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Old 03-12-2004, 08:13 PM   #1
Brian of Gep
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Nvidia Driver Install/Kernel Source Problem


I'm running Debian 3.0 with kernel version 2.2.0,
and I've used apt-get to install kernel-source-2.2.0,
but when I run the NVIDIA driver install for my
GeForce 3 Ti200, it says that it can't find the kernel
source to compile the kernel with the driver support.

What would you advise?
 
Old 03-12-2004, 09:09 PM   #2
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Ok I have the same card as you I think the same problem when installing the driver in Mandrake 10.0 it says there was no precompiled kernel-source and it asks you if you want to download it but I just choosed no there and it installed the driver.
Hope it helps.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 09:11 PM   #3
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Thanks, but the problem is that after that, it tries to compile its own kernel from the source, but it can't find the source to compile from.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 10:33 PM   #4
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That is probably because you are installing the driver for kernel 2.4 or 2.6.
Did you type bf24 when asked for a boot argument during the installation?
 
Old 03-12-2004, 11:26 PM   #5
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No, I didn't.

Could you explain what exactly the argument is?

I'm not sure I understand.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 02:34 AM   #6
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The nvidia compile sequence looks for header files in /usr/include/linux unless you point it to the source file and I think that apt-get puts it in /usr/src. When you do make install point it to the source file; make install SYSINCLUDE=/usr/src/. Alternatively you can apt-get the header files and copy /include into /usr and then run make install.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:27 PM   #7
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You said your kernel was 2.2.0.
Debian 3.0(woody) comes with kernel 2.4.18 but installs 2.2.0 by default.
In the first screen Debian shows you when bootup, there would be something like #boot:
Press F1,F3 to see help and other bootup options.
In the option list, there is one called bf24 which would get kernel 2.4.18bf installed.
Type that in after #boot:
Follow others' instructions on how to install corresponding kernel source,install the driver you got again, then it should work
 
  


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