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Old 09-22-04, 10:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy "Unable to find kernel source tree"

I'm a complete Linux newbie, running Mandrake 10.0 Comunity. I tried to run the driver's installer and got:

-> 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: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source
files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the
'--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
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
What should I do?
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File Type: txt XFree86.0.txt (31.4 KB, 317 views)
File Type: txt XF86Config-4.txt (2.7 KB, 270 views)
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