.

I try to translate:

make: *** no rules to make target >/usr/src/linux/include/linux/modules/bm_osl.ver<, needed by >nv.o<, quit.

(sorry, maybe the translation isn't perfect :))

Any suggestions?

bwkaz 02-12-03 07:59 AM

Mandrake 9.1? Pardon, I thought that the latest version of Mandrake was 9.0...

Oh, I see. The latest version of Mandrake is 9.0. You're using 9.1 beta3 or something.

Well, if Mandrake did what RedHat did and backported a bunch of threading code from the 2.5 kernel, you may not be able to install the nVidia drivers easily. But that probably doesn't matter at the moment.

The error you've posted is (most likely) a symptom of you not having kernel-source installed. Look around on the Mandrake CDs (with Mandrake 9, kernel-source was on CD 3, so a lot of people didn't download it) for a version of kernel-source that matches what uname -r tells you. Install it and try the nVidia drivers again.

You can probably also do something like the following to make the computer give you its errors in English (so you don't have to translate yourself):


export LANG=C

Where the "...." is you doing "make" and whatever else that gives you the error message you're seeing. No need to do this LANG stuff the first time you compile the drivers (especially if German makes more sense to you), but it might be a good idea to try before you post any other compile errors. Just an idea, feel free to ignore it. :)

milamber 02-12-03 01:01 PM

oh, yes, of course 9.1 beta 3 :D

I've installed the kernel sources.

How can I uninstall the driver after a "make install"? I'm not a linux expert :(

bwkaz 02-12-03 02:19 PM

Don't bother uninstalling. Just do a make clean, then a make. make install will just overwrite the old file anyway, as long as it builds properly.

milamber 02-12-03 03:55 PM

I did it :D

the first "make install" failed because of the wrong kernel sources (pre4.1 instead of pre4.5), and I haven't made a "make clean" before my second try. This was the reason for the error.

ok, as I said, I'm not an expert. ;)

thanks for help

bwkaz 02-12-03 04:35 PM

Cool! :)

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