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Old 11-19-06, 02:15 AM   #1
xbalanque_
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Default Beta driver 9742 won't compile for x86_64

So, I'm trying it because the new 8800 gtx won't work on the older drivers.

When trying to install it on Ubuntu 6.10 (kernel 2.6.17), I get:

Code:
$ sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-9742-pkg2.run -n -s --x-prefix=/usr/lib/xorg/ --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r`

Verifying archive integrity... OK
Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64 1.0-9742.......................................................................................................................................
[: 896: ==: unexpected operator
make[1]: Makefile: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `Makefile'.  Stop.
make: *** [print-module-filename] Error 2

ERROR: Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel module filename.


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 www.nvidia.com.

Previous drivers compile and install fine, they just won't work with the nvidia 8800 gtx in linux (I'm repeating myself here just to make it easier for search )

After installing, when I start X with the 9629 drivers, I get:

Code:
$ startx
...
NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Input/output error).
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device PCI:1:0:0. 
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     Please see the COMMON PROBLEMS section in the README for
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     additional information.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
(EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
...
Any ideas anyone ? From the error, it seems like a typo in a makefile or script ...

thx!!!
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