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Old 10-09-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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Need Help installing nvidia driver for mandrake 10.1 community

I am trying to install the Nvidia driver for TNT2 Ultra, for Mandrake 10.1 Community. After downloading it from their support website, I ran install, but received an error message saying Failed to Build. I ran the following commands thereafter:

1. cd /usr/src/linux
2. make mrproper
3. cp /boot/config-kernel_you_are_using /usr/src/linux
4. make oldconfig
5. make dep

to make sure the kernel and kernel sources and headers matched. However I received another error message:

ERROR: If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure you either have configured kernel sources matching your kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed on your system.

If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel installed on your system. If you specified a separate output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with the appropriate nvidia-installer command line option.
Old 10-10-2004, 06:49 AM   #2
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Try to run the with parameter --extract-only. So you have a folder with the extracted stuff, inside as root do "make" and "make install" (I think it sould work, you can read about it in the readme).
Old 10-14-2004, 12:50 PM   #3
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Hi. I have exactly the same problem. I've tried to only extract the file and run "make install", but there was a compile error in the code.
So I tried to install an older version of the driver (1.0-5336) and it compiled and installed correctly. I ran "kde" and everything worked. But after I had rebooted it wouldn't work anymore. "Failed to initialize the nvidia module" or something was what I recieved. I loaded the module with "modprobe nvidia" with no problems, but kde still didn't work.

Is this a known problem with Mandrake 10.1 Community?
Old 10-14-2004, 03:03 PM   #4
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the way Nvidia driver installs for me is that i urpmi kernel-source then run the NVIDIA.......... .run script... worked every time so far
Old 10-14-2004, 03:38 PM   #5
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It's working now! I found this post on another forum:

Apparently it's something wrong with Nvidias source code (or something that is incomatible with this linux kernel). You have to change this:
PM_SAVE_STATE to PM_SUSPEND_MEM @ line 3697 in file usr/src/nv/nv.c

Then it should work.
Old 11-04-2004, 05:03 AM   #6
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Unhappy Things never work with me

I've tried this, but it didn't work. I still have the follow error message:
"No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like..."
Yes, I have already installed the kernel source.
Can someone help me?
Old 11-04-2004, 07:09 AM   #7
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it's a bug..................

see my post #2 in This Thread for info & solution.



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