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I just upgraded my desktop to 2.6.19, and went to install the NVIDIA drivers for my video card. It fails to build the necessary modules. Looking at the kernel archives, it seems to have something to do with the lack of an include file. I am running on an 86_64 architecture, but I suspect people running 32 bit systems will hit the same snag. I tried the newest version of the installer, which is NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-8776-pkg2.run. That was made on October 16th 2006. I would suspect NVIDIA will release a new installer shortly that deals with the changes to the kernel. I can live without X for a few days with no problem on this system, but if you don't have another machine, you may want to wait on the newest of the new kernels until the folks at nvidia catch up on the new way the kernel's sources are designed.
I tried 9629 immediately after 8776 failed, however 9629 is 32 bit, it starts and spits errors about the 86_64 arch immediately.
I can also start x with the open source version of nvidia, nv, but it looks like garbage. I don't have a super highend graphics card, but it is a 256 Mb pci express number, and movies and such pull a freeze frame trick under nv.
That is strange - I missed the 64 bit version immediately. I didn't even check you link, as I still had a ssh shell open on my box, I just went back and checked which nvidia I tried, saw 9629 and figured they were one and the same.
In any case, I installed the 64 bit one, and it worked beautifully. Thanks for your help!