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  1. #1

    Can't install drivers for my graphic card

    Hi there!
    I'm haveing problems with my video card since i installed linux (mandriva 2006 free). At first I got a messed-up screen at startup so i switched the video driver to vesa. Now it works, but it looks "kinda green and purple" (the desktop, the windows, allmost everithing... ), so i tryed installing the latest drivers for my video card (GForce mx 440 64 MB), and this is what i got:
    Quote Originally Posted by me...
    nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
    creation time: Thu Jun 15 13:45:55 2006

    option status:
    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 : true
    no questions : false
    silent : false
    no backup : false
    kernel module only : false
    sanity : false
    add this kernel : false
    no runlevel check : false
    no network : false
    no ABI note : false
    no RPMs : false
    force tls : (not specified)
    force compat32 tls : (not specified)
    X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
    OpenGL install prefix : /usr
    compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
    installer install prefix: /usr
    utility install prefix : /usr
    kernel name : (not specified)
    kernel include path : (not specified)
    kernel source path : (not specified)
    kernel output path : (not specified)
    kernel install path : (not specified)
    proc mount point : /proc
    ui : (not specified)
    tmpdir : /root/tmp
    ftp mirror :
    RPM file list : (not specified)

    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 ( (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.
    -> Performing CC test with CC="cc".
    ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
    Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
    kernel and that they are properly configured; 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' 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
    So.. can anybody tell me what to do? I must mention that i am a linux noob.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Birmingham - UK
    Hi - It's looking for the source code for the Linux kernel, which Mandriva doesn't install by default. This should be available on your installation disk. It's easy to install the source code if you find the 'Install new packages' option on your Mandriva menu. You just need to scroll around a little until you find what you need.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    10x a lot man...
    Now it works

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