Hi every1! I'm still a newbie to linux, but I can work around some things by myself. I'm now having trouble to use my Nvidia GeForce 6800GT on linux. With a fresh and clean installation, it doesn't detect the device. (EE) No device detected. I tried to install the drivers with the command line by following thoses steps:
After the installation, I'm facing the commandline, even If I specify that I want to run a GUI (KDE) at boot
1 - Changing the runlevel in /etc/inittab from 5 to 3
2 - Changing 'Driver "nv" ' to 'Driver "nvidia" ' in /etc/X11/XF86Config file
3 - I also removed ' Load "dri" ' and ' Load "GLcore" '
4 - I did make sure that ' Load "glx" ' is there
5 - REBOOT!
6 - Login as root
7 - Type sh <filename> (obviosly replace <filename> by my drivers filename)
8 - Acept tle Liscence Agreement
Now troubles starts
9 - First error message: No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like the installer to attemp to download a kernel interface for your kernel from NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nividia.com
9a - Answered Yes
10 - Second error message (after choosing "yes"): No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site; This mean that installer will need to compiled a kernel interface for your kernel.
11 - (Answered OK), Third Error message: 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 system, for exemple, be sure to 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.
12 - (Answered OK) Fourth error message: Installation has failed, please see the logfile and blablabla..... (the error in the logfile looks like (EE) No device found)
Obviously, I can't post my inittab and XF86Config file, because I can't have any GUI, and I don't really want to write down the whole thing, so I tried to explain the best I can what I've done, feel free to ask if you need to know something.
Any suggestion? (maybe the trouble come from the kernel, like the third error message told me)
There is some info on my system:
CPU Intel Pentium IV 2,6GHZ HT
GeForce 6800GT OC
ATI remote Wonder TV card
SoundBlaster Audigy2 ZS
BENQ FP731 17" LCD screen
Maxtor SATA 200Gb HD
using Mandrake 10.1
I think that's all... If any info is missing, just ask, any help will be really appreciate!