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i just install mandriva 2007 free on this computer to install nvidia drivers for my 7300gs, i know that something with the kernel must match the commands uname -r and ...
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    different kernels nvidia driver installation


    i just install mandriva 2007 free on this computer

    to install nvidia drivers for my 7300gs, i know that something with the kernel must match

    the commands

    uname -r

    and

    ll /usr/src/linux

    give me two different numbers

    uname -r gives me

    2.6.17-5mdv

    and ll /usr/src/linux gives me

    kernel-tmb-source-stripped-2.6.17.13-4

    when i go to install the nvidia drivers, i run the file and it gives me a message about my kernel and how it will connect to nvidia ftp to download something. it says nothing matches, and then says it will compile its own kernel, but then it tells me it cant and installation is canceled

    how do i fix this?

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    did u dowload the latest NVIDIA drivers from nvidia.com???

    one important thing u must have the sourcecode of this linux...distro

    then if u have these specifications...while loadin the linux ,in da boot loader select the failsafe mode
    u r sys gets the cursor blinkin...der u type init 3 which is textual mode of linux....
    then u`ll have shell prompt somethin which looks in this way

    name@home$
    become a super user and install the drivers by sh followed by the linux drivers
    then u can install ya graphics card....

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