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i just upgraded my kernel to 2.6.9. i just installed the tgz package off the net.. (generic kernel, headers, modules, and source)
i then went to the nvidia site (using links) and downloaded the nvidia driver.
when i went to install the driver however, it says it cant find the kernel source.
so i ran the installer with the "--kernel-source-path /usr/src/linux-2.6.9/" option and i still get the same error
i cant figure out what i'm doing wrong, and was wondering if anyone else knew how to fix it?
yes, thats there, and it points the right place.. should i remove the /lib/modules/2.4.26/ dir? since i deleted the old kernel and stuff?
would that be messing things up even though there is no build@ link?
ERROR: Unable to load tghe kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. this is likely because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files. please make sure you have installd 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.
Let's get some basic info. Your info shows you are running FC2 but posting in Slack forum. What distro are you running? If Slack what version? Is this one of the kernels that is in the Slack updates in current. Did you take care of the file type mkinitrd if need be? Are you certain that is the kernel you booted into?
Also seems like I remember some issues with some of the 2.6.x kernels and nvidia, have you searched this forum for similar issue?
Last edited by ringwraith; 12-28-2004 at 06:01 PM.
yes... i am on slack 10, yes the kernel was from slackware-current, yes i know the kernel is booted into, because it shows 2.6.9 above the login. i just forgot to change my info to show thta i'm on slackware :P
and i kinda cant just fall back to my kernel 2.4.26 stuff, cuz i didn't think about the problems with nvidia drivers, so i removed teh old kernel.... so as it sits right now, i'm stuck in the text mode.
Last edited by darklordzim; 12-28-2004 at 07:23 PM.