View Full Version : [ubuntu] getting linux-restricted-modules

May 4th, 2008, 01:16 PM

I compiled the vanilla kernel

$ uname -a
Linux gmhafiz-desktop #1 SMP Sun May 4 13:03:14 IST 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

However, I cannot switch on compiz fusion, I use an nvidia graphic card. When I click on Restricted Drivers Manager, it says "You need to install the package linux-restricted-modules- for this program to work"

How do I compile a restricted module for my kernel?

May 4th, 2008, 01:24 PM
sudo aptitude install linux-restricted-modules-`uname -rī

May 4th, 2008, 01:40 PM
sudo aptitude install linux-restricted-modules-`uname -rī

Since I am using kernel, it's restricted-modules would not be in the repository.

$ sudo aptitude install linux-restricted-modules-
[sudo] password for me:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Writing extended state information... Done
Building tag database... Done
Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "linux-restricted-modules-"
The following packages are unused and will be REMOVED:
nautilus-actions python-qt3 python-sip4
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