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Old 08-21-03, 12:06 PM   #1
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Post Install new driver failed (4496)

I am running Rehat Linux 8.0 and just upgrade my kernel from to 2.4.20-20.8. My video card type is Nvidia Quadro4 900XGL, 128MB. After updating the kernel, I reboot my system, ofcourse I couldn't start X server. Therefore, I download the newdriver,, from Nvidia's site, then issue the command as it say in the README file. After accepted license, it doesn't install because some error messages popped during this installation. Here they are:

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 1.0-
4363). As part of installing this driver (version: 1.0-4363), the existing
driver will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will a
bort installation) (Answer: Yes)
-> 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.
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel header files for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel header files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel header
files are installed, you may specify the kernel include path with the
'--kernel-include-path' commandline 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

Could you tell me what can I do to make this work? Any advice and suggestion I'm really appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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