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    Default Problem installing graphics driver

    I installed video drivers when it came to this problem, please help me solve it.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    root@rootstar:~# more /var/log/nvidia-installer.log
    nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
    creation time: Fri May 13 09:58:41 2011
    installer version: 270.41.06

    PATH:
    /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:
    /etc/al
    ternatives/gem-bin

    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
    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
    run distro scripts : true
    no nouveau check : false
    run nvidia-xconfig : false
    sigwinch work around : true
    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)
    installer prefix : (not specified)
    doc install prefix : (not specified)
    kernel name : (not specified)
    kernel include path : (not specified)
    kernel source path : (not specified)
    kernel output path : (not specified)
    kernel install path : (not specified)
    precompiled kernel interfaces path : (not specified)
    precompiled kernel interfaces url : (not specified)
    proc mount point : /proc
    ui : (not specified)
    tmpdir : /tmp
    ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
    RPM file list : (not specified)
    selinux chcon type : (not specified)

    Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
    -> License accepted.
    -> Installing NVIDIA driver version 270.41.06.
    -> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
    -> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
    ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running k
    ernel.
    Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for y
    our
    kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux sy
    stems,
    for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-deve
    l' RPM
    installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are insta
    lled,
    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 sugges
    tions
    on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Li
    nux
    driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    Default Re: Problem installing graphics driver

    Take a look at Muts' howto but do this at your own risk like anything else in BT

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ivers-etc.html

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    Default Re: Problem installing graphics driver

    Code:
    prepare-kernel-sources
    cd /usr/src/linux
    cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/
    download your driver
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

    next prepare the file
    Code:
    chmod +x nvidiafilename
    logout and run the file
    Code:
    sh nvidiafilename
    remeber where you downloaded the file so do an 'ls' command to see if the file is in your current directory if not cd into the directory
    *Example*

    cd Downloads

    r083rt

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    Default Re: Problem installing graphics driver

    Thank you, I installed the graphics drivers.

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    help after install prepare-kernel-sources


    Setting up linux-source (1.1-bt1) ...[*] extracting sources, please wait[*] doing stuff...
    cp: missing destination file operand after `/boot/'
    Try `cp --help' for more information.

    and splash don't want upgrade
    [*] Fixing Initrd[*] Extracting Initrd
    70228 blocks
    cpio: File ./initrd grew, 1212928 new bytes not copied
    72597 blocks[*] Reboot and bask in the joys of BootSplash

    help after install prepare-kernel-sources get this

    Setting up linux-source (1.1-bt1) ...[*] extracting sources, please wait[*] doing stuff...
    cp: missing destination file operand after `/boot/'
    Try `cp --help' for more information.
    HOSTCC scripts/basic/fixdep
    HOSTCC scripts/basic/docproc
    HOSTCC scripts/kconfig/conf.o
    HOSTCC scripts/kconfig/kxgettext.o
    SHIPPED scripts/kconfig/zconf.tab.c
    SHIPPED scripts/kconfig/lex.zconf.c
    SHIPPED scripts/kconfig/zconf.hash.c
    HOSTCC scripts/kconfig/zconf.tab.o
    HOSTLD scripts/kconfig/conf
    scripts/kconfig/conf --silentoldconfig Kconfig
    CC scripts/mod/empty.o
    HOSTCC scripts/mod/mk_elfconfig
    MKELF scripts/mod/elfconfig.h
    HOSTCC scripts/mod/file2alias.o
    HOSTCC scripts/mod/modpost.o
    HOSTCC scripts/mod/sumversion.o
    HOSTLD scripts/mod/modpost
    HOSTCC scripts/selinux/genheaders/genheaders
    HOSTCC scripts/selinux/mdp/mdp
    HOSTCC scripts/kallsyms
    HOSTCC scripts/conmakehash
    HOSTCC scripts/bin2c
    HOSTCC scripts/recordmcount
    CHK include/linux/version.h
    UPD include/linux/version.h
    CHK include/generated/utsrelease.h
    UPD include/generated/utsrelease.h
    CC kernel/bounds.s
    GEN include/generated/bounds.h
    CC arch/x86/kernel/asm-offsets.s
    GEN include/generated/asm-offsets.h
    CALL scripts/checksyscalls.sh


    and cant update fix-splash

    [*] Fixing Initrd[*] Extracting Initrd
    70228 blocks
    cpio: File ./initrd grew, 1212928 new bytes not copied
    72597 blocks[*] Reboot and bask in the joys of BootSplash
    Last edited by Archangel-Amael; 05-14-2011 at 04:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Problem installing graphics driver

    Try this and it will work:

    rm /root/.kde/cache-bt/icon-cache.kcache
    rm /root/.kde/cache-bt/plasma_theme_Volatile.kcache

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    Default Re: Problem installing graphics driver

    does this work for somebody ?

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    I found this and it worked for me, i have a Nvidia geoforce 8400gs 3d graphics accelerator pci card
    it worked for a different card for whoever posted it originally so i assume it will work with all cards.


    Default Nvidia drivers, correct installation

    Hi for those who are having trouble installing nvidia, " DO NOT MESS WITH THE KERNEL OR MODIFY ANYTHING"!
    This is the correct way to go:

    1) download synaptic : apt-get install synaptic.
    2) make sure Software sources is available under ADMINISTRATION.

    DO NOT ACTIVATE ANY UPDATE FROM SOFTWARE SOURCES.

    3) Here is the best solution for you ( tested and running on HP G70, Gforce 9200M , Backtrack 5 Gnome 32bit).

    Open terminal and paste: add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    *** The system will ask you to if you want to install " add " say Y.
    Make sure the ppa is installed, re-paste the above command if necessary.

    Again in the terminal : apt-get update && apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings

    *** Reboot

    Again in the terminal paste : nvidia-xconfig

    *** Reboot again and you're good to go.

    Hope this helps.

    Also,
    rm /root/.kde/cache-root/icon-cache.kcache
    rm /root/.kde/cache-root/plasma_theme_Volatile.kcache
    Last edited by bolexxx; 05-21-2011 at 08:34 PM.

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    Default Re: Problem installing graphics driver

    Quote Originally Posted by fractalman View Post
    I found this and it worked for me, i have a Nvidia geoforce 8400gs 3d graphics accelerator pci card
    it worked for a different card for whoever posted it originally so i assume it will work with all cards.


    Default Nvidia drivers, correct installation

    Hi for those who are having trouble installing nvidia, " DO NOT MESS WITH THE KERNEL OR MODIFY ANYTHING"!
    This is the correct way to go:

    1) download synaptic : apt-get install synaptic.
    2) make sure Software sources is available under ADMINISTRATION.

    DO NOT ACTIVATE ANY UPDATE FROM SOFTWARE SOURCES.

    3) Here is the best solution for you ( tested and running on HP G70, Gforce 9200M , Backtrack 5 Gnome 32bit).

    Open terminal and paste: add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    *** The system will ask you to if you want to install " add " say Y.
    Make sure the ppa is installed, re-paste the above command if necessary.

    Again in the terminal : apt-get update && apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings

    *** Reboot

    Again in the terminal paste : nvidia-xconfig

    *** Reboot again and you're good to go.

    Hope this helps.

    Also,
    rm /root/.kde/cache-root/icon-cache.kcache
    rm /root/.kde/cache-root/plasma_theme_Volatile.kcache
    this is the best way to install graphic card for nvidia
    thanks very much man

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    Default Re: Problem installing graphics driver

    Originally Posted by fractalman View Post
    I found this and it worked for me, i have a Nvidia geoforce 8400gs 3d graphics accelerator pci card
    it worked for a different card for whoever posted it originally so i assume it will work with all cards.


    Default Nvidia drivers, correct installation

    Hi for those who are having trouble installing nvidia, " DO NOT MESS WITH THE KERNEL OR MODIFY ANYTHING"!
    This is the correct way to go:

    1) download synaptic : apt-get install synaptic.
    2) make sure Software sources is available under ADMINISTRATION.

    DO NOT ACTIVATE ANY UPDATE FROM SOFTWARE SOURCES.

    3) Here is the best solution for you ( tested and running on HP G70, Gforce 9200M , Backtrack 5 Gnome 32bit).

    Open terminal and paste: add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    *** The system will ask you to if you want to install " add " say Y.
    Make sure the ppa is installed, re-paste the above command if necessary.

    Again in the terminal : apt-get update && apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-current-modaliases nvidia-settings

    *** Reboot

    Again in the terminal paste : nvidia-xconfig

    *** Reboot again and you're good to go.

    Hope this helps.

    Also,
    rm /root/.kde/cache-root/icon-cache.kcache
    rm /root/.kde/cache-root/plasma_theme_Volatile.kcache and all thing getting fun


    Thanks man very very much it work to me I have Nvidia GF 9600M GT (acer laptop)

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