Originally posted by push
When I ran the nvidia installer it said it couldn't find my kernel header files?
Before you can run the installer, you have to install the source code for your kernel. The installer reads the source code of your kernel, and compiles the driver against it.
So, I'm running Mandrake 10.0 Official. I have kernel 2.6.3-7mdk. That means I have to download (using the configuration tool RPMDrake) the source code called something like kernel-source-2.6.3-7.i586.mdk.rpm and install it first.
Then you can try running the driver installation process.
WARNING: If you install a kernel upgrade, either custom or a binary download, your driver is going to be hosed. And, if you compile a patch version of the kernel... for example, I tried to upgrade to 2.6.3-16mdk... you will find that the driver will not work with it. :P