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Old 09-06-2005, 01:45 PM   #1
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Help installing Nvidia driver...

Hey, I am running the 2.4.27 kernel (ugrading soon) and am having trouble installing the Nvidia driver. I got the run file off their site but when I type sh it eventually gives me an error saying that it can't find the correct kernel-source tree. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Please tell me the full commands because I am still very new to linux! Thanks in advance!
Old 09-06-2005, 01:50 PM   #2
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The problem is that you haven't got the Linux source. Get it by doing an apt-get install kernel-source or someting like that (do an apt-cache search source to find it). Then it should work
Old 09-06-2005, 01:52 PM   #3
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You need to install the kernel source or headers for the kernel you are running using apt/synaptic. Synaptic maybe better if you are new to linux.
Old 09-06-2005, 01:59 PM   #4
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I did apt-get install kernel-source 2.4.27 but I don't know what to do from there?
Old 09-06-2005, 07:59 PM   #5
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You need to extract that tarball into the /usr/src directory.
Then create a symlink named 'linux' to the kernel-source folder.

Also, be sure you installed the applicable kernel header package.
Old 09-06-2005, 11:51 PM   #6
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As root:

cd /usr/src
tar xvjf kernel-source-x.x.x.tar.bz2
ln -s kernel-source-x.x.x linux


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