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Re: Still cannot install the nvidia driver

Hi Yuen!

On Wed, 02 Jun 2004, Yuen Sum Ng wrote:

> Hi B.L.Jilek!
>     I install the kernel 2.6.5 by using Debian way. I
> have downloaded the kernel-source-2.6.5.tar.bzip2.
> Then after the installation, I have  found the
> kernel-headers-2.6.5_Custom.1_i386.deb in /usr/src.
> Then I do dpkg -i
> kernel-headers-2.6.5_Custom.1_i386.deb.
>     I have also ln -s /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.5
> /lib/modules/2.6.5/bulid, but still cannot solve the
> problem.

If your building your own kernel there may be something that your not
including.  If you just install the debian kernel-image and
kernel-headers with apt-get, dselect, or aptitude then what I sent
should work.

The way I posted was when your using the stock Debian Kernel-source
and Kernel-headers for your system.  Otherwise your going to have to
make sure that you compiled everything into the kernel/Custom that you

Maybe this will help.

What I have installed.  My system is dual processor so uses SMP.
kernel-image-2.6-686-smp  -->  installed by dependency
kernel-headers-2.6.5-1    -->  installed by dependency

In /lib/modules there is a directory called: 2.6.5-1-686-smp.
This will match the kernel-image installed.

In /lib/modules/2.6.5-1-686-smp there is a sym link:
build -> /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.5-1-686-smp

/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.5-1-686-smp will match the kernel-source
package you installed.

I have used this way to install the nvidia drivers for every kernel
I've installed that was stock Debian.  If you make your own kernel the
Debian way, you don't have to install kernel-headers.  It should
compile as long as you still have the kernel-source in
/usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.5 and sym link it with /usr/src/linux.
AND, IF you have included everything you need in the kernel you built.

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in a plate of SAUCE MORNAY?" --Zippy the Pinhead

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