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Old 09-12-10, 08:31 PM   #5
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Smile Re: Problems getting GeForce 8700GT to work under linux

just tried to install 185.18.36 and of course i am having new problems... now this thing says that:

1-an existing driver is installed 256.53, and it will be uninstalled... OK!
2-no pre-compiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel... would you like to download blablabla... OK!
3-no pre-compiled kernel interface was found on the Nvidia ftp site. this means that the installer will need to compile .... OK!
4-Error: unable to determine the version of the kernel sources located in /lib/modules/ Please make sure you have installed the kernel sources files.........

What do I need to do? I use the stock kernel from Slackware 13.1

256.53 can build and install without problems...

As far as I know: /lib/modules/ is a simlink to /usr/src/ (or something like that) and that seems to be the normal non-smp kernel sources, so I understand why the nvidia script complains about the sources not matching the running kernel. How can I get the sources of this kernel??
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