Originally posted by BlueCarrot
Okay. I downloaded the patched driver from http://www.sh.nu/download/nvidia/linux-2.4/.
But- it says you need a precompiled kernal interface. I tried installing the driver but it says it couldn't find a precompiled kernal interface. So how do I get that? And I don't even know how to compile a kernal yet either!
Okey dokey. There is a reason people are having to patch the new driver that comes from Nvidia to get it to work - it has a problem. I don't know what the problem is, and don't see that anyone's gotten any better results with it. So, quit fighting the thing, and use the driver one version before it that works ->
If you follow the instructions here README - Text Version
you should be able to get it installed without any problems. When you install the driver, do be sure that you're connected to the internet, and that your X-server is not running. You can get out of X by doing Alt + Ctl + Backspace. I do suggest that you print out the parts of the README file that you will need to follow, such as how to edit the XF86Config file, before you exit X.
And on my comp it says the same about no precompiled kernel interface, and when I keep entering at OK it compiles one for me.