Problems installing NVIDIA driver with Slackware 11.0
I have recently installed Slackware 11.0 with the huge26.s kernel. Immediately after the successful installation I downloaded the NVIDIA IA32 driver for Geforce. But when I started the installation I got the following message:
When I check the log files I get the following:
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.o'.
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
I am figuring that, since the NVIDIA-installation surely is supposed to work after a fresh stable Slackware install, I must have done something wrong during the Slackware installation. Therefore, I will explain some key choices that I did during the installation:
-> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.o':
-1 Invalid module format
-> Kernel messages:
0000:05:08.0: 3Com PCI 3c905C Tornado at f8ccc000.
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
i2c_adapter i2c-0: nForce2 SMBus adapter at 0x1c00
i2c_adapter i2c-1: nForce2 SMBus adapter at 0x1c40
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LACI] enabled at IRQ 3
PCI: setting IRQ 3 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:04.0[A] -> Link [LACI] -> GSI 3 (level, low) ->
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:04.0 to 64
intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 54716 usecs
intel8x0: clocking to 46899
input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input3
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
lp0: console ready
Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
Capability LSM initialized
Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
Databook TCIC-2 PCMCIA probe: not found.
firmware_class: exports duplicate symbol release_firmware (owned by kernel)
NET: Registered protocol family 10
lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
eth0: no IPv6 routers present
i2c_core: exports duplicate symbol i2c_register_driver (owned by kernel)
No module found in object
1. After booting the cd, I typed: huge26.s
2. I then ran 'fdisk' to setup the partitions, and then typed 'setup'
3. The installation ran, and then I was prompted to choose the kernel. I chose huge26 from the cd, and then I was asked to pass any additional parameters to the kernel, which I didn't do.
4. The installer finished, and I immediately started X to download the NVIDIA drivers.
I'm figuring that I've done something wrong in one of these steps, and maybe I should have passed some parameters to the kernel?
Any help would be appreciated. :cool: