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Old 06-02-09, 08:01 PM   #49
scar
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Default Re: Thin Blue Line - 6100 with FC9 & 1280x1024

hi. i downloaded ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...69.12-pkg2.run and tried to install it, but it failed. below is the nvidia-installer.log, i don't understand what the error is talking about... i am using the 2.6.28-11-generic kernel. i simply typed "sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.12-pkg2.run" to get the thing started. thanks.

Code:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Jun  2 17:57:32 2009

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
  force tls               : (not specified)
  force compat32 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)
  compat32 install chroot : (not specified)
  compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
  compat32 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)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 185.
   18.04).  As part of installing this driver (version: 169.12), the existing d
   river will be uninstalled.  Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will ab
   ort 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: 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/2.6.28-11-generic/build'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/build'
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.
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Old 06-02-09, 08:39 PM   #50
tadawson
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Default Re: Thin Blue Line - 6100 with FC9 & 1280x1024

You can't just use a generic kernel from a distro and expect the Nvidia driver to install from the .run files. If it needs to compile the nvidia driver, it *MUST* have source code for the kernel that you are running, and the build configuration for the kernel you are running, or the nvidia driver can't be compiled.

- Tim

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Originally Posted by scar View Post
hi. i downloaded ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...69.12-pkg2.run and tried to install it, but it failed. below is the nvidia-installer.log, i don't understand what the error is talking about... i am using the 2.6.28-11-generic kernel. i simply typed "sudo sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.12-pkg2.run" to get the thing started. thanks.

Code:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Jun  2 17:57:32 2009

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
  force tls               : (not specified)
  force compat32 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)
  compat32 install chroot : (not specified)
  compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
  compat32 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)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 185.
   18.04).  As part of installing this driver (version: 169.12), the existing d
   river will be uninstalled.  Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will ab
   ort 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: 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/2.6.28-11-generic/build'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/build'
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.
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Old 06-09-09, 06:51 PM   #51
scar
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Default Re: Thin Blue Line - 6100 with FC9 & 1280x1024

thanks so much.

i already have the linux-headers-2.6.28-11-generic package installed, and i notice that /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/build is a symlink to /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-11-generic/. so, i tried adding the option '--kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-11-generic/' but i still got the same error from my previous post.

Code:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Jun  9 16:48:49 2009

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
  force tls               : (not specified)
  force compat32 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)
  compat32 install chroot : (not specified)
  compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
  compat32 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-2.6.28-11-generic/
  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.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 185.
   18.04).  As part of installing this driver (version: 169.12), the existing d
   river will be uninstalled.  Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will ab
   ort 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: 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".
-> Using the kernel source path '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-11-generic/' as
   specified by the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-11-generic/'
-> Kernel output path: '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.28-11-generic/'
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.
what else am i missing?
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Old 06-16-09, 11:41 PM   #52
scar
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Default Re: Thin Blue Line - 6100 with FC9 & 1280x1024

dear all,

after some contemplation, i figured out what needed to be done.

i researched others' xorg.conf settings for my monitor (dell 1901fp) and tried adding that information to my xorg.conf. i also removed all traces of proprietary nvidia drivers/kernel modules etc. ('sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*' on ubuntu) and am simply using the "nv" driver.

below is my current xorg.conf, and i am happily running in 1280x1024 without any blue line, etc. the refresh rated defaulted to 75 Hz and the screen was a bit wide. after adjusting to 60 Hz using the display preferences, all is well.

the only problem is i cannot run any 3D screensavers, but 2D screensavers work OK. i imagine it is a matter of a certain Option or module that needs to be specified in the xorg.conf. if anyone has any idea, please let us know. thanks!

Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"nVidia 6100"
	Driver		"nv"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"DELL 1901FP"
	HorizSync	30-80
	VertRefresh	50-76
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Monitor		"DELL 1901FP"
	Device		"nVidia 6100"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth 24
		Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
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Old 10-04-09, 05:09 PM   #53
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Default Re: Thin Blue Line - 6100 with FC9 & 1280x1024

Thank you Scar!!!!

I upgraded my desktop last year which was using Xubuntu 7.10 x86 using the Official Nvidia driver and found trying to install Xubuntu 8.10 x86 it didn't work beyond 800x600 no matter what I did. I had to downgrade to 8.04 using the Official Nvidia driver. Recently my computer needed an upgrade. I installed the Ubuntu 9.04 AMD64, used the settings "scar" provided for my Samsung 713N monitor and voila!!!! This is the 1st time since having this machine that I got a 1280x1024 not using the basic VESA or the official Nvidia driver. Much easier with his tweak. I had to adjust my screen to the left but lowering the resolution made everything look funny so I kept it at 75 Hz.

Thank you so much! Also before using the Official driver in Xubuntu 8.04 the screen saver would never shut the monitor down, no matter specifying "DPMS" in xorg.conf and/or in the screensaver settings. Now using the NV driver, DPMS mode works!

Thanks a million!!!!
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