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Old 11-04-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
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Question nVIDIA Drivers installation

I'm trying to install the nVIDIA drivers for my GForce FX5900 but the installation won't work because I'm missing kernel headers or something. I'm still very new to Linux and have no idea what its on about. If I need to compile a kernel I'm not sure I can do that heavy duty stuff!

My Distro is Mandrake 9.2

Thanks in advance

Old 11-04-2003, 08:56 PM   #2
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please post the errors. You can copy and paste.

Selecting the text will copy in linux or ctrl+c.
If you click the scroller on the mouse it will paste or y ou can ctrl+v or even right click then paste.
Old 11-04-2003, 09:39 PM   #3
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sounds like your missing the kernel source? you should be able to find and download the source for your kernel in rpmdrake (configuration-->packaging-->install software), or at least thats where I got it.

Let us know how it goes, I don't mean to discourage you, but I had a heckuva time getting the nvidia driver to work on mandrake 9.2 with my FX card, as have lots of others, the way it sounds.

Last edited by lord_clarence; 11-04-2003 at 09:45 PM.
Old 11-05-2003, 11:01 PM   #4
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yeah getting into compiling the kernel is not too desireable for newbies [although I've seen plenty do it and get it resolved] but I was hoping that it may not be necessary. I would triple check that you are following the nvidia installation instructions to the "T" before getting into that.
Old 11-06-2003, 04:55 AM   #5
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Your deffinately missing the kernel source..

Use the source luke !!


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