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Old 04-22-04, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Can't install 1.0-5332 for AMD 64 -- MDK 10 b2

Has anyone sucessfully installed this driver on Mandrake 10 beta 2?

I have tried a number of different angles, (including using the files and instructions at ). All to no avail.

No precompiled interface can be found, so then I try to have the installer compile one, but it always stops because it can't find the file modversions.h.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

I am new to Linux, by the way, but really enjoying the possibility of being free of M$. Things are getting better, but this kind of stuff does drives me nuts.

Thanks in advance.

******** Installation Log File ************

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Apr 22 17:40:28 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 include path : /usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk/include
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: 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.
-> Using the kernel include path '/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk/include' as
specified by the '--kernel-include-dir' commandline option.
ERROR: The kernel header file
'/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk/include/linux/modversions.h' does not exist.
The most likely reason for this is that the kernel header files in
'/usr/src/linux-2.6.3-7mdk/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

Last edited by dylansm; 04-22-04 at 08:17 PM. Reason: Log file didn't attach properly?
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