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Old 03-27-05, 01:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Help installing NVIDIA Debian AMD64

I'd say that the guide you gave the URL to is a little incorrect (or outdated ?).

To build modules external to the mainstream kernel, you need the kernel-headers *and* kernel-kbuild packages.

From kernel-kbuild's description:

This package provides kbuild tools for Linux kernel 2.6. It is used together with the kernel-headers packages to build out-of-tree kernel modules.

But the best way (that prevents quite some problems) is to install kernel-source, nvidia-kernel-source and build your own kernel packages using make-kpkg.

Note that if you are using kernel-source (or a vanilla kernel from, you need to first configure your kernel (make menuconfig) and *then* install/build the nvidia drivers ('make-kpkg modules' if using debian packages; else launching the binary executable). You cannot properly install the nvidia drivers before having configured the kernel, because some required files are only created during that stage.

EDIT: About the "code model `kernel' not supported in the 32 bit mode", check the following discussion, which seems to match your problem:

(Basically, you are mixing up 32 and 64bit code - you need to cross-compile to solve the problem.)

Hope this helps !

Last edited by Lauwenmark78; 03-27-05 at 02:06 PM.
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