[SATLUG] nvidia tnt2 riva64

Travis Runty trunty at linuxismybff.com
Sun Mar 1 22:42:00 CST 2009


In ubuntu I believe the correct syntax would be 'apt-get install
linux-headers-kernel version'

You might try 'sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname-r` binutils
build-essential'.

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 10:24 PM, <rsuberg at satx.rr.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the suggestion.  apt-get reports:
>
> E: Package kernel-source has no installation candidate
>
> ---- John D Choate <jdchoate at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sunday 01 March 2009 17:03:08 rsuberg at satx.rr.com wrote:
> > > I just installed Ubuntu 8.10, and getting regular video resolution.
>  I've downloaded 71.86.06 NVidia drivers but when I try to install, I get a
> message:No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel;
> would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for
> your kernel from the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)?  I tell
> it to, but it can't find them.  It says it wants to compile new files, I say
> yes, then it fails with:
> > > ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > I find nothing that is helpful for this old of a card, and am at a loss
> of where to go next.  I did download a different driver, but it turned out
> to be a 64bit, and this proc isn't.  Any suggestions?
> > >
> > > I'm switching from using win2k on an old pc to actually using it with
> ubuntu, instead of just using linux as a tool to fix broken winxp machines
> for the office.
> > >
> > > Please, Richard
> >
> > The installation is failing because the package kernel-source needs to be
> installed before the nvidia module can be compiled.
> > Try doing 'sudo apt-get install kernel-source' and then re-try the nvidia
> installer.
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