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After spending the last couple days trying to and finally successfully installing the NVIDIA drivers for Red Hat, I went and upgraded the kernel using the automated update from RHN. I know that once I do that I must reinstall those drivers, but when I try to do that, I get an error stating that the driver install failed due to kernal source not found or something to that effect. My question is can someone patiently walk me thru what I need to do to get the source installed correctly? Step by step would be apreciated since I don't really know what I am doing yet. I have a book to help me learn Linux, but because I didn't have access to console until the drivers have been installed, I have not been able to learn. Are there any people out there that have a Dell Inspiron 2650 that can actually run RH9? Should I switch to SuSE? Please help me????
You need to visit RedHat FTP site (or mirror) and download 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-headers' package with the same version number as the kernel you now have. Download and install it, then try with the driver again.
I had given up on Linux just because my nvidia was not going to work, in fact, installed Windows again on my primary machine...thanks to you, I will try one more time to get it running on this machine.... by the way, after playing with linux the last 6 days, I really see why people like it, running windows now, seems so damn slow!