i deleted the files that the nvidia installer deletes when it tries to install. i upacked the file and read the Makefile/config script.
searched and read this post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...73#post1104773
i had tried something like that earlier but after doing that, the 6111 driver kept saying
ERROR: If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
you either have configured kernel sources matching your
kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
on your system.
If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
installed on your system. If you specified a separate
output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
the appropriate nvidia-installer command line option.
using 18.104.22.168 and my kernel source and config are in the dir pointed to by /usr/src/linux. but i did do make mrproper. options?