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I am getting the message that my system can't find a pre-compiled kernel for the NVIDIA driver. It automatically checks nvidia's site and the source code. I added the rpm ...
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    I am getting the message that my system can't find a pre-compiled kernel for the NVIDIA driver. It automatically checks nvidia's site and the source code. I added the rpm packages from the installation disks (all 5) in the /user/src/i586 files, but i still get the same message that it can't find the kernel. What do I do now?

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    It should compile a custom driver for you

    Are you installing the drivers from the nvidia site or are you using drivers that came with your distribution? I used the driver from nvidia. It looked for a driver to match my kernel but could not find one. It then compiled the driver to match the kernel that I had.

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    Re: pre-compiled kernel

    Quote Originally Posted by dshock512
    I added the rpm packages from the installation disks (all 5) in the /user/src/i586 files, but i still get the same message that it can't find the kernel. What do I do now?
    Did you copy them there ?

    If you run rpm -Uvh kernel*rpm in the dir it should install the source code to the /usr/src directory.

    Does the installed kernel source match the one you are currently running.

    Could you paste your kernel version here and the ls -la /usr/src
    use uname -rvm for kernel version
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    Hardware: Asus P4P800, 1GB, P4-3Ghz, Asus V9950, Maxtor ATA HD\'s, 3Com GBit lan, Audigy ZS Plat.

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