||07-25-2008 03:10 PM
nVidia Driver Install Fails
I am attempting to install the nvidia driver which I downloaded straight from their site. I did a fresh installation of Debian Lenny x86 and upgraded the kernel to linux-image-2.6.25-2-686-bigmem
and also got the header files as well for the identical kernel image. I then went to install the drivers for nVidia and it said I am attempting to install a Xen kernel and fails.
The nvidia package is called:
tunafish:/# uname -a
Linux tunafish 2.6.25-2-686-bigmem #1 SMP Fri Jul 18 18:30:55 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
Here is the error I pulled from /var/log/nvidia-installer.log
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.25-2-686-bigmem/build'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.25-2-686-bigmem/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Performing Xen check.
ERROR: The kernel you are installing for is a Xen kernel!
The NVIDIA driver does not currently work on Xen kernels. If
you are using a stock distribution kernel, please install
a variant of this kernel without Xen support; if this is a
custom kernel, please install a standard Linux kernel. Then
try installing the NVIDIA kernel module again.
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.