Below is the installer log from my last attempt to get the NVIDA driver
to install. The install line I use is:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run --kernel-source
I've installed and unpacked the kernel source. I've also installed the
nvidia packages in the X section of the Debian packages
(nvidia-kernel-source & nvidia-kernel-common) but that had no effect..
I was having the same problem with kernel 2.6.8 before I installed the
2.6.9 kernel. And trying to make install after the I extracted the
install files didn't help either.
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sun Nov 7 20:26:04 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-2.6.9
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
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel
-> Using the kernel source path '/usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.9' as
the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.9'
-> Performing cc_version_check with CC="cc".
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 Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.