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I just installed FC3 on my Dell Inspiron 8600 and I am having a hard time installing the NVIDIA driver. I have been reading the threads on this forum, but ...
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    NVIDIA GeForce on Fedora Core 3 problems


    I just installed FC3 on my Dell Inspiron 8600 and I am having a hard time installing the NVIDIA driver. I have been reading the threads on this forum, but most of them are fixes in the Xorg file. I cannot install the driver itself. When I start the NVIDIA installer it tells me I do not have precompiled kernel, even though I installed the kernel.src.rpm.

    [root@localhost ~]# cd /usr/src
    [root@localhost src]# ls
    linux-2.6.9 linux-2.6.9.tar.bz2 redhat
    [root@localhost src]# cd redhat
    [root@localhost redhat]# cd SOURCES
    [root@localhost SOURCES]# ls

    here it list a whole bunch of config and patch files

    So after the installer complains about my kernel I get :

    "The kernel header file /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/build/include/linux/modversions.h does not exist. The most probable reason is that /lib/modules/2.6.9-1.667/build/include have not been configured"

    I also tried installing trough yum:
    [root@localhost ~]# yum install nvidia-glx kernel-module-nvidia-`(uname -r)`
    Setting up Install Process

    but there I get :

    --> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Error: missing dep: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.724_FC3 for pkg kernel-module-nvidia-2.6.9-1.724_FC3

    Could anyone please help? I don't know what else I need to do. I don;t see why all this is so complicated in fedora, when most distros support the NVIDIA chip out of the box, and I did not have any problem setting this up on RH 9
    Thank you

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    proabaly missing the kernel source thats all...
    I dont knwo under RH, but under MDK, you can simply install the kernel source... (header) check into the control center you probably have an option to install the kernel source

    Hope this helps
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    FC3 should have had the required headers for building the module already, you shouldn't have needed to install the full source tree.
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