Yes, I have read the email on how Nvidia's tarbell's are evil. (Does not mean I totaly understand it.)
Anyway, like so many other people on here, I've tryed to install my fresh Fedora Core 5 install with some new drivers like a good user. Only problem ... the drivers 'run' packages can't seem to find a kernal module to fit my needs, and it can't compile one. Oh yea, and one more thing, (no I'm not an apple guy, so no wise cracks) why is it now so freaking hard to update your kernal or any thing else for that matter. What happend to the kick ass front end we had in Fedora Core 3 that did all that stuff for you?
Yea, I'm going to try to install my nvidia drivers the manual way once again. But I'll be back as soon as it fails ... again.
 You guys might like this ...
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Jun 16 08:47:21 2006
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)
Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: Yes)
-> No matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the NVIDIA ftp site;
this means that the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for
-> Performing CC test with CC="cc".
ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running kernel.
Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems,
for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' RPM installed. If you
know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the
kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line option.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.