Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2004, 10:31 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
Installing new NVIDIA drivers on Mandrake 10.0

I useing Mandrake 10.0 and i wont install drivers for NvidiaFx 5200 so i download

Linux Display Driver - IA32
Version: 1.0-5336
Operating System: Linux IA32
Release Date: January 26, 2004
and when i use sh i have this error
(this is from log file)

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu May 13 16:12:17 2004

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 source path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /root/tmp
ftp site :

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: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
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.
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
Old 05-13-2004, 10:36 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Indiana
Distribution: Suse 6.0+, Mandrake 5.0-10.0, Redhat 6.0-9.0, Gentoo 1.2+, Gnoppix, Knoppix, Sabayon, Ubuntu 5.04+
Posts: 1,811

Rep: Reputation: 45
And quite obvoiusly, just as it specifically tells you. Install, the kernel source.
Old 05-13-2004, 01:24 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks, that help
Old 05-13-2004, 02:08 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Beautiful Greenville, SC
Distribution: Fedora Core 1 (finally)
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
go to a commandline
type su
type root password
type urpmi kernel-source
insert appropriate cd.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help installing NVIDIA drivers on mandrake dragon_fire04 Linux - Hardware 1 02-21-2005 09:01 PM
I'm having trouble installing the NVIDIA drivers on Mandrake 10.1. JakeMH Linux - Software 17 02-07-2005 07:25 PM
Problem installing NVIDIA drivers (MANDRAKE 10.0) mddb Mandriva 10 11-26-2004 09:59 AM
Installing Nvidia Drivers on mandrake 10 Baldrick Mandriva 12 05-03-2004 05:38 PM
Diff. Installing nVidia drivers in Mandrake 10.0 johnnytaco Linux - Hardware 4 03-16-2004 02:44 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:44 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration