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Medora01 11-29-03 07:34 PM

Install the kernel header files ?
:confused: Hi there,
I'm real new at this , but have been reading lots in the forum.
I can not seem to figure out how to install the kernel-source-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpm.
It says I need this to install the nvidia drivers.
I tried this for a whole day 18 hours HeHe!!!
With no luck on the sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run.

Boy this seems like alot of work to just install a video driver.

P.S. Maybe I should stick to just building computers.

SuLinUX 11-29-03 07:46 PM

All you need to do is run the rpm package or use the command line.

rpm --install kernel-source-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpm

I'm guessing your runing gnome if you cannot run the rpm?

One installed you should see it installed in /usr/src

Medora01 11-30-03 03:56 AM

gcc > = 2.96.98
Thanks for the info SulinUX.
I tried to run the kernel-source-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpm from the command line but recieve this message.

gcc > = 2.96.98 is needed by kernel-source-2.4.20-20.9.i386.rpm ?

Medora01 12-04-03 06:39 PM

Figured it out :)
I had to do a reinstall of the OS and use a custom install to make sure that the kernel development tools where installed.
I installed the Nvidia driver with ease after that.

Its running very nice with a Nvidia geforce 4 ti 4200.

SuLinUX 12-04-03 07:44 PM

You didnot need to install linux again, it allows you to add dev software whenever you want.

Never mind, at least you got it sorted.

jago25_98 12-05-03 10:01 AM

same but but I used a tar.gz kernel archive?
I'm also told I need to install headers but I used a tar.gz kernel archive.


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