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Old 08-08-02, 09:04 AM   #4
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Originally posted by reallip
"One of the error messages was # error Modules should never use kernel-headers system headers. This was the next point in the README.txt on which the solution is to install the kernel-source..."
It is linux kernel-source file or Nvidia_kernel-source file? I have encountered the same problem in installing the NVIDIA drivers. I use RH7.2 with RH kernel(2.4.7-10). After I have downloaded and installed the Nvidia_kernel--1.0-2960.src.rpm, the preblem is still occur. What should I do?
You should install the RedHat kernel source files (you already have the NVIDIA kernel drivers). This should be on your installation CD 2 (directory RedHat/RPMS) and is named kernel-source-2.4.7-10.i386.rpm.
You can also download it from RedHat's ftp-server via your browser on following link;
I assume you know how to install RPM's and know how to check dependencies.
After having installed the RH kernel-sources this specific error-message is gone.

Originally posted by reallip continues with
Should I install the redhat 7.2 again, or update the kernel of my linux system? Should I download and update the kernel from or from directly? Which is better to me? Should I updated the shaved libraries after I have updated the kernel of my linux system? Where can I obtain the last shaved libraries?
You do NOT need to install RedHat 7.2 again, you have just not installed all required software/code for this step.
Updating the kernel is always good, but for the time being I would go for trying to get your NVIDIA graphics card working in Linux. When you have tackled this step, you know what to do when upgrading your kernel as the same task will be required again; at every update of your kernel you need to do this job again as this NVIDIA driver is 'very linked to your Kernel (version)'.

In order to prevent the next error-message, I would like to advise you to check whether you have rpm-build installed, because that is required for creating your 'own' NVIDIA-kernel. If it is not installed then you need to install file rpm-build-4.0.3-1.03.i386.rpm which can be found on the same locations as the RedHat-kernel-source file.

Originally posted by reallip continues with
I'm newbie about Linux and the driver, and any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks a lot, reallip.
We all have been at some stage ...
Good luck.
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