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    Question How To Installing NVIDIA Driver in Backtrack 3 Final?

    My laptop is Compal HGL30 with NVIDIA Ge Force Go 7600 graphic card, it run Backtrack 3 Final dual boot with Windows Vista. I want to install NVIDIA Driver so, I download these packages:
    - NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.82-pkg1.run
    - kernel-source-2.6.21.5_smp-noarch-2.tgz from Slackwaredotcom and moved the "linux-2.6.21.5" folder to new location /src/.
    Then I installing the NVIDIA Driver Package in console with this command
    "%sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.82-pkg1.run --kernel-source-path=/src/linux-2.6.21.5"
    but after fews seconds the error happen. Here is the log:

    nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
    creation time: Thu Jan 1 23:43:44 2009
    installer version: 1.0.7

    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
    no cc version 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 : /src/linux-2.6.21.5/
    kernel output path : (not specified)
    kernel install path : (not specified)
    proc mount point : /proc
    ui : (not specified)
    tmpdir : /tmp
    ftp mirror : download.nvidia.com
    RPM file list : (not specified)

    Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
    -> License accepted.
    -> Installing NVIDIA driver version 177.82.
    -> 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 (download.nvidia.com)?(Answer: No)
    -> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
    that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
    -> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
    -> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
    -> Using the kernel source path '/src/linux-2.6.21.5/' as specified by the
    '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
    -> Kernel source path: '/src/linux-2.6.21.5/'
    -> Kernel output path: '/src/linux-2.6.21.5/'
    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 equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.

    Depending on where and how the kernel sources (or the
    kernel headers) were installed, you may need to specify
    their location with the SYSSRC environment variable or
    the equivalent nvidia-installer 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 nvidia.com.
    How to fix it? I newbie in Linux. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtual_Soldier View Post
    My laptop is Compal HGL30 with NVIDIA Ge Force Go 7600 graphic card, it run Backtrack 3 Final dual boot with Windows Vista. I want to install NVIDIA Driver so, I download these packages:
    - NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.82-pkg1.run
    - kernel-source-2.6.21.5_smp-noarch-2.tgz from Slackwaredotcom and moved the "linux-2.6.21.5" folder to new location /src/.
    Then I installing the NVIDIA Driver Package in console with this command but after fews seconds the error happen. Here is the log:


    How to fix it? I newbie in Linux. Thanks
    You are using the wrong kernel files.
    Download the real bt3 kernel files from the wiki if you are only using the cd version, otherwise they are included already.

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    Thanks balding_parrot. By put the right kernel my problem solved. Now I got Nvidia splash and better performance.

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    can any1 help where to find these kernel files?
    BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!!!

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    I posted a similar topic with a similar problem, but never got any feedback. I found this tutorial on installing the new nvidia drivers, which was very helpful

    hxxp://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1125400

    Everything worked great...until i restarted my computer. Pre-restarting, the kernel module matched the driver installed. Once i restarted, an older kernel module was loaded instead of the one that i had just installed. Seems there is a configuration file that loads the modules that im not aware of. Been losing a lot of sleep over it, so hopefully someone with a little more experience can shed some light on either of our issues. Post back if that tutorial is any help to you.

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