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Old 05-01-05, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'

i've succesfully compiled and installed the kernel (i've simply ignored the two or three seg fault raised...) and tested it...WORKS

i've tryed to install the nvidia driver, specified the kernel source path with the "--kernel-source-path" option, but i've found a new error

-> Kernel module compilation complete.
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'.  This is most likely
       because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files.
       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.
-> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko':
   -1 Invalid module format
-> Kernel messages:
   ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
   ip_conntrack version 2.1 (2047 buckets, 16376 max) - 300 bytes per conntrack
   parport_pc: Ignoring new-style parameters in presence of obsolete ones
   parport_pc: VIA 686A/8231 detected
   parport_pc: probing current configuration
   parport_pc: Current parallel port base: 0x378
   parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
   parport_pc: VIA parallel port: io=0x378, irq=7
   lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
   lp0: console ready
   NET: Registered protocol family 10
   Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c03dbfc0(lo)
   IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
   divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device sit0
   nvidia: version magic '2.6.10 preempt K7 REGPARM gcc-3.4' should be '2.6.10
   preempt K7 REGPARM gcc-3.3'
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

so the module's compilation was succesfully, but it says that it isn't the correct kernel source...


any idea?

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