Problems with Video Drivers

Brian Blater brb.lists at
Mon Sep 22 15:16:42 BST 2008

> Check your /usr/src directory.  If you are *sure* you have the kernel
> source or headers installed that match your running kernel, they may
> just need to be unpacked.
> So, first figure out what kernel you are running:
> uname -r
> You should see something like this:
> 2.6.24-19-rt
> So, I look in my /usr/src
> ls  /usr/src |grep `uname -r`
> I have the headers installed for my kernel so I see this:
> linux-headers-2.6.24-19-rt
> If you see nothing then you do not have source/headers that match your
> kernel
> To install the headers:
> sudo aptitude install linux-headers-rt
> I was assuming that you had the real time kernel, otherwise omit the -rt
> part.

Thank you for everyone's help. I finally got the drivers figured out
and working on this install with the Nvidia card and IBM monitor. Most
complicated install I've ever had. I ended up using the manually
installed drivers from Nvidia's site. Those worked until the first
update of the system. Then I figured out that I needed to disable
those modules so they didn't get updated with the system.Anyways, I'm
back up and working. Just have to figure out the other issues that
have come up.

Thanks again everyone.

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