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Old 11-02-2007, 12:02 PM   #1
JosephS
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Trying to install Nividia driver


I downloaded a driver from Nividia: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.01-pkg1.run

I tried to run this:
Code:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.01-pkg1.run
and I received the following message:

Quote:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Nov 1 06:35:21 2007

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
precompiled interfaces : true
no ncurses color : false
query latest version : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no recursion : 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
no kernel module : false
force SELinux : default
no X server check : false
force tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : (not specified)
X library install path : (not specified)
X module install path : (not specified)
OpenGL install prefix : (not specified)
OpenGL install libdir : (not specified)
utility install prefix : (not specified)
utility install libdir : (not specified)
doc install prefix : (not specified)
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 : /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)
ERROR: Unable to connect to download.nvidia.com (unknown host)
-> 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.
ERROR: You do not appear to have libc header files installed on your system.
Please install your distribution's libc development package.
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 tried: apt-get install libc
but it said there was no such package. All I have is text mode now, and I don't know how to get a list of available packages for Apt, or which one I need.

How do I add download.nvidia.com as a known host?
Appreciate any help in installing this driver.
Thanks.

Last edited by JosephS; 11-02-2007 at 12:04 PM.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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You are using Debian? I think Debian already has an nvidia / glx package in its repository. Maybe you will have better luck installing it w/ apt-get rather than downloading from the nvidia website. Just a thought.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 12:29 PM   #3
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BTW, you can search for Debian packages here: http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages

There is no libc, but there is libc5 and libc6
 
Old 11-02-2007, 12:34 PM   #4
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Just install your matching linux-headers package.



I really recommend trying the Debian nvidia packages (unless you're video card is very new).

*Make sure you have "non-free" in your "sources.list".

*Run the following commands:
$su
#apt-get install build-essential module-assistant
#m-a prepare
#m-a auto-install nvidia
#apt-get install nvidia-glx
#modprobe nvidia

*Run "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" or edit "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" and replace nv (or vesa) with nvidia (section modules).

Last edited by jens; 11-02-2007 at 12:38 PM.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 12:34 PM   #5
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apt-cache search some-text
 
Old 11-02-2007, 01:03 PM   #6
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I tried: apt-get install libc
You need libc6 and libc6-dev
 
Old 11-02-2007, 01:52 PM   #7
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you could also run

m-a update
m-a prepare

That will download everything necessary to build modules on your system.
 
  


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