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I am running a 2.6.13.2 vanilla kernel with a suspend2 patch. I have been having trouble installing the nvidia 1.0-7174 driver. Now, i know that someone will bring it up ...
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    NVidia installer problems


    I am running a 2.6.13.2 vanilla kernel with a suspend2 patch. I have been having trouble installing the nvidia 1.0-7174 driver. Now, i know that someone will bring it up but the reason i am using 7174 is because i have a nvidia TNT2 card and i needed a legacy driver. So.....i downloaded it. but i am having trouble installing it. I am running runlevel 3 and this is the /var/log/nvidia-installer.log

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    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.
    -> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.10/source'
    -> Performing CC test 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 suggestions
           on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
           driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
                                                        
    
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    Anybody have any ideas? I have the nvidia framebuffer support on in the Device drivers>graphics support.
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    First I'd make sure you have the kernel sources installed, as well as gcc and make.
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    got gcc and make installed. I also have the kernel sources installed in /usr/src/linux-2.6.13.2. i am sure i have gcc and make installed because i program with both of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samoth
    I also have the kernel sources installed in /usr/src/linux-2.6.13.2.
    Ok. Well, the source path the installer is looking for is different from the one you mentioned (from your error message above):

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    Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.10/source'
    There's a command line option you can pass the installer to tell it where your kernel sources are... I just don't remember it. I'm pretty sure it's in the documentation somewhere.
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    Not sure if this matters but /lib/modules/2.6.13.2/source is a symbolic link to /usr/src/linux-2.6.13.2. I think it is a Hard link as opposed to a soft link "man ln"
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    Code:
    -> done.
    -> Kernel module compilation complete.
    ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'.  This is most likely
           because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files.
           Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
           kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
           'kernel-source' rpm installed.  If you know the correct kernel source
           files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the
           '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
    -> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko':
       -1 Unknown symbol in module
    -> Kernel messages:
       &#91;<c0135f40>&#93; load_module+0x7b0/0xa70
       &#91;<c0136293>&#93; sys_init_module+0x63/0x1f0
       &#91;<c0103251>&#93; syscall_call+0x7/0xb
       eth0&#58; Link autonegation speed 100M bps full duplex
       spurious 8259A interrupt&#58; IRQ7.
       nvidia&#58; module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
       nvidia&#58; Unknown symbol agp_bind_memory
       nvidia&#58; Unknown symbol agp_enable
       nvidia&#58; Unknown symbol agp_backend_acquire
       nvidia&#58; Unknown symbol agp_bridges
       nvidia&#58; Unknown symbol agp_free_memory
       nvidia&#58; Unknown symbol agp_allocate_memory
       nvidia&#58; Unknown symbol agp_unbind_memory
       nvidia&#58; Unknown symbol agp_copy_info
       nvidia&#58; Unknown symbol agp_backend_release
    ERROR&#58; 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
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    i think that i have found the problem. during bootup it says
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    FATAL&#58; Module agpgart not found
    Anybody know where agp support is in the kernel configuration?

    P.S. thanx techiemoe for your help it is greatly appreciated
    My New years Resolution is 1280x1024

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