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Old 12-30-2007, 06:33 AM   #1
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Nvidia Geforce 7600 GS drivers

I had a Geforce 5700 LE graphic Adapter before and the drivers for that card installed just fine, now i have a Geforce 7600 GS (AGP) card ( Debian 4.0 with kernel 2.6.18-5-686), i have downloaded the drivers for it and run sh /path/to/driver then i get the following message.

License accepted.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 100.
14.19). As part of installing this driver (version: 169.07), the existing d
river will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will ab
ort installation) (Answer: Yes)
-> 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.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> The CC version check failed:

The compiler used to compile the kernel (gcc 4.1) does not exactly match the
current compiler (gcc 4.2). The Linux 2.6 kernel module loader rejects kern
el modules built with a version of gcc that does not exactly match that of t
he compiler used to build the running kernel.

If you know what you are doing and want to ignore the gcc version check, sel
ect "No" to continue installation. Otherwise, select "Yes" to abort install
ation, set the CC environment variable to the name of the compiler used to c
ompile your kernel, and restart installation. Abort now? (Answer: No)

[/B][/I]After a while the installation fails, how do i fix this. Thanks in advance

Last edited by sigma_50; 12-30-2007 at 06:36 AM.
Old 12-30-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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hmmm. Shouldn't suse and debian have the nvidia driver in the repos? Which distribution are you trying to install the nvidia driver on right now?
Old 12-30-2007, 03:08 PM   #3
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Debian 4.0 with kernel 2.6.18-5-686


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