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Old 12-27-2007, 01:34 AM   #1
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Angry Video Card Precompiled kernel interface error

Hi everyone... First of all I would like to thank everyone that is willing to spend the time posting some help.

Here is my problem...
I have a Nvidia Ge Force 8800GTS 512MB and I cant get the drivers installed in my Ubuntu Linux.

I already have download the driver file from the Nvidia website (the file extension is
But, when I try to install the driver by typing sudo sh (file name) I get a message saying that my precompiled kernel interface is not the right one.

I already have spent hours searching for answers but I cant find anything that could help me... Im new to linux so please help...

Thank you
Old 12-27-2007, 03:04 PM   #2
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A little detail is required;

What version of ubuntu are you using?
What kernel version are you using? (Type uname -r in a shell)
When you installed do you know whether you included the kernel code?
Have you tried recompiling the kernel or updating to a later version if appropriate?

Does help at all?
Old 12-27-2007, 03:18 PM   #3
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It's been a little while since I had to recompile my nVidia driver, but there are some standard messages like this that are normal and you just tell it to continue and it will create what's needed.

What is the exact wording of the message? Does it error out and fail to continue?

Have you installed the required development packages? I think the meta package for Ubuntu is called build-essential or something like that.
Old 12-28-2007, 02:36 AM   #4
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Angry New Error

So I finally made some progress (I think)
I ran aptitude and installed a few "linux hearders" that had the same number as my kernel. I also installed "build essential"

After that, I tried to install the Nvidia driver one more time.
sudo sh (file name)

The installation for the driver seemed to go ok. But I had one error at the end.
"Unable to perform the run time configuration check for library '' (/usr/lib32/ assuming successful installation"

After getting this error I restarted the PC and tried to run KDE but I received a message saying that my video driver was running in a low resolution. Also, I tried to access the Nvidia X server settings in the KDE but I received a different error (You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server)

So... Can anyone help? Im pretty sure my video card still not working.

-My kernel version is 2.6.22-14 Generic


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