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Old 09-01-06, 11:48 PM   #1
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Question NVIDIA Suse

I am wondering if anyone knows how to ge the correct driver set for a Nvidia 6600GT card on Suse 10.1 x86_64 kernal 2.6.16 (default). I am new at this and am not sure how to get the drivers to work. It says something to the extent that there is no suitable kernal or that there are no installable providers? I have tried a couple of online suggestion, but with no success. Not sure what to do?
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Old 09-02-06, 04:28 AM   #2
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Please see http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...ler-HOWTO.html; if you have problems with the NVIDIA .run installer after following these instructions, please post the complete /var/log/nvidia-installer.log file.
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Old 09-02-06, 02:56 PM   #3
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I pulled something off of the NVIDIA ftp site but that had some dependancy problems when it tried to install through YaST. It says it is installed, but it doesn't work. Tried like the instruction said, didn't work here's the log:
creation time: Sat Sep 2 12:42:16 2006

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 : true
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
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.
-> 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".
ERROR: The kernel header file
'/lib/modules/' does not
exist. The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source path
'/lib/modules/' is incorrect. Please make sure
you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel and that they
are properly configured; 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' 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 09-02-06, 06:21 PM   #4
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Default Re: NVIDIA Suse

You should install the kernel-source package, as is explained in the howto that zander linked to and the error message that you pasted.
Go to YaST, software installation, select the kernel-source package and install it. Then do online update.
After that, try again.
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