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Old 10-17-05, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default cannot install kernel (unable to install drivers)

hi!
i have madriva linux 10.2, and want to install the nvidia-drivers for my card. i'm no full noob but not very good in working with linux. if i install the driver, i get following in my log file (installation failed):


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nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Mon Oct 17 18:48:56 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 : true
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 : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /root/tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> c
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)
-> c ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source
files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the
'--kernel-source-path' commandline 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 searched the forum, but i do not know how to install kernel sources etc!!
please say me how to!
thx
Bobbl
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Default Re: cannot install kernel (unable to install drivers)

you need to install the kernel sources for your kernel. even though you have a kernel, you need the source code in order to compile things. your current kernel is in binary format. in order to get these sources, you will most likely want to do it in the manner in which madriva wants you to. i could show you how to do it the manual way, but it has a high possibility of breaking a lot of stuff.

if your linux distro has a package manager (for example if it uses .rpm files), then look for a kernel source package and install it.

good luck, hope that helped.
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