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Old 04-09-06, 10:52 PM   #1
Joel9582
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Default Nvidia driver install issues

Ive been trying to install drivers from nividia for 6600gt, I keep gettin the error that the kernel tree can not be located. i am running fedora core 5. Here is the log output:

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 : true
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)
.....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 and that they are properly configured
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Old 04-09-06, 10:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Nvidia driver install issues

You need to install the kernel-devel RPM that corresponds with the kernel that you're using. This has been discussed in other threads on this forum in the past.

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Old 04-09-06, 11:02 PM   #3
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yes i ran yum install kernel-devel and am still experiencing this problem. Also i should state that im using the latest drivers and kernel.
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Old 04-09-06, 11:45 PM   #4
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Please provide the output from the following commands:
uname -a
rpm -qa | grep kernel
ls -l /lib/modules/`uname -r`/

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Old 04-10-06, 11:56 AM   #5
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[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 #1 SMP Tue Mar 14 15:48:20 EST 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-devel-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5
kernel-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5

[root@localhost ~]# ls -l /lib/modules/`uname -r`/
total 1120
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 49 Apr 9 18:52 build -> ../../../usr/src/kernels/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5-x86_64
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 14 16:00 extra
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 Apr 9 18:52 kernel
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 229882 Apr 9 18:53 modules.alias
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 69 Apr 9 18:53 modules.ccwmap
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 227619 Apr 9 18:53 modules.dep
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 813 Apr 9 18:53 modules.ieee1394map
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 206 Apr 9 18:53 modules.inputmap
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2314 Apr 9 18:53 modules.isapnpmap
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 175456 Apr 9 18:53 modules.pcimap
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5293 Apr 9 18:53 modules.seriomap
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 102714 Apr 9 18:53 modules.symbols
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 279653 Apr 9 18:53 modules.usbmap
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Apr 9 18:52 source -> build
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 14 16:00 updates

EDIT: Kernel and kernel-devel are diff, but i specified.
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Old 04-10-06, 12:00 PM   #6
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Thanks. There are a few problems here. First, you're not running the '2080' kernel, which is required to fix a kernel bug.

Second, you have the '2080' kernel-devel package installed with the '2054' kernel.

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Old 04-10-06, 12:08 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help Lonni. I am some what new to linux, was able to install redhat 9 and mandrake with little problem. Can you tell me how to fix this issue with having the 2054 kernel and the 2080 kernel devel package??

Thanks I know this is taxing, trying to cut my teeth.

Edit: Update kernel to 2080 should fix I hope.

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Old 04-10-06, 12:20 PM   #8
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Run "yum update" then reboot, and then (re)install the nvidia driver.

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Old 04-10-06, 12:33 PM   #9
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Thanks a lot lonni, it all worked and the drivers installed with no hiccups once the kernel and devel package matched. *feeling stupid*
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