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Old 07-02-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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Installing NVIDIA driver for FC5


I'm trying to install the most recent NVIDIA driver for my FC5 machine. whenever I try to run the nvidia install I get an error saying that the kernel source code is not present. Specifically:

"ERROR: 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 and that they are properly configured."

I thought that the source code was put on the computer when you install fedora but apparently not.

How do I go about solving this problem? My kernel is 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 01:42 PM   #2
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If the kernel source rpm isn't on your installation cd, you should be able to get it from the fedora repository.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 01:44 PM   #3
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Go get the kernel source for your kernel and install it.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 02:51 PM   #4
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I found the source code as an rpm file. I used the rpm command on the file but I cannont find where the source code was put. I thought it was supposed to be put in usr/src but it is not there. Can someone let me know if I am doing this right. Does anything need to be set up before you use the rpm command? my machine is newly cold started.
 
  


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