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Old 1st October 2009, 08:53
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Unhappy Installing NVIDIA Drivers On Debian Lenny Manually

http://www.howtoforge.com/installing...lenny-manually

I followed the HOWTO and tried to compile NVIDIA driver for my 7025 integrated graphics on Debian Lenny. But the compiler has stopped with error:

error: CANNOT COMPILE THE NVIDIA KERNEL

i'm attaching my installation log.

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Old 1st October 2009, 09:41
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It wrote what you had to do in your log file I think that the further problems come from the first error.
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echo " ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid."; \
echo " include/linux/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are mis
sing."; \
echo " Run 'make oldconfig && make prepare' on kernel src to fix it
If you have kernel sources installed properly, I think you just have de run that command. Otherwise, you'll have to install / reinstall kernel sources for the script to find missing files. Third possibility, compile a new kernel from sources to start over from clean sources.
Maybe there are some precompiled kernel and sources to do so easily. There are some useful comments below the tutorial also.

Please let me know if you solved your problem.

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Old 2nd October 2009, 11:03
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Post Loading Please wait.............

My friend suggested a kernel upgrade as he encountered the same problem. So I downloaded the 2.6.31.1 source and compiled it. It finished successfully with no errors. But at time of booting, just after I select debian from grub, it says" Loading Please wait.." and nothing happens. What could be the reason ?
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Old 3rd October 2009, 01:45
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Is there a kernel panic line ?
If you wait long enough (something like 15minutes) does it drop to busy box ?
Have you updated grub configuration after installing the new kernel ?
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Old 4th October 2009, 11:32
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Angry kernel panic - out of range

it was bcoz sata and ext3 fs support were added as module. changed as built into kernel and re-compiled. it was ok, but not booting. the screen says "out of range" just when boot begins and nothing happens. system is hang nd i need to reset
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Old 4th October 2009, 12:49
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Did you try single user mod ?
I think this is because resolution imposed by the nvidia driver is too high for your screen. Booting in single user mod will let you modify your xorg.conf to fit your screen highest resolution.
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but this happens when boot process starts. ie; just after i select 'Debian' from the grub menu. i didnt enable splash screen. then what image is displaying while booting ?
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Yes, the rescue or single user mod can be selected from the grub menu, if you only have linux on the computer this is usually the second line.
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this is a custom compiled kernel. i tried single user. but same problem occurs
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atlast i compiled the kernel, downloaded nvidia driver and ran the Nvidia*.run script. It couldnt compile the driver because it couldnt find the auto.conf file in /usr/src/linux/include/. So I typed make prepare. then it says 'no rule to make target ***/boot/Makefile"
why this happens
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