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Old 11-25-2004, 07:31 AM   #1
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nvidia driver problem

I have installed Ubuntu on my system, But my Nvidia GeForce4 mx works bad... I mean i can't play games like Tuxracer. I have installed nvidia-kernel-source. I have downloaded new nvidia drivers, but installation not succes! There is log of installation. Can anyone tell me what I have to do?

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : false
no questions : false
silent : 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
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
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
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> 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 ? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source
files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the
'--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
Old 11-25-2004, 07:44 AM   #2
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Welcome to windows. Seriously, this is the difference. Install the kernel-source package. You can't install the driver unless you have your actual kernel source to compile against.
Old 11-25-2004, 08:14 AM   #3
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Try running rpm-q kernel-source from a command window. If it is not installed then go to add/remove applications and install it.


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Old 11-25-2004, 11:07 AM   #4
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Ubuntu's homepage says it is a Debian based distro. You will need to install nvidia-glx in addition to the in nvidia-kernel package. There are many howtos available on doing this in debian.

Here is one:
Old 11-25-2004, 11:46 AM   #5
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By the way you may also find this useful. I would try this 1st.
Old 11-26-2004, 06:34 AM   #6
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Very thanx for you all At last I can use glx


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