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Old 08-15-02, 01:31 AM   #13
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Hi there.
Thanks to everyone who has posted here!
Special thanks to mtrr for providing the detailed instructions
I finally have everything working all right now, after a week
of agony!
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Old 08-15-02, 02:41 AM   #14
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It is not really needed to compile a new kernel. You need to install for example the kernel headers package: apt-get install kernel-headers-2.4.18-bf (this was the name in my case, in other cases use "uname -r" to find the kernel name)

When you would try to compile the kernel module it will still spit out an error about modversions.h and that's because the kernel headers/source dir is: /usr/src/kernel-2.4.18-bf. To make the nvidia kernel module happy you can do two things:
fix 1 do: make SYSINCLUDE=/usr/src/kernel-2.4.18-bf
fix 2: "ln -s /usr/src/kernel-2.4.18-bf linux" and after this compile the kernel module.
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Old 08-16-02, 12:35 PM   #15
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Hey all,

I just re-did the steps mtrr posted, and everything went fine until i had to
dpkg -i *.deb in the /usr/src/ dir

I kept getting some error, but I just tried compiling the Nvidia drivers from the tar.gz again, and it worked. I'm guessing that all the compilations needs is for the first few steps to point ot the correct location. All is well now, and I'm getting incredible performace out of my card. UT now beats the hell out of the Windows version, as does Quake3!

Long live Debian!


P.S. Thanks for the help everyone, I greatly appreciate it!
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Old 08-16-02, 05:08 PM   #16
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sorry for beeing unavailable for a long time

glad to hear everything is working at a reasonable speed now.


this evening I'll be reachable in chan #germany
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Old 09-10-02, 07:13 PM   #17
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Default Re: trouble

Originally posted by Prodigy
Hmm...everything went by smoothly, but I don't know how to update grub. I've looked thru the man file and the info file, but it all looks like a bunch of gibberish to me. Is there a single command that I can just execute in order to automatically update?
you can use update-grub

to have it automatically updated when you install a new kernel package, put these lines in /etc/kern-img.conf:

postinst_hook = /sbin/update-grub
postrm_hook = /sbin/update-grub
do_bootloader = no

this trick is in : /usr/doc/grub/README.Debian
README.Debian files are ALWAYS very instructives
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