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Old 01-28-09, 10:51 PM   #1
addisonwilson
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Default NVIDIA 9500GT problms

Even though I have only been using Linux for 3 days, I have spent a total of 44 hours in the past three days learning the OS. I am currently using FC10 with a 2.6.27.5-177.fc10.i686, this version of Linux is currently recognizing 3gigs of my memory (I have 8 gigs but w/e) I am using a Intel Core 2 Quad Core. I have spent about 10 hours trying to get the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.22-pkg1.run driver to work. I have tried the Control + alt + f2 and tryied both the init 3 and 2 command to circumnavigate the X-server issue, but then I get an error message of:

"No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface from the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)?"

I chose yes which them had the following error message

"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."

I chose yes, then a error message that said that it could not compile a kernel interface for your kernel followed.



My NVIDIA error log file states the following:



nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Wed Jan 28 21:25:20 2009
installer version: 1.0.7

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 : false
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
no X server check : false
no cc version check : false
force 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)
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
-> Tagging shared libraries with chcon -t textrel_shlib_t.
-> License accepted.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 180.22.
-> 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 development tool `make` in your path; please make
sure that you have the package 'make' installed. If make is installed
on your system, then please check that `make` is in your PATH.
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.



This pretty much FAR exceeds my current knowledge of Linux, lol. So, I need help big time.
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Old 01-28-09, 11:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: NVIDIA 9500GT problms

you are using a 32 bits OS ...

Why would you want it to see your 8gig of RAM ? If you installed Windows XP or Vista 32 bits it would be the exact same thing...

The messages you listed aren't error messages, they are merely warnings that nvidia web site doesn't have pre-compiled packages for your version of linux.. you can safely ignore those

Secondly, to be able to install the nvidia drivers from the nvidia install file you must install various development packages. You have an option in the Fedora installation to install development tools ; select those.

However, why don't you use nvidia drivers from a repository, like the excellent ATrpms (www.atrpms.net) and not bother with any of this compilation which obviously is way over your head (this is not a criticism BTW).

You could also try some distrubutions which are slightly more user friendly like Ubuntu, where the nvidia drivers will be found and installed automatically without messing around.
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Old 01-29-09, 12:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: NVIDIA 9500GT problms

I will do what you said, and yes I know that Ubuntu would be much more user friendly and I tried to install Ubuntu initially, but to my disappointment it would not install past 50% even though I reburned and redownloaded the iso file for it 8 times, and FC correctly installed and detected my number pad on the first attempt. there was also the issue that Ubuntu would not detect the number pad on my keyboard and FC did on the first try. There is also that fact that atm I am a CS major and I will have to learn all this eventually for my future courses. So, better now when I am taking easier courses as a freshmen that struggling with it later. But, ya first I guess I will do a clean installation of FC10 and have it install the development tools.
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Old 01-29-09, 08:48 AM   #4
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Also.. its seeing the 4gb.. Buy 500-1000MB is used for system cache..
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