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Old 08-25-2003, 12:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy Need "kernal-source"....


ugg.. ok so i downloaded the IA36 nvidia driver and got it going and then it says it needs the "kernal-Source" to compile an install or something along those lines.. why cant it be a simple .rpm i can double click like the other things i have downloaded.. so if any one can tell me where to download the kernal-source it would be great! thanks..
 
Old 08-25-2003, 12:58 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

Actually it is a simple RPM you can click on It's on your install CD's:
linux-source-version.rpm
OR
kernel-source-version.rpm

To find out which one to install, you'll need to know which version you are running, so, type:
uname -r
And it should tell you.

HTH

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Old 08-25-2003, 01:14 PM   #3
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i ment why couldent the driver be a simple .rpm , but thanks I'll try doing that when i can start linux without getting mad at it again -_- every now and then my screen will get some funky vertical lines and when i move windows it gets all distorted and junk -_- thanks!
 
Old 08-25-2003, 01:40 PM   #4
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hmm

when i did uname -r i get: 2.4.20-20.9

and the only kern-source i could find was for "kernel-source-2.4.20-8.i386.rpm" Should i use this one..?




 
Old 08-25-2003, 02:01 PM   #5
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i booted the 2.4.20-8 kernal, i had updated with redhat network, so i got it installed now, thanks for the help! hopefully this will fix the vertical line thing..... -_- its very annoying
 
  


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