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Old 09-09-06, 02:35 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help

I have Suse Linux 10.1 kernal, and I have written here before. I tried installing the nvidia drivers using the YAST/Zen graphical installer, "ignoring tons of missing dependancies", and have gotten nothing exept a slower screen on web pages, and when one goes through sax to configure, no graphics accelerator is found, neither are any of the graphics settings. I also went and downloaded the drivers from the nvidia site and tried the sh. .... stuff and got this:
reation 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.

I also can't get the online update to even register. Why? Need help to figure this out, I am new to this stuff. But I do know I did do all the stuff that was suggested.
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Old 09-09-06, 06:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Help

I think for a start you will need to install the kernel sources - you can do that from YOU.

The driver installation has to build a kernel module to act as the interface between the kernel and the proprietory nvidia driver. This has to be done against the correct kernel headers.

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Old 09-10-06, 03:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: Help

How do you get the YOU to work? I just get a blank screen when I click on the Online Update.
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