LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-12-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
manwichmakesameal
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 800

Rep: Reputation: 100Reputation: 100
Nvidia Linux-x86_64-185.18.14 driver -current64


Ok, I just got -current64 on my desktop and I'm trying to install the newest nvidia drivers. For some reason it sees my kernel as a Xen kernel. I'm pretty sure it's not as I'm using the generic kernel. Not a custom one. Here is the installer.log:
Code:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Jun 12 09:41:53 2009
installer version: 1.0.7

option status:
  license pre-accepted    : false
  update                  : false
  force update            : false
  expert                  : false
  uninstall               : false
  driver info             : false
  precompiled interfaces  : true
  no ncurses color        : false
  query latest version    : false
  OpenGL header files     : true
  no questions            : false
  silent                  : false
  no recursion            : false
  no backup               : false
  kernel module only      : false
  sanity                  : false
  add this kernel         : false
  no runlevel check       : false
  no network              : false
  no ABI note             : false
  no RPMs                 : false
  no kernel module        : false
  force SELinux           : default
  no X server check       : false
  no cc version check     : false
  force tls               : (not specified)
  force compat32 tls      : (not specified)
  X install prefix        : (not specified)
  X library install path  : (not specified)
  X module install path   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install prefix   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install libdir   : (not specified)
  compat32 install chroot : (not specified)
  compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
  compat32 install libdir : (not specified)
  utility install prefix  : (not specified)
  utility install libdir  : (not specified)
  doc install prefix      : (not specified)
  kernel name             : (not specified)
  kernel include path     : (not specified)
  kernel source path      : (not specified)
  kernel output path      : (not specified)
  kernel install path     : (not specified)
  proc mount point        : /proc
  ui                      : (not specified)
  tmpdir                  : /tmp
  ftp mirror              : ftp://download.nvidia.com
  RPM file list           : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 185.18.14.
-> 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 (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
   that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.29.4/source'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.29.4/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Performing Xen check.
ERROR: The kernel you are installing for is a Xen kernel!

       The NVIDIA driver does not currently work on Xen kernels. If
       you are using a stock distribution kernel, please install
       a variant of this kernel without Xen support; if this is a
       custom kernel, please install a standard Linux kernel.  Then
       try installing the NVIDIA kernel module again.
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 www.nvidia.com.
Here is the output of cat /boot/config | grep VIRTUAL:
Code:
# CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL is not set
CONFIG_VIRTUALIZATION=y
The output of cat /boot/config | grep XEN ouputs nothing. I figure that the virtualization being enabled is for running stuff like vmware or virtualbox, am I wrong? I didn't think that the generic kernel had Xen enabled. And as a side note, I did try to post this on nvnews, but they won't take "free or web-based email accounts". So I couldn't sign up.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 09:25 AM   #2
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Tupelo, MS
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 6,926

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
Just fwiw, I've used both 180.51 and 185.18.14 on Slackware64 -current.
Code:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Jun 12 11:44:56 2009
installer version: 1.0.7

