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Old 12-25-08, 02:29 PM   #1
HectorLavoe
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Default NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run and 2.6.28

Hi forum!
I want have a GeForce 6600 GT/PCI/SSE2 and want to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run with a 2.6.28 kernel, but I get:
Code:
root@sholva:~# cat /var/log/nvidia-installer.log                                                                                                                              
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'                                                                                                                     
creation time: Thu Dec 25 20:58:18 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      :                
/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-1-core2duo-smp-bigmem/
  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)          

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.                          
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 173.14.12.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 173.
   14.12).  As part of installing this driver (version: 173.14.12), the existin
   g driver will be uninstalled.  Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will
   abort installation) (Answer: Yes)
-> 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: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
   that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Using the kernel source path
   '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-1-core2duo-smp-bigmem/' as specified by the
   '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-1-core2duo-smp-bigmem/'
-> Kernel output path: '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-1-core2duo-smp-bigmem/'
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
       driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
root@sholva:~#
I think that is the correct driver for my card isnt it?
But what make wrong?

Have somebody an idea?
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Old 12-25-08, 02:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run and 2.6.28

Try using 180.18 http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show....php?p=1882835
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Old 12-25-08, 03:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run and 2.6.28

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Originally Posted by Dragoran View Post
Thank you for the idea.
But now it stops at another place.

Please check attachment.

Hmmm...I am wondering, why is it so heavy to install NVidia-driver for 2.6.28???
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File Type: log nvidia-installer.log (49.2 KB, 199 views)
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Old 12-30-08, 08:35 AM   #4
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Default Re: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.12-pkg1.run and 2.6.28

Because the new 2.6.28 kernel has some new video/graphics features/functions.

Graphics Execution Manager (GEM)

One of the most significant additions in 2.6.28 is the Graphics Execution Manager (GEM), a new GPU memory manager that was developed primarily by Keith Packard and Eric Anholt of Intel. In some early benchmarks that Intel conducted back in May, GEM was said to boost framerates by between 50 and 60 percent for Intel 915 graphics hardware. GEM represents a significant and much-needed step towards modernization for the Linux graphics stack.

The need for a GPU memory manager was originally going to be fulfilled by the translation table maps module (TTM), which was created by Tungsten graphics. TTM has several deficiencies, however, and its API is regarded as needlessly complex. Plans to merge TTM in version 2.6.24 of the kernel were scrapped and the kernel development community selected GEM as its successor. At the present time, the Intel drivers are the only ones that can take advantage of GEM, but work is already underway to add support for other devices.
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