Manually Installing Nvidia driver problem

Asked by EthanH on 2009-02-03

Hello,
Im having problem installing Nvidia Driver on my computer manually. I read all the instruction how to install the driver. I know i have to Ctrl-Alt-F2 to go into command line. I did sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop to turn off the X server. When i try to install the Nvidia driver which is sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.22-pkg1.run, there a problem. It did get into it but I'll just show you the log file from it.

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Feb 3 16:45:49 2009
installer version: 1.0.7

option status:
  license pre-accepted : false
  update : false
  force update : false
  expert : false
  uninstall : false
  driver info : false
  precompiled interfaces : true
  no ncurses color : false
  query latest version : false
  OpenGL header files : true
  no questions : false
  silent : false
  no recursion : false
  no backup : false
  kernel module only : false
  sanity : false
  add this kernel : false
  no runlevel check : false
  no network : false
  no ABI note : false
  no RPMs : false
  no kernel module : false
  force SELinux : default
  no X server check : false
  no cc version check : false
  force tls : (not specified)
  X install prefix : (not specified)
  X library install path : (not specified)
  X module install path : (not specified)
  OpenGL install prefix : (not specified)
  OpenGL install libdir : (not specified)
  utility install prefix : (not specified)
  utility install libdir : (not specified)
  doc install prefix : (not specified)
  kernel name : (not specified)
  kernel include path : (not specified)
  kernel source path : (not specified)
  kernel output path : (not specified)
  kernel install path : (not specified)
  proc mount point : /proc
  ui : (not specified)
  tmpdir : /tmp
  ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
  RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 180.22.
-> 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)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for your kernel.
ERROR: You do not appear to have libc header files installed on your system.
       Please install your distribution's libc development package.
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 also try No when they ask to download a kernel interface from the nvidia website but it just give me No matching precompiled kernel interface was found. So do you know how to fix this problem?

Question information

Language:
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Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 Edit question
Assignee:
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Solved by:
Guillermo Belli
Solved:
2009-02-05
Last query:
2009-02-05
Last reply:
2009-02-05
nhasian (nhasian) said : #1

if your unable to install the driver manually from nvidia's website, you can try to install the nvidia 180.27 from the Ubuntu Jaunty repository:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/nvidia-glx-180

EthanH (buggyboy79) said : #2

Ok, i cant install it because it give me a error. (Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: nvidia-180-kernal-source)

Best Guillermo Belli (glock24) said : #3

Ethan,

You may need the packages needed for comiling the module, as stated here:

ERROR: You do not appear to have libc header files installed on your system.
       Please install your distribution's libc development package.

You can install those as follows:

sudo apt-get install build-essential

EthanH (buggyboy79) said : #4

Thanks Guillermo Belli, that solved my question.

EthanH (buggyboy79) said : #5

Now i got myself a problem with Screen Resolution, but i hope i can figure it out myself.

Diplomatone (kevinstrieter) said : #6

I have been using Ubuntu for a little over a year. I have learned a little, and have put in a lot of time. I recently tried to update and found that there are compatibility problems with hardware that was formerly compatible. I do not understand why there would be a release when there are known issues with hardware that is already working.

My particular issue is with nvidia drivers. The number 1 maker of video cards. How is it this is not supported in a release? I researched all over the internet for a solution, and I found nothing but frustration. Having this kind of flaw in a release, and continuing to carry a slogan like "It just works" is irresponsible.

I hate microsoft Windows vulnerabilities, but I hate wasting my time more. The year that Ubuntu worked was nice, and i did have a good piece of mind knowing that my data was secure. These latest issues are too much to overcome, and that is evident by the lack of solutions to resolve this nvidia driver problem.

Kevin