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Old 09-15-08, 05:29 AM   #1
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Default Default GeForce 7150M on slax: Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel modul

How do I locate and install the correct kernel-source, kernel-headers, or kernel-devel package on slax 6.0.7 or in which file and directory should that information appear, so the kernel module for my graphic driver could be run with NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run? The kernel version of slax 6.0.7 is using

Or is there a more simple way to go around the problem without the files for kernel-source, kernel-headers, or kernel-devel package?

The output of the log file for the installer is:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Sep 11 21:42:31 2008
installer version: 1.0.7

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
precompiled interfaces : true
no ncurses color : false
query latest version : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no recursion : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
no kernel module : false
force SELinux : default
no X server check : false
no cc version check : false
force tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : (not specified)
X library install path : (not specified)
X module install path : (not specified)
OpenGL install prefix : (not specified)
OpenGL install libdir : (not specified)
utility install prefix : (not specified)
utility install libdir : (not specified)
doc install prefix : (not specified)
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Unable to map destination file '/tmp/nv-bol25m' for copying (No such device)
Using built-in stream user interface
-> License accepted.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 173.14.12.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Performing Xen check.
ERROR: Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel module filename.
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 www.nvidia.com.

I do not include a copy of an nvidia-bug-report.log file as the problem arises outside the X environment when trying to install the graphic driver (In addition for me the startx -- -logverbose 6 command does not work anyway).
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Old 10-10-08, 09:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: Default GeForce 7150M on slax: Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel modul

I was not able to install Nvidia under Slax 6.0.7 or under minime2007. However, I did under mepis 8.0 beta:


Funny that I did not have any help in the Nvidia forum.

I hope this helps for the other users.
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