Re: Help, installing Nvidia driver
Why don't you use "module-assistent" to do this stuff automatically? I
did it recently on a Dell Inspiron 5160 and worked like a charm. Well,
almost. I had to make a couple of changes in the XF86Config-4 to get
full crisp resolution of 1400x1050. Let me know if you need more help.
Instructions no how to do it the easy way (note that there actually only
a few steps to it):
1) add to your /etc/apt/sources.list file (replace unstable with your
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
$> apt-get update
$> apt-get install module-assistant nvidia-kernel-common
$> module-assistant auto-install nvidia
If this says you need some hearders for the kernel, you will need to run
either of the two commands it suggests. I chose:
4) module-assistant prepare
5) run as in (3) again
6) Once that is done successfully, edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and
comment out lines referring to "dri" or "GLCore". Also comment out "nv"
line and put a line that says "nvidia".
7) Restart X, CTRL-ALT-BKSPACE
If any of the first few steps do not work, you need to go the webpage
mentioned above to try out alternate methods.
I downloaded Nvidia driver, tried to install it. And this is the log.
Someone help please.
I ran with the command:
Many thx in advance.
- Rony -
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Oct 19 20:10:12 2004
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : false
no questions : false
silent : false
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
Installer install prefix: /usr
kernel source path : /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.8
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp site : ftp://download.nvidia.com
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
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this
that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Using the kernel source path '/usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.8' as
the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.8'
-> Performing cc_version_check with CC="cc".
-> gcc-version-check failed:
Could not compile gcc-version-check.c
If you know what you are doing and want to ignore the gcc version
ect "No" to continue installation. Otherwise, select "Yes" to abort
ation, set the CC environment variable to the name of the compiler
used to c
ompile your kernel, and restart installation. Abort now? (Answer:
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 appropriate nvidia-installer command line option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
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