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Old 11-06-2003, 11:30 PM   #1
Gosnell
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Another Nvidia drivers question from another extreme noob


Hey folks. I'm running Mandrake 9.1 with GNOME. I'm trying to install these: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496

I login as root, go to the folder that I downloaded the file to and type "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run" The computer starts thinking and ticking and then I get the following error:

ERROR: Unable to find the system utility `ld`; please make sure you have the
package 'binutils' installed. If you do have binutils installed,
then please check that `ld` is in your PATH.

I have no idea what any of this means. I've been using Linux since Tuesday. If anyone can explain how I could go about fixing this problem with step-by-step detail in extremely elementary terms I WOULD BE MUCH OLBIGED.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 11:48 PM   #2
shole
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i'll giv u a hint. launch mandrake command center. from there go to add packages. make sure u have selected all the option under developement. and then install. it will prompt u for all the required cd. after that rerun nvidia setup
 
Old 11-06-2003, 11:52 PM   #3
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run this command to see if you have binutils installed:

rpm -qa "binutils"

if the output is something like:
binutils-2.XXXXXXXXXX

then it's installed. most likely though it isn't. in which case you can get them here:

http://rpmfind.rediris.es/rpm2html/binutils.html

download and install the package for your distro and its version.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:11 AM   #4
Gosnell
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Thanks for the quick replies. Mega, your suggestion solved my problem, so thanks for that. I've got the driver installed. Now, how do I edit my Xfree86Config?

Edit-
Also, every time I open up the Mandrake Control Center, my mouse freezes.
It's a USB Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0. Any idea how I could fix this?

Thanks.

Last edited by Gosnell; 11-07-2003 at 12:34 AM.
 
  


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