Cant install driver for 8800GT under Ubuntu 8.04 cannot run it as root to install it.

HI. I DLed this:

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run

I run it in terminal - it unpacks and then i get message that i must run as ROOT.

I understand that and i type:

sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run

and i get that no such command is known or something…

How can i install that?

Weird,

what happens when you type
‘sudo’ ?
‘sh’ ?
‘ls NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run’ ?

Can you post the exact printout?

Hi. Thank you very much for responding!

Actually this is solved tis way: (but i have new issue)

gsku nautilus

then i just double click/run the file with root rights fine but i get the following now:

So how do i stop the X and run it?

And the log is:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'

creation time: Fri May  2 16:32:25 2008

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

-> The file '/tmp/.X0-lock' exists and appears to contain the process ID '6140'

   of a runnning X server.

ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing. 

       For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER

       in the README available on the Linux driver download page at

       www.nvidia.com.

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.

/etc/init.d/gdm stop

I found out that i have this issue :(

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4862178#post4862178

OK now i have the following error:

-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li

 Â  ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f

 Â  rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)

-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;

 Â  this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for

 Â  your kernel.

ERROR: You do not appear to have libc header files installed on your system. 

 Â  Â  Â  Please install your distribution's libc development package.

EDIT:

I isntalled some modified driver and now all is OK solved :)

DaveBG
I have this problem also, when I try to install “NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.06-pkg2.run” - “No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel”. Can you tell me, where I can find this modified driver?
PS. I use Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.3

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ERROR: You do not appear to have libc header files installed on your system.

� � � Please install your distribution’s libc development package.

It’s not like the installer is not telling what to do…

What is it??? :blink:

It is the libc development package. You can ask Redhat how to install that, I don’t know with which tools it is done in RHEL, but in Fedora Core I go to Applications -> Add/Remove Software

Sorry, I haven’t this message… Only this:

[codebox]ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module ‘nvidia.ko’. This happens most frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s), or NVIDIA GPU installed in this system is not supported by this NVIDIA Linux graphics driver release.

Please see the log entries ‘Kernel module load error’ and ‘Kernel messages’ at the end of the file ‘/var/log/nvidia-installer.log’ for more information.[/codebox]

Try reinstalling the NVIDIA driver.

Please generate and attach an nvidia-bug-report.log.

How generate this report?

As root run nvidia-bug-report.sh . This is documented in the driver README, as well as numerous other threads on this forum.