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Old 11-28-2003, 01:08 PM   #1
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nvidia driver and 2.6.0-test11 kernel


I have just downloaded and compiled 2.6.0-test11 kernel, booted it and when I try to install NVIDIA drivers I get this error:

ERROR: The kernel header file '/lib/modules/2.6.0-test11/build/include/linux/modversions.h'
does not exist. The most likely reason for this is that the kernel header files in '/lib/modules/2.6.0-test11/build/include' have not been configured.

I have installed the latest modutils too.

Do you have any clue how do I solve this problem?
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Have you applied the Nvidia patches from ?
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Old 01-02-2004, 07:41 PM   #4
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I've applied the patches from, then compiled the module called nvidia.ko and it works fine, I can modprobe it withou any problems. The problem is that when I startx I get this message:
(I have Xconfiguration file configured properly, it used to work with 2.4 kernel and nvidia.o module)

Using authority file /root/.Xauthority
Writing authority file /root/.Xauthority
Using authority file /root/.Xauthority
Writing authority file /root/.Xauthority

XFree86 Version 4.3.0
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.21-gss i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 02 January 2004
Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Sat Jan 3 01:36:54 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
Using vt 7

(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No drivers available.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

Any Idea?


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