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Shady195 10-19-2005 04:09 PM

Nvidia drivers and kernel?
 
Okay well im trying to install nvidia video drivers 1.0-7676, but it keeps saying it could not configure a kernel... i wanna get the latest kernel but i dont know which one and i have not the slightest idea on how to install it, im 3 days old to linux.. its a pain but i wanna learn it!

tuxrules 10-19-2005 04:27 PM

Anyone here would be able to help you better if you include your distribution with the post. Better yet, include it in your profile. What steps you followed while attempting nvidia driver installation? What errors did it give out?

NVidia driver installation can fail if you don't have kernel source installed. Fedora, at least as far as I know, doesn't give the kernel source at the time of installation.

Tux,

Shady195 10-19-2005 04:36 PM

im using mandrake 10.1 and all it says is after i get passed the licence and it goes to configure a kernel is it says it cant configure a kernel and when it try to download off the nvidia site it doesnt work

tkedwards 10-19-2005 07:12 PM

You need to install the kernel-source package. See here http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ake.2FMandriva

foo_bar_foo 10-20-2005 01:53 AM

also always blow past those first options and always go for
"compile me a new one" or whatever it says

Electro 10-20-2005 02:56 AM

Make sure you have the headers or source code for X11, kernel, and GTK. Also make sure you have the compiler installed and as well as glibc packages.

During the nVidia installer, ignore the warnings about rivafb and ignore the option to download from an FTP server. Like what foo_bar_foo said, let the installer compile the modules (drivers) for you. Put rivafb and nvidiafb in /etc/hotplug/blacklist, so you will not get any problems next time you boot up your computer.

reddazz 10-20-2005 03:26 AM

To install the kernel source you use rpmdrake or do as root,
Code:

#urpmi kernel-source

Peingune 10-20-2005 01:39 PM

I have noticed with mandrake 10.1 when you urpmi kernel-source it gives you the kernel source 2.4 instad of the kernel source 2.6 so if you run into this problem boot from mandrake cd and do a upgrade this will get you the right kernel.

tkedwards 10-20-2005 05:41 PM

You don't need to boot from the CD just do
Code:

urpmi kernel-source-2.6

Shady195 10-21-2005 03:11 PM

Its updated to the latest kernel but when i go to install the drivers i still get a message that says it cannot configure a kernel or something or cant compile one

reddazz 10-22-2005 03:03 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Shady195
Its updated to the latest kernel but when i go to install the drivers i still get a message that says it cannot configure a kernel or something or cant compile one
Post the exact error message.

tkedwards 10-22-2005 04:30 AM

You'll need to post the error message here for anyone to help you. But also make sure gcc is installed

Edit: Woops you beat me to it Redazz - I was looking at this thread through an old browser window that I hadn't refreshed in a bit


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