sgfxi fails installing nvidia with 3.2 kernel
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# inxi
CPU~Quad core Intel Core i7 CPU 870 (-HT-MCP-) clocked at 2945.139 Mhz Kernel~2.6.36.4 x86_64 Up~2:18 Mem~793.1/7994.9MB HDD~3000.6GB(61.4% used) Procs~220 Client~Shell inxi~1.7.22                                                                                     
# inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: nVidia Device 0de1 X.org: 1.7.7 driver: nvidia tty size: 133x45 Advanced Data: N/A for root
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Installation of kernel from Debian package linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 went OK. Then tried to use sgfxi to install nVidia driver. It seems to have a problem with a variable being passed to 'make'. Tried again as advised with 'sgfxi -f', similar result. Log file:
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=========================================================
START sgfxi LOGGING:
=========================================================
Script started: 2013-04-07-10:46:37
Video Card Information: nVidia Corporation Device 0de1 (rev a1)
Video Card Type: 10de
Video Card Number: 0de1
Xorg Version: 1.7
Installing driver to kernel: 3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64
sgfxi script version: 4.20.39
sgfxi start options:
SYSTEM_BASE: debian
SYSTEM_CODENAME: squeeze
DISTRIB_CODENAME: squeeze
DISTRIB_ID: debian
DISTRIB_RELEASE:
SIS: debian-squeeze-64
BITS: 64
FG_DISTRIB_CODENAME: squeeze
FG_DISTRIB_ID: Debian
APT_TYPE: apt-get
=========================================================
X is Running: false
Current Runlevel: 2
Connection is live (0=true): 0
=========================================================
INSTALL_TO_KERNEL:
KERNEL_FULL: 3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64
KERNEL_BASE: 3
KERNEL_NUMBER: 3.2
KERNEL_MATH: 2
B_IS_XEN: true
Function: create_x_conf - Primary: Start
  xorg is present with xorg.conf file
Function: create_x_conf - Primary: End
Function: check_package_manager_updated - Utility: Start
  sizeWorking: 16
Function: check_package_manager_updated - Utility: End
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: Start
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: End
Function: set_cpu_data - Utility: Start
  BITS: 64 - arch: _64
Function: set_cpu_data - Utility: End
Function: set_driver_install_version - Primary: Start
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: Start
  Args: last-check
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: End
Function: print_information_continue - Utility: Start
  Args: standard The graphics installer will be installing the nvidia driver: 313.30
Function: print_information_continue - Utility: End
  Installing this driver: 313.30
Function: set_driver_install_version - Primary: End
Function: driver_support_tests - Utility: Start
  Args: supported-driver
Function: driver_support_tests - Utility: End
Function: check_kernel_headers - Utility: Start
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 i
  Package Version: 3.2.39-2~bpo60+1
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 c
  Package Version:
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
  headerName: linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64
headerInstalled: 3.2.39-2~bpo60+1
headerAvailable:
headerFile:
Function: check_kernel_headers - Utility: End
Function: check_run_package_tools - Primary: Start
Function: check_run_package_tools - Primary: End
Function: set_download_info - Primary: Start
  download url: ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/313.30/ - driver file: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30
Function: set_download_info - Primary: End
Function: test_module_build_ok - Primary: Start
  Args: return
Function: list_installed_packages - Utility: Start
  Args: nvidia (libkwinnvidiahack|libgl1-nvidia-glx-ia32|modalias|libvdpau)
  packageList:
Function: list_installed_packages - Utility: End
  returnValue: 0
Error Data:
Function: build_kernel_module_only - Primary: Start
  Args: build silent
Function: remove_module - Primary: Start
  Args: nouveau
  operation outcome: unset
Function: set_modesetting_off - Primary: End
Function: add_grub_nomodeset_blacklist_item - Utility: Start
  Args: nouveau
Function: get_active_grub_files - Utility: Start
  grub files:  /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/default/grub
Function: get_active_grub_files - Utility: End
  File /etc/default/grub updated to add nouveau nomodeset: /etc/default/grub
  File /etc/default/grub updated to add nouveau nouveau.modeset=0: /etc/default/grub
Function: add_grub_nomodeset_blacklist_item - Utility: End
Function: add_modprobe_d_blacklist_item - Utility: Start
  Args: nouveau
Function: add_modprobe_d_blacklist_item - Utility: End
Function: update_initramfs - Primary: Start
  Args: remove-nouveau
Function: update_initramfs - Primary: End
Function: set_modesetting_off - Primary: Start
  Args: nouveau unset
Function: remove_module - Primary: End
Function: x_start_stop_master - Primary: Start
  Args: stop
Function: start_stop_x - Utility: Start
  Args: stop
  default runlevel: 2
current runlevel: 2
  dmanCommand: service kdm stop
Function: x_is_running - Utility: Start
  xIsRunning: false
Function: x_is_running - Utility: End
Function: start_stop_x - Utility: End
Function: x_start_stop_master - Primary: End
Verifying archive integrity... OK
Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64 313.30...........................................................................................................................................................

ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.


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.

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Error logs from nvidia install:
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nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sun Apr  7 10:46:53 2013
installer version: 313.30

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

nvidia-installer command line:
    ./nvidia-installer
    -s
    -N
    --kernel-name=3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64
    --kernel-module-only
    -a

Using built-in stream user interface
-> Only installing a kernel module for a non-running kernel; skipping the "is an X server running?" test.
-> Only installing a kernel module for a non-running kernel; skipping the "is an NVIDIA kernel module loaded?" test.
-> License accepted by command line option.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 313.30.
-> 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: No)
-> Not probing for precompiled kernel interfaces.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64/source'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Performing Xen check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
   executing: 'cd ./kernel; make clean'...
-> Building kernel module:
   executing: 'cd ./kernel; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64/source SYSOUT=/lib/modules/3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64/build'...
   NVIDIA: calling KBUILD...
   make -C /lib/modules/3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64/build \
      KBUILD_SRC=/home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common \
      KBUILD_EXTMOD="/tmp/selfgz4314/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30/kernel" -f /home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common/Makefile \
      modules
   /home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common/Makefile:287: /home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common/scripts/Kbuild.include: No such file or directory
   /bin/bash: /home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common/scripts/gcc-x86_64-has-stack-protector.sh: No such file or directory
   /home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common/arch/x86/Makefile:81: stack protector enabled but no compiler support
   /bin/bash: /home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common/scripts/gcc-goto.sh: No such file or directory
   test -e include/generated/autoconf.h -a -e include/config/auto.conf || (      \
      echo;                        \
      echo "  ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid.";      \
      echo "         include/generated/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are missing.";\
      echo "         Run 'make oldconfig && make prepare' on kernel src to fix it.";   \
      echo;                        \
      /bin/false)
   mkdir -p /tmp/selfgz4314/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30/kernel/.tmp_versions ; rm -f /tmp/selfgz4314/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30/kernel/.tmp_versions/*
   make =/tmp/selfgz4314/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30/kernel
   make: *** empty variable name.  Stop.
   make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/selfgz4314/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30/kernel] Error 2
   make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
   NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
   nvidia.ko failed to build!
   make[1]: *** [module] Error 1
   make: *** [module] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
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.
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  ERROR: (171) The kernel module build failed with error code: 1
Please check /var/log/nvidia-installer.log for more information about the failure.
A copy of this nvidia error log is also here: /var/log/sgfxi/sgfxi.log
Please try to reinstall the driver using: sgfxi -f (force override module build)
because sometimes modules cannot be built to new kernels without the source
being patched first, which requires a driver reinstall.
=========================================================
START sgfxi LOGGING:
=========================================================
Script started: 2013-04-07-10:48:34
Video Card Information: nVidia Corporation Device 0de1 (rev a1)
Video Card Type: 10de
Video Card Number: 0de1
Xorg Version: 1.7
Installing driver to kernel: 3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64
sgfxi script version: 4.20.39
sgfxi start options:  -f
SYSTEM_BASE: debian
SYSTEM_CODENAME: squeeze
DISTRIB_CODENAME: squeeze
DISTRIB_ID: debian
DISTRIB_RELEASE:
SIS: debian-squeeze-64
BITS: 64
FG_DISTRIB_CODENAME: squeeze
FG_DISTRIB_ID: Debian
APT_TYPE: apt-get
=========================================================
X is Running: false
Current Runlevel: 2
Connection is live (0=true): 0
=========================================================
INSTALL_TO_KERNEL:
KERNEL_FULL: 3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64
KERNEL_BASE: 3
KERNEL_NUMBER: 3.2
KERNEL_MATH: 2
B_IS_XEN: true
Function: create_x_conf - Primary: Start
  xorg is present with xorg.conf file
Function: create_x_conf - Primary: End
Function: check_package_manager_updated - Utility: Start
  sizeWorking: 16
Function: check_package_manager_updated - Utility: End
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: Start
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: End
Function: set_cpu_data - Utility: Start
  BITS: 64 - arch: _64
Function: set_cpu_data - Utility: End
Function: set_driver_install_version - Primary: Start
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: Start
  Args: last-check
Function: check_supported_driver - Utility: End
Function: print_information_continue - Utility: Start
  Args: info You are using the following options:
 -f - You are using the forced override option. This will bypass kernel module
 check/build and force reinstall of your driver (nVidia only).

