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Old 11-03-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
iqbala
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Installing NVIDIA drivers


I am running Mandrake 10.1 official

I want to install NVIDIA drivers for my video card.

I read in forums that I must have the source for my kernel. My kernel is

2.6.8.1-12mdk

(I know it from the command uname -r)

I saw in Rdrake that there are many packages "kernel-source-2.6*", but no one with the exact name 2.6.8.1-12mdk. I guess it's important that I have the sources of exactly the kernel I am using, but no clue to understand exactly which they are.

Can anybody help me?

On the same Howto I read that I have to install also the packages "gcc". Of these, I have many installed and there are many more available. Can anyone tell me how can I know if I already have anything that I need?

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 12:36 PM   #2
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Re: Installing NVIDIA drivers

Have you run urpmi on your Mandriva Konsole or are you searching for it from your DVD or CD?

Do a search under my user name and try and follow it. I had a topic on it a while ago.

I am running out of time or would say more than I have. But install the kernel source that matches your kernel.

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Originally posted by iqbala
I am running Mandrake 10.1 official

I want to install NVIDIA drivers for my video card.

I read in forums that I must have the source for my kernel. My kernel is

2.6.8.1-12mdk

(I know it from the command uname -r)

I saw in Rdrake that there are many packages "kernel-source-2.6*", but no one with the exact name 2.6.8.1-12mdk. I guess it's important that I have the sources of exactly the kernel I am using, but no clue to understand exactly which they are.

Can anybody help me?

On the same Howto I read that I have to install also the packages "gcc". Of these, I have many installed and there are many more available. Can anyone tell me how can I know if I already have anything that I need?

Any help is appreciated.

Last edited by dolphans1; 11-03-2005 at 12:38 PM.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 09:45 PM   #3
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Hi iqbala,

I am using 10.1 also. I have the nvidia driver successfully installed. You definately need the source kernel installed. Typing uname -r in the console returns 2.6.8.1-12mdk on my machine. The kernel source package I have installed is kernel-source-2.6-2.6.8.1-12mdk

The others will say stripped or smp but the one I listed above should be the one for you if you are using a standard type of machine ,ie single processor, 32 bit and RAM less than 1 Gig. This setup is what the vast majority are still using, so if you don't know of anything specifically different in your box then I would say that the kernel-source package I listed is what you should install.

Cheers and good luck
 
Old 11-04-2005, 01:58 PM   #4
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Thank you JK. I found it where you said, and as you said Nvidia drivers installed in a minute like a beauty.

Cheers
 
Old 11-04-2005, 06:23 PM   #5
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Glad It worked for you, well done.
 
  


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