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Old 09-29-2006, 07:24 PM   #1
Slyth99
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Smile NEWBIE - latest ubuntu - how do I get the source kernel for nvidia card?


Hello,

I am a newbie to linux and I need to get the source kernel for the latest Ubuntu release - in order to install my nvidia driver which i have downloaded. Thanks for your patience with this question which is driving me nuts!!!

Unfortunetly I can't download directly from the computer with Ubuntu on it as it is not connected to the internet.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 11:35 PM   #2
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I assume you mean the kernel source. If you can't download it from that computer you'll have to download the package with another computer and copy it to a storage medium, then install it from that.
 
Old 09-30-2006, 06:22 AM   #3
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Hi, if you have internet with your ubuntu box, all you have to do is search for "nvidia" in synaptic, and then install "nvidia-glx". If your box doesn't have internet, you could do the same with the nvidia-glx package as masonm suggests to do for the kernel source.

Cheers,

Serafean
 
Old 09-30-2006, 01:31 PM   #4
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From the Official Ubuntu guide:
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper#H...r_.28NVIDIA.29
 
Old 09-30-2006, 07:32 PM   #5
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you dont want to install the driver from nvidia.com unless you want to hose your system. ubuntu already has a binary package on the cd. The above poster is right on
 
Old 10-01-2006, 04:43 PM   #6
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Quote:
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you dont want to install the driver from nvidia.com unless you want to hose your system. ubuntu already has a binary package on the cd. The above poster is right on
All K/X/Ubuntu users should have http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper bookmarked. Great guide.
 
  


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