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RedHat 8.0 & nVidia Drivers

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Ok people, I'm sort of a neebie to linux but, I will never give up! Sure I still use Winblows but, who knows for how long?

I have a problem with nVidia drivers, I am installing from tarball. When I try to run make install on the kernal tar I get this error message: *** No rule to make target '/lib/modules/2.4.18-18.8.0/build/include/linux/config.h', needed by 'nv.0. Stop.

Thanks for you help :)
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Its looking for kernel headers that you probably don't have. I'm guessing during the install you chose not to install the kernel source ... its a redhat default to not install it.. You should be able to get the redhat RPM's and those will work better then installing from source in your case :) I hope this helps.

I think I installed everything. I installed RedHat with server package & selected all options. I have had this nVidia driver working before but, I have since upgraded the kernal, could this be the cause? If so how can I fix it?
ah yea that'd do it too ;) If this is the same package you initially compiled and then installed.. you'll need to do a "make clean" <~~omitting the quotes and then a "make install" should take care of you.. thats the only bugger with the nvidia drivers is that you have to reinstall them everytime you upgrade your kernel.


I had the 3.123 nVidia driver installed & running. I tried to install the newest version It did not work so I reverted back to the 3.123 driver, which worked ok.

At some point I must have a kernal problem, maybe, I'm not sure.

Anyway, Make Clean seems to work but, I get many errors when trying to Make Install again.

My ulitimate goal is to install the driver to test it's performance aginst the 3.123 driver.

Since I have installed Red Hat Linux 8.0 I have updated the kernal 2 times. At version 2.4.18-19.8.0 now. Do I maybe need to rebuild the kernal? If so how can I do this?

Thx for all your help :winkgrin:
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Think I'm gonna do a re-install, I'll let you know...
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