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carlosinfl 07-25-2008 02:10 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:

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.09-pkg1.run

Code:

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

Code:

-> 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.


utanja 07-25-2008 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carlwill (Post 3226325)
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:

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.09-pkg1.run

Code:

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

Code:

-> 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.


I had the same problem and resolved it by recompiling the kernel and then I was able to install the proprietary drivers from NVIDIA.....good luck...

lugoteehalt 07-26-2008 06:22 AM

This party appears to do it without reconfiguring the kernel.


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