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Re: Unable to build NVIDIA kernel module

TNWestTex wrote:

Alex Makhlin wrote:
Trapper wrote:
Alex Makhlin wrote:
Has anyone ran into this error "Unable to build NVIDIA kernel module" while installing the latest Nvidia drivers? Anyone know the fix?

I don't know if it's the same circumstances but I do know I had to do

this prior to installing the drivers from livna.

yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers glibc-headers


I have those installed already and am still getting the same error. The last time that I installed an Nvidia driver on this laptop I used an RPM file but can't remember which one it was. rrrrrr. This time I am trying to install the driver from Nvidia "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.08-pkg1.run" and am using Fedora 9 KDE 4.1. Anyone else have any suggestions?

The nvidia script won't work with an X session running.  You have to get to
run level 3 and run directly from the command line console screen.  It is
getting harder and harder to get out of gui to get a plain text console. Probably easiest for you is to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and put a blank
followed by a 3 on the line with the kernel description.  For example

	kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=LABEL=/ 3 vga=791 early-login

Robert McBroom


Or you can issue the command "init 3" while X is running. This will kill X and you will be at the command line.

Install the driver:
# sh NVIDIA...

and reboot the machine.



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