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Old 02-12-2008, 01:59 AM   #1
sepehr
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Arrow Problem Installing Nvidia VGA driver


using the instructions given in in Nvidia website i downloaded a .run file and using sh command tried to install it,but i'm given this error :
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The kernel header file '/lib/modules/2.6.18.2-34-default/build/include/linux/version.h' does not exist.The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source files in '/lib/modules/2.6.18.2-34-default/build' have not been configured.

what actions should i take?
 
Old 02-12-2008, 06:14 AM   #2
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be sure the kernel headers (source) are installed as well as make and gcc then you should have no problems installing from runlevel 3 (no X server running)
 
Old 02-13-2008, 08:25 AM   #3
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be sure the kernel headers (source) are installed as well as make and gcc then you should have no problems installing from runlevel 3 (no X server running)
kernel sources are installed along with gcc,and i did switch to init 3 before running the installation file,any ideas?
 
Old 02-21-2008, 05:24 PM   #4
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Have you checked http://en.opensuse.org/NVIDIA to see any information on that page might help?
 
Old 02-21-2008, 05:54 PM   #5
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Which version of openSUSE are you running?

What are the results of the command: uname -a

Did you run the .run file as root?

Edit: Ok, forget the first question, I see your sig now. The error message you got is usually one you get when you don't have kernel sources installed.

Last edited by pilotgi; 02-21-2008 at 05:59 PM. Reason: Clarification
 
Old 02-26-2008, 07:51 AM   #6
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Have you checked http://en.opensuse.org/NVIDIA to see any information on that page might help?
since I don't have internet connection on linux for now i can't take advantage of online driver download(which i used to consider when i had internet connection on linux)
finally i found out what to do to get the drivers compiled correctly, Nvidia installer uses the kernel files installed in /lib/modules/
and some unconfigured kernel sources where there by default so driver installation failed,I tried to reconfigure the kernel in /usr/src with make command and using directory switch pointing my new configuration to /lib/modules where Nvidia installer uses
for more info look at README file for make of kernel-sources directory,thank you for all suggestions
 
  


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