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Old 02-18-06, 08:55 AM   #1
Mmmm
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Default Errors installing Nforce drivers

I've just decided to give linux a go and opted for the SUSE distribution.
All seems fine but things are running a little slow and I have a large amount of unknown devices in the device manager (as it was called in windows). They are mostly Nforce2 devices.

I decided to install the nforce drivers as this would usually (in windows) solve a problem like this.

Unfortunately I seem to keep stumbling onto problems installing the driver.

First I didn't seem to have the kernel-source installed but I eventually solved that one.

Now it seems (judging by the error message) that I don't have libc headers installed, and my googling hasn't thrown up any clues this time!

Does anyone know what I should do ?

Here's the log file if that is any use:
Code:
nforce-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-nforce-installer.log'
creation time: Sat Feb 18 12:06:34 2006

option status:
  license pre-accepted      : false
  expert                    : false
  uninstall                 : false
  driver info               : false
  no precompiled interface  : false
  no ncurses color          : false
  no questions              : false
  silent                    : false
  Installer install prefix  : /usr
  kernel source path        : (not specified)
  net kernel install path   : (not specified)
  audio kernel install path : (not specified)
  proc mount point          : /proc
  ui                        : (not specified)
  tmpdir                    : /tmp

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> Found package NVIDIA audio driver for Linux-x86
-> Found package NVIDIA network driver for Linux-x86
-> Please select packages for installation:
   Selections:
   NVIDIA audio driver for Linux-x86 (1.0-7)
   NVIDIA network driver for Linux-x86 (1.0-13)
-> Starting install of NVIDIA audio driver for Linux-x86
-> Checking for loaded module nvsound
-> Checking for loaded module nvaudio
-> License accepted.
-> Skipping check for conflicting rpms.
-> /proc/version is Linux version 2.6.8-24.19-default (geeko@buildhost) (gcc
   version 3.3.4 (pre 3.3.5 20040809)) #1 Tue Nov 29 14:32:45 UTC 2005
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
   that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.8-24.19-default/source'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.8-24.19-default/build'
ERROR: You do not appear to have libc header files installed on your system. 
       Please install your distribution's libc development package.
ERROR: Installation of the audio driver has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-nforce-installer.log' for details.  You may find
       suggestions on  fixing installation problems in the README available on
       the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
-> Starting install of NVIDIA network driver for Linux-x86
-> Checking for loaded module nvnet
-> Checking for loaded module forcedeth
-> Trying to remove loaded module forcedeth
-> License accepted.
-> Skipping check for conflicting rpms.
-> /proc/version is Linux version 2.6.8-24.19-default (geeko@buildhost) (gcc
   version 3.3.4 (pre 3.3.5 20040809)) #1 Tue Nov 29 14:32:45 UTC 2005
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
   that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Using the kernel source path '/lib/modules/2.6.8-24.19-default/source' as
   specified by the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.8-24.19-default/source'
-> Using the kernel output path '/lib/modules/2.6.8-24.19-default/build' as
   specified by the '--kernel-output-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.8-24.19-default/build'
ERROR: You do not appear to have libc header files installed on your system. 
       Please install your distribution's libc development package.
ERROR: Installation of the network driver has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-nforce-installer.log' for details.  You may find
       suggestions on  fixing installation problems in the README available on
       the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
EDIT: I have an A7N8X motherboard, (which I see from the sticky used to cause problems, although this sticky seems quite old now) could this be part of the problem?
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