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Old 02-23-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1: nvidia driver & kernel source code


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I really like Mandrake, I had Suse first, but I like Mandrake much better. However, trying to install the nvidia driver for my laptop has turned out a little bit difficult. WHen I type uname -r
I get the kernel that I am running: 2.6.8.1-24mdksmp, when I try to install the kernel-source code I don't get anything close to this. I need the kernel source to match to the one that I running to install the nvidia driver.

My question is:
If I you joing the mandrakeclub, would I be able to get what I want? I mean get, for example, the correct kernel source code.

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Old 02-23-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
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you should be able to use a console and type urpmi kernel-source to get it, if not go into KDE and go to the package manager and serch for the kernel source and install the one that says 2.6.8.1-24mdksmp and you should be good to go.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 11:04 AM   #3
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you should be able to use a console and type urpmi kernel-source to get it, if not go into KDE and go to the package manager and serch for the kernel source and install the one that says 2.6.8.1-24mdksmp and you should be good to go.
That's the problem. if I go to rpmdrake, I don't find the correct kernel source code. If I do urpmi kernel-source, I get a different kernel source code, a kernel source code without the smp, but I a running a pemtium 4 with HT, so the kernel sees two processors.

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Old 02-23-2005, 11:18 AM   #4
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Have you tried installing the drivers with that source sode installed?

I think you will find it will be ok or st least when I did it I was ok with them.
 
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Have you tried installing the drivers with that source sode installed?

I think you will find it will be ok or st least when I did it I was ok with them.
noobtesting,

Thanks a lot for the tip. I just did that, I mean, I install the kernel-source code, eventhough it wasn't the same number with the kernel that I am running, but it works!

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Old 02-23-2005, 12:18 PM   #6
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NP good to hear it worked for you.
 
  


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