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Old 03-25-08, 05:46 AM   #1
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Unhappy Unable to install NVIDIA 169.12 graphics driver

Hello all the linux users out there

there is a situtation here:

i loaded back track 3 in my comp and intitially there was a problem with x server being starting up ......

then i figured out that i need to use vesa driver to make it work

with further searching i found that i have to do a patch-to-non-smp as the new graphics driver that i had downloaded (169.12) did not work and gave the following error that no pre compiled kernel interface was found

then i loaded a kernel 2.6.25.1 and then doing the installation of the NVIDIA graphics driver i got the following error


ERROR: If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
you either have configured kernel sources matching your
kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
on your system.

If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
installed on your system. If you specified a separate
output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.

Depending on where and how the kernel sources (or the
kernel headers) were installed, you may need to specify
their location with the SYSSRC environment variable or
the equivalent nvidia-installer command line 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


can u plz suggest the solution for it
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Old 03-25-08, 05:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Unable to install NVIDIA 169.12 graphics driver

Please read the sticky posts before posting.

The nvidia driver does not officially support 2.6.25
pre-release kernels (and yes, 2.6.25.1 is pre-release).

There are solutions in this thread

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=110088

but I recommend

a) not installing the driver by hand but using the
distributions package management

If you still want to install it by hand
(some people wont support you if you have
problems afterwards, I am one of them)

Please read the other sticky posts,
about installing the driver on recent distributions.

b) not using a pre-release kernel

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Old 03-25-08, 03:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: Unable to install NVIDIA 169.12 graphics driver

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Originally Posted by NvFuchs
(and yes, 2.6.25.1 is pre-release)
What? 2.6.25.0 isn't even out yet. 2.6.25.1 certainly won't be "pre-release"!
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Old 03-25-08, 03:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Unable to install NVIDIA 169.12 graphics driver

He said he was using 2.6.25.1,
so I guess this is the name of the kernel package,
because his distribution is not able to name packages like
2.6.25-r(c)1, which would be correct.

Please reread his post,
at least before answering with a not nececary exclamation mark.

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Old 03-26-08, 04:55 PM   #5
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d'oh!

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Old 03-27-08, 02:24 AM   #6
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Default Re: Unable to install NVIDIA 169.12 graphics driver

sorry sorry i had made a blunder in posting the thread

it was 2.6.21.5 and not 2.6.25


sorry for the careless writing ....
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Old 03-28-08, 02:08 AM   #7
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there seems to be some problem with the kernel source code that i had compiled manually..... i l try to reinstall bt3 and try all the suggestions received ......


i hope it will work

but why does nvidia installer give the error that the pre-compiled kernel was not found.....
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Old 03-28-08, 04:52 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by 07bec011
but why does nvidia installer give the error that the pre-compiled kernel was not found.....
It says a pre-compiled kernel /interface/ was not found, and this is expected. There haven't been pre-compiled kernel interfaces for some time. You always need to build a kernel interface for your specific kernel.
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