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Old 07-28-2006, 01:44 PM   #1
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Problem installing NVIDIA graphical drivers

Can't intall NVIDIA drivers. it tells me that something wrong with my kernel and the pre-compiled kernel.
I have Geforce 4
Can someone help?

Last edited by Tailer; 07-28-2006 at 01:46 PM.
Old 07-28-2006, 02:12 PM   #2
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If you go back to the nVidia website where you got the driver package, there is a link to a README. In that file, it is stated that the package will try to match up to a precompiled kernel. If it can't find one, it will try to compile one for you to match your current kernel. In order for that to work, you must have installed the kernel headers source code for your kernel.

So, try installing the kernel source code, then try again to install the driver so that it can compile a module for your current kernel.
Old 07-29-2006, 01:41 AM   #3
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I am sorry for my low-experience in Linux, but how can i install the kernel headers source?
Where i get it from? What shold i do?

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Old 07-29-2006, 03:46 AM   #4
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the kernel headers can be found in your slackware cd in slackware/d or testing/packages

you can also search for the packages in:

use the keyword 'kernel-headers' when searching

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to install the package, extract the files to / then run 'cd /; bash install/' if the file install/ exists.

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