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    NVIDIA driver installation fails

    HI guys i am new to kali linux. When i try to install the nvidia driver i get error.
    I have pasted the full nvidia-installer log file . what could be the problem please help guys.

    nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
    creation time: Fri Aug 7 19:22:28 2015
    installer version: 304.125

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

    nvidia-installer command line:

    Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
    -> License accepted.
    -> Installing NVIDIA driver version 304.125.
    -> There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 304.125). As part of installing this driver (version: 304.125), the existing driver will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue? ('no' will abort installation) (Answer: Yes)
    -> Would you like to register the kernel module sources with DKMS? This will allow DKMS to automatically build a new module, if you install a different kernel later. (Answer: Yes)
    -> Installing both new and classic TLS OpenGL libraries.
    -> Installing both new and classic TLS 32bit OpenGL libraries.
    -> Install NVIDIA's 32-bit compatibility OpenGL libraries? (Answer: No)
    -> Uninstalling the previous installation with /usr/bin/nvidia-uninstall.
    -> Searching for conflicting X files:
    -> done.
    -> Searching for conflicting OpenGL files:
    -> done.
    -> Installing 'NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64' (304.125):
    executing: '/sbin/ldconfig'...
    executing: '/sbin/depmod -aq'...
    ignored deprecated option -q
    -> done.
    -> Driver file installation is complete.
    -> Installing DKMS kernel module:
    ERROR: Failed to run `/usr/sbin/dkms build -m nvidia -v 304.125 -k 3.18.0-kali3-amd64`:
    Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel. Skipping...

    Building module:
    cleaning build area....
    make KERNELRELEASE=3.18.0-kali3-amd64 module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/3.18.0-kali3-amd64/build....(bad exit status: 2)
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.18.0-kali3-amd64 (x86_64)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/304.125/build/make.log for more information.
    -> error.
    ERROR: Failed to install the kernel module through DKMS. No kernel module was installed; please try installing again without DKMS, or check the DKMS logs for more information.
    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

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    Same here.. If I try to install it without DKMS it says 'Unable to build nvidia kernel module'. If I try to install the driver via aptitude like its recommended in Kali Docs, I get an error due to unmet dependencies because the installation of libgl1-nvidia-glx fails. Dpkg returns an error while processing the package with ('--unpack'). Any ideas?

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    Hi all. I have problem with Nvidia graphics on kali linux. this and all others that I find by google not work on my laptop.
    After installing Nvidia drivers it says: Oh no, something has gone wrong..................................... After this only 2 way, uninstall Nvidia drivers or instal kali again. Of caurse after uninstall it works without 3D graphics. Someone had this problem and fix it?

    Laptop: Dell Inspiron 15 3542

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 0b)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)
    00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 0b)
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB xHCI HC (rev 04)
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series HECI #0 (rev 04)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series HD Audio Controller (rev 04)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev e4)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev e4)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev e4)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev e4)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series LPC Controller (rev 04)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series SMBus Controller (rev 04)
    06:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
    07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 07)
    08:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M/810M/820M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M] (rev a1)

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