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Can someone help me install the graphic card of the HP Workstation xw4100?

The card info is:

Quadro4 980 XGL/AGP/SSE2
1.5.8 NVIDIA 96.43.20

I'm tried to install the in init-3 mode. I could not succeed due to an "Cant find kernel source on nvidia driver install" error.

I managed to install the *nvidia_96* & *nvidia_96_updates* (installed but not activated) drivers.

Thx for your help! If you nedd more info, just let me know

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Before installing the nvidia drivers, you should first try installing them from System -> Administration -> Additional Drivers


See for additional details.

If for some reason you feel you need to manually install the driver, you first need to install a few dependencies

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`

Then run the Nvidia .run as root.

See for additional details.

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