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Old 04-22-04, 10:09 AM   #6
Devin Whalen
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 7
Default Re: NVIDA drivers and Mandrake 10 Kernel 2.6


I now have the proper source installed for my far as I am aware.

[devin@192:~]$ls -l /usr/src/
total 24
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root   16 Apr 21 18:16 linux -> linux-2.6.3-8mdk/
drwxr-xr-x  20 root root 4096 Apr 21 18:16 linux-2.6.3-8mdk/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root 4096 Apr 15 10:46 perl_programs/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root 4096 Apr 15 10:46 php/
drwxr-xr-x   4 root root 4096 Apr 16 17:20 programs/
drwxr-xr-x   7 root root 4096 Apr 16 11:34 RPM/
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root 4096 Apr 19 15:44 rpm
But when I reboted into failsafe it still would not install! Here is the error-log:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Apr 22 10:55:20 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     : false
  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
-> You appear to be running in runlevel 1; this may cause problems.  For example: some distributions that use devfs do not run the devfs daemon in runlevel
   1, making it difficult for nvidia-installer to correctly setup the kernel mo
   dule configuration files.  It is recommended that you quit installation now
   and switch to runlevel 3 (`telinit 3`) before installing.

   Quit installation now? (select 'No' to continue installation) (Answer: No)
-> 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.
-> 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
Can anyone help with this? What am I doing wrong. Do I need to give you more info?

Thanks for the help.

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