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Old 11-30-2006, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Problem installing nvidia drivers...

I am trying to install the beta 9742 drivers, which worked fine before, but now I get this when I try to install:



And then this:



Here is that log file:
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nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Nov 30 12:51:59 2006

option status:
  license pre-accepted    : false
  update                  : false
  force update            : false
  expert                  : false
  uninstall               : false
  driver info             : false
  precompiled interfaces  : true
  no ncurses color        : false
  query latest version    : false
  OpenGL header files     : true
  no questions            : false
  silent                  : false
  no recursion            : 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
  no kernel module        : false
  force SELinux           : default
  no X server check       : false
  force tls               : (not specified)
  X install prefix        : (not specified)
  X library install path  : (not specified)
  X module install path   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install prefix   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install libdir   : (not specified)
  utility install prefix  : (not specified)
  utility install libdir  : (not specified)
  doc install prefix      : (not specified)
  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              : ftp://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-
   9629).  As part of installing this driver (version: 1.0-9742), 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 (ftp://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.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.17-10-generic/build'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.17-10-generic/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
ERROR: Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel module filename.
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 www.nvidia.com.
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Old 11-30-2006, 03:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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su

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9742-pkg1.run -x

cd /path/to/created/directory/usr/src/nv

vim conftest.sh

:350
Press the "insert" key
Change "==" to "="
Press SHIFT+ZZ

cd /path/to/created/directory

./nvidia-installer

Fixed.
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Old 12-01-2006, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you should forward this to nvidia, seriously, if im understanding this correctly there is a bug in their script

as good as nvidia has been for linux users, lets face it, they arent perfect, they already broke openGL with via chipsets and havent fixed that, im sure there's other things have happened which are similar
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