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Old 07-05-06, 02:01 PM   #13
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Lonni,
This seems to be a recurring comment concerning the kernel set-up. Can you just indicate how one sets up the linux kernel is such a way that the installer sees it?
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Old 07-05-06, 02:16 PM   #14
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The installer will find the kernel source or kernel headers without any special options, assuming that the source and/or headers on your system actually correspond to the kernel you're running.

Everyone reporting problems in this thread seems to have not met that requirement, yet no one has provided the installer log that was requested.

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Old 07-05-06, 02:18 PM   #15
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Since I have no X-server capability I am not sure how to post the log without typing the whole thing in. Do I need to do that or is there a portion that I can put up. Any other options are welcome as well. I appreciate your patience with this.
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Old 07-05-06, 02:22 PM   #16
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if you're using debian, you should use module-assistant. It makes life oh so much easier.
Code:
apt-get install module-assistant && m-a prepare && m-a --auto-install nvidia
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Old 07-05-06, 02:34 PM   #17
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You are awsome.
My X Server is working great. All I needed was somewhat to jumpstart things. Thanks again.
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Old 07-05-06, 03:29 PM   #18
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Default Re: kernel source command line

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It sounds like your kernel source isn't setup for the system where you're installing the nvidia driver.

Did you build the 2.6.17 kernel that you're running from the source that you installed, or from some other source tarball elsewhere?

Please post the installer log.

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I did not compile it, I used the "Software Updater" feature in Fedora which downloads and installs such things for me. Here is the nvidia-install log:
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nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Wed Jul 5 14:55:58 2006

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 : /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.17
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: 1.0-
8178). As part of installing this driver (version: 1.0-8762), the existing
driver will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will a
bort 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 test with CC="cc".
-> Using the kernel source path '/usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.17' as
specified by the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
ERROR: The kernel header file
'/usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.17/include/linux/version.h' does not
exist. The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source files
in '/usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/linux-2.6.17' have not been configured.
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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If you're using an official FC5 kernel, then please see:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
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If you're using an official FC5 kernel, then please see:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
As a courtosy I decided to update you and everyone. The instructions there were extremely helpfull. I did manage to get the drivers to work perfectly and thanks again for the help! However, I did have to deviate slightly from those steps. I ran the command and it updated xorg and pkgconfig just fine, however it downloaded and installed the wrong kernel-devel package (it downloaded 2.6.16 and I needed 2.6.17). I just went to the fedora update FTP and downloaded and installed the kernel-devel RPM for my kernel manually and after that the drivers installed flawlessly.
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