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Old February 22nd 06, 06:30 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.amd.x86-64,comp.os.linux.setup
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Default issues with installing graphics card..

I don't understand the issue. The error message seems clear, but I've seen
it before.

The video driver has to be compiled for the kernel version you are running.
You are running a kernel revision that NVidia doesn't have on their web site
for download, so it has to be compiled locally.

The first issue you run into is that you are running gcc 3.3 and your kernel
was compiled w/3.4 I don't know if that will cause problems or not, but I'd
upgrade gcc to match.

The second issue, and the issue that's stopping you, is that you don't have
the kernel sources installed on your machine in a place the installer can
find them. I've copied up (and reformatted) the critical parts of your error
message:

ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running
kernel.

Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux
systems,
for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' RPM installed.
If you
know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify
the
kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line
option.


You can either
1) run "rpm --install kernel-source" (I'm not on RH at the moment, so
that syntax might not be perfect)
or
2) run the installer with the option --kernel-source-path and point the
installer at your already installed source.

Make sense?

Jared
http://jaredrichardson.net


"tazman" wrote in message
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I have an AMD 64 X2 4200+ computer wich I am attemting to put the 64bit
release of debian on.

The video card is : Nvidia GeForce 6600GT PCIe . modle numbe GV-NX66T256DE
The mobo is: ASUS A8N-SLI

My isssues is that I can not get the NVIDIA video card drivers to
install..

I have down loaded the lattest drivers from the nvidia web site and have
tried to sh them.. I get an error and this is the output of the log file..


nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Feb 23 01:36:30 2006

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 : true
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 : /emul/ia32-linux
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 : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
WARNING: Skipping the runlevel check (the utility `runlevel` failed to
run).
- License accepted.
- 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 test with CC="cc".
- gcc-version-check failed:


The compiler used to compile the kernel (gcc 3.4) does not exactly match
the
current compiler (gcc 3.3). The Linux 2.6 kernel module loader rejects
kern
el modules built with a version of gcc that does not exactly match that
of t
he compiler used to build the running kernel.

If you know what you are doing and want to ignore the gcc version check,
sel
ect "No" to continue installation. Otherwise, select "Yes" to abort
install
ation, set the CC environment variable to the name of the compiler used
to c
ompile your kernel, and restart installation. Abort now? (Answer: No)
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running
kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux
systems,
for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' RPM installed. If
you
know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify
the
kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' 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 www.nvidia.com.



Starting to pull my hair out on this..

Thanks

Taz




 




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