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-> Kernel module compilation complete. ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This happens most frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or improperly configured kernel ...
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    nvidia drivers installation error


    -> Kernel module compilation complete.
    ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This happens most
    frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
    improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs
    from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as
    rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from
    obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s).

    Please see the log entries 'Kernel module load error' and 'Kernel
    messages' at the end of the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for
    more information.
    -> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko':
    -1 Invalid module format

    what to do? I'm new in linux...

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    hello, and welcome... :P

    just a few quick questions...

    1.) Have you installed the source kernel... when you build certain stuff, you kinda need it...

    2.) do you have Build essentials installed??

    i am assuming that you are having this problem when installing... i have an nvidia card and i havent had this problem...
    btw... did you download the correct installation file??

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