Function: print_information_continue - Utility: End
Function: print_information_continue - Utility: Start
  Args: standard The graphics installer will be installing the nvidia driver: 313.30
Function: print_information_continue - Utility: End
  Installing this driver: 313.30
Function: set_driver_install_version - Primary: End
Function: driver_support_tests - Utility: Start
  Args: supported-driver
Function: driver_support_tests - Utility: End
Function: check_kernel_headers - Utility: Start
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 i
  Package Version: 3.2.39-2~bpo60+1
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 c
  Package Version:
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
  headerName: linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64
headerInstalled: 3.2.39-2~bpo60+1
headerAvailable:
headerFile:
Function: check_kernel_headers - Utility: End
Function: check_run_package_tools - Primary: Start
Function: check_run_package_tools - Primary: End
Function: set_download_info - Primary: Start
  download url: ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/313.30/ - driver file: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30
Function: set_download_info - Primary: End
Function: download_extract_driver - Primary: Start
  Args: ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/313.30/ NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30
Function: pre_extract_clean_set_up - Utility: Start
  Args: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30
Function: pre_extract_clean_set_up - Utility: End
Creating directory NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30
Verifying archive integrity... OK
Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64 313.30...........................................................................................................................................................
Function: download_extract_driver - Primary: End
  Function: set_install_directory - set to: /usr/src/sgfxi-downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30
Function: run_driver_patches - Primary: Start
Function: run_driver_patches - Primary: End
Function: x_start_stop_master - Primary: Start
  Args: stop
Function: start_stop_x - Utility: Start
  Args: stop
  default runlevel: 2
current runlevel: 2
  dmanCommand: service kdm stop
Function: x_is_running - Utility: Start
  xIsRunning: false
Function: x_is_running - Utility: End
Function: start_stop_x - Utility: End
Function: x_start_stop_master - Primary: End
Function: check_driver_install_tools - Primary: Start
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: module-assistant i
  Package Version: 0.11.3
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: check_package_status - Utility: Start
  Args: build-essential i
  Package Version: 11.5
Function: check_package_status - Utility: End
Function: check_driver_install_tools - Primary: End
Function: prep_install - Primary: Start
Function: prep_install - Primary: End
Function: preinstall_cleanup - Primary: Start
  Using nvidia uninstaller: /usr/bin/nvidia-installer
  Pre Remove: nvidia.ko files:

Function: list_installed_packages - Utility: Start
  Args: nvidia (libkwinnvidiahack|libgl1-nvidia-glx-ia32|modalias|libvdpau|nvidia-bl-dkms|nvidia-cg-toolkit)
  packageList:
Function: list_installed_packages - Utility: End
  Post Purge/Remove: nvidia.ko files:

rm: cannot remove `/usr/src/nvidia-313.26': Is a directory
Function: remove_module - Primary: Start
  Args: nvidia
  operation outcome: unset
Function: remove_module - Primary: End
Function: remove_module - Primary: Start
  Args: nouveau
  operation outcome: unset
Function: set_modesetting_off - Primary: End
Function: add_grub_nomodeset_blacklist_item - Utility: Start
  Args: nouveau
Function: get_active_grub_files - Utility: Start
  grub files:  /boot/grub/grub.cfg /etc/default/grub
Function: get_active_grub_files - Utility: End
Function: add_grub_nomodeset_blacklist_item - Utility: End
Function: add_modprobe_d_blacklist_item - Utility: Start
  Args: nouveau
Function: add_modprobe_d_blacklist_item - Utility: End
Function: set_modesetting_off - Primary: Start
  Args: nouveau unset
Function: remove_module - Primary: End
Function: list_installed_packages - Utility: Start
  Args: fglrx modalias
  packageList:
Function: list_installed_packages - Utility: End
Function: remove_module - Primary: Start
  Args: fglrx
  operation outcome: unset
Function: remove_module - Primary: End
Function: clean_dkms - Primary: Start
Function: clean_dkms - Primary: End
Function: preinstall_cleanup - Primary: End
Function: run_driver_installer - Primary: Start
  driver: 313.30

ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.


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.

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Error logs from nvidia install:
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nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sun Apr  7 10:48:52 2013
installer version: 313.30

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

nvidia-installer command line:
    ./nvidia-installer
    -s
    -N
    --x-module-path=/usr/lib/xorg/modules
    --x-library-path=/usr/lib
    -k
    3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64

Using built-in stream user interface
-> License accepted by command line option.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 313.30.
-> 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: No)
-> Not probing for precompiled kernel interfaces.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="/usr/bin/gcc-4.4".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64/source'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Performing Xen check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
   executing: 'cd ./kernel; make clean'...
-> Building kernel module:
   executing: 'cd ./kernel; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64/source SYSOUT=/lib/modules/3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64/build'...
   NVIDIA: calling KBUILD...
   make -C /lib/modules/3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64/build \
      KBUILD_SRC=/home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common \
      KBUILD_EXTMOD="/usr/src/sgfxi-downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30/kernel" -f /home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common/Makefile \
      modules
   /home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common/Makefile:287: /home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common/scripts/Kbuild.include: No such file or directory
   /bin/bash: /home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common/scripts/gcc-x86_64-has-stack-protector.sh: No such file or directory
   /home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common/arch/x86/Makefile:81: stack protector enabled but no compiler support
   /bin/bash: /home/usr2/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.4-common/scripts/gcc-goto.sh: No such file or directory
   test -e include/generated/autoconf.h -a -e include/config/auto.conf || (      \
      echo;                        \
      echo "  ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid.";      \
      echo "         include/generated/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are missing.";\
      echo "         Run 'make oldconfig && make prepare' on kernel src to fix it.";   \
      echo;                        \
      /bin/false)
   mkdir -p /usr/src/sgfxi-downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30/kernel/.tmp_versions ; rm -f /usr/src/sgfxi-downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30/kernel/.tmp_versions/*
   make =/usr/src/sgfxi-downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30/kernel
   make: *** empty variable name.  Stop.
   make[3]: *** [_module_/usr/src/sgfxi-downloads/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-313.30/kernel] Error 2
   make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
   NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
   nvidia.ko failed to build!
   make[1]: *** [module] Error 1
   make: *** [module] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
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.
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  ERROR: (245) The nvidia installer exited with the error: 1
A copy of this driver installer error log is also here: /var/log/sgfxi/sgfxi.log
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Please update inxi: inxi -U

then show: inxi -bxx

However, sgfxi has nothing to do with the nvidia installer that it runs, and logs on failure for your convenience, so if there is a bug in make in the nvdia installer, that's an issue you have to file a bug report with nvidia forums:

devtalk.nvidia.com/default/board/98/linux/

If you file a bug report for nvidia, make sure to run their bug reporting tool, then upload the generated zip file, unless the install didn't get to that point.
/usr/bin/nvidia-bug-report.sh

Also, I assume: 3.2.0-0.bpo.4-amd64 is backports? kernel, if not, then make sure to test with a standard known good kernel.

Also show them inxi -bxx on the nvidia forums so they can easily see what your system is, that's getting pretty old re squeeze (is wheezy EVER going to be released as new stable?!?).
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