all should work fine, but dont! I get this: [i have linux264 under /usr/src]
-> 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: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Using the kernel source path '/usr/src/linux-2.6.4/' as specified by the
'--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/linux-2.6.4/'
-> Performing cc_version_check with CC="cc".
ERROR: Unable to determine the NVIDIA kernel module filename.
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.
WIKI says sth about copying the old files to /tmp and then back again. well it's too late for that . I have the arch-pkg but couldn't found those files. maybe one can name me which they are where I can find them and if is going to solve the above problem. I have the standard ide kernel.
I installed it without the kernel-source-path option in 2.6.4 and it works fine...
I used to have this cc problem on an old install of slackware and I did
to get it to work...
maybe worth a try.[/code]
if you blew away the original /usr/src/linux-2.6.4 directory and then put the source downloaded from kernel.org, you could try this...not sure if it will work
cd to /usr/src/linux-2.6.4
hit enter 1,000,000 times to just accept defaults.
now try to run the nvidia installer again.
alternatively, you could try to just reinstall the kernel with pacman:
pacman -S kernel26
then start the directions for the wiki over again. again, not sure if they will restore your /usr/src back to the way it was, but worth a shot.
[tried to post with elinks and links and it didn't work. very annoying]
nvidia installer doesn't care about the ignore thing.
can someone gimme a link to those files I removed?
I have 2.6.4 ide kernel
thank you in advance
the files you removed are either all in the kernel you downloaded or can be created from that kernel.
you need a .config file, which will be created when you do what i said in my previous post and i believe you need some include files in the /usr/src/linux-2.6.4/include/config directory, which will be put there when you do the make. (just don't do make install!)
when you do the make config, just make sure loadable modules support is a yes, the rest can be default i would guess.
if you really want a .config file for a 2.6.4 scsi kernel i'll put one up here:
i think you should just answer all defaults and make your own. im pretty sure the nivida installer is just checking for these files, it is not really using them in a way you have to worry about.
just reinstall the package it is likley in your cache.
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