Yep, I definitely have gcc installed, both based on yast software management and also doing gcc -dumpversion which shows 4.1.2.
I tried three different commands to run the installer, working from simple, to 2nd try, to last ditch attempt:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run -k 18.104.22.168-0.5-default --kernel-source-path /usr/src
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run -k 22.214.171.124-0.5-default --kernel-source-path /usr/src/linux-126.96.36.199-0.5
The log file I copied into my last reply was the result of the third.
I will now copy the log file that is the result of the first, since you say you never give it any parameters. However first I should mention that I've pretty much decided to return this video card and either exchange it for an ATI card or maybe just buy some different toy (errrrr, accessory) for my machine. I'll probably do that about Noon on Saturday so if you read this before then feel free to make any final suggestions. And thanks for trying! I know doing this remote control must be frustrating/annoying.
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Sep 21 20:37:53 2007
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 : (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)?
-> 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
-> Performing CC test with CC="cc".
ERROR: Unable to determine the version of the kernel sources located in
'/lib/modules/188.8.131.52-0.5-default/source'. 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 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' command line option.
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