option status:
  license pre-accepted    : false
  update                  : false
  force update            : false
  expert                  : false
  uninstall               : false
  driver info             : false
  precompiled interfaces  : true
  no ncurses color        : false
  query latest version    : false
  OpenGL header files     : true
  no questions            : false
  silent                  : false
  no recursion            : false
  no backup               : false
  kernel module only      : false
  sanity                  : false
  add this kernel         : false
  no runlevel check       : false
  no network              : false
  no ABI note             : false
  no RPMs                 : false
  no kernel module        : false
  force SELinux           : default
  no X server check       : false
  no cc version check     : false
  force tls               : (not specified)
  force compat32 tls      : (not specified)
  X install prefix        : (not specified)
  X library install path  : (not specified)
  X module install path   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install prefix   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install libdir   : (not specified)
  compat32 install chroot : (not specified)
  compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
  compat32 install libdir : (not specified)
  utility install prefix  : (not specified)
  utility install libdir  : (not specified)
  doc install prefix      : (not specified)
  kernel name             : (not specified)
  kernel include path     : (not specified)
  kernel source path      : (not specified)
  kernel output path      : (not specified)
  kernel install path     : (not specified)
  proc mount point        : /proc
  ui                      : (not specified)
  tmpdir                  : /tmp
  ftp mirror              : ftp://download.nvidia.com
  RPM file list           : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 185.18.14.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 180.
   51).  As part of installing this driver (version: 185.18.14), the existing d
   river will be uninstalled.  Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will ab
   ort installation) (Answer: Yes)
-> 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 (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
   that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.29.4/source'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.29.4/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Performing Xen check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
-> Building kernel module:
<snip>
-> Uninstallation of existing driver: NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for
   Linux-x86_64 (180.51) is complete.
-> Searching for conflicting X files:
-> done.
-> Searching for conflicting OpenGL files:
-> done.
-> Installing 'NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64'
   (185.18.14):
   executing: '/sbin/ldconfig'...
   executing: '/sbin/depmod -aq'...
-> done.
-> Driver file installation is complete.
-> Running post-install sanity check:
-> done.
-> Post-install sanity check passed.
-> Shared memory test passed.
-> Running runtime sanity check:
WARNING: Unable to perform the runtime configuration check for library
         'libGL.so.1' ('/usr/lib/libGL.so.185.18.14'); assuming successful
         installation.
-> done.
-> Runtime sanity check passed.
-> Would you like to run the nvidia-xconfig utility to automatically update you
   r X configuration file so that the NVIDIA X driver will be used when you res
   tart X?  Any pre-existing X configuration file will be backed up. (Answer: N
   o)
-> Installation of the NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64
   (version: 185.18.14) is now complete.  Please update your XF86Config or
   xorg.conf file as appropriate; see the file
   /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README.txt for details
on Slackware64 -current (Thu Jun 11 13:57:36 CDT 2009). And I am running
the generic kernel:
Code:
bruce@jeremiah:~$ uname -a                                                                
Linux jeremiah 2.6.29.4 #2 SMP Fri May 29 13:11:21 CDT 2009 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T8300  @ 2.40GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linu
Code:
bruce@jeremiah:~$ ls -l /boot/
total 12018
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      37 2009-06-07 05:23 README.initrd -> /usr/doc/mkinitrd-1.3.4/README.initrd
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      27 2009-06-08 05:38 System.map -> System.map-generic-2.6.29.4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1291214 2009-05-30 02:11 System.map-generic-2.6.29.4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1882035 2009-05-30 02:57 System.map-huge-2.6.29.4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     512 2009-06-07 05:33 boot.0800
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     512 2009-06-07 05:33 boot.0810
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     137 2009-06-07 05:32 boot_message.txt
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      23 2009-06-08 05:37 config -> config-generic-2.6.29.4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   90664 2009-05-30 02:11 config-generic-2.6.29.4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   90703 2009-05-30 02:57 config-huge-2.6.29.4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    5040 2009-02-27 19:49 diag1.img
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   17932 2009-02-27 19:49 diag2.img
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root    1024 2009-06-08 05:40 initrd-tree/
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1141687 2009-06-08 05:40 initrd.gz
drwx------  2 root root   12288 2009-06-07 05:21 lost+found/
-rw-------  1 root root   36864 2009-06-13 15:11 map
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   17318 2008-12-09 08:56 slack.bmp
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      24 2009-06-08 05:37 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-generic-2.6.29.4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2623840 2009-05-30 02:11 vmlinuz-generic-2.6.29.4
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 5030496 2009-05-30 02:57 vmlinuz-huge-2.6.29.4
Are you certain everything is the same on your system?

Sorry I can't help with your problem except to post my logs.

Have you tried to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.51-pkg2.run?
 
Old 06-13-2009, 02:54 PM   #3
lumak
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: Phoenix
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 799
Blog Entries: 32

Rep: Reputation: 109Reputation: 109
How are you running the installer? People have reported problems using the ncurses gui on slackware64. try passing the option --ui=none and -n for no precompiled interfaces (unless you made one your self, it won't find any.)

Run it with "-A | more" to look through all the advanced flags that my help you force it to build to what you want.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 03:08 PM   #4
Alien Bob
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 5,333

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by lumak View Post
How are you running the installer? People have reported problems using the ncurses gui on slackware64.
That issue has been fixed in slackware64-current some time ago.

Eric
 
Old 06-13-2009, 05:20 PM   #5
manwichmakesameal
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 800

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 100Reputation: 100
Issue resolved, I reinstalled because of some problems I was having with a raid.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 11:20 PM   #6
manwichmakesameal
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 800

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 100Reputation: 100
I hate to resurrect my own thread, but I am having this issue again. I actually just uninstalled the nvidia driver to install a different one. Now both versions are telling me I have a Xen kernel. wtf? Anyone else having this issue?
 
Old 06-16-2009, 12:39 AM   #7
mRgOBLIN
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 999

Rep: Reputation: 227Reputation: 227Reputation: 227
Just installed it on slackware64-current without a hitch.
Generic kernel no modifications.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do i install Nvidia Driver 169.12-x86_64 on Debian Etch amd64? El1iP3S01D Debian 7 05-06-2008 10:54 AM
nvidia driver for fedora x86_64 tasnim Linux - Desktop 1 02-27-2008 06:15 AM
Cannot get NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-6629-pkg2.run to run properly doctorwebbox Linux - Hardware 0 02-06-2005 07:18 AM
kernel 2.6.3--bk8 and NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336 video driver from Nvidia zdenkod Linux - Hardware 2 03-09-2004 06:38 AM
Opteron, SuSE 8.2 x86_64, NVidia driver problem professorpayne Linux - Software 0 09-24-2003 05:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration