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    Default NVIDIA driver installing problem: Unable to find the kernel source tree...

    I have been trying to install the NVIDIA driver for my card (GeForce 8600M GT) for the last two days. I have searched around but nothing seems to fix my problem. When I start the driver installer, it begins nagging about that it doesn't find the kernel source tree and something. There is not really much to say about it, other than that I really need help and I hope someone on this forum is willing to help a newbie like me.

    I downloaded the KDE version of BT and when I run "unname -r" it says "2.6.38". Please tell me if you need some more info about my system.

    Here is my log-file from the Nvidia driver install:

    Code:
    nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
    creation time: Sat Jul  2 13:12:30 2011
    installer version: 275.09.07
    
    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 275.09.07.
    -> 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 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' or 'kernel-devel' 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.

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    Default Re: NVIDIA driver installing problem: Unable to find the kernel source tree...

    Quote Originally Posted by adrianpip2000 View Post
    I have been trying to install the NVIDIA driver for my card (GeForce 8600M GT) for the last two days. I have searched around but nothing seems to fix my problem. When I start the driver installer, it begins nagging about that it doesn't find the kernel source tree and something. There is not really much to say about it, other than that I really need help and I hope someone on this forum is willing to help a newbie like me.
    try

    ./devdriver_4.0_linux_64_270.40.run --kernel-source-path /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38

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