Difficulty in installing NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-7167-pkg2.run
membreya at optusnet.com.au
Mon Mar 14 16:28:09 UTC 2005
> On Mon, 2005-03-14 at 20:54 +1100, Adam Membrey wrote:
>>>On Mon, 2005-03-14 at 20:23 +1100, Adam Membrey wrote:
>>>>I'm currently running linux 2.6.11 with Hoary Ubuntu (hence I can't use
>>>>nvidia-glx). I had these drivers working on my previous install,
>>>>however a convertfs trying to get reiser working quickly decimated that
>>>>I'm trying to install this app and it says that it can't locate the
>>>>kernel-source, I'm just wondering exactly what packages I will need.
>>>>At this stage I have:
>>>Try adding the appropriately numbered
>>Apologies David, I should have added that I have that in there already,
>>since it's the kernel that I'm running.
>>I've extracted all the files from the linux-source-2.6.11 but the nvidia
>>installer gives me the following error message when I point it to my
>>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
>> on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
>> driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
>>I will now list ALL the 2.6.11's I have installed:
> I had some problems installing the nvidia driver on slackware10 a week
> or so ago and got round it with the
> --kernel-name="2.6.7" --kernel-source="/usr/src/linux-2.6.7" option
> I dunno, they finally release nvidia drivers which work beautifully with
> the 2.6 kernel just in time for the new 2.6.11 kernel which doesn't work
> with the new nvidia drivers. It's a bloody merry-go-round.
> Hope this helps (though it probably wont)
A big shoutout to Nermal in the IRC channel for fixing this for me, it
required me to do a "sudo apt-get install kernel-headers-2.6-amd64-k8"
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