How to dkms nvidia driver in new kernel ?

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Tue Nov 16 00:43:12 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-11-15 at 13:02 -0800, Mark wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Alan Pope <popey at> wrote:
> > On 15 November 2010 19:05, a dehqan <dehqan65 at> wrote:
> >>> How to dkms nvidia driver in new kernel ?what is command ?
> >>>
> >>> While installing new kernel (2.6.35-8) , dkms nvidia driver failed .
> >> any opinion ?
> >
> > It usually gives you the name of the error log when dkms fails.
> > Reading that log may result in enlightenment.
> >
> If you're going to "dkms" a driver, you need some source files for it
> in a particular place (/usr/src) and a dkms.conf file.  These are not
> included in the L&G driver from nvidia (260.19,.12), so if you're
> using that one and you don't have connections at nvidia to obtain said
> source, I'm pretty sure you can't.
> If you managed to install the dkpg/apt repository version of that
> driver and it works, then you should be able to do so.  Man dkms says
> how to do it....

I always thought it was pretty straight forward. If you use the driver
straight from nVidia, then you're pretty much out of luck. Ric

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..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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