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Old 08-02-2005, 08:30 PM   #1
veener88
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Ok starting to get the hand of this drivers though problem


Over the weekend I finally got Fedora Core 4 64bit DVD downloaded and loaded onto my PC. So now I have a duel boot of XP pro 64bit and this. Well my first thing I learned from core 3 that I was able to play around with a little was just some setting and I have to say my install went over great. I got a lot more things working then I was able to with my core 3 64bit so I am very happy, but my drivers are getting to me a lot more. When I am trying to install the drivers for my DFI Land-party NF3 250 I am getting this error.

nforce-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-nforce-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Aug 2 20:01:30 2005

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface : false
no ncurses color : false
no questions : false
silent : false
Installer install prefix : /usr
kernel source path : (not specified)
net kernel install path : (not specified)
audio kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> Found package NVIDIA audio driver for Linux-x86_64
-> Found package NVIDIA network driver for Linux-x86_64
-> Please select packages for installation:
Selections:
NVIDIA audio driver for Linux-x86_64 (1.0-2)
NVIDIA network driver for Linux-x86_64 (1.0-11)
-> Starting install of NVIDIA audio driver for Linux-x86_64
-> Checking for loaded module nvsound
-> Checking for loaded module nvaudio
-> License accepted.
-> Skipping check for conflicting rpms.
-> /proc/version is Linux version 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
(bhcompile@dolly.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 4.0.0 20050525 (Red Hat
4.0.0-9)) #1 Thu Jun 2 22:56:33 EDT 2005
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
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' commandline option.

To me it seems like I am trying to load the wrong drivers but as far as I know I have the correct ones. I have downloaded the NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0301-pkg1.run and yes I am under root.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 08-02-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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Hi.

You need to install the kernel-devel package.
'yum install kernel-devel' should do the trick.

Dave
 
Old 08-02-2005, 09:28 PM   #3
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Ok the newbie is back in action.

How do I install these? I did not see them on the Nivida site so I downloaded them form the DFI site. I went to install them with no luck.

[root@localhost Neal]# /home/Neal/Desktop/Linux64/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1[1].0-0292-pkg1.run.htm
bash: /home/Neal/Desktop/Linux64/NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1[1].0-0292-pkg1.run.htm: Permission denied

I am trying to forget windows and even my Cisco stuff becasue when I try to compair the two it is making it worse.

Thanks so far for your help at least I know what has to be done I just have to figure out how to do it.
 
Old 08-02-2005, 10:00 PM   #4
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I'd use the installer from the nVidia site.

Once you've installed the kernel-devel package, do what you did in post #1, and it should install correctly.

Dave
 
Old 08-02-2005, 10:10 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by ilikejam
I'd use the installer from the nVidia site.

Once you've installed the kernel-devel package, do what you did in post #1, and it should install correctly.

Dave
I hate to say it but I can not find them on the nvidea website. I can find the drivers that I all ready tried but I can not find the kernel package. I guess I need to know what are they located under and I should be set.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 08-02-2005, 10:24 PM   #6
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The kernel package is part of Fedora.

Doing 'yum install kernel-devel' should install that for you, then just run the nVidia installer, as you did in post #1.

Dave
 
Old 08-03-2005, 08:32 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by ilikejam
The kernel package is part of Fedora.

Doing 'yum install kernel-devel' should install that for you, then just run the nVidia installer, as you did in post #1.

Dave
OK I ran the um install kernel-devel and I saw the install. But I am still getting the error message when I run the installer. I wonder what I am doing wrong.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 10:50 AM   #8
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You might have to reboot if the kernel was updated, so that the running kernel is the same version as the kernel-devel package.

Dave
 
Old 08-04-2005, 02:14 PM   #9
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I did a reboot with no luck. Maybe when I get home I will run the 'yum install kernel-devel' to see maybe if I do not have the most updated version yet.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 06:45 PM   #10
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OK still no luck.

These are the screens that I get when I do the install.

No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.

ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel. 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' commandline option.


ERROR: Installation of the audio driver has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-nforce-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.

I am trying to install NFORCE-Linux-x86_64-1.0-0301-pkg1.run

I just do not get it.

Thanks for any help on this.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 11:33 AM   #11
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OK, do 'rpm -ql kernel-devel' to see where the kernel sources are installed (usually in /usr/src/linux-xx.xx.x). Specify this directory in the --kernel-source-path option for the installer.

Also, do 'uname -r' to see the current running kernel version, and make sure that is exactly the same version as the kernel-devel package you installed.

Dave
 
Old 08-05-2005, 08:41 PM   #12
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all right I think you found my problem.

With first comand

/usr/src/kernels/2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-x86_64/usr/Makefile


With Second comand

2.6.11-1.1369_FC4


So I can see they do not match. Now I hate to ask this but how do I fix this?
 
Old 08-06-2005, 10:49 AM   #13
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Cool.

Do 'ln -s /usr/src/kernels/2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-x86_64 /usr/src/linux-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4'.

That will link the kernel source directory to where the installer thinks the source directory should be.

Dave

Last edited by ilikejam; 08-06-2005 at 10:50 AM.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 11:18 AM   #14
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Ok my system is not liking me. I have done a reboot even and that did not help.

I had to the the ln -s /usr/src/kernels/2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-x86_64 /usr/src/linux-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 it the terminal under the root account.

ln -s /usr/src/kernels/2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-x86_64 /usr/src/linux-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4

[Neal@localhost ~]$ uname -r
2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
[Neal@localhost ~]$ ln -s /usr/src/kernels/2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-x86_64 /usr/src/linux-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4
ln: creating symbolic link `/usr/src/linux-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4/2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-x86_64' to `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-x86_64': Permission denied
[Neal@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost Neal]# ln -s /usr/src/kernels/2.6.12-1.1398_FC4-x86_64 /usr/src/linux-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4
[root@localhost Neal]# uname -r
2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
[root@localhost Neal]#


After a put in that comand it just goes back to the root promp it does not show me status or anything after I type on that long comand. I did do a reboot after this and I am told it has done nothing.

Man I just do not get this.

Thanks for all your help so far.
 
Old 08-06-2005, 11:42 AM   #15
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Have you tried running then nVidia installer again?
 
  


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