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Old 01-30-04, 04:19 AM   #1
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Default Install problems on Debian: Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel module filename.

Athlon XP 2200+
Debian (mostly stable)
2.4.20
GeForce FX 5700 Ultra
512 MB RAM

I'm trying to install 5336. All the previous versions have been successfully installed (after adding the --kernel-include-path option).

Here is the /var/log/nvidia-installer.log file:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Wed Jan 28 16:33:41 2004

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : false
no questions : false
silent : false
XFree86 install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
Installer install prefix: /usr
kernel source path : /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.20-athlon
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp site : ftp://download.nvidia.com

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 1.0-
4620). As part of installing this driver (version: 1.0-5336), the existing
driver will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will a
bort installation) (Answer: Yes)
-> 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: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Using the kernel source path '/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.20-athlon' as
specified by the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.20-athlon'
-> Performing cc_version_check with CC="cc".
ERROR: Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel module filename.
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.


Any suggestions?
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Old 01-30-04, 11:53 AM   #2
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I'm not yet sure why this just popped up. Other people have found that having two distro kernels with the same major/minor/patch, but different names (2.4.22-26mdk vs 2.4.22-26mdk-multimedia) causes this. We're looking into it.

As a side note, the installer is open source.

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Old 01-30-04, 12:00 PM   #3
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replace your module-init-tools (lsmod, rmmod, depmod, modprobe) with
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...-0.9.13.tar.gz

good luck,
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Old 01-30-04, 05:16 PM   #4
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the above did not work for me
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Old 02-09-04, 07:43 AM   #5
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Default and again..

I use a GeForce4, 512M ram, AMD 1800, and Debian Woody r3, kernal 2.4.18 I'm getting the same log (apart from the update bit because it's the first time I've installed debian!) - it can't find my the kernal module name

Being quite new to all this I've probably left some really important stuff out, so if i have then sorry, just say...

cheers

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