Re: No 3D acceleration after upgrades
Contrary to what may have been hinted to by the llama, it wasn't trivial to find the solution to this problem. However, the solution itself was completely trivial. There were unfortunately, multiple solutions that I eventually stumbled upon for the same situation. I'm gonna mention what worked for others benefit...
It appears that this entire thing boils down to the installer looking for a file that no longer exists. That file being "config.h". One solution I found suggested altering a header file(nv-linux.h after extracting the installer) to make it include "autoconf.h" instead of "config.h". Unfortunately, for me, that didn't work. Even though that file exists in the same location as the other.
The solution was simply to create an "empty" file called "config.h" in the proper location. On my Fecora Core 6 install that was "/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-1.2849.fc6-i686/include/linux".
This allows the 8776 driver to build in FC6 with the kernel I have installed.