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Just finished a fresh install of Lenny using a 2.6.24-1-amd64 kernel.
I have just come to install the Nvidia driver(with the Nvidia installer),but the kernel headers are missing for this kernel version from the Debian repositories?
After googling i found the following link:
Just to update on this post.
After installing the 2.6.26-1-amd64 kernel and Nvidia driver it hangs at boot for about 30 t0 40 seconds.
Here is the output of dmesg:
[ 19.165444] ata3: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0)
[ 24.881079] ata3: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)
After about 30 seconds the system then boots as normal.
After googling,i have seen posts on other forums relating this problem to the kernel.
Has anyone else got this problem,or more importantly found a fix?
I have filed a bug report with Debian,but in the mean time i have gone back to using the 2.6.24 kernel with the "nv" driver.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Last edited by the trooper; 10-03-2008 at 03:25 PM.
Distribution: Debian Wheezy/Jessie/Sid, Linux Mint DE
I wish that were true... some kernels are still available but the headers are not installable because of dependencies, or the headers are not available at all. So a slight refinement to the otherwise good advise: install the headers immediately when installing the kernel, if the headers do not install, drop the kernel!
Another update to this thread......
I was searching through some old discs ,and came across the full install DVD(disc1) for Lenny.
As Farslayer suggested this had the kernel headers for the 2.6.24 kernel on it.
Installed those packages from the disc,and installed the Nvidia driver.
Thanks to Farslayer,Pinniped and jlinkels for your replys.
Just waiting to hear what Debian say regarding the bug report......