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Old 01-17-07, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default GeForce 7300 GT - Just getting started

Hey all

I am having some difficulty figuring out where to start with my new graphics card. Here is some background info:

I am running knoppmyth (a form of Debian), uname -a :

Linux mythtv 2.6.18-chw-13 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Dec 3 23:47:01 PST 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

The following is run at rc5 related to nvidia:


Basically I just want to use the TV out functionality of the card. I am wondering if I even need to install the new drivers. I attempted to do an install and it failed (I will attach the install log below). When I do an 'apt-cache search nvidia' I see the following in the list:

nvidia-kernel-2.6.18-chw-13 - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.18-chw-13

When I try to install this it says its already installed, I am wondering if this is from my failed install of the nvidia drivers.

Sorry for all the questions, I am pretty new to this so any tips would greatly appreciated.


nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Wed Jan 17 00:12:49 2007

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
no X server check : false
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: 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".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.18-chw-13/build'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.18-chw-13/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Performing Xen check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
rm -f -f nv.o nv-vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv-i2c.o nv.o nv
-vm.o os-agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.o nv-i2c.o nvidia.mod.o
rm -f -f build-in.o nv-linux.o *.d .*.{cmd,flags}
rm -f -f nvidia.{o,ko,mod.{o,c}} nv_compiler.h *~
rm -f -f stprof stprof.o symtab.h Modules.symvers
rm -f -rf .tmp_versions
rm -f Makefile
-> Building kernel module:
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/2.6.18-chw-13/b
uild SYSOUT=/lib/modules/2.6.18-chw-13/build'...
sh ./ "cc" "cc" /lib/modules/2.6.18-chw-13/build /lib/modules/2.6
.18-chw-13/build cc_sanity_check full_output
sh ./ "cc" "cc" /lib/modules/2.6.18-chw-13/build /lib/modules/2.6
.18-chw-13/build select_makefile full_output
make --no-print-directory -f Makefile module
failed to determine PATCHLEVEL!
make[1]: *** [module] 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
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