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Old 08-31-2003, 04:56 AM   #1
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Question Debian bf2.4 and nVidia Geforce4 440 MX se question

I am new in linux , I am trying to install drivers for nVIDIA Geforce4 440 MX SE

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sat Aug 30 21:22:16 2003

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
  XFree86 install prefix  : /usr/X11R6
  OpenGL install prefix   : /usr
  Installer install prefix: /usr
  kernel include path     : (not specified)
  kernel install path     : (not specified)
  proc mount point        : /proc
  ui                      : (not specified)
  tmpdir                  : /tmp
  ftp site                : ft..... download. nvidia. co
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 (............. nvidia.... com)? (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 header files for the currently running kernel.
       Please make sure you have installed the kernel header 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 header
       files are installed, you may specify the kernel include path with the
       '--kernel-include-path' commandline option.
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
       on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
       driver download page at w.... nvidia...... com.
What that means? What i should do?
Thank you if You help me
Old 08-31-2003, 08:07 AM   #2
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got to get the kernel source...
uname -r will show you the current kernel you are running, and you will need the source for it....if you already have it, then do as it tells you in the error message, and specify the kernel directory..


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