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Old 01-13-04, 09:13 AM   #1
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Default (Debian) kernel headers issue

Hi. I'm pretty new to linux, so this might seem a bit obvious to all you seasoned guys. I've made a lot of preogress on my own and just need a little push.

I installed debian woody from the iso images, the kernel after installing was 2.2.somthing, which I updated with apt-cache to 2.4.18-k7 (I have an AthlonXP)

I also installed the kernel headers with:
apt-get install kernel-headers-2.4.18-k7 so the nvidia installer could build a new kernel interface.

However, now I have the same problem as before. There is a folder /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.18-k7

now, there seems to be disagreement amongst the linux comunity about to symlink/not symlink. Linus himself is reported to advise against it, IIUC some people say you should have the headers that built your compiler, and some say you still need a symlink.

What should I do to install these drivers?
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