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Fedora19 nVidia drivers problem

asked 2013-10-12 07:15:53 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 15:28:51 -0500

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Okay, first of all - sorry for my bad english, it is not my native language and I am mad out of my mind right now. I am green to linux.

After meeting variety of errors and giving up on akmod and kmod after installing which I can't even boot linux I've encountered this problem (oh, the card is nVidia210 and the drivers version - 304.64 - on this version I was able to proceed that far (relatively).

So, the problem is:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' creation time: Sat Oct 12 14:06:10 2013 installer version: 304.64

PATH: /sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin

nvidia-installer command line: ./nvidia-installer --kernel-source-path /usr/src/kernels/3.11.3-201.fc19.x86_64

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface -> Tagging shared libraries with chcon -t textrel_shlib_t. -> License accepted. -> Installing NVIDIA driver version 304.64. -> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc". -> Performing CC version check with CC="cc". -> Using the kernel source path '/usr/src/kernels/3.11.3-201.fc19.x86_64' as specified by the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option. ERROR: The kernel header file '/usr/src/kernels/3.11.3-201.fc19.x86_64/include/linux/version.h' does not exist. The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source files in '/usr/src/kernels/3.11.3-201.fc19.x86_64' have not been configured. 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

If You got any clue how to help me, please do. Thanks and have a great day.

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answered 2013-10-12 08:49:52 -0500

Amit Caleechurn gravatar image

The easiest way of installing the driver is to follow the instructions on or If for some reason that did not work and you're trying the official nvidia drivers, ensure that you have the following packages installed as the error you posted complains about missing kernel devel or headers.

yum install make gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers dkms

This should allow you to install the nvidia driver. Don't specify the kernel devel path and let the installer probe for it.

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