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Old 11-03-06, 10:11 AM   #5
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Default Re: Installation Error


As per your instruction I downloaded and tried to install the file. However I am getting the following error:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Nov 3 21:01:38 2006

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
precompiled interfaces : true
no ncurses color : false
query latest version : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no recursion : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
no kernel module : false
force SELinux : default
force tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : (not specified)
X library install path : (not specified)
X module install path : (not specified)
OpenGL install prefix : (not specified)
OpenGL install libdir : (not specified)
utility install prefix : (not specified)
utility install libdir : (not specified)
doc install prefix : (not specified)
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror :
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site ( (Answer: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.4.2-2/build'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.4.2-2/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
rm -f nv.o nv-vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv-i2c.o nv-linux.
o nv_compiler.h *.d NVdriver nvidia.o
rm -f stprof stprof.o symtab.h
-> Building kernel module:
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/2.4.2-2/build S
echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`cc -v 2>&1 | tail -n 1`\" > nv_compiler.h
cc -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wp
arentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -fno-common -UDEBUG -
-I/lib/modules/2.4.2-2/build/include -Wsign-compare -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-erro
r nv.c
In file included from /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/build/include/linux/vmalloc.h:7,
from nv-linux.h:63,
from nv.c:14:
/lib/modules/2.4.2-2/build/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `bh_kmap':
/lib/modules/2.4.2-2/build/include/linux/highmem.h:21: warning: pointer of t
ype `void *' used in arithmetic
nv.c: In function `nv_kern_apm_event':
nv.c:2661: `PM_SAVE_STATE' undeclared (first use in this function)
nv.c:2661: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
nv.c:2661: for each function it appears in.)
nv.c: In function `nv_get_phys_address':
nv.c:3251: warning: passing arg 1 of `down_read' from incompatible pointer t
nv.c:3272: warning: passing arg 1 of `up_read' from incompatible pointer typ
nv.c:3276: warning: passing arg 1 of `up_read' from incompatible pointer typ
make[1]: *** [nv.o] Error 1
make: *** [module] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at

From the above it seems that I need some kernel interface. Could you please tell me where to find this interface? I can download this file and maybe put it in the same directory as the .run file. Do you think it will work that way?

What could be the possible solution? Kindly help me please.
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