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Old 08-25-2004, 02:07 AM   #1
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Nvida Driver


Hi, i installed mandrake 10.0 I'm trying to get the Nvida Drivers to work pkg-6106. I boot out of exec and run sh nvidapkg.run When i do this the gui comes up, accepts terms conditions, then spits out a error saying:

Unable to link Kernel Module

I was told i have to specify the path of my kernel. I don't know where it is in mandrake 10.0 I was told /usr/src/linux but there is no linux directory, just RPM/ and then under RPM/, there is:

BUILD/
RPMS/
SOURCES/
SPECS/

I would appreciate any help. Thank you!!!
 
Old 08-25-2004, 02:35 AM   #2
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you need to install the kernel source rpm from your distro cd's. it contains abuot 100mb of source code... so is not installed by most default installations.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 02:37 AM   #3
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Code:
rpm -qa | egrep -ie "(kernel|linux)" | egrep -ie "(src|source)"

That will tell you whether you have the kernel-sources
installed at all ...


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Old 08-28-2004, 08:26 PM   #4
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i typed the command and hit enter, the prompt waited about 5 seconds like it was computing then came back to the same prompt with no output at all. Does that mean i have to install the source kernel, if so, do i use softdrake and what do i look for?
 
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That means they're not installed ...
And yes, you do need to install them,
and the terms in the first set of parenthesis
would be likely candidates for your search
on the CDs...


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