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Old 03-27-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
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Kernel source location? (nVidia drivers)

I am trying to install the nVidia drivers, but none of the FAQ's tell you what to do if it gives an error of needing the kernel source (or something like that). Yeah, I'm new to linux. :P Anyway I did find they should be in /usr/source but that directory has nothing in it. Are they located on the CD's? If so let me know where/how to get them into that folder they need to be in to make them work with the nVidia install.

Thank you very much (hope that made sense).

Also if I have a dell laptop, Pentium 4m I would want the:
Version: 1.0-5336
Operating System: Linux IA32


Thanks again!
Old 03-27-2004, 04:52 PM   #2
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goto and download and install the source for your kernel version.
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If you install the nvidia rpms from then you don't need to install the kernel-source rpm (which is like a 40MB download).

The latest (and best) method of installing nvidia for Fedora, from this unofficial FAQ :
There are now nVidia driver RPMs provided by that are designed especially for Fedora. If you're using yum, and you're using my yum-conf, you should be able to install the drivers just by typing yum install nvidia-glx kernel-module-nvidia-`(uname -r)`. That installs the nVidia driver for your current kernel.
(If you don't have yum set up, then follow the yum link in the FAQ. It will make your life much easier.)

If you decide you really really want to install the kernel sources, they are packaged in the kernel-source rpm in the fedora repositories.
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Thanks a lot, that worked perfectly.

Last edited by Neoslash; 03-28-2004 at 01:57 AM.


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