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Old 01-02-2010, 03:30 AM   #1
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Installer nvidia: disagrees about version of symbol module_layout?

Trying to install nVidia's own graphics driver in backport kernel 2.6.30-bpo.1-amd64. It fails with this from the install log:
[ 698.199284] nvidia: disagrees about version of symbol module_layout
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
Any help appreciated.
Old 01-02-2010, 04:59 PM   #2
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Sorry, just hadn't installed the kernel headers. For reference Package name: linux-headers-2.6.30-bpo.1-amd64, from the backports suppository. Geddit???? Well I think it's wildly amusing.

The Debian package name for the kernel, bringing it up because found it difficult to discover, is same as above but with 'headers' replaced by 'image'.


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