Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.15.102-pve (x86_64)


New Member
Sep 5, 2023
Hello guys, when I'm trying to install NVIDIA Driver by running

./ --dkms

This error appears;

ERROR: Failed to run `/usr/sbin/dkms build -m nvidia -v 510.47.03 -k 5.15.102-1-pve`:
         Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel.  Skipping...

         Building module:
         cleaning build area...
         'make' -j4 NV_EXCLUDE_BUILD_MODULES='' KERNEL_UNAME=5.15.102-1-pve IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH=''
         modules.........(bad exit status: 2)
         Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.15.102-1-pve (x86_64)
         Consult /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/510.47.03/build/make.log for more information.

I'm using Proxmox 7.4-3
These are just follow-up errors, there should be some output or log file with the actual error.

One often missed thing is installing the pve-headers package, normally for you that would be the pve-headers-5.15 meta package that pulls in the most recent 5.15 based one, but 5.15.102-pve kernel isn't the newest available, so you might need to explicitly install that version, or rather, update your system to get most current software.


The Proxmox community has been around for many years and offers help and support for Proxmox VE, Proxmox Backup Server, and Proxmox Mail Gateway.
We think our community is one of the best thanks to people like you!

Get your subscription!

The Proxmox team works very hard to make sure you are running the best software and getting stable updates and security enhancements, as well as quick enterprise support. Tens of thousands of happy customers have a Proxmox subscription. Get yours easily in our online shop.

Buy now!