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Hello, this is my first debian install.
I am trying to get my GeForce FX 5200 Video Card to work with X Server but ran into a slight problem. I figured out how to kill X(init 3..blahblah..which took a while) and i thought it would work.
I accept their license.
Then i get the message 'No procompiled kernel interface was foudn to match your kernel; Would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from the NVIDIA ftp site?
I picked yes.
No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site; this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for your kernel.
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel. Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel; on red hat blah blah blah. If you know the correct kernel source tree files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command.
ERROR: Installation failed. Please see....blah blah
Well, i do know my kernel is possibly located in /lib/modules/2.4.27-2-386/
Does anyone have any idea where exactly it is inside though? Is there a search method i could use?
Any help is appreciated.
I dont understand how to use the --kernel-source-path either, if someone could explain that to me would be awesome.
I have exactly the same problem but after installing the kernel-source I still have the failure message.
After the kernel-source being installed in /usr/src do I have to create a link named linux to the kernel source ( like when using redhat ? )
I downloaded the drivers directly from Nvidia website, is it right or is there an Nvidia driver I can get with apt-get ? ( If yes, which one )
I installed Nvidia drivers on Fedora and on Gentoo systems the process went smoothly but it looks like it's a little more difficult with Debian and obviously other Debian newbies are in the same situation.
I hope that very common problem will be solved by a detailed document on the Debian website explaining howto install Nvidia drivers ( the way it is done on the Gentoo website ).
P.S. I'm starting to be converted to Debian and it's legendary package management ( that's the 1st reason why I'm giving Debian a try )