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Hey, I have gotten through the installer... a little bit but now its hitting me with something like: "ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running ...
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    Installing Nvidia drivers..


    Hey, I have gotten through the installer... a little bit but now its hitting me with something like:
    "ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
    Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
    kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems,
    for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' RPM
    installed. If you know the correct kernel source files are installed,
    you may specify the kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path'
    command line option."

    Can someone please help? Its really annoying with no graphics drivers >.<

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    You need to install a package called linux-source which matches the version of the linux kernel you are running. Another alternative would be to install Debians own nvidia drivers. Just do
    Code:
    apt-cache search nvidia
    A list of nvidia related packages will be listed install the ones you need using apt-get.

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    How do I know what kernel version I have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyb2142 View Post
    How do I know what kernel version I have?
    do I want xserver-xorg-vidio-nv ? says nvidia display driver.. But all the other things don't really have anything to do with drivers

    I put in apt-get xserver-xorg-vidio-nv and it gave me
    Invalid Operation xserver-xorg-vidio-nv

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    To check the kernel enter
    Code:
    uname -r
    You need to install nvidia-common, nvidia-settings, nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    To check the kernel enter
    Code:
    uname -r
    You need to install nvidia-common, nvidia-settings, nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx.
    I don't have "nvidia-common, nvidia-settings, nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx"

    But I did do uname -r and got the version I went into the package program there and downloaded the linux-source files... in the picture
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    If you do not have those packages, it could be that you need to enable the universe and multiverse software repositories.

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    Area you using Debian or *buntu???

    if *buntu you could try universe/multiverse repositories... i don't have used *buntu...


    but if you use Debian... you can try use the contrib non-free repositories:
    in sources.list add that words in the respective lines:

    deb ... main contrib non-free
    deb-src ... contrib non-free

    and follow the steps shown in Nvidia Driver Install - The Debian/nVidia Way (following the Debian Way)

    and change the xorg.conf

    it's easy, i did it.

    Good Luck

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