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Old 08-24-2003, 01:04 PM   #1
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Question nVidia Driver won't install because Kernel Headers are missing...Whats that me then?

nVidia Driver won't install because Kernel Headers are missing or something like that...Whats that me then?

I ran "sh from the command line with no X server running it seemed to be going well but then came up with this Kernal Headers thing and to be honest totally lost me.

Also how do I change permissions so I can read AND write to my FAT32 Window/Linux storerage drive?

Thanks in adavnce


PS will I ever be as good with Linux as I am with Windows? I hope so 'cause its cool!
Old 08-24-2003, 01:18 PM   #2
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What distro are you running? They may be in /usr/include or something and you might need to point the configure script to them or you may need to install the kernel source. Your disks or a mirror of your distro should have the source laying around or you could try - um, maybe?

If it's FAT32 that's no problem - just edit fstab for 'users' and for 'rw' where it may say 'defaults' and 'ro' or something like.

I'm wondering about the same thing with Linux and DOS.
Old 08-24-2003, 08:22 PM   #3
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install kernel-source package pertaining to your kernel. Find your kernel version using
uname -r
and then look for kernel-source-number.rpm (if you have redhat based system)
Old 08-24-2003, 08:27 PM   #4
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Same as above but for Debian based Distro use

apt-get install kernel-source-versionnumber


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