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Old 09-12-03, 10:21 AM   #1
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How could i compile my kernel to use Nvidia drivers ?? (what command)
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Old 09-12-03, 02:26 PM   #2
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Linux drivers may be compiled in the kernel or as modules. Modules don't need a full kernel recompilation.

Nvidia drivers work as modules (because they are closed-sourced). So, as a matter of fact, there's no need to recompile your kernel from scratch. All you have to do is 'make' the module against your current sources. But the installer does all the job for you. All you need are the kernel-sources and the 'make' libraries (as well as the gcc libraries).

(I answered in English just in case someone else needs this answer).
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When compiling the kernel, just about the only option necessary for getting nvidia drivers to work is: loadable module support.

You'd be very hard pressed to get a fully working desktop system without this in your kernel, so its always assumed you've got it.

For nVidia driver module HOW-TO their own README is indispensible.

For kernel compiling help, see the Kernel HOW-TO from The Linux Documentation Project.

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