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Lunar 03-02-04 01:25 AM

Xandros and nVidia?
I am running an FX 5900 and Xandros 2.0.

I have XFree 86 4 and I am trying to install the latest drivers for my card. It is seen as a Vesa right now. I tried the .run but it couldn't find my kernel source to compile a new kernel. So I directed it to my kernel source directory.

Now it tells me it can't find the nvidia header or something like that. I tried to do a make install and found out that I have no usr/src/nv directory. Is this my problem. And if so, how do i fix it?

Lunar 03-02-04 01:29 AM

To further explain here is what I get from the make install:

lunar@LINUXBOX:~/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1$ make install
cd usr/src/nv; make install
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/lunar/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv'
./conftest.sh: line 190: conftest.c: Permission denied
Unable to determine kernel version.
make[1]: *** [select_makefile] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/lunar/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv'
make: *** [kernel_module_install] Error 2

Lunar 03-02-04 01:35 AM

Nm on the usr/src/nv directory thing. Figured out that it was talking about in it's own directory. LOL

Lunar 03-02-04 11:49 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions at all?

lizard 03-06-04 12:40 AM

Hope you've sorted out your prob. You can find the answer at the Xandros froum - it is hidden in one of the xandros administrator's guides. I cannot remember the exact solution as I'm using Mepis now but the basic problem is that Xandros adds X1 or similar to the end of it's kernel header. run uname -r and you'll see. You have to do something with extraversion to enable the source that you installed have the same header but I cannot remember what.

As I said the answer is definitely in the Xandros forum.

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