Hi Guillaume et all,
first of all thank you very much for answering my email. As you said, i
installed the linux headers for my version (its the "2.4.27-2-386").
After that the driver for nvidia was installed successfully!
But i can see that my problem is more complex than that. I thought that
after installing the new drivers i could have the xserver running,
instead of that i get the following message:
XFree86 Version 188.8.131.52 (Debian 4.3.0.dfsg.1-14sarge1 20050901212727
Release Date: 15 August 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.8-16.0508-2 i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 02 September 2005
This version of XFree86 has been extensively modified by the Debian
Project, and is not supported by the XFree86 Project, Inc., in any
way. Bugs should be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking System; see
<URL: http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting >.
We strongly encourage the use of the "reportbug" package and command
to ensure that bug reports contain as much useful information as
Before filing a bug report, you may want to consult the Debian X FAQ:
XHTML version: file:///usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.xhtml
plain text version: file:///usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.4.27-2-386
(email@example.com) (gcc version 3.3.5 (Debian
1:3.3.5-13)) #1 Wed Aug 17 09:33:35 UTC 2005 T
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Thu Jun 29 21:57:37 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Parse error on line 79 of section Monitor in file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
ModeLine dotclock expected
(EE) Problem parsing the config file
(EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()
Fatal server error:
no screens found
it cannot find my screen. Why is that? Do you have a solution on this?
thanks in advance
When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to firstname.lastname@example.org.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Guillaume" <email@example.com>
To: "Dionisis Petromanolakis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: Xfree configuration
Dionisis Petromanolakis wrote:
I have a SONY-VAIO VGN-FS315S laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce 6400 card.
I installed on it the latest distribution of Debian but i dont have
any graphical interface because of a problem with Xfree.
i assumed that the problem has to do with the drivers that debian uses
and instead of nv i may need to use nvidia driver. For this reason i
downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-2.0-7182-pkg1.run installer from NVIDIA in
order to install it and fix the problem. But i cannot install this
driver because a file named version.h is missing from the directory
/usr/src/linux/include/linux, according to the error message i get.
Does anyone have a solution to my problem? Do i need to install the
nvidia driver in order to solve it or is it something else? If the
problem can be fixed simple by using this driver, how can i make the
installer work? Do i need to compile the kernel again? Do i need some
extra packages or headers?
I m new to linux so please give me real simple instructions. Thank you
very much in advance,
You need the kernel headers corresponding to your installed kernel for
the Nvidia driver to compile their driver.