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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!
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.
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
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.
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.