kernel source and nVidia drivers

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at
Sun Jan 15 23:36:45 UTC 2006

On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 10:28:03PM +0000, rwhart at wrote:
> Hi all,
>   I have upgraded to kernel-2.6.14-1.1656.  Following the FC4 release notes I 
> have installed the src.rpm changed to directory /usr/src/redhat/SPECS and run 
> the following command:
>   rpmbuild -bp --target $(arch) kernel-2.6.spec
>   I moved teh /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/2.6.14-1 to /usr/src/kernels
> and makde a symbolic link from /usr/src/linux to /usr/src/kernels/2.6.14...
> I cd to this directory and cp configs/kernel-2.6.14-1.config to .config
> i issued the command make oldconfig , i do not get this but I did it anyway.
> when trying to build the nVidia driver, i repeatedly am told that the kernel.h 
> file is not installed.  I am at an impass.  Any suggestions?

There are packaged drivers for this kernel available at

If you have ATrpms enabled you can simply do

yum install nvidia-graphics8178 nvidia-graphics8178-kmdl-`uname -r`

and mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf.nvidia to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Axel.Thimm at
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