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Old 05-05-2005, 06:06 AM   #1
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NVIDIA 7174 Driver - Wrong kernel sources error


This is a common error, and i've tried it many times before, but i can't remember how to fix it, since it's quite a while since i've formatted by Debian workstation.

I get the "Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. this is most likely because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files..." error.

I have both kernel-headers and my kernel-source (2.6.11.8) installed, and yes running kernel is same as kernel-source.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 08:32 AM   #2
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You either have to used a patched version of the nvidia drivers or upgrade to kernel 2.6.11. A while ago people using kernel versions before 2.6.9/2.6.10 had problems with nvidia drivers due to changes introduced in the kernel.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 09:31 AM   #3
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Hmm, where can i find those NVIDIA patches? Tried to search for the 7174 patch on google, but it doesn't look like it exists?

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Old 05-05-2005, 10:19 AM   #4
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The patches are only available for the 6xxx versions of the nvidia drivers. The 7xxx work fine with the latest 2.6.9+ kernels so there was no need to patch them.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 03:29 AM   #5
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Why am i getting this error with 7174 if i have the kernel sources symlinked that i compiled my kernel with then if they work fine?

I've tried 6xxx too, but it doens't work, says "ERROR: Unable to compile kernel module" or something like that.

I have kernel version 2.6.11.8 ..
 
Old 05-06-2005, 11:05 AM   #6
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Ahh, my bad. I thought you had said you were running a 2.6.8 kernel. I misread your first post.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 01:34 PM   #7
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Ah, no problem then ..

Do you have any idea how to solve this problem? Or do you have any information on the 2.6.11.8 kernel and the 7174 driver?
 
  


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