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Old 12-15-2003, 09:12 PM   #1
thelenko
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Nvidia drivers .run file error


Ok, I went through the install of the drivers and the .run file told me that I needed the kernel source installed. I did that and what happened this time is it tried to compile the kernel source but came up with an error in nivdia.o, saying that the kernel didn't have the right headers or somthing like that. I searched the form and all it said was that you need hte kernel installed to work, but I did install the kernel source(even chekced). Just wonder what I can do to fix this.

Thanks for the help! Im a linux newbie and my 3d card is the only thing that didnt set up perfectly!
 
Old 12-15-2003, 09:35 PM   #2
thelenko
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Oh, I just found somethign that may help you help me. I ran this "rpm -qa | grep kernel" in consol (said to do so in readme about nvdia to see if source was installed) wut i got was this:

kernel-2.4.22.10mdk-1-1mdk
kernel-source-2.4.22-21mdk

It seems that the versions are differnet. (Which is weired since that is the kernel which was automaticly installed by madrake, and the source came form the cd).

So I checked the cd for other kerneles. And there is files like these:

kernel-2.4.22.21mdk-1-mdk

and

kernel-BOOT-2.4.22.21mdk-1-1mdk

and manyh more with the same version number. How am i able to change the kernel/find the right source. (and hopefully solve my problem)
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:00 AM   #3
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Ok, i had the same problem. just go to mandrake.com and the download section. the top is where all the ISO images are. scroll down to the bottom section. pick any one and look at all the RPM's. some might even have a file for source RPM's. just download the source RPM and install it and it will work.

zool
 
Old 12-16-2003, 05:00 PM   #4
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Ya, I actualy found the source on a webpage (though i forgot to come back here and post i did). I got the drivers working and am happy ..
 
  


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