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utku 01-28-2005 12:00 PM

Missing Kernel Headers
I am trying to install nforce drivers. But I can not download kernel headers via apt get. My kernel is 2.6.8-1
apt-get install kernel-headers-2.6.8-1-386 returns not found error.
I also edited sources.list, and tried with other mirrors.

Andrew Benton 01-28-2005 01:49 PM

Err...doesn't the Nvidia installer ask to see the kernel source, not the kernel headers?

m_yates 01-28-2005 02:07 PM

Take a look at this: It gives several routes to installing the nvidia module in Debian.

utku 01-29-2005 05:32 AM


Originally posted by Andrew Benton
Err...doesn't the Nvidia installer ask to see the kernel source, not the kernel headers?
Hi, Andrew, only Kernel headers are needed to build drivers.

utku 01-29-2005 05:38 AM


Originally posted by m_yates
Take a look at this: It gives several routes to installing the nvidia module in Debian.
I already used those tutorials. My system was quite fresh sarge netinstall. But I could not found headers for stock kernel I've used. So I have upgraded kernel 2.6.8.-2.-686(it was Downloaded headers and used many ways that are desribed on those tutorials. Al last I've builded and installed drivers. My box has nforce 1 chipset, I don't know if there is a problem with this chipset becouse when I use the drivers intalled I get just a blank screen and systems stops responding.

utanja 01-29-2005 05:40 AM

have you edited the XF86Config-4 file as stated in

utku 01-29-2005 09:28 AM


Originally posted by utanja
have you edited the XF86Config-4 file as stated in

Yes I did, first I ve used Nvidia installer to build and install drivers, and later uninstalled them and used Debian way as described in tutorials, but results are same... When I edit the F86Config-4 and startx system stops responding with blank screen, also nothing is written on logs...

zuralin 01-29-2005 10:36 AM

make sure your using the testing sources.. paste them if necessary.. they are in there.

LegionAUS 02-03-2005 10:10 PM

Before I start I have NO IDEA how to fix this, as I am after the answer as well.

But...... The question is about how and where to find KERNEL-HEADERS-2.6.8-1-386 .. It is TOTALLY irrelavent what they are being used for. In this case it is nVIdia driver install, in my case it is ndiswrapper install.

This is not a problem with nVidia installers or installing or for ndiswrapper, or ALSA, it is a problem of the install scripts are asking for somthing (KERNEL-HEADERS-2.6.8-1-386) which DO NOT EXIST.

Trying to APT KERNEL-HEADERS-2.6.8-1-386 gives - nothing found- a manual search reveals KERNEL-HEADERS-2.6.8-2-386. While these with some wizardry may actually be the right ones, how can they be turned into something that install programs that require kernel-headers will recognise?

Anone who can sort this out will have my undying thanks.

And please......... don't post about procedures for nVidia or ndiwswrapper or whatever. They are not the problem, missing KERNEL-HEADERS-2.6.8-1-386 are.

And if I am a total numpty and they are available, then don't keep it secret, tell me where, exactly!!

utku 02-03-2005 10:25 PM

Sorry for taking subject to nvidia drivers. But I could not find them, and asked some other forums, and newsgroups, nope... It seems like they are erased from official depots. So I had to upgrade kernel. It was a pretty smooth operation...

slayerboy 02-03-2005 10:39 PM

I had to go to unstable and upgrade to 2.6.8-10 and then get the headers that way. Not saying this will solve your problem. it seems this was fine until yesterday, as I was able to install the nvidia drivers, but then when I went to re-install them today, I had to upgrade my kernel through unstable.

jordzz 02-04-2005 12:21 PM

I have it too (2.6.8-1-386), with a fresh debain install!
I can't find it on Maybe we need to download
the new iso from bittorent?

^kossu 02-04-2005 03:35 PM

Is it possible to make headers my self? I compile kernel 2.6.10 and need kernel-headers-2.6.10 to get dri working...

There is kernel-headers-2.6.8-2-386 in "sarge" but no kernel-source-2.8.6-2-386. Why is that? I need both packets if i want use kernel 2.6.8-2-386 and use 3D Driver from the DRI...

Sorry my poor english...

King regards The N0ob

Axo 02-04-2005 06:20 PM


apt-get install linux-kernel-headers

^kossu 02-06-2005 12:27 PM


Originally posted by AXO

apt-get install linux-kernel-headers

That should do what?

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