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Old 02-25-2005, 09:30 AM   #1
djc_slip
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nvidia driver install errors


(before i get flamed!! - yes this post is also posted on nvidia forum!!!)

Problems getting my nvidia card working

I'm running
mandrake 10.1
nvidia geForce 5950
2.6.10-3mdk
2.6.10-3mdk source


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when trying to install - i get this in my nvidia-installer.log

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 : false
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 : /root/tmp
ftp mirror : xxx.download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 1.0-
6629). As part of installing this driver (version: 1.0-6629), the existing
driver will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will a
bort installation) (Answer: Yes)
-> 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 (xxx.download.nvidia.com)? (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.
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.10-3mdk/source'
-> Performing CC test with CC="cc".
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.
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 xxx.nvidia.com.

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According to log i already have drivers installed... so

rpm -qa | grep nvidia

result is nothing!

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Tried modprobe nvidia

[root@localhost source]# modprobe nvidia
FATAL: Module nvidia not found


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EEEEK!!!!

when looking at xorg.conf, driver is picking up nv (not nvidia) if i change it to nvidia - X doesn't work (i guess cause drivers are not installed!)

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Where do i go now? I have tried a lower kernel (2.6.8.1.24) and lower drivers (6111)

but still have same messages..
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Last edited by djc_slip; 02-25-2005 at 09:47 AM.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 09:46 AM   #2
bunnadik
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What does /var/log/nvidia-installer.log say?

- Peder
 
Old 02-25-2005, 09:48 AM   #3
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? - my fault - have edited original post to show nvidia install log.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 05:04 PM   #4
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i couldn't solve that problem, i think i did once but i had no GUI. That actually happened twice. So i just decided to go back to my favorite distro RH9 .. I'll go back to MDK10.1 when the GUI installer is released for the nvidia drivers.
 
  


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