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Old 08-15-2006, 01:13 AM   #1
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installing nvidia drivers on FC5

alright well i tried installing the lastest nvidia geforce drivers for my 256mb 6600, and when i tried to do this i got this error:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Aug 15 02:00:46 2006

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 : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror :
RPM file list : (not specified)

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: 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 test with CC="cc".
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 and that they are properly configured; 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' command line 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 08-15-2006, 01:18 AM   #2
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Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Do you have the kernel source installed?
It's needed.
Old 08-15-2006, 01:24 AM   #3
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truthfully i couldnt tell you that, i mean there was no option for installing the kernel source or not, so i would presume that it is installed, but who knows, and if i need to do install the kernel source, would someone be kind enough to post a link to or just post directly, directions on how to install the kernel source
Old 08-15-2006, 01:54 AM   #4
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