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Old 11-05-06, 12:44 PM   #4
gmp
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Default Re: Install problem :: FC6 64 bits & 7900Gs.

So just to be sure we're getting things correct here I'm going to post our install procedure. I am beginning to suspect this has a lot to o with the xen kernel. If anyone knows how to install the non-xen kernel please feel free to enlighten us.

all from init level 3:
Code:
[root@ignatowski tmp]# uname -a
Linux ignatowski.gmp-vfx.com 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen #1 SMP Mon Oct 16 14:59:01 EDT 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

[root@ignatowski tmp]# rpm -qa kernel-devel xorg-x11-server-sdk pkgconfig
pkgconfig-0.21-1.fc6
kernel-devel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6
xorg-x11-server-sdk-1.1.1-47.fc7
kernel-devel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6

[root@ignatowski 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-x86_64]# pwd
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-x86_64

[root@ignatowski 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-x86_64]# ls
arch     include         lib             scripts
block    init            Makefile        security
crypto   ipc             mm              sound
drivers  kabi_whitelist  Module.symvers  symsets-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6.tar.gz
fs       kernel          net             usr
So we see that we do indeed have the kernel source...

So we go ahead and install using the usual method...

./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8776-pkg2.run

after going through the usual options we get the following error:
Code:
  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.
So we go back and add the --kernel-source-path arguement:
Code:
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8776-pkg2.run --kernel-source-path /usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6-x86_64/
it gets all the way through and appears to be building the kernel module until:
Code:
  ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
Thoughts? Advice?
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