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Old 08-28-03, 01:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy kernel interface impasse in Debian

Hey,

Finding no precompiled kernel interface (2.2.20), I d/led my kernel source and ran the installer, which reported not finding the kernel headers. I ran it again, specifying the exact path, but the installer reported not finding a certain "*.h" file. It's true, the specified file does not exist in the target directory, so where do I go from here?

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Old 08-28-03, 02:03 AM   #2
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Default old kernel...

I think the nvidia driver works only with 2.4.x kernels and above... right?
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Old 08-28-03, 10:36 AM   #3
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The kernel source tree needs to be configured in order to be useful; if the installer complains about modversions.h missing, this generally isn't the case. You have two options; either configure the kernel source or, alternatively, download and install the Debian GNU/Linux kernel-headers package for your kernel.
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Old 08-28-03, 11:04 AM   #4
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Then it does work with older than 2.4 kernels... I find a bit strange that he didn't get an already configured kernel tree from the editor of his distro... well... my mistake.
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That's correct, current versions of the NVIDIA driver still officially support Linux 2.2. I don't know what the default configuration status of Debian GNU/Linux kernel-source packages is, unfortunately, but the kernel-headers packages should be sufficient to build the NVIDIA driver against.
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