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Old 10-28-2006, 03:39 AM   #1
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fail to install nvidia driver--have tried many methods

Hi,follow the methods post in
I still fail to install the nvidia driver!!!
for example,Use module-assistant
# apt-get install module-assistant gcc nvidia-kernel-common
# m-a update
# m-a prepare
follow the above ,everything comes well,but while I come to the follow step,things didn't work!
# m-a auto-install nvidia
I found:
module-assistant, interactive mode
Build of the package nvidia-kernel-source failed! How do you wish to proceed?
VIEW Examine the build log file
CONTINUE Skip and continue with the next operation STOP Stop processing the build commands
build log file postpart of)
include/asm/io.h: In function 'check_signature': include/asm/io.h:258: warning: wrong type argument to increment In file included from
/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/nv-linux.h:241:5: warning:
"NV_ENABLE_MEM_TRACKING" is not defined
/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/nv-linux.h:269:5: warning:
"NV_ENABLE_MEM_TRACKING" is not defined
/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/nv-linux.h:691:2: warning: #warning
" failed, assuming remap_page_range(4)!"
/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/os-interface.c:667:5: warning: "DEBUG"
is not defined /usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/os-interface.c:679:5: warning: "DEBUG"
is not defined
/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/os-interface.c: In function
/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/os-interface.c:1262: error: 'struct
task_struct' has no member named 'rlim' make[4]: *** [/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv/os-interface.o] Error 1
make[3]: *** [_module_/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.16-2-486' NVIDIA: left KBUILD. nvidia.ko failed to build! make[2]: *** [module] Error 1 make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel/nv' make[1]: *** [build-stamp] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel'
│ make: *** [kdist_image] Error 2

my kernel is 2.6.16-2-486, testing debian
thanks in advande!
Old 10-28-2006, 10:59 AM   #2
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Perhaps the same problem as in this thread.
Old 10-31-2006, 01:17 PM   #3
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Try this

This works easily in Ubuntu, I see no reason why it wouldn't work with Debian as well.

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-common


sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Then I choose NVIDIA from the choices avialable, specify my graphics driver in the next screen (NVIDIA GeForce 6150) and in the Monitor section, specify my monitor (ProView PL926Wbi), and finally, choose advanced, and page all the way through.

Restart the x server, set my final resolution and I'm good to go.
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I resorted to the NVIDIA*.run file from their website, which installed fine on my etch machines.
Old 11-13-2006, 11:03 AM   #5
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9629 Nvidia Driver

I downloaded the Nvidia Drivers from their site did what they said and I get an error saying something about a console is already running. So then I pressed ctrl-alt-F1 changed to my download directory, retyped the command and it come back with the same message. And I thought Nvidia cards were a bitch to install in Windows!
Old 11-13-2006, 06:55 PM   #6
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Did you shut down gdm using:

/etc/init.d/gdm stop



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