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Old 12-15-2004, 09:21 PM   #1
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Error installing nVidia-driver-missing kernel-source?


Hi all,
i guess this is a very known issue, but i somehow couldn't find fitting answers yet.

I'm trying to install the latest nVidia-driver (v. 6629), but apparently it doesn't find the kernel-source.
I've carried out the following steps before attempting the driver installation:


Code:
apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.8 (i'm using a 2.6.8-1-386 kernel)

tar -xvfj /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.8.tar.bz2

ln -s /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.8 /usr/src/linux
Isn't this the correct way of installing the kernel-source? If yes, does anyone know why the installer outputs an error by asking if the (correct) kernel-source is installed?

Thx,
-pd
 
Old 12-16-2004, 01:32 AM   #2
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I think you are having the problem because the Nvidia kernel build looks for the files in /usr/include/linux so you should link the source to /usr/include. Check the readme but that is what was in the last one I used.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 03:22 AM   #3
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Take a look at this:

http://tinyplanet.ca/~lsorense/debia...-dri-howto.txt

After a couple of weeks of headaches and low res, it solved the problem really fast.

Good luck!
 
Old 12-16-2004, 08:55 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot

Kermit, the link is great. Didn't know you can install the drivers by only using Apt. It worked w/o any problems

regards,
-pd
 
Old 12-16-2004, 05:50 PM   #5
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Hm, well actually now i have a different problem occuring from this installation.

After i've restarted my PC X won't start anymore. Instead i get a message that my configuration might be wrong, eventhough i had it all working smoothly prior to this.

The log says that it has "failed to initialize the nvidia kernel module"

EDIT: When i 'modprobe nvidia' the modules load without problems and the X-server works.

Anyone know what this means now?

Thx

Last edited by anemic; 12-16-2004 at 06:01 PM.
 
Old 12-17-2004, 01:13 AM   #6
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Use modconf as root and install the module. It will then be available on boot.
 
Old 12-17-2004, 11:52 AM   #7
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Thanks, works fine now
 
  


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