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    Fixed your spelling mistake of "graphics" in the thread title OP, and sorted grammar while I was there.
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    I am new here thank you in advance for your help... still a bit of a noob.

    When running the "sudo apt-get install envyng-qt" everything went fine during the install. The only issue I am having is that when I select the recommended driver and check enable, I get the following error.

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    EnvyNG has detected that headers for your kernel are missing and cannot be installed.

    This is a fresh HDD install, kernel: 2.6.29.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psylent View Post
    I am new here thank you in advance for your help... still a bit of a noob.

    When running the "sudo apt-get install envyng-qt" everything went fine during the install. The only issue I am having is that when I select the recommended driver and check enable, I get the following error.

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    EnvyNG has detected that headers for your kernel are missing and cannot be installed.

    This is a fresh HDD install, kernel: 2.6.29.4
    So either make sure the kernel headers are installed and then link to them or install them.
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    Here is how to fix this although envy sucks a$$. We have our own nvidia drivers but they are built for the newest kernel 2.6.30.9

    cd /usr/src/linux
    make bzImage

    Let that run for a few minutes and then hit ctl-c to stop it. That should build the stuff you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pureh@te View Post
    Here is how to fix this although envy sucks a$$..

    The reason i was trying this is because I have spent days googling and scouring the internet, trying to get this to work with the backtrack-nvidia drivers. I saw this guys post and had to try it.

    I did what you recommended and I am still having the same issue.

    All in all, should I move to the 2.6.30.9 kernel?

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    Yes I built the Nvidia-Driver package for the newest kernel in our repo which is 2.6.30.9

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    UPDATE
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    The 2.6.30.9 kernel resolved my problems. Thanks for the info!

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    for those who still have problem installing the Nvidia drivers here's how i got it done :
    make sure you have the latest 2.6.30.9 kernel,
    1 )then, download the latest version : http: //www .nvidia. com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
    2 ) move the file to a new folder (ex: /usr/src/drivers/nvidia)
    3 ) then close your startx or reboot
    4 ) (without loading startx) go in your folder typing : cd /usr/src/drivers/nvidia)
    5 ) install using : sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-190.53-pkg1.run

    done !

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    Best and most reliable way to install the desired driver using sh NVIDIA ..... Before Startx is

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