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Re: Quake1/Quake3 on Sarge

That makes much more sense then what others are "yelling" at me hehe

Thank you for explaining that.

On Monday March 14 2005 1:23 pm, Bruno Hertz wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-03-14 at 10:58 -0500, Bill Day wrote:
> > Honestly, I am not sure, I am still relatively new to all the
> > "dependency" issues.  Currently I am apt-getting nvidia-kernel-source
> > nvidai-glx which is also dl'ing and installing the depends and I will go
> > back and grab all of the suggested and recommend ones as well...
> OK, I recommended installing ther kernel headers since you
> reported you had problems compiling the nvidia drivers.
> In more detail, to *run* a kernel you need an image package, according
> to your platform. E.g. I have kernel-image-2.6.8-2-686 installed.
> Now, if you want to *compile* any (third party) driver like the
> nvidia one yourself, you need the kernel header packages. In my case
> these are is the common package kernel-headers-2.6.8-2 plus the
> architecture specific package kernel-headers-2.6.8-2-686.
> So, and that was my whole point, if you want to install the
> nividia driver with their installer NVIDIA-Linux-x86-blah.run,
> which performs a driver compilation, you need the header packages
> installed corresponding to your kernel version and architecture.
> Especially, there is no need installing the kernel source package,
> and it won't help you either since it installs in a location where
> the nvidia installer won't find the headers. The source package is
> not meant for just performing third party driver compilations, but
> rather for building custom kernels.
> Regards, Bruno.


Bill Day

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