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I tried Tar but "Make" gives me an error during install
Yes, Tar was what I tried first.... must "Make" wasn't installed so I had to go get it. Once I had make... I couldn't install it. I got in error when running ./configure about CC not in path or something. I will try and get the exact error message later.
If anyone can help me get my NVIDIA drivers installed using Tar or RPM that would be great. I understand the NVIDIA instructions but nothing is working... tar or rpm.
I feel like something is not set... (like a SET statement for Path in DOS) - I've been using DOS and Windows for 13 years... this is a new ball game to me.
Are you doing it as root? I am just curious cause the generic error as you presented is usually triggered if you are not allowed to perform the operation, hence you are a normal user not root. Become root and do it over, just a note do it without X running , switch to run level 3.
in XTerm type:
[#bash] Password: #type the password for superuser (root)
[bash#] /sbin/init 3
The system will go to the run level 3 (no X or GUI whatsoever)
login as root
type the password
and install the Nvidia drivers with rpm -ihv NVIDIA_kernel-xx.xx.rpm
rpm ihv NVIDIA_GLX-xx.xx.rpm
edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 as described in NVIDIA installation guide (read it!) logout of root
login as a regular user
at the prompt type
and you should be up and running
Well, I fixed the initial problem with RPMs. For some reason, I wasn't in root like I thought. I think I was in root before going to run level 3 and didn't switch back or something... but my new problem is:
The NVIDIA kernel rpm installed without error... but the GLX rpm states a conflict with an existing version (even the readme file) - so is there a switch on the RPM command instead of -ivh to overwrite existing files?
Also, how do you pause a --help? at the console (no X running) so I can see everything?