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Old 06-12-2004, 02:48 PM   #1
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rpms source directory-needed for nvidia installer


Hi there,

Whilst installing the nvidia gfx drivers for mandrake 10, the installer tells me that it needs to compile the kernal. I have a command line to use on the installer that tells it where the source files for the kernal is (and i presume presently beng used by the system?). I am still learning and do not know where to find the kernal is to pass onto the installer program.

Thanks for your help
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Old 06-12-2004, 04:10 PM   #2
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I am not sure, but I think the kernel is called "linuz". The "locate" command can be used to find files as well as the "find" command. I am more familiar with "find" and the way to use it if you have no idea where a file is:

find / -name name_of_file

Sorry I cant be of more help. Maybe an expert will answer better.
 
Old 06-12-2004, 04:30 PM   #3
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If you have the kernel-source files installed (note that the default MDK 10 installation does NOT include kernel-source - you have to select it) then the nvidia drivers should install OK with simply

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run

Check if you have the kernel-source installed with

rpm -q kernel-source

and also that the source files are the same version as the kernel itself. I had a problem recently trying to install the nvidia drivers ... then I discovered that I had kernel 2.6.3-4mdk but kernel-source 2.6.3-13mdk.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 05:31 AM   #4
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Thanks to both of you for getting back to me.


Quote:
Originally posted by mhl
If you have the kernel-source files installed (note that the default MDK 10 installation does NOT include kernel-source - you have to select it) then the nvidia drivers should install OK with simply

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run

Check if you have the kernel-source installed with

rpm -q kernel-source

and also that the source files are the same version as the kernel itself. I had a problem recently trying to install the nvidia drivers ... then I discovered that I had kernel 2.6.3-4mdk but kernel-source 2.6.3-13mdk.

Ok, I do not have the kernal source file installed, so what is the next step? Do I install the kernal source rpm through the software installer?

Whilst i am asking, I have downloaded the nforce drivers for my MB as mandrake 10 offical wont recgonise my network or sound driver on my Nforce2 abit board. I went to rmp managment and added the path where these rpms are, but dont know if that is right to get them to work.

Im learning though!

Cheers
Graham
 
Old 06-13-2004, 06:21 AM   #5
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to answer your kernel question, yes, use the software installer to install the sources. just type kernel in the search box, then choose the source that matches your kernel. if you're not sure of your kernel version number, type the following in terminal as root.......... uname -a

once you have the kernel sources installed, then proceed with your nvidia drivers installation. note, you must be completely out of the X environment for the drivers to install. if you need help with driver installation, check out This Thread & look for my post with the instructions on how to do so.

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