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    I have the same question, nice tutorial, im trying to follow it, but I don't understand step 1

    1. Make sure you have the kernel-sources, gcc and make packages installed.

    I don't know what those are

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    Quote Originally Posted by beverage
    I have the same question, nice tutorial, im trying to follow it, but I don't understand step 1

    1. Make sure you have the kernel-sources, gcc and make packages installed.

    I don't know what those are
    Open up whatever package manager you have on your Mandriva install (I think it's called Mandriva Control Center). Do a search for gcc, one for make, and one for kernel. If any packages that come up for these searches are not installed already, install them. To see if they are installed, open up a terminal and type the following commands:

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    gcc --version
    ls /usr/src/linux
    If you get "command not found" or an error message for any of these, you need to install those packages.
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    Ok, gcc came up with command not found
    make got a command not found
    and as for the ls /usr/src/linux I got directory not found... Oh joy -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by beverage
    Ok, gcc came up with command not found
    make got a command not found
    and as for the ls /usr/src/linux I got directory not found... Oh joy -_-
    No problem. That just means you need to search for the appropriate packages in your "Add/Remove Software" app and get them installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    No problem. That just means you need to search for the appropriate packages in your "Add/Remove Software" app and get them installed.
    Ok, i got all but kernel installed there still is no /usr/src/linux directory

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    Quote Originally Posted by beverage
    Ok, i got all but kernel installed there still is no /usr/src/linux directory
    Did you install the "kernel-source" package? Is there anything at all in your /usr/src directory? (Find this out by typing ls /usr/src/).
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    Ah ok, yeah I have it now, I installed the source package. Thanks, one more problem though <_<

    Once I get to the running the .run file part i get an error.

    It says:

    You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing. (then some extra stuff that says if problem persists contact nvidia and whatnot)

    What does all that mean, and how to I exit this "X"

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    Quote Originally Posted by beverage
    Ah ok, yeah I have it now, I installed the source package. Thanks, one more problem though <_<

    Once I get to the running the .run file part i get an error.

    It says:

    You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing. (then some extra stuff that says if problem persists contact nvidia and whatnot)

    What does all that mean, and how to I exit this "X"
    Keep reading my tutorial. You have to enter runlevel 3, which is described in step 3:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...d-drivers.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Keep reading my tutorial. You have to enter runlevel 3, which is described in step 3:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...d-drivers.html

    I did that, I'll try again

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    It worked! I got it installed proporly... but I still don't have my double monitors, yousee, I have one screen plugged into the motherboard, and the other is plugged into my NVIDIA card. All I had to do in windows is install the driver for my graphics card, but it's not the same here I suppose, if you could can you help me to set this up? I love having 2 screens...

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