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driftboy 03-15-2008 02:36 AM

install linux headers

I am trying to do an apt install for linux headers to compile a driver for my nvidia card.

uname -r
linux 2.6.18-5

apt-get install linux-source-2.6.18

cd /usr/src

bzip2 -cd linux* | tar xvf -

ln -s linux-source-2.6.18 linux

apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.18-5 linux-headers-2.6.18-5-386

E: Couldn't find package linux-headers-2.6.18-5-386

what did i do wrong?

b0uncer 03-15-2008 03:11 AM

There seems to be no package called linux-headers- Isn't it enough without it, or would you need exactly that package? Did you try just "apt-get install linux-headers"?

You should be able to use

apt-cache search linux-headers
to see what's available, and then install one of the packages listed..

driftboy 03-15-2008 11:52 AM

did it after the apt-cache search linux-headers,

apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.18-5-686 linux-headers-2.6.18-5-686

thank you for the help :)

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