Originally Posted by sanriver12
i have a nvidia 7300 graphic card (mandriva recognized it as GeForce 8 series) but compiz fusion wouldnt run so i downloaded the latest nvidia drivers following this instructions:
as root typed "telinit 3" then "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run"
but then i got an gcc error "check cc is in your path"
anyways, now when i boot i only get the command line, i tried doing "init 5", "telinit 5" and "ctrl alt F7"
please help me out
You broke your X Window System server by halfway installing a driver. Edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Find the line that says something like 'Driver "nv"' or 'Driver "Nvid"' and change the Nvid or nv to vesa. startx should work properly now. You're using your graphics system as a dumb frame buffer, no hardware acceleration.
When you get your system back, check the support forums for that Nvidia driver. Their installer should have tested for gcc, and refused to run if the GNU C Compiler wasn't working, and left your system alone. If you followed their instructions correctly and it broke your machine, do us all a favor and file a bug report with them. That's the only way these things get fixed. Don't assume one of the other thousand people it happened to is going to do it.
But if it turns out they warned you you needed GCC and you just skipped that step, post back here.