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Old 03-30-04, 10:33 AM   #1
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Default installing driver for Mandrake 10.0 Comunity


I'm trying to install the latest nvidia-driver on Mandrake community 10.0. It has kernel 2.6.3. I have the source of the kernel. I choose to compile or whatever the interface, but everytime it says "can't determine NVIDIA kernel module name". This check happens after determining where the kernel source is and some check with "CC=cc", but I have no idea what it means. Here is the log:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Mar 30 18:30:24 2004

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
XFree86 install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
Installer install prefix: /usr
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /root/tmp
ftp site :

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: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/linux'
-> Performing cc_version_check with CC="cc".
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

Does anyone know how to get get past this error?

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