Re: Odd, I have searched the boards and there is literally no way to contact anyone without logging in.
Exactly.... Thanks for confiming that I'm not being (too) stupid.
I've managed to get the nvidia drivers built by getting the kernel headers from elsewhere. As you are probably aware, VectorLinux = Slackware = vanilla kernel. I also managed to some apps I was missing as Slackware packages & tarballs. So, there is no problem for now.
However, I would much rather be able use the VL repository system. There are some big holes in this setup e.g. missing kernel headers. When I attempt to update the package data from the repos (as installed) I get a mass of 'Not found" errors. Is anyone able to point me to where the repository list are stored in the system tree?
As you say, if anyone reading this has an account on http://forum.vectorlinux.com
could you please call attention to this thread on there.