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Old 01-02-05, 05:09 PM   #1
sl0k
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Default x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run Debian (testing) and kernel 2.6.8-1-686 problem

I have a problem with installing
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run
on my Debian (testing) with kernel 2.6.8-1-686
it just says no precompiled kernel ...


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nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sat Jan 1 21:37:46 2005

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : false
no questions : false
silent : 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
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
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.
-> 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.
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source
files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the
'--kernel-source-path' commandline 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 01-02-05, 06:37 PM   #2
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Post Re: x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run Debian (testing) and kernel 2.6.8-1-686 problem

Hmm, here are "thousend" of threads dealing with this problem....

Anyway, (apt-)get the your kernel's "kernel-source" package, use it to build your own kernel. After you booted it up run NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run again and everything (will) hopefully work.

(nice kernel compiling tut:
http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/system/kernel-pkg.html (although, it's a bit out of date)
http://www.desktop-linux.net/debkernel.htm
... Also check out google, or the forum search... )

Last edited by chunkey; 01-02-05 at 06:40 PM. Reason: yet another edit...
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