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

You need to install the following packages -


Search in yast for the correct files.


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