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Old 01-05-2009, 11:32 PM   #1
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Smile 12.2 and nvidia quadro NVS 140M beta driver SOLVED

Hi, I just installed 12.2 on my new Thinkpad R61 and
the laptop has the Nvidia quadro NVS 140M graphics.
The Nvidia website will only let me use their beta driver
for this and I get the message below when I install it.
I've never had this particular card before and
never had a problem with other nvidia driver installs.
I just typed out this error below and it's
like rocket science to me :-)
Please can anyone help in simple language
for a simple person

I just wiped vista from the laptop and
got wireless working nicely so I'm proud of myself so far....

Error: if you are using a linux 2.6 kernel please make sure you have configured kernel services matching your kernel installed on your system.If you specified a separate output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT or the "O" kbuild parameter, make sure to specify this directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.
Depending where and how the kernel sources (or the kernel headers) were installed, you may need to specify their location with the SYSSRC environment variable or the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option

Last edited by drum; 01-09-2009 at 03:50 PM.
Old 01-06-2009, 09:29 AM   #2
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Do have the kernel-source package installed.

You need this package to complete the installation of the nvidia beta driver.

You can grab this package here
Old 01-06-2009, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot but yes, I'd already googled that and installed the kernel-sources and rebooted [just in case] then tried to install the Nvidia driver again in init 3 but got the same error as in my previous post.

Any more ideas will be welcome
Thanks again
Old 01-09-2009, 03:48 PM   #4
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RE: 12.2 and nvidia quadro NVS 140M beta driver SOLVED

The Nvidia quadro NVS 140M would not work on my Thinkpad R61 but I got the 180.22 driver and it installed perfectly and I got the Nvidia logo on boot.
It works pefectly


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