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Old 06-24-2003, 03:17 PM   #1
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nvidia drivers w/ red hat 9


I'm not a complete newbie to linux, I've been using it for a while on an old box. Well anyway, I've installed a copy on my main box now but am having troubles. When Linux starts, the screen flashes for a while, trying to change the resolution then gives me an error, and the only thing I can do is get into the bash console. Other threads have taught me that this is an nvidia driver problem (I have an FX5200) that can be solved by installing the latest drivers.

I have the latest detonator linux drivers on a cd, so what I need to know is how to access and install them from that using the bash console. I found a guide that tells you how to install it, but I can't find it now, so if someone could repost that I would be grateful.

So basically, all I need to know now is how to execute the install file from cd using the bash console.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 03:30 PM   #2
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The video drivers end with ".run". You have to ensure that X is not running (and if it makes several attempts but fails then it isn't!).

Then as Root in a terminal type:

sh FILENAME.run

(ie sh<space><full name of the file ending in ".run">

It worked for me! (in Mandrake 9.1)

You may need to copy the run file onto your Hard Drive and you will need to be in the directory where you have the .run file.

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Old 06-24-2003, 03:33 PM   #3
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How do i get into the cd and copy the file?
 
Old 06-24-2003, 04:32 PM   #4
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Is it not mounted under /mnt/cdrom or similar?

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Old 06-24-2003, 11:41 PM   #5
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at bash prompt type this as super user
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom # or whatever the device is called
cd /mnt/cdrom #Go to directory its located in
./NVIDIADRIVER.run # or whatever its called
 
  


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