I just did a clean install, since I tried a few other things which did not work.
Without doing anything to the fresh install, I ran the command you mentioned. This was the result:
Note: this was on a fresh install.
However, previously I am sure that the NVidia error message complained that the "version.h" file could not be found in a directory:
What would you recommend that I do next?
EDIT: I know that I need to install some packages, but it would reassure me if I had some explicit instructions to follow.
(also, thanks for help so far)