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Old 11-05-06, 08:20 AM   #4
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Default Re: X crashing at startup after update

Okay, I downloaded the 1.0-9626 driver, stopped X, and tried to `sudo sh` the file, but it said there were no precompiled kernel interfaces that match my kernel, and attempted to find, and download one, but found none. Then it tried to compile one for me from scratch, and failed. Any thoughts? Here's the relevant bit of the log file it generated, and thanks:

-> 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: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems,
for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' RPM installed. If you
know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the
kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line option.
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
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