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thepugslo 05-01-2009 01:15 PM

cannot get nvidia driver for 7000m(notebook) fx card to work in debian 5.0.1
 
i have tried looking in package manager and no luck, i went to nvidia site and downloaded the correct file(http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...80.51-pkg2.run) and when i attempt to run it by typing sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.51-pkg2.run in terminal it tells me theres no such file or directory....

am i downloading it wrong or am i tying to type the wrong code?
i do not have a driver disc cause it was preinstalled in my laptop...

also, how do i go about making a user root? i have to log out of my user name and log into root just to run ANYTHING sudo in terminal.

if possible can somebody link me a how to get your debian up and running guide? i really dont want to have to waste precious threads cause im completely new to linux and cannot even get a driver to work on my own

thanks in advance!!

serafean 05-01-2009 02:33 PM

hi, to become root just type su or sudo in your terminal. (adding your user to the wheel group or modifiyng the sudoers file)
your file needs to get execute permissions : chmod +x NVIDIA... (best run as root)

Serafean

thorkelljarl 05-01-2009 06:28 PM

Just the terminal?

You need to use the terminal as root to enter the console mode with the command "init 3". Thereafter, log in, become root and run "sh Nvidia...run" Init 3 stops the X server.

It is easiest if the Nvidia file is in /home, the default for login. The command will launch "nvidia-installer" to configure your graphics card. After the process has concluded, type "init 5" and X will restart See this if you have not read it yet.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...DME/index.html

There is also a man nvidia-installer


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