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Well if UT2003 and Tuxracer work then it's obviously installed and working fine.
Maybe those apps are looking in the wrong place or for an out-dated thing. Which apps are they and how are you installing them?
I get an error saying that Kernel headers wern't installed
I'm a newbie, and I don't remember doing such a thing
how do I install these "kernel headers"??
I use Slackware 9.0 and a Geforce FX 5600
Kernel headers are found in the source code of your kernel. You can find the version of your kernel by typing this in the console:
This will tell you the kernel version, after that you can simply download and install kernel-source package from the internet. For example, if my kernel is 2.4.8-20, I'll look for kernel-source-2.4.8-20-i386.tar.gz on the net.