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Old 09-09-10, 02:46 PM   #1
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Angry Lenovo W510, Quadro FX 880, kernel 2.6.35 x86_64 and Nvidia 256.*

Hi Everyone,

I canīt, for the life of me, get kernel 2.6.35 x86_64 and Nvidia 256.* working together. Has anyone succeeded?

I always keep gettin the error about missing kernel sources althought it is installed.

[root@xxxx01 ~]# rpm -qa | grep 2.6.35-4
kernel-devel-2.6.35-4.bcat
kernel-headers-2.6.35-4.bcat
kernel-2.6.35-4.bcat
[root@xxxx01 ~]# uname -r
2.6.35-4.bcat

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sun Sep 5 03:49:29 2010
installer version: 256.53

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)
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 : /usr/src/kernels/2.6.35-4.bcat-x86_64/
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.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 256.53.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Using the kernel source path '/usr/src/kernels/2.6.35-4.bcat-x86_64/' as
specified by the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/kernels/2.6.35-4.bcat-x86_64/'
-> Kernel output path: '/usr/src/kernels/2.6.35-4.bcat-x86_64/'
ERROR: If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
you either have configured kernel sources matching your
kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
on your system.

If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
installed on your system. If you specified a separate
output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.

Depending on where and how the kernel sources (or the
kernel headers) were installed, you may need to specify
their location with the SYSSRC environment variable or
the equivalent nvidia-installer 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 09-11-10, 05:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: Lenovo W510, Quadro FX 880, kernel 2.6.35 x86_64 and Nvidia 256.*

Anyone?

Hard to believe no-one is running 2.6.35 x86_64 and Nvidia 256.53 hmmm...
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Old 09-12-10, 03:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: Lenovo W510, Quadro FX 880, kernel 2.6.35 x86_64 and Nvidia 256.*

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Hard to believe no-one is running 2.6.35 x86_64 and Nvidia 256.53 hmmm...
Most are, but what distro?
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Old 09-13-10, 04:51 PM   #4
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Most are, but what distro?
This is on Centos 5.5. I've upgraded the kernel to 2.6.35 including the headers and kernel-devel.

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Anyone? Again....
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Old 09-16-10, 09:02 AM   #6
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Default Re: Lenovo W510, Quadro FX 880, kernel 2.6.35 x86_64 and Nvidia 256.*

Doesn't CentOS provide it's own packages with nVidia drivers? If not, try running the installer like "sh NVIDIA... --kernel-source-path=(path_to_your_kernel_src)"
If that doesn't help, try running "zcat /proc/config.gz > .config" and "make prepare" in the kernel sources directory. This usually works for me on Arch, dunno if there is something CentOS specific.
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Old 09-17-10, 02:18 AM   #7
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Default Re: Lenovo W510, Quadro FX 880, kernel 2.6.35 x86_64 and Nvidia 256.*

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Doesn't CentOS provide it's own packages with nVidia drivers? If not, try running the installer like "sh NVIDIA... --kernel-source-path=(path_to_your_kernel_src)"
If that doesn't help, try running "zcat /proc/config.gz > .config" and "make prepare" in the kernel sources directory. This usually works for me on Arch, dunno if there is something CentOS specific.
Thanks for the response.

I've upgraded the kernel to 2.6.35 so the precompiled centos provided drivers don't work. I had to upgrade to get the internal 3G device working.

I have tried the first option i.e. explicitly specifying the kernel sources with no luck. I see that the nvidia driver compile refers to various src/kernel/asm folders which are present in 2.6.18 but not in 2.6.35...

I will try out you 2nd option later today.
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Old 09-17-10, 02:22 AM   #8
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Thanks for the response.

I've upgraded the kernel to 2.6.35 so the precompiled centos provided drivers don't work. I had to upgrade to get the internal 3G device working.

I have tried the first option i.e. explicitly specifying the kernel sources with no luck. I see that the nvidia driver compile refers to various src/kernel/asm folders which are present in 2.6.18 but not in 2.6.35...

I will try out you 2nd option later today.
The gory details of what i've found is here

https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb...27838&forum=39
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