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Old 05-28-2005, 08:57 AM   #1
ReV0h
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NVIDIA GFX drivers?!?


could anyone help...i am trying to install Nvidia graphics drivers for my ge-force fx 5900xt, but it keeps failing here is my log

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sat May 28 13:45:57 2005

option status:
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 : false
no questions : false
silent : false
XFree86 install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
Installer install prefix: /usr
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp


Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> The file '/tmp/.X0-lock' exists... an X server must be running
ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.
For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER
in the README available on the Linux driver download page at



THX PPL
 
Old 05-28-2005, 09:10 AM   #2
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Re: NVIDIA GFX drivers?!?

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Originally posted by ReV0h
ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver download page at

you can't be running X, boot into INIT level 3 and then run the installer
 
Old 05-28-2005, 09:10 AM   #3
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Quote:
-> The file '/tmp/.X0-lock' exists... an X server must be running
ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.
there for you cant be running X server (the linux gui) while trying to install.

did you read the readme that came with the download on how to install? if you did you would have noticed it said to shut down x server prior to running the script. it also says how to shutdown x server.

open a terminal and login as root (su, password) edit the file /etc/inittab with gedit or vi or whatever text editor. theres a line in there that will look something like this:
Code:
id:5:initdefault:
change it from 5 to 3, save the file and reboot. you will then boot into a console and must login there and you can move your way around in the terminal to install the drivers. when your done, you can type 'startx' to load the gui again, then can change your /etc/inittab file back.

Last edited by nadroj; 05-28-2005 at 09:12 AM.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 10:52 AM   #4
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i done what you's said... but still it didn't work

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sat May 28 15:44:10 2005

option status:
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 : false
no questions : false
silent : false
XFree86 install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
Installer install prefix: /usr
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp site :

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 ? (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.
ERROR: The kernel header file
'/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.27_FC3/build/include/linux/modversions.h' does
not exist. The most likely reason for this is that the kernel header
files in '/lib/modules/2.6.11-1.27_FC3/build/include' have not been
configured.
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



HELP :P
 
Old 05-28-2005, 01:13 PM   #5
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You need the kernel source for the kernel version you are running to be installed. If you haven't installed a new kernel, the source for the default kernel for the distro you have installed should be on the installation CDs/DVD.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 02:11 PM   #6
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also you don't need to change your inittab to get to runlevel 3 just goto a virtual terminal (ctl+alt+f2) log in as root:

kill the x server:

killall xdm

enter runlevel 3:

init 3

then run the installer
 
Old 05-28-2005, 05:38 PM   #7
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course you can do it that way; nvidia recommends booting to runlevel 3.
 
  


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