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Old 04-20-2004, 08:33 PM   #1
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Driver Install will not "run"


hello all

I recently downloaded the Nvidia graphics driver to my desctop and tried to install it. It runs in the terminal that loads automatically when you double click but then stops and says that it must be run as root.

I don't understand exactly what this means and what I should do.

Even when I logon with administrative powers (to install software) it still refuses to comply?

how should i fix this?



Also how do I get out of X?

Mand 10....
Nvidia MB

Last edited by NOWIN; 04-20-2004 at 08:38 PM.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:45 PM   #2
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if you distro is redhat 9.0 follow these steps, go to where you were running it first. start a terminal session. then type "su", type in the root password. Now you must run the install program. Find out by right clicking on the icon and select properties. then look for the program that it is running. This may be if the icon is a link a line like Points to /usr/bin/nvida. Or something like that. Once located run this in the su login terminal.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:58 PM   #3
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What kind of distribution is "9.0"?

Hey, Nowin:

Your distribution (listed on the left column of the forum) is listed as "9.0". Is that Mandrake or RedHat or what? In your post you put "Mand 10..."; does that mean Mandrake? And that you've gone from 9.0 to 10? Be a bit more specific, please.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 09:10 PM   #4
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Its Madrake 10..............The password will not type?
But it works............Cheers

But now I can't run it? .


[mitch@192 mitch]$ su
Password:
su: incorrect password
[mitch@192 mitch]$ su
Password:
[root@192 mitch]# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run: NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run: No such file or directory
[root@192 mitch]# /home/mitch/desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
bash: /home/mitch/desctop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run: No such file or di rectory
[root@192 mitch]#

Last edited by NOWIN; 04-20-2004 at 09:23 PM.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 09:28 PM   #5
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Ahhh Cases..........

I didn't use upper case for Desktop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



It ran But I still need to exit X .

How do I do this?
 
Old 04-20-2004, 10:08 PM   #6
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ok I asked Mandrake to not run X on reeboot.

Now I can't get back in. Should I just Reinstall?
 
Old 04-29-2004, 01:32 AM   #7
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If it doesn't start X automatically, you can log in with text mode and then issue the command "startx". That should start X with whatever settings you have. If you run KDE (the default on Mandrake), you may want to try "startkde" if "startx" doesn't use the settings you want.
 
  


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