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Old 04-04-04, 08:32 PM   #1
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Exclamation Problem with kernel 2.6.5

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nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Mon Apr 5 02:18:04 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 : 2.6.5
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: 1.0-5336). 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 abort installation) (Answer: Yes)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from 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.
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.5/build'
-> Performing cc_version_check with CC="cc".
-> gcc-version-check failed:

The string "(gcc" was not found in the /proc/version string: "Linux version
2.6.5 (root@Jupiter) (version gcc 3.3.3 (Debian 20040401)) #1 Mon Apr 5 01:26:32 CEST 2004"; please report this error to linux-bugs@nvidia.com

If you know what you are doing and want to ignore the gcc version check, select "No" to continue installation. Otherwise, select "Yes" to abort installation, set the CC environment variable to the name of the compiler used to compile your kernel, and restart installation. Abort now? (Answer: No)

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.
help me
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Old 04-04-04, 09:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: Problem with kernel 2.6.5

This isn't a problem with the kernel. Sometimes the installer has problems (not sure why) but this pops up every now and then.

Run the NVIDIA*.run with the parameter --add-this-kernel

such as:

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5341-pkg1.run --add-this-kernel

It will make a special installer for that kernel. Look for a new file in the directory where you run the above. Run that installer and it should work fine.

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Old 04-05-04, 03:42 AM   #3
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Exclamation Problem with kernel 2.6.5

Hello Ken,

i cant make a new installer
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nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Mon Apr 5 09:29:40 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
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.5/build'
-> Copying kernel module sources to temporary directory.
-> Building kernel interface:
executing: 'cd /tmp/nv-src-8GAv0l; make nv-linux.o SYSSRC=/lib/modules/2.6.5
/build'...
Unable to determine kernel version.
make: *** [select_makefile] Erreur 1
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module interface.
ERROR: Unable to add a precompiled kernel interface for the running kernel.
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Old 04-05-04, 04:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: Problem with kernel 2.6.5

This might be the issue of the installer making assumptions about a certain symbolic link to the kernel headers - search this forum for details. If it is, try
Code:
SYSINCLUDE='/usr/src/linux/include' sh NV*.run
(or wherever your kernel headers are located).
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Old 04-05-04, 09:05 PM   #5
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Default Re: Problem with kernel 2.6.5

Did you do
Code:
ln -sf linux-2.6.5
in your 2.6.5 directory because it seems thats the issue and it really should compile without a issue.
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Old 04-05-04, 11:01 PM   #6
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Cool Re: Problem with kernel 2.6.5

install kernel-2.6.5-2phoenix, avaible at this adress :
ftp://ftp.pcds.ch/pub/people/rapsys

it already contain nvidia kernel module version 1.0-5336

you will need the library from the installer to be installed...

it's compiled for a Mandrake 10.0 based system

Enjoy it!

It's just release for educational issues...
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Old 04-06-04, 11:46 AM   #7
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Default Re: Problem with kernel 2.6.5

Hi!

I had exactly the same problem!
Have a look at this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...633#post850633
This solution worked fine for me!
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Old 04-06-04, 02:06 PM   #8
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Default Re: Problem with kernel 2.6.5

I have exactly the same problem with my 2.6.4 debian kernel, see my previous post
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=26969





I think part of the problem is that the installer assumes you use redhat or mdk or suse or fedora to install the precompiled modules.

Wouldn't it be much much easier if NVIDIA would have provided a patch for the kernel ?

In one readme of the installer it's said if there's no precompiled module present in the installer, if there's no precompiled module present at the ftp site etc.
you've got to build the module by your own. Ok but how can we do that ?
I tryed everything which was mentionned in the README's, without success.

If someone find a nice solution, please let me know it through this forum or by email

Cheers
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Old 04-06-04, 02:28 PM   #9
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Default Re: Problem with kernel 2.6.5

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Originally Posted by mikygee
I have exactly the same problem with my 2.6.4 debian kernel, see my previous post
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=26969





I think part of the problem is that the installer assumes you use redhat or mdk or suse or fedora to install the precompiled modules.

Wouldn't it be much much easier if NVIDIA would have provided a patch for the kernel ?

In one readme of the installer it's said if there's no precompiled module present in the installer, if there's no precompiled module present at the ftp site etc.
you've got to build the module by your own. Ok but how can we do that ?
I tryed everything which was mentionned in the README's, without success.

If someone find a nice solution, please let me know it through this forum or by email

Cheers
It doesnot assume you have precompiled nvidia module and besides it's a good idea as you have previously built one the installer will use it. Compiling a kernel module from your source is as it's always been, installing kernel sources or make a symlink from your /usr/src/linux-2.6.x directory will build the nvidia module.
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Old 04-06-04, 02:49 PM   #10
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Default Re: Problem with kernel 2.6.5

Why suffer so much?
Code:
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5341-pkg1.run --extract-only
then
Code:
cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5341-pkg1
and
Code:
make install
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Old 04-06-04, 02:52 PM   #11
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Default Re: Problem with kernel 2.6.5

I did
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5341-pkg1.run --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux
and it didn't work

I'll try maro's advice tonight when i'll be back home

Believe me if by chance I find the solution, i'll write a documentation about how installing debian on my laptop lmao cause it's really a pain in the ***

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Old 04-06-04, 06:17 PM   #12
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Default Re: Problem with kernel 2.6.5

blueworm : I did
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5341-pkg1.run --extract-only
cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5341-pkg1
make install

and i have this message

gcc-version-check failed:

The string "(gcc" was not found in the /proc/version
string: "Linux version 2.4.6 (root@machine) (version
gcc 3.3.3 (Debian 20040321)) #1 ...

So do you see that ? It doesn't see the string gcc while it's written gcc 3.3.3

I still believe the NVIDIA drivers should have been delivered as a patch for the kernel
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