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Re: nvidia drivers & kernel headers

I am still getting the error message about not being
able to load nvidia.o from the nvidia driver
I did make depends as was suggested here-it didn't
change the error message.
In trying to do make menuconfig in
/usr/src/kernel-sources... the following is the
terminal response:

deblnx:/usr/src# cd kernel-source-2.4.18 
deblnx:/usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.18# make menuconfig 
rm -f include/asm 
( cd include ; ln -sf asm-i386 asm) 
make -C scripts/lxdialog all 
make[1]: Entering directory
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lncurses 
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status 
>> Unable to find the Ncurses libraries. 
>> You must have Ncurses installed in order 
>> to use 'make menuconfig' 
make[1]: *** [ncurses] Error 1 
make[1]: Leaving directory
make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2 
deblnx:~# apt-get install ncurses 
Reading Package Lists... Done 
Building Dependency Tree... Done 
Package ncurses has no available version, but exists
in the database. 
This typically means that the package was mentioned in
a dependency and 
never uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available
with the contents 
of sources.list 
E: Package ncurses has no installation candidate 

--- Robert William Hutton <rwh@helms-deep.cable.nu>
> John Yurcik wrote:
> > 1. Download and install the kernel-source package
> that
> > corresponds to the kernel version you're running. 
> > 2. Unbzip the bzip file that appears in /usr/src
> > (something like
> kernel-source-2.4.whatever.tar.bz2). 
> > 3. make a symbolic link to the resulting directory
> > called /usr/src/linux (eg ln -s
> > /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.22 /usr/src/linux). 
> > 4. copy /boot/config-<kernelversion> to
> > /usr/src/linux/.config 
> > 5. do a make menuconfig or make oldconfig. 
> >  
> > This should be enough to generate the headers; if
> not
> > you might try compiling the kernel as well: 
> > 
> > I  did 1-4 above. At 'make menu config  the
> terminal
> > responded with 'no target specified' I tried
> adding
> > the directory with the kernel-sources to the
> command
> > without without success. Do I really have to
> compile
> > the kernel to get this video card driver
> installed?   
> [snip]
> that should be "make menuconfig" and you should be
> in the /usr/src/linux 
> directory.
> You don't have to compile the kernel, just configure
> it (I think :).
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