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Old 12-23-04, 08:45 AM   #1
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Unhappy Trouble installing NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111

First, I am as NEW as they come. My hands on experience with Linux is approaching 48 hours.. total! Any information is more than I had a minute ago!

I am running Fedora Core 1 with Kernel 2.4.22-1.2199. During the installation of the NVIDIA drivers, I get a message telling me that it needs to recompile using the Kernel Source code, but I don't have the source code installed. Can someone PLEASE tell me where to find the source code for my kernel so I can get my display working. Right now, I am using a 15'4" WXGA screen, and only tiny 800x600 portion of it is working.

I REALLY want to get away from Windows and have been anticipating a move to Linux, but if it continues on this path, I might have to reconsider.

Thanks again for any help,
Michael
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Old 12-23-04, 08:56 AM   #2
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You should be able to download it from any Fedora Core mirror site, e.g.:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/....nptl.i386.rpm
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Thanks! I guess the problem I was having was realizing that I had to go find the source code, and that it was not included with my OS. I got it downloaded, and got the NVIDIA adapter working, so now I am back to full screen. But it seems that my sound is out now for some reason. And I can tell that I have some tweaking to do to get my display just right. But its definitely a step in the right direction.

Thanks again for your help, I am sure you will hear much more from me in the near future!

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