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Old 06-10-2007, 04:22 AM   #1
Defender
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Trying to install Nvidia driver on Opensuse 10.2


I installed the Nvidia driver first by using yast and now i have a new program "Nvidia X server settings" whits doesn't change much. Then i downloaded the "Nvidia-Linux-x86-100.14.09-pkg1.run" file and followed the instructions by going to a console,use init 3 and "sh" and "-q" .

I have the necessary kernel-source, gcc and make installed, but the Nvidia installer complains that it can not find the kernel-source:

Excerpt from log file :
PHP Code:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation timeSun Jun 10 10:02:44 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      : /usr/src/linux-2.6.18.8-0.3/kernel/
  
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)

Usingnvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> 
License accepted.
-> 
No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernelwould 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)
-> 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.
-> 
Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> 
Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> 
Using the kernel source path '/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.8-0.3/kernel/' as
   
specified by the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
ERRORThe kernel header file
       
'/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.8-0.3/kernel//include/linux/kernel.h' does not
       exist
.  The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source path
       
'/usr/src/linux-2.6.18.8-0.3/kernel/' is incorrect.  Please make sure
       you have installed the kernel source files 
for your kernel and that they
       are properly configured
on Red Hat Linux systems, for examplebe sure
       you have the 
'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' RPM installed.  If you
       know the correct kernel source files are installed
you may specify the
       kernel source path with the 
'--kernel-source-path' command line option.
ERRORInstallation 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
so can someone tell me where i can find my kernel-source file's ?
i tried to locate the file "kernel.h" but i don't know where i can find this.

I succeeded to instal the Nvidia driver once on the "Novel Suse 10.0" release but it had serious problem's with some raid-array so now i try with this release. So if basycally someone can say the exact path i think i am saved

It shoud be something like :

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.09-pkg1.run --kernel-source-path=/??????????
 
Old 06-10-2007, 04:52 AM   #2
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Using YOU, you want two packages...

x11-video-nvidia
nvidia-gfx-kmp-`uname -r`

http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...ler-HOWTO.html

As for the kernel source...
ls /usr/src/linux-2.6.18.8-0.3/kernel/

How do you know you have the kernel source installed?
 
Old 06-10-2007, 09:33 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon Bridge
Using YOU, you want two packages...

x11-video-nvidia
nvidia-gfx-kmp-`uname -r`

http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...ler-HOWTO.html
Did this en then ran "sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia" with give me the following errors :

PHP Code:
(IISetting vga for screen 0.
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.01.01.0)
(**) 
NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
(EENVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!
(
EENVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***
(
IIUnloadModule"nvidia"
(IIUnloadModule"ramdac"
(IIUnloadModule"fb"
(EEScreen(sfoundbut none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon Bridge
As for the kernel source...
ls /usr/src/linux-2.6.18.8-0.3/kernel/

How do you know you have the kernel source installed?
I added it by using yast and searched for kernel source and installed around 222 mb from disk and +/- 57 from internet
 
Old 06-11-2007, 08:18 AM   #4
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Googling this error:
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
... takes me to the Xorg Wiki (follow that link).
Quote:
In most cases this means there are no video modes available for your configuration. Each entry in the list of specified or default video modes gets checked if it lies withing the limit or the hardware: if it lies within the sync range specified or probed for the monitor, if it will work with the memory available on the video card or if the pixel clock lies within the range supported by the chipsets. There are many more limits. For each rejected mode you can see in the log file the reason for rejection
... following this would suggest lowering some settings. Start at some silly resolution like 800x600, or a lower color depth.

As for the kernel source... look in /usr/src, it may be that you have yet to unpack the source tarball.
 
  


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