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Hi, i have mandriva 2006 installed. I cant install the nvidia driver for my geforce mx440.I followed the instructions posted here and I couldn`t install it.I`m new to linux.Here`s the installer`s log.Hope someone can help me.Thanks.


nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'

creation time: Thu May 18 19:05:59 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 : ftp://download.nvidia.com

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 (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.

-> Performing CC test with CC="cc".

ERROR: The kernel header file

'/usr/src/linux-2.6.12-12mdk/include/linux/kernel.h' does not exist.

The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source path

'/usr/src/linux-2.6.12-12mdk' is incorrect. 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 www.nvidia.com.


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You must install the kernel-source rpm in order to compile any type of software, including drivers. Install your kernel-source file. Be sure to match the file to the running kernel.

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I`m kinda doing everything with my eyes closed. Isn`t

 urpmi kernel-source

supposed to do what you say?.

If so i did it.I`m new to linux as you might guess.

Edited by ulukaj

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try this:



rpm -qa | grep kernel




the results should tell you what kernel is installed and if you have the source installed. (if I remember correctly, I'm at work on a windows machine.) Or go to the MCC-remove software. Then search kernel. JUST DO NOY REMOVE ANYTHING. This will also tell you if the source is indeed installed. From there you could simply do the same in MCC-install software, then match the source to your kernel.

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I got this

 [ulukaj@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa| grep kernel

I think i have the source installed.Now what? :wall:

Edited by ulukaj

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ok, I may be wrong on this, I'm guessing that you probally boot into the nvidia kernel, which has no source installed. THIS IS JUST ME, but I think I would boot into the stock kernel, then try to install the drivers. I've never used the nvidia kernel so you may want to wait and see if anyone has ideas about that.

That's the great thing about this place, help usually comes fairly fast. Don't worry your close.

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Your kernel and kernel-source don't match. You've got kernel 2.6.12-12mdk and kernel-source 2.6.12-18mdk.

So you should upgrade your kernel first to kernel 2.6.12-18mdk.

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Yes, the problem is that your kernel source does not match your running kernel. Using urpmi configured to download the latest software will get you the newest sources rather then the ones on the cd's. In this case, the kernel has been updated and you have the sources for the new kernel. I would install the new kernel. After that, boot into the new kernel and install the nvidia software. Also, be sure that you are not in x at all.

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You can upgrade the kernel with:


urpmi kernel-


and then reboot to use the new kernel, and try again with the nvidia install. You can once successfully rebooted, remove your old kernel with:


urpme kernel-

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I got this

 [root@localhost ulukaj]# urpmi kernel-
no package named kernel-

I also tried the steps given on the site proposed by grendal

I seem to have installed/uninstalled all but the driver :wall:

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