Description: Installing NI Device Drivers results in an error during "dkms autoinstall" step: "Your kernel headers for kernel <version> cannot be found at /lib/modules/<version>/build or /lib/modules/<version>/source You can use the --kernelsourcedir option to tell DKMS where it's located."
Solution: NI Linux Drivers use DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support) and the kernel-devel packages to provide drivers built for your system’s kernel version.
This method requires that the kernel version of the system matches the version of the kernel-devel package (to be) installed.
The version of the kernel and the version of the kernel-devel package may become mismatched after a system update:
RedHat/CentOS: sudo yum update
OpenSUSE: sudo zypper update
By performing a system update, there is a possibility that the kernel (along with the kernel-devel package) may also be updated. While a new kernel version may be installed, it will not take effect until after a system reboot. ex: On system (re)boot, an option is provided to the user as to which kernel version to use (typically the latest version is chosen by default) Note: This ability to boot into different kernel versions is a function of the Linux startup process
If the "dkms autoinstall" step is erroring with "Your kernel headers for kernel <version> cannot be found...", reboot your system and ensure that the latest kernel version is selected.
If a specific kernel version is required, the corresponding kernel-devel package can be installed via: