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its been litraly 52 hours since my last sleep ......the only reason i couldnt sleep is cuz i cant install nvidia drivers downloaded from nvidia.com it keeps asking me for the kernel source location ....what to do ???
i installed the drivers from the instructions ( not the file i got from nvidia.com) on a page. i see an nvidia logo in the start but still cant change my resolution higher than 1024x786...........
You actually only need to download the kernel-headers. Type uname -a and you should see some kernel image. Then type apt-cache search linux-header and find the right one that matches your kernel. Then sudo aptitude install linux-headers-blah (where blah is the appropriate kernel version like "686" or "2.6.18-3-686"). Then try installing from the Nvidia drivers again.
Oh, and on Debian (which Ubuntu is based) I had to invoke the installer with sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-XXXX-pkg1.run --x-module-path=/usr/lib/xorg/modules so the driver was installed in the right place.