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Old 09-12-2004, 01:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Nvidia driver on Sarge, kernel 2.6.8-1.k7

Hello.. I've downloaded the cd images for debian sarge and I was able to find in the pool sections of the debian the 2.6.8-1-k7_2.6.8-2_i386 kernel image package. I've downloaded the little buger and installed it. Next thing I did was getting my hands to the 2.6.8 source. There were several packages there named kernel-source_2.6.8_2.6.8-5_all.deb which I took and installed. Symlinks to the new kernel source, everything ok one thing to do is installing the NVIDIA kernel module. 1.0-6111.
Heheheee... doesn't work. Spits out a funny message:

ERROR: If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
you either have configured kernel sources matching your
kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
on your system.

If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
installed on your system. If you specified a separate
output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
the appropriate nvidia-installer command line option.

Allright.. check the gcc version.. same as the kernel-image, okaay anything else? NO.
Please help. (I'll try to recompile the kernel to see if this works oh well... wish me luck.)
Old 09-12-2004, 01:51 PM   #2
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You need your matching kernel headers.
apt-get install kernel-headers-<whatever kernel image you have>
ex: apt-get install kernel-headers-2.6.8-1-k7

No point in having kernel-source-* unless you build a kernel from it.
Old 09-12-2004, 02:05 PM   #3
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Well I took the kernel headers but they needeed kernel-headers-2.6.8-1 a bloody package I could not find anywhere. I'll take a second look though... (btw.. the kernel's being kompiled)
Old 09-12-2004, 08:14 PM   #4
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the easy way to get the proper headers for your kernel is

apt-get install kernel-headers-$(uname -r)


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