View Full Version : [ubuntu] nvidia installer wo/ kernel source (custom kernel)

March 31st, 2009, 01:18 AM
I have a custom kernel on my Intrepid box. I noticed that if I delete the ~/linux-2.6.29 dir where I built my kernel-image and kernel-headers, the nvidia installer fails to run complaining that it can't find the source directory. I think noticed that there are two symlinks in my /lib/modules/2.6.29-xeon64:

build -> /home/stuff/linux-2.6.29
source -> /home/stuff/linux-2.6.29

I changed them both to point to the headers in /usr/src but the nvidia installer still complained that it can't find the source. What am I doing wrong?

build -> /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.29-xeon64
source ->/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.29-xeon64

April 8th, 2009, 05:57 AM

Same problem here. But I had infact created
nvidia driver since my problem was that

build -> something else .. NOW CORRECTED
build -> /usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r`

Now I uninstalled the driver & tried to
reinstalled & the same problem even if
link is corrected!!

Hope to find a solution.

PS: If you found out reply in this thread
I am following it.