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Old 04-05-07, 10:46 AM   #1
schaplain
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Default Driver Installation - Fedore Core 6

Hello,

I'm trying to setup my new video card for two days now. It is a Quadro NVS 440 and I'm using Fedora Core 6.
I've downloaded and compiled from src the kernel 2.6.20.4 (the latest I found) and I'm running it now.

I've successfully installed the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9755-pkg1.run file but when I reboot the PC the screen becomes black (no signal out of the card) as soon as it exits from the bios screens (the ligths turns red from green)... I think it's not a screen problem because I've tested with another one wich supports higher resolutions. When I am at this point, I can not init another configuration using CTRL + ALT + F1 for example. The only solution is to shutdown the PC and to restore a good xorg.conf file using the linux rescue mode.

I wanted to test the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8756-pkg1.run that came on the video card installation CD but I have an error message during the installation. Here is the nvidia log file content :"
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Apr 5 16:11:16 2007

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: true
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : 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
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : 2.6.20.4
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : /lib/modules/2.6.20.4/source/
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> Not probing for precompiled kernel interfaces.
-> Using the kernel source path '/lib/modules/2.6.20.4/source/' as specified by
the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.20.4/source/'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.20.4/build'
ERROR: If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
you either have configured kernel sources matching your
kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
on your system.

If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
installed on your system. If you specified a separate
output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.

Depending on where and how the kernel sources (or the
kernel headers) were installed, you may need to specify
their location with the SYSSRC environment variable or
the equivalent nvidia-installer 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 www.nvidia.com.
"

The command line I'm running si "./nvidia-installer --kernel-source-path /lib/modules/2.6.20.4/source --kernel-name='2.6.20.4'
I've fixed UTS_RELEASE problem in version.h and changed the #include "linux.h" into #include "autoconf.h" in the driver installation extraction directory.

Can anyone help me with this problem ? I really want to be able to set up this videocard.
Thanks in advance.
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