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Old 02-25-2004, 07:46 AM   #1
ivan@elfak
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nVidia drivers installation HELP !


I started installation of nVIdia drivers on my Debian "woody" (3.0 r2).
It said i don't have kernel that it needs and asks if I want to compile new from my source. I said YES, and then it responded with something like : "compiler for nvidia kernel is older than the compiler used to compile your current kernel..blabla... Are you sure you want to do this ?"
I said YES again and then it reported an error (with some file).

I can tell you EXACTLY what's the messages I've got (just need to do it again) if that would be helpful.

Please, since I'm very new to linux, can someone describe me (detailed please) what's the problem and how to solve it ?
 
Old 02-25-2004, 08:05 AM   #2
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Well if you care to look around for the docs there is LOADS of information about how to install this driver. There is a howto at www.nvidia.com
Far as I can remember it might be helpful to try
IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH=yes
before running the installer
 
Old 02-25-2004, 08:32 AM   #3
ivan@elfak
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Ok, I'm not lazy I've read those but as I sadi I'm new to this so I don't know exactly what's what.... so here is what happened.

I'll try with IGNORE CC MISMATCH if I can edit the fil, 'cause my installation is self extract and on a cdrom...

HERE:

"No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel. WOuld you like to download..." I say NO

"You are compiling nvidia kernel module with a different compiler than the one that was used to compile the running kernel. This may be fine but there are cases where can lead to instability
GCC 2.7 was used for nvidia and current is 2.95

CONTINUE or ABORT and set CC environment variable to the name of the compiler used to compile your kernel and restart this install "

When I continue.....

ERROR: Unable to determine the nVidia kernel module filename !


and ....

ake: ***[select_makefile] Error 1

... i get this
 
  


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