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Old 04-04-10, 09:48 AM   #1
Icemouse
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Default NVIDIA installer ignores kernel source path

Hi,

there are several issues caused by a GeForce 7200GS I bought some days ago. There are issues when using the xorg FLOSS driver for Suse and for 64 Studio. There are issues when using the proprietary NVIDIA driver for Suse.
I like to start with one issue. NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-195.36.15-pkg2.run isn't able to build a driver for 64 Studio 3.0-beta3, based on Ubuntu Hardy.

The proprietary NVIDIA installer can't build the driver for a self build kernel-rt, because it doesn't know the kernel source path, btw. it seems to be that the needed kernel source is provided by the package linux-headers and not by the package linux-source, at least because of version.h.

For the self-build kernel-rt on Suse there isn't such an issue, the installer was able to build the proprietary driver. I can't say if the driver is completely ok, at least a session started. I zero in on getting it working for 64 Studio, so at the moment I won't make tests running Suse.

64 Studio 3.0-beta3 64-bit

$ sudo -i
# cd /lib/modules/$(uname -r)
# ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r) build
# ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r) source
# /etc/init.d/gdm stop
$ sudo -i
# cd /usr/src
# export SYSSRC=/usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)
# echo $SYSSRC
# sh ./NVIDIA-Linux* -q --kernel-source=/usr/src/linux-headers-$(uname -r)
# sh ./NVIDIA-Linux* -q

Both times the NVIDIA installer was missing something.

Suse 11.2/11.3 64-bit

> su
# init3
# cd /usr/src
# sh ./NVIDIA-Linux* -q

For Suse there was no problem for the proprietary installer.

The kernel for 64 Studio is $ uname -r 2.6.31.12-rt20.

Any ideas?

Cheers!
Ralf
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