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Old 03-16-04, 03:05 AM   #1
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Default install problem on slackware-current

Please note the error below and inform me how I can correct this issue. Be aware X Windows currently works fine; the only problem is the NVIDIA driver will not install...


My specs are:
Dell Dimension 4500
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420]
OS: slackware-current installed from ISO's created on Feb. 22
Kernel 2.4.24
Monitor: LCD made by Sylvania.
HorizSync 31.5 - 50.0
VertRefresh 40-90


Logfile:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Mon Mar 15 23:50:49 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 : (not specified)
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.
-> 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.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/linux'
-> 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.

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Old 03-16-04, 04:45 PM   #2
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Verify that the link /usr/src/linux actually points to the correct / current running kernel's source code. It should be something like: /usr/src/linux-2.4.24

Also, that source tree should be prepared (make mrproper) and the current built kernel's config present as .config.

(these are just guesses to get you started)
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