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Old 09-15-08, 05:29 AM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2008
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Default Default GeForce 7150M on slax: Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel modul

How do I locate and install the correct kernel-source, kernel-headers, or kernel-devel package on slax 6.0.7 or in which file and directory should that information appear, so the kernel module for my graphic driver could be run with The kernel version of slax 6.0.7 is using

Or is there a more simple way to go around the problem without the files for kernel-source, kernel-headers, or kernel-devel package?

The output of the log file for the installer is:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Sep 11 21:42:31 2008
installer version: 1.0.7

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
no cc version 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)

Unable to map destination file '/tmp/nv-bol25m' for copying (No such device)
Using built-in stream user interface
-> License accepted.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 173.14.12.
-> 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/'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Performing Xen check.
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

I do not include a copy of an nvidia-bug-report.log file as the problem arises outside the X environment when trying to install the graphic driver (In addition for me the startx -- -logverbose 6 command does not work anyway).
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