Originally Posted by froodley
I realize this may have been addressed elsewhere, but I can't find anything,
Yes, Stickies are hard to see, I agree.
so please help if you can
I am trying to run the nvidia installer. I log out and shut down gdm, then run sudo sh NVIDIA...
It comes up and says it will have to build a kernel. Then it says it has an error finding the kernel source tree and that I need to install the kernel source. I have installed linux-source from Synaptic. I also installed a few linux-headers files that weren't.
I have also tried the EnvyNG install instead, and I get an error saying the headers for my kernel are missing and cannot be installed.
Please do _not_ install the driver manually on Ubuntu if you don't have really good reasons to.
If you do have really good reasons:
You probably need the following packages:
linux-headers-generic (adapt generic to your architecture)
libc6-i386 (for amd64)
If it still doesn't work, please give us the output of
and show us which packages linux-headers-* you have installed.
But again, I do _not_ recommend installing the drivers manually.