Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > NVIDIA Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Thread Tools
Old 10-18-03, 07:27 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1
Send a message via AIM to spork545
Question Kernel interface?

right, so here i am, in runlevel 3 on redhat 9, and it asks me if i want to connect to get a kernel interface. i say yes, but it can't find one.. you'd think one exists, and maybe my internet was killed or something. so it goes on to make one, and the progress bar goes 0->7-<100, and then i get an error. and so i decided to ask for help here. i have attached the install log for your viewing pleasure, maybe you can tell me what the hell is wrong.

pc: redhat 9 (that i am trying to install on)
pentium 4 1.9ghz
512mb ram
nvidia geforce 3 (ti200 i think)
no idea what mobo it is, this is a dell dimesion 8200..so whatever they put in is waht i've got.

thank you
Attached Files
File Type: log nvidia-installer.log (12.7 KB, 147 views)
spork545 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-03, 05:01 AM   #2
Electrical Engineer
LordMorgul's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 872

When the installer cannot find a module for you to use (the kernel interface), it must compile one for you, that is specific to your system.

Apparently, you have incorrect kernel headers available to it to use, which is getting all sorts of things screwed up... and then it errors and fails.

Which kernel are you using? If it is not 2.4.20-20.9, then you need to get the correct kernel source rpm installed for your kernel.

uname -r

will show you your kernel version. If you are using that version, and have the kernel source rpm installed, then I can't say what it is exactly. Did you install that as root? You need to.

rpm -qa | grep kernel

will show you which kernel rpms you have installed, you need a matching version 'kernel-source'.
"..the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." (Edmond Burke)
nVIDIA video driver RPMs for Fedora :: see yum repo at livna.org.
LordMorgul is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mageia 2 Cannot Install 71.86.15 for Riva TNT/TNT2 kbulgrien NVIDIA Linux 3 06-29-12 08:27 AM
Corrupted display - 302.17 - Dell Precision T3500 (G98 [Quadro NVS 295]) gbailey NVIDIA Linux 1 06-27-12 10:24 AM
UEFI+Nvidia - NVRM: Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console... interzoneuk NVIDIA Linux 0 06-26-12 04:51 AM
xorg locks-up with newest nvidia drivers w/ vdpau. theroot NVIDIA Linux 1 06-24-12 11:04 AM
Crash when logout from X TGL NVIDIA Linux 10 09-13-02 08:22 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.