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Old 02-04-2005, 01:23 PM   #1
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Nvidia 1.0-6629-driver (newest) install problem on slack 10


Hi.

When I try to install the 1.0-6626-driver, I get the message that 'no precompiled kernel interface' is found, or something like that. The installer tries to find one on nvidia.com, but failes.

I've been in this tricky situation before, ending with giving up.

Someone who have a solution that works?


Thanks alot guys.


My system: slackware 10.0@2.6.10, Gainward GeForce Ti 4200 64MB.


Ps. I've tried to search the board, but it turnes out to be too difficult for me to point out a solution.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 01:27 PM   #2
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You have to make sure that you have the kernel source installed for the kernel that you are running and then when you run the nvidia installer opt "not" to check for a precompiled kernel from nvidia and proceed with the installation.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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You have to make sure that you have the kernel source installed for the kernel that you are running and then when you run the nvidia installer opt "not" to check for a precompiled kernel from nvidia and proceed with the installation.
Thanks for the reply.

How do i check that i have the kernel source installed for the kernel that i'm running?

Pretty dumb question maybe, but still significant.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 01:43 PM   #4
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pkgtools, view the installed packages, look for kernel-source-*.tgz .

if its not there (probably isnt) download/install it from the /slackware/k folder
 
Old 02-04-2005, 01:49 PM   #5
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pkgtools says there are one kernel source, the default one for slack 10... none for 2.6.10.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 01:55 PM   #6
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Hmm.. I think actually i got it installed now after some fiddling. I did see a glimpse of the nvidia logo just before kdm showed up. Isn't that a good sign?
 
Old 02-04-2005, 01:55 PM   #7
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pkgtools says there are one kernel source, the default one for slack 10... none for 2.6.10.
if you are already using 2.6.10 kernel remove the 2.4.x source code package and install the 2.6.10 found in /testing/packages/linux-2.6.10/
 
Old 02-04-2005, 01:59 PM   #8
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Hmm.. I think actually i got it installed now after some fiddling. I did see a glimpse of the nvidia logo just before kdm showed up. Isn't that a good sign?


your videodriver is already installed then, try testing it with a 3d game or with glxgears, if glxgears show a really low fps number its because something went wrong
 
  


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