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Old 12-02-2007, 10:02 AM   #1
3daurora
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Help installing nvidia driver


Hello everyone, I need help regarding installing the nvidia linux driver. I have it downloaded, and when I execute the binary in konsole, it says it can't install because it needs to be run under root. Now, I can't login as root, nor can I sudo the file, because apparently I don't have the permissions necessary to act as sudo, my username doesn't have the permissions necessary.
So, how do I enable either root or sudo access? And, is their a nonbinary nvidia driver for Mandriva (.rpm format?)? Also, should I install a different monitor before or after the installation, as this 13" screen is just too small?
Thank you for the help.
I also have kubuntu laying around, or something similar (Linuxmint). But, its the old feisty edition, I have the 7.10 version at school.
 
Old 12-02-2007, 10:54 AM   #2
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which version of Mandriva?
 
Old 12-03-2007, 03:12 AM   #3
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You can login as single user, if you have physical access to the box, and then change the root password.
http://systemnotesorg.blogspot.com/2...-get-into.html

Why are you trying to change the driver? Is there a problem with the default driver? The rpm is probably O.K., but sometimes you have to compile form source, or src.rpm.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 08:28 PM   #4
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What I ended up doing is installing Kubuntu, I was able to find my 7.10 version discs, and the install went great. It was Mandriva 2007 Spring Free Edition.
I was just trying to get OpenGL to work at its best speed possible. I just need to find more RAM, and I'll have a nice backup computer.
Thanks for the help, anyways.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 01:32 PM   #5
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Next time if you want proprietary drivers with Mandriva, it is better to install Mandriva One.
 
  


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