Okay, well I have done multiple searches and have tried many different things, but I am a n00b so please be patient if this question has been asked before.
I finished my first install of a dual boot system the other day - I installed SuSE 9.2 (had it on a DVD). Most things I'm pretty competent with and have no real dramas, however the nVidia driver are beginning to be a real pain.
I have followed numerous tutorials, but with no luck. Is someone able to give me STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS to follow.
DISTRO: SuSE 9.2 - Kernel 2.6.8-24.16-default - all updated with YOU - including nVidia drivers.
Leadtek GeForce 6600GT PCi Express
Asus SLI Mobo
I am unable to install both of the nVidia AGP drivers and nForce4 Chipset/Network drivers.
I follow the instructions as follows:
logged as root
'rmmod nvidia' = ERROR: nvidia module does not exist in proc/modules
'sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_641.0-7667-pkg2.run' (have also tried with '--kernel-source-path=usr/src/linux' added)
The following is added from the nvidiainstaller.log
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Jul 5 10:48:09 2005
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : 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
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : usr/src/linux
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
RPM file list : (not specified)
Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 1.0-
6111). As part of installing this driver (version: 1.0-7667), the existing
driver will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will a
bort installation) (Answer: Yes)
-> 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? (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
-> Using the kernel source path 'usr/src/linux' as specified by the
'--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
ERROR: The kernel source path 'usr/src/linux' does not exist. Please make sure
you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel; on Red Hat
Linux systems, for example, be sure you 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'
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 nvidia.
This is basically the same message with the nForce Chipset drivers aswell.
Any help is much appreciated.