[PlanetCCRMA] Nvidia graphics drivers and Planet kernel How-to?

rodney rodney@atr.co.jp
Fri Jul 30 01:31:00 2004

I tried the nvidia installer thing but it told me it can't find the kernel
install path and source path.

Synaptic tells me that kernel-source 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl is installed

The nvidia script has space for a pair of arguments that specify the source
path and the install path. 

Can anyone tell me what I should tell it?


Rodney Berry
ATR Media Information Science Laboratories
Kyoto Japan
Ph:   +81-774-95-1449
Fax:  +81-774-95-1408


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From: planetccrma-admin@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
[mailto:planetccrma-admin@ccrma.Stanford.EDU] On Behalf Of Steve Harris
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 5:19 PM
To: planetccrma@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Subject: Re: [PlanetCCRMA] Nvidia graphics drivers and Planet kernel How-to?

On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:39:41AM +0900, rodney wrote:
> Hi all,
> I know there's been some discussion about this before, but I couldn't find
> something that spells out how I might do it.
> >From my reading, it seems that you can't do the plain vanilla nvidia 
> >install
> because we are using the planet's patched kernel so you have to build 
> it up from source. Is that right?
> I am still intimidated by building apps from source, so I need a very 
> step-by-step explanation. Is this written somewhere that I can read?

The nvidia install script thingy does it for you - just make sure you haev
the ccrma kernel source installed and run the script - it will try to find a
matching module, and when it cant it will offer to build one for you. Always
worked for me.

The ATI equivalent is deadful however :(

- Steve

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