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Old 03-15-05, 12:21 PM   #1
themole
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Default Prob compiling kernel module during driver installation. ubuntu hoary 5.04, 2.6.8 ker

hi

I need to install the nvidia drivers using the install program from the website because the other verison i can get using apt do not support dual displays.

I am running 2.6.8.1-3-386 kernel

when running the nvidia installer i use the following command:
sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1.run --kernel-source-path /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.8

the installer then starts, but fails when it tries to compile the kernel module. log file below:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Mar 15 18:08:35 2005

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
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
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.8
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.
-> 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/kernel-source-2.6.8' as specified by
the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.8'
-> Performing CC test with CC="cc".
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 appropriate 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.



i read somewhere that differences between the current compiler and the one used to compile the kernel could cause problems, so i tried using

export IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH=y

but this had no effect

any ideas?
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