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 on: April 25, 2016, 06:31:45 pm 
Started by FuglyFloom - Last post by M0E-lnx
Make sure you have a kernel-headers package with a version matching your kernel installed

 on: April 25, 2016, 01:15:42 pm 
Started by FuglyFloom - Last post by FuglyFloom
Hello all.

I am trying to install the 2011 nVidia proprietary driver for my ancient RIVA TNT2 graphics card, because the Nouveau driver produces some unpleasant artefacts.

I was able to disable the Nouveau driver and in the command line I am able to start the nVidia installer. However, this was where the trouble really began.

The installer told me I was missing the kernel source. So I downloaded a file "kernel-src-3.18.16-x86-1vl71.txz" from the VectorLinux repositories. I then installed this file from the console using "installpkg kernel-src-3.18.16-x86-1vl71.txz".

The next time I tried running the nVidia installer this message was replaced by another error message.

ERROR: The kernel header file '/lib/modules/3.18.16/build/include/linux/version.h' does not exist. The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source files in '/lib/modules/3.18.16/build' have not been configured.

I hope I have not already borked this... :P

 on: April 25, 2016, 07:39:53 am 
Started by Locator - Last post by Locator
But the type of issue as described above also occurs with web pages.

 on: April 25, 2016, 04:40:16 am 
Started by Locator - Last post by nightflier
I don't know much about color profiles and such, but have found that GIMP usually gives me the best results. If needed, it allows you to tweak the image before printing.

 on: April 24, 2016, 05:10:44 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by Locator
I am currently running Vector Linux 7.0 and I have an HP Deskjet 1512 all-in-one printer, and the problem that I am having is that pictures are displayed normally  on my computer screen, but are printed out much darker on my printer. My printer driver is hplip 3.11.10-i586vl70. Any assistance to resolve the issue would be greatly appreciated.

 on: April 23, 2016, 08:25:38 pm 
Started by roarde - Last post by roarde
I'm still interested in this, but cannot spend any time on it in the near future. M0E-lnx has offered a kernel, mentioned in the thread Apparently there's still more to do, either in the kernel packages themselves or in loading the kernel.

 on: April 19, 2016, 06:13:12 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by nightflier
Try looking here:
Edit > Preferences > Attachments > Incoming > http

 on: April 19, 2016, 01:53:18 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by Locator
How do I change the browser default in Thunderbird from Opera to Firefox?

 on: April 18, 2016, 06:16:30 am 
Started by roarde - Last post by Solli
Good point about NX. It should be mentioned if we get a consistent method we can post.

So far, I get just compile the kernel (I'll dig into exactly which flags later on) and new kernel-headers. I just doubt that's all there is to successfully running non-PAE on a distro where having PAE is taken for granted.

Hi there roarde have you found a more consistent method yet that you can share?

 on: April 17, 2016, 05:53:10 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by nightflier
".tar.bz2" files are archives (compressed container with files and folders inside). They can contain just about anything.

In the case of code source files, they usually come with instructions. You need to look inside the archive for those, usually named README or INSTALL. The standard drill is usually "./configure", "make" and "make install", but be aware that recovering from a failed install can be difficult. That is why distros create packages which can be cleanly un-installed.

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