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Old 05-17-03, 11:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help!!!

I'm new to linux. I'm currently using slackware 9.0. The kernel version is 2.4.20. I was using slackware on the resolution of 1024*768. But now when ever i start linux up, lilo says that i passed an undefined mode, and gives me some options to pick from. When i start the X server up, it keeps bringing up the resolution of 800*600. When i change the driver from vesa to nv, it cuts bits from the left and the right side off so i can't see it. I thought maybe i shud install the nvida drivers and it'll fix it. When i run the installer, it says it couldn't find the kernel-headers. I know i have it installed cuz i did a full install and i went back and installed it again just to make sure, and i don't know the path to it. Here is the my log file. Cud some1 please help me.

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri May 16 23:46:15 2003

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : false
no questions : false
silent : false
XFree86 install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
Installer install prefix: /usr
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp site :

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site ( (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
your kernel.
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel header files for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel header files for your
kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
'kernel-source' rpm installed. If you know the correct kernel header
files are installed, you may specify the kernel include path with the
'--kernel-include-path' commandline option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at
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