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Old 03-16-10, 12:22 AM   #1
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Question OpenSuse 11.2 - unable to compile NVIDIA driver


Updated to Opensuse 11.2, last part was the installation of the legacy NVIDIA driver for a Quadrop 2 Pro.

NVIDIA Quadrop2 Pro

VERSION: Linux i686
KDE: 4.3.5 (KDE 4.3.5) "release 0"


I followed the steps I used before for 10.2:

install (using Yast):

kernel syms

Searched for update with the updater tablet: none found

Prepared the source files: (as root)

cd /usr/src/linux
make cloneconfig
make prepare

No error reported.

so I tried to compile the driver:

init 3

sh -q

At the end of the compilations it reports that there was an error: so here's the complete LOG:

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nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sat Mar 13 18:36:42 2010

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 : true
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/'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb 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.o nv-vm.o os-
agp.o os-interface.o os-registry.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 -rf .tmp_versions
-> Building kernel module:
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/
efault/source SYSOUT=/lib/modules/'...

NVIDIA: calling KBUILD...
make CC=cc KBUILD_OUTPUT=/lib/modules/ KBUILD_VER
BOSE=1 -C /lib/modules/ SUBDIRS=/tmp/selfgz3558/
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7184-pkg1/usr/src/nv modules
make -C /lib/modules/ \
KBUILD_SRC=/usr/src/linux- \
KBUILD_EXTMOD="/tmp/selfgz3558/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7184-pkg1/usr/src/nv" -
f /usr/src/linux- \
test -e include/linux/autoconf.h -a -e include/config/auto.conf || ( \
echo; \
echo " ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid."; \
echo " include/linux/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are mis
sing."; \
echo " Run 'make oldconfig && make prepare' on kernel src to fix it
."; \
echo; \
mkdir -p /tmp/selfgz3558/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7184-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_vers
ions ; rm -f /tmp/selfgz3558/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7184-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_
make -f /usr/src/linux- obj=/tmp/selfgz3
(cat /dev/null; ) > /tmp/selfgz3558/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7184-pkg1/usr/src/n
make -f /usr/src/linux-
scripts/mod/modpost -m -a -i /usr/src/linux-
/Module.symvers -I /tmp/selfgz3558/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7184-pkg1/usr/src/nv
/Module.symvers -o /tmp/selfgz3558/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7184-pkg1/usr/src/n
v/Module.symvers -S -K /usr/src/linux-
markers -M /tmp/selfgz3558/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7184-pkg1/usr/src/nv/Module.
markers -w -s
nvidia.ko failed to build!
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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The driver that I'm trying to install is the same I used with 10.2.

Any sugestions ?

Thank you
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