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LoONeYChIKuN 10-18-2004 02:29 PM

Kernel Source....
Alright...I'm obviously new to this whole linux thing :P

Now, I would assume "installing" the kernel source would be unzipping what I downloaded from to /usr/src/linux-2.6.8/ and then making a link to it being /usr/src/linux.

However, this doesnt seem to be working for the NVidia drivers, and I think I'm doing something wrong...Well I'm obviously doing something wrong but hey :P.

Well, thanks for trying to help with my stupid questions :o

viniosity 10-18-2004 03:15 PM

Which distro are you running? Compiling your kernel may vary depending on which distro you are using... Once you have compiled the kernel you can easily run the nvidia driver script from here:

instructions can be found here:

LoONeYChIKuN 10-18-2004 03:23 PM

So I have to compile the kernel, not just throw the source into a directory...

Now that I think about it the whole 'precompiled' thing should of given it away :P

Anyway, I'm runing the current Ubuntu...Any tips on how to compile the kernel? I may be just a :newbie: but ./configure - make - make install doesn't seem to be working :P

viniosity 10-18-2004 03:54 PM

There is a great tutorial on compiling a debian kernel at OSNews:

Just make sure you replace your kernel version with whichever they are using in their example. Good luck!

m_yates 10-18-2004 04:28 PM

There is another guide here:

It shows the "Debian way" of upgrading a kernel.

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