I have had problems with the nvidia kernel as well.
Are you booting directly into X11 ?
If so that will not probably work.
My machine boots into console mode - then I run X11 (KDE) with 'startx'.
My kernel update scenario works like this.
As root user in console mode: ^^^^^^^^^^
Update kernel to k_deflt using 'fou4s --auto'.
Install kernel update using 'fou4s -i --interactive'.
double check kernel update installation with 'rpm -qv k_deflt'.
If OK - Run mk_initrd.
Reboot machine to activate latest kernel upgrade.
Again from the console command line, as root user; ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Compile the nvidia driver with
run 'make install'
then 'depmod -a'
That should build the new nvidia driver, for the latest kernel update.
Next - check your mouse is working OK, if so start the X11 Window system!
HTH - Keith Roberts
PS I'm running an older version of SuSE Linux 8.x pro and using an earlier version of the nvidia driver.
On Sun, 30 Jan 2005, Bogi Mouritsen wrote:
To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Bogi Mouritsen email@example.com Subject: [suse-multimedia-e] NVIDIA driver problem
I have an NVIVIA Geforce 4000 (as far as I remember), and I have had trouble with it through several SuSE installations. However I have always managed to get it to work and it works just peachy when I need to use Windows.
I just installed 9.2 and to no surprise YOU couldn't install the driver so I tried to install it using the .run file from nvidia-com. After going into "init 3" this is what I get:
- My system does not find a precompiled kernel interface, so it tries
to download one from nvidia.com. There is no one there either. 2. When trying to make a kernel interface I get an error stating that the kernel header file /lib/modules/2.6.8-24.11-default/build/include/linux/kernel.h was not found. This could be due to kernel-src not being installed, so I installed the additional package. 3. Tried again and after additional errors I found that kernel.h was in another directory. 4. ran "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run --kernel-source-path /usr/src/linux-2.6.8-24/include". 5. Finally I get: ERROR: unable to build NVIDIA kernel module.
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