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Thread: problems installing INVIDIA driver on SUSE 10.3

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    Question problems installing INVIDIA driver on SUSE 10.3

    Hello ,

    I downloaded from NVIDIA the new driver for my card(NVIDIA QUADRO FX 1400) During installation in init 3 modus, I get following error:

    ERROR: The kernel header file
           '/lib/modules/' does not
           exist.  The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source path
           '/lib/modules/' 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' or 'kernel-devel' 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
    I located my kernel.h in /usr/include/linux/kernel.h
    I tried the option --kernel-source-path /usr and --kernel-source-path /usr/include/linux/ --> problem still there
    I cannot find a kernel-devel RPM for SUSE.

    thanks for help,

    SUSE 10.3
    Linux version (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version 4.2.1 (SUSE Linux))
    Xeon dual core 64bits
    Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5160 @ 3.00GHz

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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Kln, Deutschland

    Default Re: problems installing INVIDIA driver on SUSE 10.3

    You need to install the following packages -


    Search in yast for the correct files.
    HP dv6645, Nvidia 8400m-gs, KDE 4.

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    Exclamation Re: problems installing INVIDIA driver on SUSE 10.3


    I noticed I didn't have kernel-source and kernel-syms installed.

    unfortunately probably for the reasons explained in this thread ( about the general problem with my system) I am not able to install from YAST.

    (YAST downloads the files but give errors during installation)

    Q: how could I try to install kernel-source and kernel-syms booting from the SUSE-Install-DVD?

    many thanks, Alex

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