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Old 05-22-04, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default nvidia 5536 driver on kernel 2.6.6, not working. please help me

i really need help. i just instaled kernel 2.6.6. then i tryed 2 install the nvidia driver, dosent work. then i updated X and tryed again, no work.
EDIT: i am using slackware 9.one

here is a copy of /var/log/nvidia-insatller.log

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sun May 30 14:53:05 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/linux
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.
-> Using the kernel source path '/usr/src/linux' as specified by the
'--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> 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 05-22-04, 04:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: nvidia 5536 driver on kernel 2.6.6, not working. please help me

so the main problem is this
"ERROR: Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel module filename."
what does that mean and how 2 i fix it??

thank you for reading,
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Old 05-22-04, 04:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: nvidia 5536 driver on kernel 2.6.6, not working. please help me

Wild guess...
Goto http://www.minion.de/ and follow the instructions.
You may need to patch the driver to support the 2.6.x kernel.

I'm using the patched 44.96 drivers on all my 2.6.x based machines.
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Old 05-22-04, 06:01 PM   #4
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Default Re: nvidia 5536 driver on kernel 2.6.6, not working. please help me

did you symlink your /usr/src/linux-2.6.6 to /usr/src/linux ? If not try it this way.
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Old 05-22-04, 06:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: nvidia 5536 driver on kernel 2.6.6, not working. please help me

The 5336 driver should support 2.6.6 without being patched (given REGPARM is not used).

ERROR: Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel module filename.
-- you should have the current running kernel's source directory configured (and preferably not cleaned from the previous kernel build). If you cleaned the directory try the below..

-- go to your kernel source directory and make clean && make mrproper then copy the config file used for your current running kernel into the directory and make prepare. This should get the driver going... if not you may need to rebuild the kernel modules... and this time leave the source directory configured.
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Old 05-23-04, 12:07 AM   #6
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Default Re: nvidia 5536 driver on kernel 2.6.6, not working. please help me

I've experienced alot of system lockups and other weirdness with the 53.36 and 2.6.x series of kernels. I've finally given up and rolled back to the 53.28 drivers. They seem to be just as fast and don't cause my machine to hard lock.

I seriously doubt it's hardware because within the last 2 weeks, I've changed to a new motherboard and processor and a new power supply. My linux installation hasn't changed during the upgrade.

I had problems with Mandrake 10 Community release on kernel 2.6.3-x, and am experiencing issues again with kernel 2.6.6-2. Sometimes X will freeze and I can ssh in from another machine and reset it, sometimes X just will not start again. I realize the 2.6.x branch of kernels are super new and Nvidia doesn't do much of anything quickly (on the linux side) so I'm giving them a break here. As long as older drivers work predictably, I'll deal with it.

To summarize, if 53.36 is giving you problems, rollback.
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Old 05-23-04, 02:10 AM   #7
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Default Re: nvidia 5536 driver on kernel 2.6.6, not working. please help me

well i just had 2 reinstall slackware. i hav insatlled 2.6.6. not botted yet
i also extracted it 2 /usr/src so i hav it soruces in
/usr/src/linux-2.6.6

i will finish what i am doin and try what u said

i am currently compiling and updating X
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Old 05-23-04, 02:12 AM   #8
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what file is tha config file
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Old 05-23-04, 03:56 PM   #9
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For XFree86 v4.x the config file is /etc/X11/XF86Config (this is probably what you should use).
For X.org the config file is /etc/X11/xorg.conf (I don't think slack 9 would be using this).
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Old 05-24-04, 03:11 AM   #10
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slack + dropline gnome replaces the XF86 with x.org.

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Old 05-25-04, 01:31 AM   #11
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http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...6&postcount=29


Just got NVIDIA 5336 drivers working on GeForce FX 5600, FC 2 Final, kernel 2.6.6 (yes that's kernel 2.6.6 I said) and KDE 3.2.2. Posted results in forum. Take a look if having probs. with FC2 and NVIDIA.

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Old 05-25-04, 08:25 PM   #12
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Default Re: nvidia 5536 driver on kernel 2.6.6, not working. please help me

i knew what my X config file is, i was askin what file "then comp the config file used by your current kernel"
what file would that be and where is it?
i compiled the kernel in
/linux-2.6.6
and i extracted tha sources in2
/usr/src/linux and /usr/src/linux-2.6.6

BTW, before i copyed in 2 /usr/src/linux i deleated tha folder and recreated it.

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For XFree86 v4.x the config file is /etc/X11/XF86Config (this is probably what you should use).
For X.org the config file is /etc/X11/xorg.conf (I don't think slack 9 would be using this).
well actually it is xorg.conf because i manually installed Xorg's X my self from X.org
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