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    Default Nvidia driver fails to find the kernel source tree

    ok i just installed BT3 and was geting things set up. i had just loaded my Zd1211 firmware, installed some updates using fasttrack but other than that the system is not modified. its a HD install by the way.

    i downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run from the Nvidia site, loged out of Kde, and tried to install. got a weird error saying cant find the kernel source tree or something. here is the log file.

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    nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
    creation time: Tue Jan 15 22:29:42 2008
    
    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
      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      : (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
    -> 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 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.
    the command line is inevitable

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    Did you try the nVidia module from the wiki first?
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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    Quote Originally Posted by swc666 View Post
    Did you try the nVidia module from the wiki first?
    i did not notice it actully. i did check the wiki's bug list for any nvidia related things but saw it was a compiz problem. decided it was safe to post.

    thankyou will check that
    the command line is inevitable

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    whatt???? i was looking only found an ATI module. wait or do u mean the "compiz with ATI/Intel Drivers (USB version) get the Nvidia driver"
    downloaded it but never installed a module before will look into it
    the command line is inevitable

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    Monkeypoo, You have been around here long enough to know what section to post in. I should give out a infraction however there is not one for just being dense so a strong verbal reprimand will have to do.

    Do not post in the bug & fix section unless you have a fix.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    move me at your will. wont happen again.
    the command line is inevitable

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    I would say go to the wiki, download the kernel source.

    I don't suppose you also need a direct link too now?
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    There is an issue I have had with compiz + nvidia GeForce 7600 where my window decorations disappear when I activate the desktop fast switchermaroo. I've yet to dive into this (would of liked to have today, but unfortunately I've had other issues, i.e. 4+ hours trying to figure out why my DVD-ROM drive fails to read disks on my HP notebook).

    I'll get to the bottom of it and post my findings, but I encourage anyone else whom has had these issues to make it known.
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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