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Old 03-24-10, 11:51 AM   #1
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Default Unable to determine the version of the kernel sources


I am using Debian and just upgraded my kernel to 2.6.32 and tried to install the newest nvidia driver 195.36.15, but after the CC sanity check fails (without any explanation) the installer aborts with
ERROR: Unable to determine the version of the kernel sources
Yay. The correct kernel headers are installed (I did this procedure already a dozen of times) and also specifying --kernel-source-path did not help at all. Fortunately, Debian also provides a tool called module-assistant, which was able to build and install the driver (version 190.53, though) after fixing the problem with the wrongly named files mentioned here.

I am using Linux and nvidia for about six years now and the graphics driver installation is still a pita as it has already been on the first day, absolutely nothing happened since then. I really hope for the nouveau driver to develop fast and provide a good alternative, ending all this pain.

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