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Old 07-15-06, 02:58 AM   #1
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Default mandriva 2006: nvidia.ko is missing!

my system is mandriva 2006 with kernel 2.6.12-22.
i've tried to install the nvidia-driver (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1 and also NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7182-pkg1), first i had problems to find my kernel sources (updated kernel in another directory). now i have specified the path by the "--kernel-source-path" command, and now it works so far.
then the log file has many entries of configuring kernel, and finally, there occurs following error:
Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'.  This happens most
       frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
       improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs
       from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as
       rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from
       obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s).
the log file says furthermore:
Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko':
   -1 Invalid module format
where can i get this file?
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