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Old 03-31-2004, 09:55 PM   #1
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Exclamation Kernel-Source, NVIDIA- Drivers


i just reloaded RH9, and i have used Up2date and have updated the entire system, now i was going to install the NVIDIA driver for my video card. The problem is that it says that it needs the "Kernel-Source.rpm..." or something like that. I will post the full message in a min, i have to install it with X shutdown.... anyone had this problem, and where can i get the "kernel-source.rpm" file for my kernel?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:14 PM   #2
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ok here is the error message:

"No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)?
_______ ________
| yes | | no |
------------ --------------
>i clicked yes

"No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site; this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for your kernel.
_________
| OK |
----------------
>i clicked ok

" ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel. Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel source file are installed you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.

___________
| OK |
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>now i guess i need the 'kernel-source' rpm for my kernel, does anyone know where to download it?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:19 PM   #3
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It should be on the install disk.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:25 PM   #4
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i am not installing the driver from a disk, i downloaded the driver from the internet, my card did not come with a disk that had linux drivers on it
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:39 PM   #5
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the kernel source package should be on your RH9 install disk. sorry, should have been clearer
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:43 PM   #6
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even though i have updated the kernel since i have installed it using the Up2date system? should i still use the old 'kernel-source' prog off the disk?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:49 PM   #7
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if you updated your kernel, then you should use some package downloading tool from redhat and install the kernel source package for your actual kernel...
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:51 PM   #8
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ok, if that is what i am supposed to do, i have no idea how to do it, i am a major n00b, i just started using linux 5days ago.... :-(
 
Old 03-31-2004, 10:51 PM   #9
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i feel so ignorant
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:00 PM   #10
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tell me, which kernel are you using? (console type: uname -r)
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:02 PM   #11
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ok hold on, i am in XP right now leme reboot and ill post it...
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:08 PM   #12
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2.4.20-30.9
that is the version...... after i typed the command in.....
 
Old 04-01-2004, 03:45 AM   #13
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I'm sorry! I fell asleep last night...
I think you didn't upgrade your kernel after all, I'll check it out as I get to my lab at the university and I may tell you something more from there, ok?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:07 AM   #14
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ok thanks.....
 
Old 04-01-2004, 01:01 PM   #15
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http://updates.redhat.com/9/en/os/i3...-30.9.i386.rpm

this is a direct link to the kernel source package from your kernel.....

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-065.html

this is the page where I got it from.

hope it helps...
 
  


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