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Hi, all. I'm a total newbie linux user so I'll try to explain my problem the best I can. I'm using redhat 9, trying to install video drivers for a ...
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    Nvida driver, trouble installing


    Hi, all.

    I'm a total newbie linux user so I'll try to explain my problem the best I can.

    I'm using redhat 9, trying to install video drivers for a geforce2 mmx generic video card trying to install "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363.run" driver. When I run the progrm I get the error " Unable to find kernel headers for the currently running kernel."

    What I can't figure out is the actual name of the header file or I would search for it and add the path manually. I tried running "rpm kernel-source" a bunch of terminology I don't understand popped up so any help would be appreciated.

    btw my eyes are in pain if I don't install better drivers I think I'll go blind.

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    Got it to work finally. Wow took all day.

    I had to boot up with an older version of the kernal, cd to the directory typed NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4363 --kernel-include-path /usr/include

    Started X then did the changes to the other files as suggested at the nvidia website restarted x again and viola hardware acceleration. Couldn't be any simpler.

    I went to the nvidia forum and lots of peeps have trouble with the newest redhat kernal and that driver.

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    do they have docs on their site? could you post a link, i would love to take a look. Glad you got it sorted in the end, PS, welcome to the site

    Jason

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    They have some docs. Here is the link to the driver I used the forum link is on the page. Thanks for the welcome. I haven't posted on many forums before but I'm learning they are a great wealth of information.

    http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=li..._ia32_1.0-4363

    edit perhaps adding the link might help

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