Problems with Video Drivers
gustin at echostar.ca
Thu Sep 18 06:50:56 BST 2008
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Brian Blater wrote:
> I can't thank you all enough for giving me some ideas to try.
> Unfortunately after several more hours of beating my head against the
> proverbial "wall" I'm still not getting this to work.
> I've tried downloading and installing the latest driver from Nvidia.
> However, that keeps giving me an error that no precompiled kernel
> interface found. So, I say to download it from Nvidia, but nothing
> found. Then it says that no kernel source tree found. However, I've
> installed the kernel sources, kernel dev etc.
Check your /usr/src directory. If you are *sure* you have the kernel
source or headers installed that match your running kernel, they may
just need to be unpacked.
So, first figure out what kernel you are running:
You should see something like this:
So, I look in my /usr/src
ls /usr/src |grep `uname -r`
I have the headers installed for my kernel so I see this:
If you see nothing then you do not have source/headers that match your
To install the headers:
sudo aptitude install linux-headers-rt
I was assuming that you had the real time kernel, otherwise omit the -rt
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