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Okay, so I am using SUSE 9.3 and I have just brought a nVIDIA GeFORCE 6 graphics card.
I go to the nVIDIA site and download the linux driver and I it's a shell script. Not a problem, I have installed from shell scripts before, all I do is sh *.run and bob's your uncle. Unfortunatly I get the following error message.
No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
What does this mean, in simple terms please...
I click on ok and I getthe following error message
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 Linux systems, for example, be sure you
have the 'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct
kernel source files are installed, you may specify the kernel source
path with the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
OK, open YAST Control Centre, under Software tab, click Online Update then select a mirror and hit next. In the Show Patch Category drop down box, select Installable and Installed patches. Right down near the bottom will be an entry Download NVIDIA Graphics Driver. Make sure that is ticked and click Accept.
Once that is done, fire up SaX2 and configure the driver, making sure you enable 3D acceleration ... then you're done (hopefully).