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Old 04-22-04, 02:17 PM   #8
Devin Whalen
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 7
Default Re: NVIDA drivers and Mandrake 10 Kernel 2.6

Thanks for the help on this.....really appreciate it

Ok, I did init 3 but I still get errors. Here is the error log:

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.
ERROR: The kernel header file '/usr/src/linux/include/linux/modversions.h' does
       not exist.  The most likely reason for this is that the kernel header
       files in '/usr/src/linux/include' have not been configured.
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 think I might know what the problem is. If I run uname -a I get:
Linux 2.6.3-4mdk #1 Tue Mar 2 07:26:13 CET 2004 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux

So my Kernel version is 2.6.3-4mdk.

However, if I run: ls -l /usr/src/ I get:

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 rpms/
The versions don't match!! So I guess I have to uninstall the kernel source
linux-2.6.3-8mdk and install the kernel source: 2.6.3-4mdk

I don't know how this happened. I installed my kernel-source through urpmi. Am I right on this?

Again...thanks for the help.

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